Nareit Developments

The Nareit Developments section on provides updates of Nareit's activities and key events impacting the REIT and commercial real estate industry. Nareit is the worldwide representative voice for REITs and publicly traded real estate companies with an interest in U.S. real estate and capital markets.

  • 2/14/2020

    Household Finances and the Outlook for Commercial Real Estate

    The Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported last week that household debt increased $193 billion in the fourth quarter to a record-high $14.15 trillion, prompting some concerns about possible risks to the economic outlook from rising indebtedness.
  • 2/7/2020

    Climate Change Playing Bigger Role in Assessment of Companies’ Risk

    Concern about business risks associated with climate change is growing in the insurance, banking, credit rating and other financial services industries, according to an article by Deloitte risk management staff members published in the Wall Street Journal.
  • 2/7/2020

    CalSTRS Commits to Low Carbon Investments; Highlights Alexandria Real Estate Equities

    CalSTRS, the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, has affirmed its commitment to long-term environmental sustainability by adopting a new investment belief that establishes climate change as a fundamental consideration in all investment decisions.
  • 2/3/2020

    Nareit Comments on Two SEC Proposals to Reform Proxy Rules

    Nareit’s commented on the SEC's proposed shareholder proposal amendments and its proposal to require greater transparency of proxy advisor firms.
  • 1/31/2020

    REITs Highlighted at House Infrastructure Hearing

    Kevin Brady (R-TX), the top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee, mentioned the exploration of REIT investment in infrastructure at a hearing last week.
  • 1/31/2020

    Bureau of Economic Analysis Releases Fourth Quarter GDP Numbers

    Real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 2.1% in the fourth quarter of 2019.
  • 1/31/2020

    Nareit Appoints Gladys Marrone as Executive Director of New Hawaii Office

    Marrone’s responsibilities include representing REITs locally.
  • 1/31/2020

    RESC Holds Meeting in Conjunction with Nareit’s ESG JumpStart Workshop

    Nearly 40 members of the Real Estate Sustainability Council met in Washington, D.C. last week.
  • 1/31/2020

    Nareit Announces Organizational Changes

    Nareit’s Cathy Barre has assumed full administrative and operational responsibilities for the Policy & Politics team.
  • 1/31/2020

    Nareit Participates in DCIIA Innovation Forum & Membership Meeting

    The Innovation Forum & Membership Meeting of the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association was held in Florida last month.