RF and NAREIT Leader in the Light Study | REITs Raising Investment in Sustainability, Growing Returns

March 2015 | A RealFoundations study on NAREIT's Leader in the Light (LitL) Program found that participating companies increased total investment in energy efficient projects by almost 30% from 2011 to 2013.  The study also determined that savings from sustainability projects in 2014 almost doubled the previous three-year moving average.  A similar comparison found that return on investment for those projects was up approximately 40 percent—a 54 percent increase when compared with the ROI of 26 percent for projects between 2011 and 2013. To read more on the study's findings and to see the full report, visit the NAREIT website.

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RealFoundations is a professional services firm focused on the real estate industry. With offices on four continents, 250+ client serving professionals and focused off-shore delivery capabilities in China and India, RealFoundations provides Management Consulting, Managed Services and Energy Solutions to developers, owners/operators, service providers, institutional investors and corporate occupiers. From the building itself to the way it’s used, operated and financed, no firm understands the inner workings of the entire real estate ecosystem as well as RealFoundations. We help real estate enterprises around the globe run better. For more information, visit www.realfoundations.net.


NAREIT®, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts®, is the worldwide representative voice for REITs and publicly traded real estate companies with an interest in U.S. real estate and capital markets. NAREIT’s members are REITs and other businesses throughout the world that own, operate, and finance income-producing real estate, as well as those firms and individuals who advise, study, and service those businesses.