Environmental, Social, & Governance
Committed to the highest standards
As a company, we seek to maintain the highest fiduciary standards in all aspects of our business.
Our Environmental, Social, & Governance (ESG) policies support and nurture investment performance and produce competitive returns over time.
Sustainable development and management practices lead to more efficient operations and healthier building environments for tenants.
National demonstrates strong year-over-year improvement against its peers, earning Green Stars from the GRESB ® benchmarks for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 20201
Produce good jobs for workers and good work for contractors through our responsible contractor policy.
Created more than 115 million well-paying, labor hours since 2000
Recognized by Pensions & Investments as one of the “Best Places to Work” in Money Management (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
Seeking to maintain the highest fiduciary standards in dealing with all aspects of our business.
Adopting programs and strategies aimed at advancing ESG measures and engaging stakeholders in a collaborative manner.
Experienced and Stable Leadership
National has assembled an experienced leadership team, the core group of whom have collaborated for 20 years1, consistently executing on its performance objectives.
As of 09/30/2021
1. National has operated as an investment advisor since January 2010. In addition, National’s core senior management personnel, focused on real estate investments, generally worked together at National’s predecessor firm, NEBF Real Estate from 2000 through 2010.
Reports & Documents
Sustainability Report 2020
Committed to the highest standards, National demonstrates its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles and strategies
Whitepaper: Data Center FAQ
The most commonly asked questions about the increasingly critical aspect of our modern economic infrastructure, data centers.
What it takes for cities to stay viable in and after a pandemic
An interview with Institutional Real Estate, Inc. about urban core and the modern economy.
National’s ESG Policy
Our commitment to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) business and management practices.
National’s Sustainability Objectives
The environmental standards defining our business practices, project conception, portfolio, and asset management
Whitepaper: How the Internet Works
An explanation of the infrastructure and mechanics of the internet, how data is stored, transferred, and monetized.
Investing in Data Centers
An interview with Institutional Real Estate, Inc. about data centers as an asset class.
Lessons From History
An analysis of how retail and industrial properties respond to constant change and chart new territory in the technological frontier.
Data Centers- A Fit for a Real Asset Portfolio
A deep dive into the core-plus risk-return attributes of this sector that make data centers a strategic fit for a real asset portfolio.
Whitepaper: Climate Change and Commercial Real Estate
How investors can evaluate risk and assess portfolio resiliency due to geographic markets most altered by climate change.
The Driverless Car Revolution
Why computer-driven telecommunication devices such as driverless vehicles will spur disruption, forcing real estate investors to re-examine their strategies.
Whitepaper: The Case for Build-to-Core
An overview of our honed development strategy consisting of development projects, as well as a stabilized portfolio of modern assets derived from completed projects.
Investing Through the Capital Stack
Parameters for investing along the capital stack throughout the real estate cycle for a well-capitalized build-to-core strategy.