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REITs and the right to adequate housing: Disclosures and human rights risks (Report Launch)
May 24, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
A wide range of investors are exposed to residential Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) in their equities portfolios. As the Canadian housing crisis deepens, the growing participation of institutional investors in the rental housing market is under scrutiny, raising human rights issues that are associated with reputational and regulatory risks for REITs and their investors. Do REITs provide disclosures that enable investors to understand, prevent, mitigate or address these human rights risks?
This webinar presents a synopsis of a new report from SHARE that identifies a set of recommended disclosures for REITs that would enable investors to assess the impacts of their activities on housing affordability, security of tenure and habitability.
The webinar will summarize our initial assessment of Canada’s six largest residential REITs against these metrics, looking at rent levels, eviction rates and approaches to building maintenance.
Speaker information coming soon.