about NAREIM

NAREIM is the industry association dedicated to the business of real estate investment management.


Founded in 1990, NAREIM today represents real estate investment management firms with combined assets under management of more than $1 trillion. For 30 years, NAREIM has been the home of real estate investment management benchmarking and best practices, where investment managers learn and share intelligence to drive investment returns and business performance.

To learn more about becoming a member, contact NAREIM CEO, Zoe Hughes.

What we do

Research Surveys

Participating members receive access to the industry’s only enterprise benchmarking survey, the Global Management Survey, covering more than 100 pages of capital raising, financial and staffing metrics; and the industry’s only real estate investment management specific Compensation Survey, providing more than 300 pages of individual compensation data.

In 2020, NAREIM will also launch the industry’s only diversity and inclusion survey, providing industry-wide data on diversity across seniority and functions, as well as best practices on employee engagement
and retention. NAREIM does not sell the research to non-members.


NAREIM holds two C-suite meetings focused on investment and business strategies relevant to today’s real estate leadership, as well as seven specialty, function-specific meetings focused on best practice education among peers in acquisitions, asset and portfolio management, architecture and engineering, capital raising and IR, data strategy, sustainability, legal and compliance, and HR.

Peer Group

Members can access to the NAREIM membership database and network, providing names, email and telephone contact numbers of all NAREIM member firms (corporations) and almost 1,000 personnel within those firms.

Dialogues Magazine

Members are invited to contribute thought- leadership articles demonstrating expertise and discussion points to NAREIM’s biannual magazine. Dialogues is published and distributed in association with IREI, a B2B publication distributed to more than 5,000 real estate investment professionals.

Job Fair

In addition to an annual job fair in Chicago, members have year-round online access to undergraduate and graduate students who are seeking positions in real estate investment management.

Barclay Fellows

Named after the late Jeff Barclay, former NAREIM chairman, CIO of Clarion Partners and head of Goldman Sachs' real estate group, the Barclay Fellows award is given to five outstanding graduate students each year. The program affords a unique learning and networking opportunity to attend the Executive Officer Meeting in November, a one-on-one mentorship with a NAREIM senior executive, and the chance to be published in Dialogues magazine.

NAREIM Content

NAREIM produces proprietary content for distribution to its own membership base and, where appropriate, through social media and earned-media outlets. We also promote the work of NAREIM and its members at external industry events and work closely with real estate MBA programs across the US to promote leadership and management skills within the real estate investment management industry.

For more information on how to become a member, download the member benefits summary here.

Contact Us

99 Wall Street

Suite 1340

New York, NY 10005

NAREIM Billing

PO Box 2251

Oak Park, IL 60301

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