Viewpoint: Gender-Diverse Boards Drive Stronger Performance

January 17, 2017 · reit.com

For decades, businesses spanning multiple global sectors have been increasing female representation in their boardrooms. In fact, certain industry groups and governments have even set a goal of at least 30 percent female board representation by 2018.

Real Estate Executives Favor Industrial, Infrastructure, Multifamily Sectors in 2017

January 12, 2017 · reit.com

Commercial real estate executives are upbeat on industrial, infrastructure and multifamily asset classes for 2017, according to the 2017 Real Confidence Executive Index from Altus Group, in partnership with NAREIT and the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF).

Broadstone Real Estate Co-Founder Norman Leenhouts Dies at Age 81

January 10, 2017 · reit.com

Broadstone Real Estate, LLC on Jan. 9 announced the death of co-founder and senior advisor Norman Leenhouts. Leenhouts, who died at his home on Jan. 7, was 81.

In 2006, Leenhouts co-founded Broadstone Real Estate with his daughter, Amy Tait, and her husband, Bob Tait. He served as chief investment officer of Broadstone Real Estate and as an officer and director of the firm’s two private REITs, Broadstone Net Lease and Broadtree Residential, from their inception until 2015. After that, he was a senior advisor to Broadstone Real Estate.