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In association with Ferguson Partners, NAREIM produces four proprietary research reports on the following:

  • Compensation

  • Enterprise and organizational management

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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


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2022 DEI Survey results 

The Global Real Estate DEI Survey 2022 results have been released showing that in North America, the representation of women and people of color has increased year-over-year by almost 4% and 8% respectively.

According to the results of the DEI Survey 2022, which represents 357,041 full-time employees, $2.34 trillion of AUM, and a cross section of the commercial real estate industry in terms of size, region and business classification, the gender balance in North America moved in favor of more female representation between 2021 and 2022 - increasing to 42.5% of the workforce in 2022, up year-over-year from 41%.


  • In North America, representation by people of color also increased year-over-year by almost 8%, increasing from 29% in 2021 to 31.3% in 2022.

  • Europe & APAC: Among organizations reporting for Europe, female representation increased by almost 4% in 2022 — rising to 39.5% up from 38% in 2021. In Asia-Pacific, participants reported that women represented 50% of the workforce, up from 47% in 2021 — a 6.4% increase year-over-year.


Scale of the data: The Survey brings together participation from 192 unique organizations which provided 210 submissions detailing their DEI practices in North America (81.4% of respondents), Europe (12.4%) and Asia-Pacific (6.2%). Data was collected between July 28 and October 7, 2022. It was produced by ANREV, INREV, Ferguson Partners, NAREIM, NCREIF, PREA, REALPAC and ULI.


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57% of managers have Article 6 funds - most will upgrade within next year to Article 8


May 26, 2023

57% of managers said their US core real estate funds were being classed as Article 6 funds under the EU's SFDR rules, compared to 13% for Article 8. But most said they planned to upgrade their disclosures within a year. "You have to pick a lane," one member said during the NAREIM Sustainability virtual meeting this week.

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Roundtable Q&A with Clarion Partners, JPMorgan Asset Management, PGIM Real Estate and Principal
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Better Asset Forecasting


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RealPage on how continuous cash flow forecasting can help managers improve the visibility of asset performance. NAREIM Dialogues Spring 2023 Issue.

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Kingbird Investment Management on why investors would be wise to take notice of how the workforce housing segment faces a severe undersupply. NAREIM Dialogues Spring 2023 Issue.

On the Verge


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Q&A with Graceada Partners on the top tertiary cities in the US. NAREIM Dialogues Spring 2023 Issue.

Goodbye Parking, Hello Housing


April 20, 2023

Grubb Properties on rethinking transportation needs to alleviate housing pressures. NAREIM Dialogues Spring 2023 Issue.

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