NAREE's Annual Real Estate Journalism Conference

NAREE's Miami 2020 Conference to be held the Kimpton EPIC Hotel – June 24-27

NAREE’s Miami 2020 conference is designed to boost your career and help you meet peers covering real estate journalism

NAREE's annual conference brings journalists together for professional development, the 70th annual journalism awards program, residential and commercial real estate industry trends panels and tours, and more

NAREE leaders continue to prepare for the Miami 2020 conference while monitoring CDC guidelines on travel and public meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Those restrictions currently run through May 11. Please email with your questions.
The NAREE team's years of experience in helping journalists make plans right before the conference could prove even more helpful this year. Please reach out to NAREE Executive Director Mary Doyle-Kimball anytime at All members of Team NAREE are looking forward to helping you in any way possible during these challenging times.  
As we continue to plan the conference content and logistics, we will send you updates via email as new information becomes available to us. So email us at to be included in the email list for future updates. 
NAREE board members are hoping to see you in Miami for what promises to be an amazing conference including:  
NAREE University’s peer-to-peer skill-building journalism workshops to be offered at breakfast and lunch.
NAREE Vice President Jeff Collins, Orange County Register/Southern California Newspaper Group award-winning reporter is NAREE University's 2020 Dean.
This year's sessions will help journalists:
• Navigate the New Census data site
• Ramp up investigative reporting skills for real estate stories
• Consider limits on social media posts
• Learn about new media innovations
• Exchange insights on covering COVID-19's impact on real estate
Headliner panels for journalists covering commercial and residential real estate to be offered in morning and afternoon sessions.
Attendees will hear from economists, industry analysts, developers, builders, brokers and other newsmakers in panel sessions moderated by NAREE’s award-winning media leaders.
Expect speakers and panels on:
• COVID-19 and its impact on new home building, multifamily/mixed use, seniors housing, retail, hospitality, office markets, resale transactions, mortgage rates, capital sources, luxe, wellness design, and more
• Climate change and the built environment -- zoning and code conflicts, mixed use modifications, and architectural and engineering innovations, and more
• Opportunity Zones and affordable housing
• Data analytics and mid-year forecasts
Special Events for Miami 2020
  • NAREE's 70th Annual Real Estate Journalism Awards presentation Friday, June 26 at 7 PM
  • NAREE's Bruss Book Awards Luncheon on Friday, June 24 at 12 noon
  • NAREE's Meet the Press -- with one-one meetings with journalists covering commercial and residential real estate
  • Miami area tours which illustrate redevelopment trends for climate change and neighborhood revitalization 

NAREE’s 2020 Miami conference has it all under one roof.

The conference begins at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 24 and concludes on Saturday, June 27 in the afternoon with a tentative Saturday field trip to Miami Beach.  

NAREE's headquarters hotel is the luxe Kimpton Epic: Balconies with skyline views of the Miami River, Biscayne Bay and Miami city lights; great pools and spa; complimentary WiFi, bikes, yoga mats and more. Scroll down for hotel reservation links and conference registration.
The pool on the 17th floor 

Miami 2020 Conference registration is open now.  Please follow the steps below that apply to you -- Register by April 15 to receive the discounted conference registration fee. Reserve your hotel room now to be sure the special NAREE rate is available:

1. Join or pay your 2020 dues (if you haven't already - does not apply to speakers or regional media covering the conference.). Click on the Join/Renew Tab or Join NAREE – CLICK HERE

2. After your 2020 dues are paid, Download the 2020 Miami Conference Registration Form – CLICK HERE Please fill out the form and email it to Please read NAREE's Policy on the Conference Code of Conduct immediately following these steps. (Applies to all. – Speakers must fill out the registration form, but do not have pay registration fees if they are not attending the full conference.)

3. Industry Associates and Speakers: After you complete registration for the NAREE conference and email the registration form to -- Step 2 above -- you are eligible to access the NAREE hotel room block at Kimpton EPIC Miami – CLICK HERE

You must reserve your hotel room at the Kimpton Epic -- using the link above on a personal computer --  by Monday May 15 to get the $169 Industry Associate rate.  Those who register for the NAREE Conference after May 11 also may not be able to have their names published in the Miami Conference Program book in the Conference Pre-registrant section. Some after hour conference activities may fill up fast, so it's first come first served. You can cancel hotel up to 72 hours prior to arrival so reserve your hotel now.

4. Journalists only: Please complete the NAREE conference registration form and email your NAREE conference registration form to  You can make your own hotel reservations using the link for the journalists only rate click here -- $149 Media Rate no later than Monday, May 15, 2020.  Every journalist must register with NAREE first to receive this rate. This block is VERY limited and will fill up fast. First come, first served. if the rate is not available through this link, call  NAREE Executive Director mary Doyle-Kimball at  561-391-1983 to see if she can get the rate for you.  All hotel reservations may be called up to 72 hours prior to arrival.  

5. Journalism Fellows: NAREE will make your hotel reservations for you. Email your fellowship application from to NAREE by May 1.

Remember on-site NAREE conference registration is only available on a space available basis. Call or text: 561-391-1983 before you make plans to make sure registration is still available. 

Questions/problems with registration or membership — contact the NAREE office. Email: or text/voicemail: 561-391-1983.  Note the Agenda with meeting room numbers will be listed below starting in late May, 2020.

