Social Responsibility

Realty Income is committed to providing a positive and engaging work environment for our team members and taking an active role in the betterment of the communities in which our team members and shareholders live and work. We have a long-standing commitment to being an equal opportunity employer and adhere to all Equal Employer Opportunity Policy guidelines.

Compensation and Health Benefits

Our employees are awarded compensation that is in line with those of our peers and competitors, including generous healthcare benefits (medical, dental, vision) for all employees and their families, participation in a 401(k) plan with a matching contribution from Realty Income, restricted stock awards based on company performance, competitive paid time-off benefits, and an infant-at-work program for new parents. Additional benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Supplemental benefits

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The health and wellbeing of our team members is one of the cornerstones to our successful operations. Our Wellbeing Program provides opportunities for our employees to participate in various activities and educational programs to further enhance their personal and professional life. Flexible work schedules, fitness programs, on-site dry cleaning pickup, and car wash services are several examples of initiatives focused on further making Realty Income a top-tier work environment.

To ensure we are continually fostering an engaging work environment, we conduct various employee surveys annually to gather feedback and institute changes where appropriate.

Development and Training

The breadth and depth of our team is integral to the successful execution of our company’s business strategy. We want to ensure our company continues to attract, develop, and retain top talent. An important aspect is an ongoing performance review process for all team members as well as competency-based training to continue developing our talent. The company strives to offer employees the appropriate resources to position them for success within the company.

Examples of such training and development opportunities include:

  • Mentorship Program
  • Executive and officer-level individual coaching
  • Leadership Development Program
  • Online and in-person courses for professional and technical education, licenses, certificates, and/or advanced degrees
  • “Lunch & Learn” presentations on relevant business topics
  • Internship Program
  • Internal Mobility Program
  • Associate Rotational Program

Team Building Committee

Realty Income has a volunteer-based Team Building Committee that organizes employee-driven, team-building events and activities to promote employee involvement, communication, organizational continuity, and foster strong interconnected relationships. The committee is comprised of employees across numerous departments and levels of seniority. The Team Building Committee gives employees a voice internally and helps shape Realty Income’s work environment and culture.

Injury and Illness Prevention Program / OH&S – Annual OSHA Safety

Realty Income is firmly committed to maintaining a safe and healthy working environment. To achieve this goal, the company has implemented an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). The IIPP is designed to prevent workplace accidents, injuries and illness, and to comply with all safety and health standards. A copy of the program is provided to all employees as part of the Employee Handbook.

Data Security and Information Technology Security Training

We consider information security, and the protection of our systems and data, a top priority. Our policies and procedures are aligned with recognized cybersecurity frameworks and regulatory requirements. We engage third parties to conduct independent cybersecurity testing and provide us with suggestions for future enhancements. Realty Income requires all team members to complete an annual cybersecurity course in addition to the periodic training and education opportunities provided by the IT Staff and third-party vendors. Topics addressed include data privacy, personally identifiable information (PII), current cyber threats (i.e., malware, ransomware and theft of proprietary information) and general technology-related topics.

Community Partnerships & Charitable Giving

We believe that giving back to our community is an extension of our mission to improve the lives of our shareholders, our employees, and their families. Our Community Partnerships & Charitable Giving reflects our strong commitment to being a responsible corporate citizen and taking an active role in the betterment of the communities in which our employees and shareholders live and work.

As such, Realty Income and its team members have taken an active role in supporting communities through civic involvement with non-profit organizations and corporate donations. We offer our team members matching gift opportunities and a “Dollars for Doers” program.

Our non-profit activities resulted in approximately 725 company-sponsored employee volunteer hours in 2017, principally through our partnership with San Diego Habitat for Humanity®. Our employees have also provided educational services to at-risk youth, senior citizens, funding to local foodbanks, and toys for underserved children. Realty Income is also a member of the local Chamber of Commerce. We are proud of the efforts we have made to date and look forward to continuing to strengthen our impact as part of the successful operations of The Monthly Dividend Company®.

Community Partnerships

The following criteria are used as guidelines in selecting the organizations the company supports:

  • Serve and strengthen the San Diego community,
  • Have relevance to the real estate sector,
  • Support community through education,
  • Promote environmentally and/or socially sustainable behavior.
2017 Realty Income Habitat for Humanity Volunteer
2016 Realty Income Habitat for Humanity Corporate Responsibility
Realty Income Gift Drive
2016 Realty Income Habitat for Humanity Work
2016 Realty Income Habitat for Humanity Group Shot

Habitat for Humanity®

San Diego Habitat for Humanity Inc. (SDHFH), the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a nonprofit organization that builds simple, decent and affordable homes for ownership by local families in need.

Realty Income has partnered with San Diego Habitat for Humanity since 2015. The partnership has included donations totaling $425,000 and the hard work of employee volunteers who helped install siding, roofing, permeable pavers, paint, plant landscaping, and build fencing at the final two homes of Habitat’s Foundation Lane Community in El Cajon, CA in 2015, the Imperial Beach Neighborhood Revitalization Project in 2016, Comm22 in Logan Heights, CA in 2017, and The Ballantyne Site in El Cajon, CA in 2018. At three worksites, employees also assembled playhouses to benefit another nonprofit, Head Start.

“Through our Corporate Responsibility Program, we are pleased to work with San Diego Habitat for Humanity and honored to support the partner families,” said John P. Case, CEO of Realty Income. “We have had a significant presence in San Diego County since our company’s founding in 1969 and it is important to us to continue to positively impact our local community.”

Learn more about these events at San Diego Habitat for Humanity.

San Diego Nonprofit Organizations

Each year, Realty Income selects San Diego organizations to partner with to host two events - a food drive and a “giving tree” holiday wish drive. For the food drives, team members collect canned goods, non-perishable food items and monetary donations. The holiday “giving tree” encourages employees to select wish ornaments with specific information about a child to assist in providing that child with his/her wish for the holidays.

All monetary donations are matched by Realty Income with a cap per donation, and in 2017 the company provided approximately 9,000 meals and $5,500 in food to the local community, and over 230 wishes which account for over $12,000 in gifts.