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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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ESG consultant list available

NAREIM has produced a directory of ESG consultants.


Comprising more than 50 firms globally and covering generalist and specialist ESG advisory work, the list is intended to be a living document available to all NAREIM members and help as they build out ESG and asset management strategies.


The list covers generalist as well as specialist providers, such as data, risk assessment, renewable energy, offsets and procurement, multifamily, SFDR analysis, diagnostics, physical risk, strategy, GRESB reporting, construction, engineering and implementation among many other areas.


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

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Ryan Krauch, Executive managing director, USAA Real estate


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NAREIM Dialogues Spring issue is out


April 26, 2022

Apr 26, 2022: NAREIM’s Spring 2022 issue of Dialogues is available for download. Members highlight DEI, ESG, Defined Contribution capital raising, alternatives & more.

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.

3-2 flex schedule becomes industry standard

Talent Management

January 24, 2022

Jan 24, 2022: 64% of investment managers are adopting 3-2 as a flex schedule in what is billed as the new “standard” for the industry. Firms are focused on Tues, Wed and Thurs in the office and are also rethinking the use of office space.

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.

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.