NAREIM's Year in Review: Three-fold increase in value

NAREIM Year in Review

January 26, 2021


2020 was a year when everything changed. To pay tribute to the hard work, successes and innovation that took place in 2020, NAREIM has compiled key takeaways from its meetings, benchmarking surveys and member polls and articles to provide a review of the work of members and their teams.


Download the full Year in Review here and meeting takeaways.


Highlights include:



Diversity & Inclusion


  • On February 2, 2021, NAREIM and Ferguson Partners released the industry’s first corporate benchmark for Diversity & Inclusion, measuring gender and ethnicity across seniority and job functions. The survey involved 74 real estate investment managers representing more than $2tn of AUM and 20,000 FTEs.

  • It followed a year of hard work and outreach by the members of NAREIM’s Inclusion & Diversity Committee, led by Stockbridge Capital’s CFO, Kristin Renaudin, and Nuveen Real Estate’s COO, Reisa Bryan.


The overnight digital transformation of manager and NAREIM operations 


  • In NAREIM meetings and members surveys, peers discussed how employee connections — between and beyond departmental groups and seniority — increased and how employees were increasingly invested in better understanding the company’s business strategy and future success. 


Peer-to-peer connections and surveys


  • Just like our members, NAREIM turned virtual almost overnight in 2020 — and delivered three times the amount of programming as in 2019. During 2020 — which also marked NAREIM’s 30th anniversary — we held 20 meetings and roundtable conversations, with more than 550 registered attendees. 

  • Every departmental group connected with their peers multiple times, with NAREIM delivering its entire annual in-person programming in the span of just three months. 

  • Key takeaways from each meeting can be found in the Year in Review guide.

  • In addition to our meetings, NAREIM also produced 13 member surveys, seven meeting takeaways, 27 newsletters, two magazines and the Compensation, Global Management and Diversity & Inclusion Surveys. 

  • Marketing around NAREIM’s activities in 2020 also garnered more than 45,000 views on LinkedIn as well as articles in PERE, Real Estate Alert, Commercial Property Executive, and the FT’s FundFire. NAREIM’s new website saw more than 6,800 users, and more than 25,000 page views, since its launch in January 2020, according to Google Analytics.

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