Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Our dedicated team serves real estate owners and operators, publicly traded REITs, nontraded REITs, private REITs and more. We advise more REITs than any other professional services firm. Our knowledge, experience and capabilities make us the leader in serving REITs.

What EY can do for you

As REITs continue to gain prominence globally, including ongoing growth in nontraditional property sectors, we are here to help organizations successfully manage their capital agenda, allocate capital, enhance their operations and adapt to disruptive influences, all within their regulatory frameworks.

REITs and other real estate organizations are seeing environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies that are continuing to gain momentum in the market as capital and talent shift from organizations that create only value for their shareholders to those that create value in the long term, across a broader group of stakeholders, including employees, consumers, suppliers, communities, government, investors and shareholders. This shift requires an increased focus on areas such as carbon reduction within real estate; social aspects, such as employee/tenant wellness and the return-to-work environment; and governance efforts that include diligence and nonfinancial reporting on these and other important ESG metrics.

In addition, the explosion of venture capital invested in built-world technology cannot be ignored. Real estate owners and operators are recognizing and reaping the benefits of current and new technologies that improve the customer experience, increase access to financial data, enhance internal efficiencies, reduce risk, and create new services or products.

EY services and solutions to help you on your journey include, but are not limited to:

REIT market share

We advise more real estate investment trusts (REITs) than any other professional services firm. Our dedicated team serves real estate owners and operators, publicly traded REITs, nontraded REITs, private REITs and more.

S&P Global REIT Top 100

ESG Reporting

The importance of ESG performance is increasing due to new regulatory requirements, an evolving ESG reporting landscape, shifting stakeholder expectations and pressure from investors.

Our latest thinking

How REITs add millions of jobs and billions of dollars to US economy

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) contribute 3.4 million jobs and $262.2 billion to the US economy. Learn more.

19 Feb 2024 EY Americas

CEO Survey: Focus on GenAI strategy to accelerate growth

Our survey finds US CEOs preparing for a new normal of costly capital while M&A intentions remain strong and divestment plans are robust.

30 Oct 2023 EY Americas

What data shows: five takeaways from a recent look at office trades

Office transactions during the real estate reset: what the data shows

30 Aug 2023 Brett Johnson + 2

How to navigate the impact of higher interest rates on commercial property

Distress in the real estate market will impact multiple parties. A recent EY webcast affirms scenario planning is key to success. Learn more.

13 Jul 2023 EY Americas

The electrification of real estate: the next generation of buildings

Discover the four key questions uncovered in a panel of EY and MIT leaders about building electrification strategies to promote carbon reduction

27 Feb 2023 Mark Grinis

Looking at ESG’s positive impact on property values

It’s easy being green: As the regulatory and capital environment favors ESG, investment in green buildings proves valuable for landlords.

11 Nov 2022 Brett Johnson + 1

REITs contribute 3.2 million jobs and $229.0 billion to the US economy

US-headquartered public listed equity REIT portfolios included nearly 503,000 properties at year-end 2020.

24 Oct 2022 EY Americas

ESG in real estate: five questions organizations should consider

Strategic “next-level” approach is being viewed as a business imperative to drive long-term value for all stakeholders.

24 Aug 2022 Kyle Bolden + 1

Work Reimagined Employee Survey 2021: the implications in real estate

Check out the key results of the 2021 EY Work Reimagined Employee Survey and its implications for real estate.

30 Jun 2021 Catherine von Seggern

    Webcast on demand

    Distress in real estate: How banks and buyers price deals

    Please join our panel of professionals for our webcast – a timely discussion of recent distressed real estate and banking industry trends.

    11 Oct 2023 | 15:00 your local time

    How leaders are linking organizational success to employee experience

    In this webcast, panelists discuss how corporate executives can harness trends in employee and workplace experience to drive value and performance.

    27 Sep 2022 | 16:00 your local time

    Macroeconomic trends: impact on real estate and the future workplace

    Join us for an upcoming EY webcast, which will include a panel discussion on how macroeconomic trends, including geopolitical risks, oil prices, inflation and monetary policy, are impacting the real estate sector. We’ll also discuss how and why employers and landlords should reimagine their built environment for a hybrid workforce.

    12 Apr 2022 | 06:00 your local time

      ESG in Real Estate, Hospitality and Construction

      Environmental, social and governance (ESG) insights for organizations focused on reframing the future of their real estate, hospitality and construction planning.

      Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction

      We help real estate, hospitality and construction companies achieve a balance between success today and what growth requires tomorrow.

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