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NAREIM Dialogues Spring issue is out

Leadership

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.

Assessing climate-related risk and resiliency

Sustainability

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.

The impact fund opportunity GPs aren't seeing

Sustainability

October 25, 2021

GPs have long prioritized ESG but few are signatories of the IFC's impact principles. They're sitting on the sidelines of an impactful investment opportunity for the planet and bottom line. BGO explains

Busting the urban myth. Suburban office markets do outperform CBD

Acquisitions

October 25, 2021

Bailard challenges the urban myth that CBD office provides higher nominal and relative returns over suburban assets presenting a comprehensive analysis of income, appreciation and total returns by market - and highlighting the missed opportunity.

NAREIM Fellows: 5 finalists revealed

Talent Management

September 24, 2021

Class of 2021-22 strongest field yet – with a total of 68 candidates from 11 schools, up from 45 nominations in 2020.

June is start of return to office for real estate investment managers

Talent Management

May 20, 2021

21% of managers earmark June as the date for most employees to return to the office, 26% look to July or August and third eye September for a majority return, says NAREIM Return to the Office survey.

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

Leadership

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

Acquisitions

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.

6 steps to an inclusive culture post-Covid

Leadership

October 25, 2021

As managers bring back employees into the physical office en-masse, they should embrace 6 DEI principles as part of their firm's daily practice. Belay Investment Group explains the tactics.

Due diligence in the virtual era

Asset Management

October 25, 2021

There is no substitute for walking the ground, and post-Covid the focus is more than ever on strong operating partners. NAREIM Fellow Anh Duc Tran of Noerthwestern talks with GPs about the realities of due diligence and operations post-Covid.

Global DEI benchmark to launch backed by 7 leading Associations

Talent Management

September 8, 2021

ANREV, INREV, NAREIM, NCREIF, PREA, REALPAC and ULI join forces with Ferguson Partners to launch the Global Real Estate DEI Survey on September 8

The risk of inaction on health and well-being outweighs the risk of action, says Harrison St, Heitman, Kilroy, WELL

Sustainability

April 30, 2021

While research around the ROI of health and well-being measures is gathering pace, senior ESG executives argue that, in the aftermath of a global pandemic, this is the time to take action. Health and well-being is about the safety and security of tenants and users.

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.

Target CRE's next gen at high school

Talent Management

October 25, 2021

Despite being a $16 trillion-dollar industry, CRE is still a relatively unknown career path among underrepresented high school students. The Real Estate Exchange (REEX) Program aims to address real estate’s lack of ethnic diversity. MIT's Kelly Cameron explain how.

The winners and losers of office post-Covid

Acquisitions

October 25, 2021

As available office supply outweighs demand, occupiers will have their pick of the litter — adding greater downside for the losers, but creating greater upside potential for those buildings that are best positioned to capture a larger slice of what looks to be a smaller pie. American Realty explains the post-Covid research on US office.

Real estate investment managers experience mixed recovery from COVID-19

Leadership

October 20, 2021

Real estate investment management net AUM growth slowed to 6% in 2020 - the first slowdown since 2016 for the NAREIM Global Management Survey. Read the key takeaways here.

Former LACERA RE head on DEI and an increasingly active LP-base

Talent Management

September 8, 2021

John McClelland, former real estate head at LACERA predicts LPs will get more active on DEI and collect more data - and will push for improvements over time among their managers.

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