NAREE Conference Policy Statement — Code of Conduct

NAREE’s conference mission is to bring members together to elevate the profession of real estate journalism by providing a platform to exchange best practices in real estate journalism and to learn about the latest trends, innovations, forecasts and resources in the real estate industry. Many thousands of hours — including volunteer hours — go into creating an environment that fosters this mission. To assure that everyone involved with the conference benefits fully from the conference, NAREE, following a move by other professional organizations, has created a code of conduct. This code of conduct is specifically designed to support a healthy, safe and non-threatening environment for all.

Conference registrants, leaders, moderators, volunteers, speakers, panelists, and conference staff must read and agree to follow NAREE’s conference policy before they attend the conference.

This code of conduct policy applies to all NAREE conferees (listed above) and all conference and event spaces, including registration, meeting rooms, reception areas, hospitality suites, field trip transportation and venues, as well as and social media referencing NAREE and/or #NAREE2019. 

Conferees must agree to comport themselves in a professional manner while attending NAREE conference events, just as they are expected to do in their respective workplaces. They must exercise good judgment not to intentionally offend, intimidate or harass fellow conferees. All conferees   should take good care to remain in group event areas during conference event functions and to follow safe practices during off hours.

 Here are some specific protocols:

If you have any concerns that a conference participant or group of participants is not following NAREE’s policy and/or you believe that an individual or group is deliberately behaving in an unhealthy, intimidating or harassing manner, please contact NAREE’s Executive Director or a member of NAREE’s Executive Board immediately. If you cannot spot a NAREE leader during meeting hours, please go to the NAREE Conference Registration Desk and request that a NAREE leader come to the desk to meet with you.  If you are at a NAREE social event, please contact the NAREE event leader listed in the conference program book who will contact NAREE’s Executive Director and Executive Board Members as quickly as possible. Please note NAREE conference media leader photos are in the conference program book. 

If the unacceptable behavior emanates from someone not affiliated with the conference, and you are not in a conference area, please go to the Front Desk of the hotel and ask for hotel security first. Please also ask the hotel representative to help you contact a NAREE leader to assist you. 

If a NAREE leader has been contacted regarding an episode of harassing, intimidating or physical misbehavior, after the fact, that leader will contact NAREE’s Executive Director and NAREE’s President. NAREE executive leaders will assess the situation by speaking to both parties as quickly as possible and contacting appropriate authorities if warranted — there will be no exceptions to this protocol. 

Conference participants who are engaged in blatantly intimidating and harassing behavior will be asked to stop the offensive behavior immediately. Participants in question are expected to comply immediately. NAREE conference leaders will warn all associated with the conference who are not acting in the spirit of the conference mission that they may be asked to leave the conference.

Here are some specific examples of unacceptable behaviors: 

  • Voicing offensive comments to others at the conference related to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, religion and disability.
  • Deliberately intimidating or stalking others at the conference.
  • Initiating inappropriate or non-consensual physical contact and/or unwelcome sexual attention at any time during NAREE’s conference.
  • Disrupting speakers, panelists, moderators or NAREE leaders at NAREE conference events.
  • Defacing NAREE property and/or breaking into locked NAREE conference spaces and unlawfully removing or damaging property that is not their own.

If a participant in question has been warned, ignores the warning and continues to engage in inappropriate behavior, NAREE’s Executive Director and Executive Board may immediate expel the participant in question from the NAREE conference without a conference fee refund, among other appropriate action. If criminal activity is suspected, law-enforcement officials will be contacted. If physical abuse is suspected, medical and mental-health professionals may be contacted as well.

Audio Visual/Social Media Harassment:  NAREE asks that all associated with the conference ask permission before taking photos or recording other conferees and placing said photos and recordings on social media or Web sites of any kind; or disseminating said photos and recordings in any manner whatsoever. Photos of and comments by panelists are exempt from this policy and may be distributedPlease note: NAREE reserves and retains the right to appoint official photographers and videographers at the conference to photograph and record group events for publicity and educational purposes. Any individual who does not want to be officially photographed or recorded either individually or as part of a group shot, must email the conference director at five (5) working days prior to the Wednesday start of the conference, and must make every effort to step out of any posed photos or pre-planned videos. 

Helpful Tips 

Metrorail from Miami International Airport (MIA) to the Epic. Recommended.  Take Metrorail to Government Center. Take the Metromover to the Hyatt stop and walk across the street.

Tri-Rail from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL). Several transfers make it challenging after a long flight with heavy luggage.  The Shuttle to the Griffin Road Tri-Rail Station.  Take Tri-Rail to Metro Transfer Station.  Take Metroliner to Government Center. Take the Metromover to the Hyatt stop and walk across the street to the Epic.

Brightline from Palm Beach International Airport (PBI). Check the app for discounts.  Take the airport shuttle to the West palm Brightline station. Take Britline to Miami City Central station.  Take Metromover to the Hyatt stop and walk across the street.

Uber is available at all airports.  Lyft -- Check for discounts if taking a train for at least one leg of your journey. 

Ship packages more more than 2 days prior to the event:

Kimpton Epic Miami - Receiving Department

Hold for Arrival - NAREE Mary Doyle-Kimball Exec. Dir

ATTN: (Contact Name and Phone Number & Exhibitor Company Name)

270 Biscayne Way, Miami, FL 33131


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