The ESG Benchmark for Real Assets

National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts

NAREIT®, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts®, is the worldwide representative voice for REITs, or Real Estate Investment Trusts, and publicly traded real estate companies with an interest in U.S. real estate and capital markets.

NAREIT represents a large and diverse industry including Equity REITs, which own commercial properties, Mortgage REITs, which invest in mortgage securities, REITs traded on major stock exchanges, public non-listed REITs and private REITs. U.S. REITs collectively own nearly $3 trillion of real estate assets and, by making investments in commercial real estate available in the form of stock, NABERS’ approximately 300 REIT members enable all investors – importantly, small investors – to achieve what, once, only large institutions and the wealthy could.


Fulya Kocak, VP, ESG Issues



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