Executive Director Notes

NAREE has reset its annual conference to December 6-9, 2020 at the Kimpton Epic in Miami. NAREE's annual 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. 

Real estate economists, CEOs, top home builders and brokers, and urban planners are invited to the conference each year.

NAREE University offers peer-to-peer sessions on how to sharpers skills, while a panel discussion with at this year's award-winners will offer an glimpse of how some of the winner work came to fruition. The NAREE conference also usually offers a tour of real estate properties indicative of site-specific national trends. Details TBA. The 2020 conference will kick off with a poolside reception at the Kimpton on sunday December 6.

NAREE's Journalism Competition and Bruss Book Awards are presented at the annual conference. Please pull down the Annual Conference tab to learn more about these programs and events and others like  the new mentoring program.


After joining NAREE or paying 2020 dues please go to the Annual Conference tab at the top of the page and follow the prompts. 

For those members who want to register soon for the conference and make hotel reservations, a flexible cancellation policy has been put in place.  And for those who are waiting, NAREE has decades of experience helping journalists attend at the last-minute.  Please reach out to me at nareeprograms@gmail with questions or concerns at any time.

Due to the Covid-19 meeting and travel restrictions -- NAREE President Catie Dixon has created two virtual forums for NAREE members to connect: NAREE University Live and NAREE's Industry Insights.  

NAREE University Live is a roundtable series for journalists to discuss what works and what's ahead during the pandemic. So far NAREE University Live has presented two virtual roundtables for journalists covering residential and commercial real estate: "Story Selection Changed World" was held on Thursday, May 7 at 7:00 PM EDT in a Zoom room. "Doing Our Jobs in a Changed World" was held April 16 also at 7 PM. Recaps are under the NU Live icon on the home page or NAREE University 

NAREE's Industry Insights kicked off  Thursday, June 25 at 2:00 PM Eastern with The Counselors of Real Estate's "2020-21 Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate" which includes factors impacting both residential and commercial real estate. All members welcome. Details here.

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

Besides online connectors, NAREE puts out regular member e-blasts and the NAREE E-News, a print version of the NAREE News a couple of times a year, an annual network directory and an annual conference program book -- all available in digital editions. 

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 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, 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 Doyle-Kimball
NAREE Executive Director and 1994 NAREE President