DEFINITION of 'National Association Of Real Estate Investment Trusts - NAREIT'
A trade association that represents U.S. Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and publicly traded real estate companies. In essence, NAREIT works as a lobbyist for both of these groups when dealing with individuals who legislate the two respective industries.
BREAKING DOWN 'National Association Of Real Estate Investment Trusts - NAREIT'
NAREIT is made up of a community of industry professionals, academics and companies that work together to promote the real estate industry and REITs. Through NAREIT, individuals are able to access comprehensive industry data on the overall real estate industry and the performance of member REITs.