NAREIM is proud to partner with FPL Associates to produce industry leading research into compensation and organizational benchmarking for real estate investment managers.

In the summer and fall of each year, NAREIM and FPL Associates release the Compensation Survey and the Global Management Survey, providing NAREIM members with in-depth insights and trends into more than 150 individual compensation reports as well as more than 65 organizational, financial and capital raising metrics focused on the business of real estate investment management.

To learn more about the research reports and how to become a NAREIM member, contact Zoe Hughes or click here for more information on member benefits.

Compensation Survey

Proprietary research provides compensation of real estate investment managers. The report covers more than 150 individual position compensation reports, including, but not limited to, functions within:

  • Executive management, accounting (corporate, portfolio/fund, property), asset management, capital markets, corporate marketing and communications, due diligence, engineering, environmental, finance, human resources, investor relations, capital raising, leasing, legal and compliance, portfolio management, property management, risk management, technology, transactions, valuations, debt and REIT securities.

Global Management Survey


  • Proprietary research benchmarking the organizational, financial and capital raising  metrics of real estate investment managers. The report covers more than 65 individual data points, including, but not limited to:

  • Capital Raising and AUM: growth of net and gross AUM, total value of commitments, commitment growth YOY, capital raised as percentage of year-end AUM, investor concentration ratios.

  • Organizational Metrics: headcount growth, employees per $1bn AUM, employee breakdowns per function, per function and seniority, portfolio manager workloads (per account, psf, per GAV) acquisition officer workloads, asset manager workloads, outsourcing, average turnover, size and composition of executive committees and workloads and deal flows

  • Financial Metrics: YOY financial performance, EBITDA (pre- and post-bonus) margins, bonus pools, revenue and expense breakdowns.

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