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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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2021 Global Real Estate DEI Survey Results out now

According to the results of the 2021 Global Real Estate DEI Survey, 92% of commercial real estate firms globally have a DEI program or initiatives highlighting a clear mandate and momentum for DEI to be a priority within the industry.


The Survey also reveals the gender composition of the CRE industry, with men representing 58% of employees and women representing 42%.

ANREV, INREV, NAREIM, NCREIF, PREA, REALPAC and ULI joined forces with Ferguson Partners in 2021 to track global real estate diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) data around corporate practices.


Candid, peer-to-peer conversations and best practice sharing through practitioner and executive officer meetings and online roundtables. 

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Diversity is a priority for majority of CRE firms, global benchmark reveals

Talent Management

December 16, 2021

Dec 16, 2021: 92% of CRE firms globally adopt a DEI program or initiatives to improve DEI in the workplace, with firms increasingly employing professionals dedicated to DEI or utilizing DEI committees, the first global CRE DEI Survey reveals.

Data with a global mission: Bouwinvest discusses climate, automation and Python

Data Strategy

October 25, 2021

For Bouwinvest, ESG data is an investment prerequisite and its global standardization an industry goal. But that's not the only place they're pushing managers. Robert Wagenaar speaks to Juniper Square about automation, Python and its data vision.

DC real estate AUM increases 50% in 5 years

Capital Raising

December 7, 2021

Dec 7, 2021: Median AUM of an investment manager managing DC real estate capital increased more than 50% over the past five years, according to the first edition of the DCREC-NAREIM-Ferguson Partners Defined Contribution [DC] Survey out today.

Assessing climate-related risk and resiliency


October 25, 2021

What exactly do you need to do when dealing with extreme wind, sea-level rise, wildfires? How do you start to assess climate-related risk - and build resiliency to it? Partner Engineering talk through the key tactics.

Leading in times of change - traits and where the next gen will come from


October 25, 2021

Firms are having to rethink strategies for attracting and retaining talent, for succession planning and for ensuring the longevity of their organization within a growing industry. NAREIM and Ferguson speak to BGO, Clarion, Green Cities & Waterton.

5 drivers of residential investment


October 25, 2021

Residential is no longer just mutlifamily. It's student, co-living, single family and fueled by 5 key drivers for the future. Nuveen Real Estate explain what's driving the future of the property type.