Executive Director Notes

Dear NAREE.org Visitors,

NAREE will hold its first-ever NAREE University Virtual Roundtable: "Doing Our Jobs in a Changed World"  on Thursday, April 16 at 7:00 PM in a Zoom room.

Join NAREE's Network to connect on Coronavirus coverage challenges and lessons learned when:

• The newsroom goes digital and everyone is working from home

• Sources work from home too

• You no longer cover real estate exclusively. 

NAREE President Catie Dixon, Bisnow Media Managing Editor will moderate a panel of five, award-winning journalists from around the country, followed by questions and comments from all participants.

Please follow us on Twitter (@NAREEnews), Instagram (instagram.com/NAREEnews), and Facebook (fb.com/NAREEnews). Look for the latest news about NAREE including sneak peaks of upcoming NAREE events and conferences. I hope you'll “like" what you see.

Besides online connectors, NAREE puts out a newsletter three times a year, an annual network directory and an annual conference program book -- all available in a digital edition. 

The NAREE News welcomes information on job changes and stories about how to cover housing and commercial real estate, and how to track down sources online. NAREE leaders write about news industry trends and tips to sharpen skills in all three of these publications.

NAREE membership is also about face-to-face contact, when possible. NAREE plans meetings in three different cities each year -- when members gather to cover industry events and NAREE has its own conference as well.

This year, NAREE's 54th Annual Conference is scheduled for June 24-27 in Miami at the Kimpton Epic.  NAREE leaders are monitoring government guidelines on travel and public meetings during the  COVID-19 pandemic as they continue to plan the conference.

NAREE's June conference makes it easy to network with colleagues and to keep abreast of real estate industry trends and best practices for real estate journalism coverage.

Expect mid-year updates from real estate economists, CEOs, top home builders and brokers, and urban planners. Each NAREE conference also offers tours of real estate properties indicative of site-specific national trends.

NAREE University, held at the annual conference, is designed to provide peer-to-peer professional development.

NAREE's journalism and book awards are presented at the annual conference as well. Please pull down the Spring Conference tab to learn more about these programs and events and others like  the new mentoring program "Office Hours" and "NAREE's Meet the Press' " a series of three-minute, one-on-one meetings with media members.

In the Fall, NAREE holds its board installation and leadership awards dinner as members meet to cover the National Association of Realtors Convention and Expo.  

You can also join us at NAREE winter hospitality reception during the International Builders show for a snapshot of NAREE's latest programs and events and hear insights on home and design trends.

NAREE is an association of active members –– reporters, writers, columnists editors and producers working in the broad field of real estate --  including both staffers and freelancers working for bonafide news outlets. NAREE also offers associate membership to communications professionals and writers who work for association and industry publications.  To join today, please pull down the Join/Renew tab, here on naree.org.

Questions -- or to receive a complimentary digital copy of the NAREE News, please contact me anytime at nareeprograms@gmail.com. 

I look forward to hearing from you,

Mary

Mary Doyle-Kimball
NAREE Executive Director and 1994 President