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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.

Boosting NOI with building tech, 5G, rooftop leasing and wi-fi networking

Architecture & Engineering

April 30, 2021

From rooftop leasing, 5G, centralized wi-fi networks and fiber management, managing building technology can increase NOI. With Partner Engineering

Chief data officers and analytics heads will become core functions for all REIMs

Talent Management

April 30, 2021

All organizations, regardless of size, should include a chief data officer or head of analytics to be competitive in the near future. Safeguarding proprietary data - for firms both large and small - will be imperative. With Ferguson Partners

Let’s raise a glass to 2020 and the renewed focus on niche, sustainability and tech

Investing

April 30, 2021

Many across the industry are gearing up for an exciting 2021 on the heels of the roller coaster that shaped 2020. Expect a focus on niche plays, such as cold storage, data centers, affordability; sustainability and the role of technology. With The CenterCap Group

DC benchmark survey launched by NAREIM and DCREC

Capital Raising & IR

March 4, 2021

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

Leadership

February 2, 2021

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.

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.

Retail as a service, with brands using CRE to test products, will emerge stronger post-Covid.

Asset Management

April 30, 2021

Amazon does have a glass ceiling in terms of its e-commerce growth - and will need bricks and mortar. So what does retail in the future look like? Nuveen's Manuel Martin explains it's about retail as a service, pop-up, necessity and omni-channel.

Controlled environment agriculture: The new asset class on the block

Investing

April 30, 2021

Controlled environment agriculture has the solutions to significant food production and environmental issues. Now it just needs the capital with Jacob Tannenbaum, Barclay Fellow.

The future of real estate looks much more inclusive. Letter from Zoe Hughes

Leadership

April 30, 2021

As we look to our post-Covid future, societal, racial, health inequities will be highlighted more and more. Calls to action — from our tenants, from our investors and our employees — will grow. Our challenge today is how to address them.

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

Leadership

February 4, 2021

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

Leadership

February 2, 2021

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.

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.

Finding reporting best practices at the asset level. NAREIM roundtable with Equus, Nuveen, NCREIF

Asset Management

April 30, 2021

How do you report asset and investment-level performance and attribution? What and how do you communicate that to investors, consistently? NCREIF's new task force on asset-level reporting best practices has been launched to find the low-hanging fruit and what the benefit to investors and managers will be. They chat with NAREIM.

The great REIM disruption? Local knowledge trumps tech.

Leadership

April 30, 2021

While the real estate industry should finally become more efficient post-Covid, local knowledge and experience still trumps technology in producing outsized returns and best-in-class real estate investment managers. By Fulcrum Global Investors.

CRE’s 2021 ESG opportunity includes quick wins: BMS and sensor-managed HVACs, LED light scheduling

Sustainability

April 30, 2021

Managers who want to pass investors’ ESG sniff test should focus on implementing strategies and showing data-backed proof. With Carbon Lighthouse.

NAREIM Spring 2021 Dialogues magazine is out: health and well-being, asset-level reporting, retail as a service and more

Dialogues

April 26, 2021

Download the 2021 Spring issue of Dialogues with interviews and articles covering health and well-being, asset-level reporting and more.

New: 2021 NAREIM Diversity & Inclusion Survey results

Leadership

February 3, 2021

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