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DC benchmark survey launched by NAREIM and DCREC

Capital Raising & IR

NAREIM and The Defined Contribution Real Estate Council​ (DCREC) is partnering to create a national defined contribution survey focused on DC capital flows into real estate and organizational metrics to build a DC market presence.

Diversity & Inclusion. An interview with StepStone Group


StepStone Group’s Global Head of Responsible Investing, Suzanne Tavill, says that the real estate sector is such an important employer that, by addressing D&I, the sector can have a material impact on improving social equity.

10 NAREIM Fellows to watch in 2021

Talent Management

NAREIM unveils the new class of Jeff Barclay Fellows, with 10 students selected by NAREIM’s Executive Officer committee in the strongest field ever submitted.

CalSTRS, World Bank: Intent, traction and asset-level diversity


Interview with Mike DiRé, director of real estate at CalSTRS, and Christina Scarlato, principal portfolio manager, real assets at The World Bank, on how they work with managers to drive diversity and inclusion. It's vital, they said, for both mangers and investors to talk about the issue - and share the best ideas for effecting change.

Modernizing your portfolio for long-term CRE resilience


When it comes to future-proofing your assets, using AIbased systems and modernizing buildings can help keep portfolios optimized for years to come with Matt Ganser, Carbon Lighthouse.

Plan B: How firms are adapting in the pandemic


Matt Hooper, Pereview Software explains communcations, technology and company culture are crucial to managing the fallout from Covid-19.

D&I: Judge gender and diversity separately

Talent Management

It is time for private real estate to approach women and minorities differently, says PERE op-ed, citing NAREIM data.

In the news: CRE Firms Place More Women, Minorities in Top Roles


CPE article: The representation of women and minority professionals at the executive management level in commercial real estate went on a notable upswing over the past four years, according to the latest NAREIM D&I survey,

Diversity & Inclusion: An interview with GCM Grosvenor


GCM Grosvenor opens up its data correlating performance and diversity and reveals there is no sacrifice of returns when investing in diverse real estate managers. A study of more than 250 diverse managers from 2012 through 2018 found an IRR or MOIC outperformance above industry benchmarks.

CMBS market shrugs as critics take aim


Amid allegations of loan origination impropriety that coincided with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the CMBS industry sees little to worry about by Paul Fiorilla, Yardi Matrix.

30 best pieces of advice - part two


Real estate leaders share the best pieces of advice they have received, how it influenced them personally and professionally, and what advice they offer their teams today.

Working the middle: Opportunities in essential housing


With investors increasingly focused on the positive societal impacts of their investments, manager strategies centered around solving housing-related issues are gaining momentum with Sabrina Unger, American Realty Advisors.

Managing tenant risk in dynamic markets


Tenant risk can be understood and managed by having systems and processes to collect and analyze data. Understanding exposures and managing risk is at the core of what investors do. For real estate investors, the stability of their tenant bases is an important measure in judging portfolio health says Damien Georges, RealPage.

Diversity equals alpha, says Texas ERS, Oregon. Period.

Capital Raising & IR

Diversity isn’t just a social “do good” issue — it does add alpha and value to a real estate manager, according to Anthony Breault, of Oregon State Treasury, and Robert Sessa, of the Employees Retirement System of Texas in Part 2 of NAREIM's Investor Perspectives on D&I series.

New: 2021 NAREIM Diversity & Inclusion Survey results


Women and minority professionals represented 15% of executive management positions, respectively, in real estate investment management, the 2021 NAREIM Diversity & Inclusion Survey has revealed.

Video: The How To of DEI

Talent Management

During the PERE America 2020 conference in November 2020, NAREIM CEO Zoe Hughes and Belay Investment partner Eliza Bailey discussed best practices on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for real estate investment managers and how strategies, processes and policies can be enduring and lasting.

Change is coming


To bring about real and lasting changes, efforts need to be purposeful and happen not only inside the firm, but also within the industry. Reisa Bryan of Nuveen Real Estate and Kristin Renaudin of Stockbridge speak with NAREIM about the need for diversity and inclusion in the industry, how to
improve recruitment and retention, changing investor attitudes, and what steps organizations can take to move forward.

Q&A: The state of the office


NAREIM speaks with Preston Sargent, Executive Vice President at Bailard, about office opportunities amidst changing work trends in the post-Covid-19 world.

Climate prescriptions for mitigating climate risks


Developing tools for property manager education about the impact of climate-related risks on their properties is the first step towards climate risk mitigation says Jennifer McConkey, Principal Real Estate Investors.

Stuck with the bill: CMBS financing's incompatibility with an unpredictable world


As hotel revenues evaporated, owners were forced into protection mode. For most, loan forbearance and federal stimulus became the critical tools to stay afloat, but many CMBS sponsors were left to fend for themselves by Peter Laskey, Barclay Fellow.

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