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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).



equity market cap for listed REITs


listed REITs globally


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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.




Contact: Lee Sing Ying, Senior Marketing & Research Associate,



Upcoming Events

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Past Events

2024 Spring Semiannual Meeting

The Real Estate Equity Securitization Alliance (REESA) held its spring meeting in Singapore on April 17th.

Items addressed at the meeting included key emerging global issues around sustainability, taxes and markets, as well as developing a 10 year plan to further advance REESA’s commitment to promoting, supporting, and scaling the REIT regime globally via programming, advocacy, and capacity-building for REITs and REIT associations in other countries.

2023 Fall Semiannual Meeting

The Real Estate Equity Securitization Alliance (REESA), a global alliance of REIT associations, held its fall 2023 semiannual meeting in London on Sept. 4. Leveraging the long-standing infrastructure of its members—which include Nareit’s global counterparts from Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, and the U.K.—REESA helps to promote, protect, and expand REITs around the world. View Post

2021 REESA Global REIT Congress

The 2021 REESA Global REIT Congress—held Dec. 9, 2021—convened real estate leaders and investors from around the world to discuss supporting the development and growth of REIT regimes, REIT performance, and more. Register below to access a recording of the event on demand. View the Recording



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





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For any inquiries or questions please email:

Ayris Scales, Secretary General, REESA

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