Making the Case for NAREE's June Conference in Austin

Content and professional development planned for both residential and commercial reporters; networking and renewal time built in; and take aways from the awards programs.



Beth DeCarbo, Wall Street Journal, Columnist;  2020 chairman of the Board and 2019 NAREE President 


If you can stomach it, take a trip to Six Flags in New Jersey, home of Kingda Ka, the fastest roller coaster in the U.S. A hydraulic launch enables cars to accelerate from 0 to 128 mph in 3.5 seconds.

Covering real-estate in the 24/7 internet age doesn’t pack the G-force of Kingda Ka, but the job comes with its own jaw-dropping moments.

In the past year, news of trade tariffs, rising interest rates, changes to federal tax law, consumer confidence and housing policy have dominated the headlines. As journalists, we’re obligated to inform readers of the shifting landscape and explain how it affects their day-to-day lives.

It isn’t easy, especially when the media has been attacked as an enemy of the people. Also like Kingda Ka, it’s not for wimps.

Happily, there’s NAREE.

This organization is committed to bringing journalists together to network, share best practices and learn about all the facets of real-estate. At our annual conference—this year in hot-and-happening Austin—some of the industry’s top economists and experts will be provide insights and data essential for smart, informed stories. Breakout sessions feature top journalists and key industry leaders who dive deeper into the complexities of real estate.

We’re always looking for ways to make the conference meaningful in the constantly evolving world of journalism. I invite you to share your ideas for speakers and sessions that will sharpen your skills.

I look forward to meeting you – yes, you! – and hearing what’s new on your beat.