Nareit publishes a number of publications for members as well as the broader investment community. 

Among these publications are the daily executive news summary, Real Estate Investment SmartBrief, a variety of electronic member newsletters and additional informational materials.

Nareit's Real Estate Investment SmartBrief: This daily email newsletter (published in conjunction with SmartBrief) provides easy-to-read summaries of the most important news relating to real estate investment. Join the 41,000+ professionals who receive the top real estate investment, research, marketplace and policy news in their inbox every day—subscribe for free.

REITWatch: A monthly statistical publication that provides a snapshot of the REIT industry.

REITWay®: Nareit's annual report.


Nareit Market Commentary: The Market Commentary blog on presents analysis of the macro- and micro-economic fundamentals impacting the REIT and commercial real estate industry.

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 Media Briefs: The Nareit Media blog provides information for members of the news media on REITs, the REIT industry and Nareit. Media representatives seeking information on REIT returns, REIT performance relative to other investments and the size and make-up of the U.S. REIT industry will find it here.

Informational Publications:

Nareit also publishes a number of materials designed to educate its membership and the investment community at large about real estate investment through REITs, as well as industry trends and other important issues.

Member Directory: The online Nareit member directory is a convenient resource for contact information for the REITs—public and private—as well as publicly traded real estate companies and Individual Members that comprise Nareit's membership. Company listings contain address information, ticker symbol and website address. The index section lists companies by sector affiliation.

Nareit's Online Federal REIT Tax Compendium: The searchable online compendium includes Nareit summaries of all IRS and Treasury rulings, regulations and pronouncements from 1997 through Dec. 31, 2019 affecting the REIT industry and links to the official IRS or Treasury documents when available.

REITwise Sourcebook: The REITwise Sourcebook is updated every year to coincide with REITwise, Nareit's Law, Accounting & Finance Conference, and provides a substantial amount of data and information (over 1,500 pages), including all the presentations, handouts and additional materials used to convey knowledge and share information between speakers and attendees while at the event. The Sourcebook is available at no charge to all to REITwise conference registrants. Those who were not able to attend the conference may purchase access to this valuable resource.

Nareit Compensation Survey: Nareit’s Annual Compensation Survey (complimentary to participants) is the most comprehensive real estate survey of its kind, featuring up-to-date information on compensation for more than 200 positions commonly found at REITs and REOCs. Biennially, this survey includes either information pertaining to employee benefit programs or information relating to board compensation.

Nareit's REIT Industry ESG Report: This report of the REIT industry’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance details the state of sustainability efforts in the publicly traded U.S. REIT industry.

Practical Reference for ESG Implementation and Reporting (PDF): This Reference provides actionable guidance, as well as helpful tools and resources, to enable effective ESG management and disclosure for REITs and commercial real estate organizations that are new to, progressing in, or advanced in their sustainability journey.

Nareit Diversity & Inclusion Survey: Sponsored by Nareit and conducted by FPL Associates L.P., this annual survey provides insight into what REITs are doing with regard to diversity & inclusion (D&I), including recruitment, retention, promotion, training, and any external D&I activities.

Nareit’s Workforce Development & DEI Survey© (PDF), exclusively available to Nareit corporate members in full, features data on REIT DEI practices. This annual survey helps Nareit track progress, gain insights into the state of DEI in the REIT industry, and identify opportunities for improvement.

REIT Quick Facts for Financial Advisors: Download your choice of five printable, FINRA-reviewed Fact Sheets. Each one explains a potential benefit of REITs by illustrating key facts about the performance of stock exchange-listed Equity REITs over the longest period for which data are available: 1972-2013.


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Nareit publishes a variety of member-only e-newsletters to keep members apprised of key news, current events, and important developments in the REIT industry.

  • Nareit Weekly
  • SFO Alert
  • Tax Report