REESA’s broad mission is to improve the opportunities for investment in securitized real estate equity around the globe. 


REESA, The Real Estate Equity Securitization Alliance, is an international consortium of representative real estate industry organizations with a focus on REIT regimes and stock exchange listed real estate businesses around the world. REESA seeks to improve understanding of and opportunities for global investment in securitized real estate equity.


The formation of REESA in 2006 was a direct response to the growing acceptance and use of REIT-based real estate investment around the world in the 21st Century. Today, more than 40 countries and regions around the world have adopted a REIT regime, recognizing the benefits of REIT-based real estate investment to national economies as well as to global investment.


REITs and stock exchange listed real estate businesses offer the public a well-recognized path to securitized real estate equity investment amounting to nearly $4 trillion USD.


The members of REESA work together, when appropriate, to help inform global policymakers on a range of REIT and real estate investment issues, educate investors about REITs and securitized real estate equity investment, assist standard-setters on a host of matters and, support industry initiatives tied to environmental stewardship, social responsibility and good governance (ESG).



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countries and regions with listed REITs




With key focuses on advocacy, knowledge sharing and connecting like-minded decision-makers, Asia Pacific Real Assets Association (APREA) is well-established as a leading voice and go-to resource in the industry for the Asia Pacific region. APREA has evolved to be at the forefront of securitized real assets sector and a one-of-its-kind community of change-makers where all voices are heard, deliberated, and envisioned. It offers a sophisticated platform that can effectively address key policy issues affecting real assets and capital markets, as well as decipher global intelligence for regional and local benefits. The members of APREA are tightly connected with one another, as well as with regulatory bodies and industry experts.

CEO - Sigrid Zialcita        
Sigrid Zialcita is the CEO of  APREA.  Prior to APREA, she had various roles at Cushman & Wakefield (C&W), ultimately serving as Managing Director of Asia Pacific Research and Advisory Services of C&W.  Prior to C&W, she was a Senior Economist at the National Association of Realtors. Sigrid holds a Master of Business Administration from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management and a Master’s degree in Economics from Pennsylvania State University.


Website: aprea.asia


Contact: Lee Sing Ying, Senior Marketing & Research Associate, singying.lee@aprea.asia




The REESA Global REIT Congress convenes real estate leaders from around the world to discuss supporting the development and growth of REIT regimes around the world, REIT performance and perspectives from global investors, and more. The 2021 REESA Global REIT Congress will be held virtually on Dec. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. GMT.

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11:30 a.m. GMT – Welcome Remarks and Intro to REESA

11:35 a.m. – Session #1: Development and Growth of Global REITs and REIT Associations

Learn about the keys to successful trade association advocacy for the REIT model. This session will also provide an overview of the development of REIT regimes around the globe and how REESA can support these efforts.

12:15 p.m. – Session #2: REIT Performance and Perspectives from Global Investors

Panelists will provide an overview of global REIT performance and discuss what investors are looking for from REIT investments, particularly in emerging markets. They will also provide insights into the role of ESG factors on a national and company level, and discuss how companies can best communicate their stories to global investors.

1:35 p.m. Closing Remarks


Attendance is complimentary. To register, please visit here 


Event Format

The 2021 REESA Global REIT Congress will be held virtually via Zoom webinar. The event will be interactive, and attendees are encouraged to ask questions.


Please contact Nathaalie Carey, Secretary General, REESA , at ncarey@reesa.org with any questions.



REESA member economists and data specialists conduct research regularly on a wide variety of topics relevant to the real estate industry. A sampling of REESA member research is available through the links below:



British Property Foundation



Property Council of Australia






For any inquiries or questions please email:

Nathaalie Carey, Secretary General, REESA