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.

  • 4/10/2015

    NAREIT Joins Coalition Backing Energy Efficiency Bill

    NAREIT and a group of industry organizations wrote to the leaders of the House of Representatives and the House Energy and Commerce Committee last week in support of the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015 (S. 535). In a letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-NJ), the groups noted that if Congress doesn’t act by April 16, the Department of Energy will prevent the manufacturing of large volume, grid-enabled electric resistance water heaters.
  • 4/10/2015

    NAREIT Researchers Present Findings of Senior Housing Study

    Calvin Schnure, NAREIT senior vice president for research and economic analysis, spoke at the National Multifamily Housing Council’s Annual Research Forum to present results of a new study on the determinants of demand for senior housing.The study found that the senior housing sector has grown considerably over the past generation and offers an increasing diversity of choice for seniors. The move to senior housing has become, for many older Americans, a choice of lifestyle, rather than a move based on need for medical or nursing care.
  • 4/10/2015

    NAREIT Welcomes Five New Corporate Members

    NAREIT is pleased to welcome five new corporate members: Landmark Infrastructure Partners, Easterly Government Properties, Missouri Valley REIT, Inc., American Realty Capital New York City REIT, Inc. and American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust II, Inc.
  • 4/9/2015

    First Quarter of 2015 Productive for Investor Outreach

    During the first three months of 2015, NAREIT conducted 139 meetings with many of the largest and most influential investment organizations within the institutional investment marketplace, primarily in the U.S., but also in Mexico. Collectively, these entities represent more than $17 trillion in assets under management or advisement.
  • 4/6/2015

    Record Attendance at REITWise 2015

    A record crowd of more than 1,200 attendees were in Phoenix last week for REITWise 2015: NAREIT's Law, Accounting & Finance Conference at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. The three-day "hands-on" conference focused on the political, economic and market events impacting legal, financial, tax and accounting operations within REITs and publicly traded real estate companies.
  • 4/6/2015

    Message from the President: New NewsBrief Format

    NAREIT's Communications team regularly evaluates how we communicate to our members as well as the broader public. This includes printed publications such asREIT magazine;, the leading online source for REIT industry news and information; and multimedia offerings such as NAREIT's web videos and podcasts. NewsBrief is among NAREIT's most important lines of communication with its membership. In an effort to provide you with a more reader-friendly product, our weekly electronic newsletter will start hitting your inboxes next week in a new format.
  • 4/3/2015

    NAREIT Attends TEXPERS Annual Conference

    NAREIT's Investor Outreach team participated in the Texas Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems (TEXPERS) annual conference in Austin, Texas. The TEXPERS membership includes 71 pension and retirement systems representing approximately $89 billion in assets. 
  • 4/3/2015

    NAREIT Submits Testimony Opposing Hawaii Proposal

    NAREIT submitted testimony last week to the Hawaii House of Representatives Committee on Finance opposing a proposal directing two state agencies to prepare a study of REIT activities in the state (S.B. 118, S.D. 1, H.D. 1).
  • 4/3/2015

    NAREIT Participates in PREA Spring Conference

    NAREIT participated in the 2015 Spring Conference of the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA), in Washington, D.C. PREA corporate members focus primarily on institutional real estate investment through private markets. The conference attracted more than 800 attendees representing pension funds, as well as their investment consultants and real estate fund managers.
  • 4/3/2015

    NAREIT in China

    NAREIT senior executives traveled to China in March to meet with government, investment and market organizations in Beijing and to speak at the 2015 China Wealth Management Forum in Hangzhou. NAREIT's China outreach initiative supports efforts by Chinese government officials and other organizations to develop REIT-based real estate investment in China, to promote investment in U.S. REITs by Chinese investors and investment organizations, to inform Chinese real estate interests about joint business opportunities with U.S. REITs and to develop relationships with Chinese real estate and investment organizations.