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

  • Compensation

  • Enterprise and organizational management

  • Diversity and inclusion

  • Coming in 2021 - defined contribution capital raising, structuring and organizational best practices


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of Executive management are women, minorities respectively

NAREIM, together with Ferguson Partners, has released the first corporate diversity

and inclusion benchmark for real estate investment management. From the data:

  • 15% of executive management positions are held by women, up from 12% in 2017

  • 15% of executive management positions are held by minorities, up from 10% in 2017


The benchmark continues the work of NAREIM’s benchmarking research and breaks down gender and ethnicity across seniority and job functions. 

Read the executive summary and overview here.


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