UK Accounting Glossary
NAREIT stands for the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, a trade organization focused on REITs. For investors, NAREIT publishes information and performance data related to REITs. This NAREIT data can also be useful to other real estate investors as a proxy for the current attractiveness of specific real estate sectors. Much of this detailed investor information is available online at the NAREIT website. NARIET does show that equity REIT performance has historically been favourable relative to some other asset equity investments, such as the S&P 500. For REIT managers, NARIET publishes guidelines on performance reporting. For accountants, NAREIT provides commentary on REIT-specific accounting issues. NAREIT also lobbies policymakers at the national and state level on matters related to REITs. NAREIT is headquartered in Washington DC.
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This glossary post was last updated: 7th February 2020.