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  • Enterprise and organizational management

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  • Defined Contribution (DC) capital raising & organizational best practices


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Global DEI benchmark launches backed by NAREIM & 6 leading Associations

Seven leading industry associations have partnered together to create a global benchmark of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) metrics for the commercial real estate industry.


ANREV, INREV, NAREIM, NCREIF, PREA, REALPAC and ULI have joined forces to support and expand the Global Real Estate DEI Survey, a corporate benchmark of gender, ethnicity and nationality across seniority and job functions across commercial real estate globally. Ferguson Partners will conduct the survey on behalf of the organizations.


The Global Real Estate DEI Survey launched on September 8, 2021 and will remain open for data submissions until October 22. The final results will be released in December. Click here to read more. 


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NAREIM Fellows: 5 finalists revealed

Talent Management

September 24, 2021

Class of 2021-22 strongest field yet – with a total of 68 candidates from 11 schools, up from 45 nominations in 2020.

June is start of return to office for real estate investment managers

Talent Management

May 20, 2021

21% of managers earmark June as the date for most employees to return to the office, 26% look to July or August and third eye September for a majority return, says NAREIM Return to the Office survey.

Global DEI benchmark to launch backed by 7 leading Associations

Talent Management

September 8, 2021

ANREV, INREV, NAREIM, NCREIF, PREA, REALPAC and ULI join forces with Ferguson Partners to launch the Global Real Estate DEI Survey on September 8

The risk of inaction on health and well-being outweighs the risk of action, says Harrison St, Heitman, Kilroy, WELL


April 30, 2021

While research around the ROI of health and well-being measures is gathering pace, senior ESG executives argue that, in the aftermath of a global pandemic, this is the time to take action. Health and well-being is about the safety and security of tenants and users.

Former LACERA RE head on DEI and an increasingly active LP-base

Talent Management

September 8, 2021

John McClelland, former real estate head at LACERA predicts LPs will get more active on DEI and collect more data - and will push for improvements over time among their managers.

Finding reporting best practices at the asset level. NAREIM roundtable with Equus, Nuveen, NCREIF

Asset Management

April 30, 2021

How do you report asset and investment-level performance and attribution? What and how do you communicate that to investors, consistently? NCREIF's new task force on asset-level reporting best practices has been launched to find the low-hanging fruit and what the benefit to investors and managers will be. They chat with NAREIM.