Wednesday • June 11
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Registration and NAREE’s Meet the Press Sign-up - Grand Foyer, 3rd floor, Westin Oaks
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Cyber Café - Consulate Room, 3rd floor, Westin Oaks
8:30 AM Welcome Breakfast - Consort Ballroom ll, 3rd floor, Westin Oaks
NAREE Conference Chair Ralph Bivins, RealtyNewsReport; NAREE President Daniel Taub, Bloomberg News and NAREE Board Chair Kris Hudson, Wall Street Journal.
8:35 AM - 9:10 AM Welcome to H-Town - Consort Ballroom II Nancy Sarnoff, Houston Chronicle; Lynn Cook, Wall Street Journal and Shelby Hodge, CultureMap. Moderator: Ralph Bivins, RealtyNewsReport.
9:15 AM - 9:55 AM NAREE University: Radio - Behind the Mic and On the Air - Consort Ballroom II Andrew Schneider, KUHF Public Radio; Houston Business Journal publisher John Beddow, BusinessMakers Radio Show and Shad Bogany, “Real Estate Corner” KWWJ 1360. Moderator: Brent Clanton, News92 FM.
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Opening Speaker: Hugh F. Kelly, Chair, Counselors of Real Estate. Consort Ballroom II
CRE Reports: Top 10 Issues Facing Residential and Commercial Real Estate.
10:35 AM - 11:25 AM Vacation Homes 2014
- Consort Ballroom II Natalie Binder, Telluride Rentals; Ben Jenkins, Land Advisors Resort Solutions and Matey Veissi, Veissi & Associates. Moderator: Laura Elder, Galveston County Daily News.
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM NAREE University: Beyond Hashtagging at NAREE’s Tweet Up Lunch - Consort Ballroom II Erica Campbell Byrum, Homes.com; Coy Davidson, Colliers International and David Levitt, Bloomberg News. Moderator: Michelle Jarboe McFee, Plain Dealer.
12:35 PM - 1:25 PM Shopping Centers Tomorrow: Clicks, Bricks & Sticks - Consort Ballroom II Christopher Volk, STORE Capital; Gerald Crump, Weingarten Realty Investors; Michael Lagazo, Sperry Van Ness and Naveen Jaggi, CBRE. Moderator: Donna Howell, Investor’s Business Daily.
1:30 PM - 2:20 PM Healthy 21st Century Communities, By Design - Consort Ballroom II Rachel MacCleery, Urban Land Institute and Kinder Baumgardner, SWA Group. Moderator: Tim Bryant, St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
2:25 PM - 3:15 PM The Latest in Luxe Housing - Consort Ballroom II Frank Malpica, ERA; Martha Turner, Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty and Nick Segal, Partners Trust. Moderator: Mike Moffa, Unique Homes.
3:20 PM - 4:10 PM The Multifamily Boom - Consort Ballroom II Martin Fein, Fein Interests; IREM President Joseph Greenblatt, Sunrise Management and Mark Obrinsky, National Multifamily Housing Council. Moderator: Arielle Kass, Atlanta Journal Constitution.
4:15 PM - 4:55 PM NAREE University: Freelancing Forum: What Editors Want from Freelancers and What Freelancers Want from Editors - Consort Ballroom II Matt Hudgins, Freelance writer, New York Times and others; Marcie Geffner, California-based freelance writer/editor; Elizabeth Razzi, Editor, Urban Land magazine and Patricia Garcia, Editor, NewHomeSource. Moderator: Mary Umberger, Freelance columnist and writer, Chicago Tribune, NewHomeSource and others.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Opening Reception - Consort Ballroom I, 3rd floor, Westin Oaks Hotel
Introduction: NAREE President Daniel Taub, Bloomberg News. Remarks: Chaille Ralph, Chair, Houston Association of Realtors. Official Welcome: Houston Mayor Annise Parker.
6:05 PM - 7:30 PM Uptown/Up-Close Reception at WaterWall Place (One block from Westin) Overview: John Breeding, Uptown Houston District and Kevin Batchelor, Hines. Introduction: NAREE Conference Chair Ralph Bivins, RealtyNewsReport. Walk back to the hotel with colleagues via the WaterWall sculpture in the park.
9:00 PM - 10:30 PM President’s Suite - 21st floor, Westin Oaks
NAREE President Daniel Taub, Bloomberg News. Enjoy a specialty spirits tasting with light bites while connecting with media colleagues at this lively networking tradition.
Thursday • June 12
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Registration and NAREE’s Meet the Press Sign-up - Grand Foyer, 3rd floor, Westin Oaks
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Cyber Café - Consulate Room, 3rd floor, Westin Oaks
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Thursday Breakfast - Texas-style Buffet. Grand Foyer
8:05 AM - 8:50 AM Mining for Data Workshop - Consort Ballroom II 3rd floor, Westin Oaks
Steve Cook, Real Estate Economy Watch; David Crowe, National Association of Home Builders and Luis Torres, Texas A&M Real Estate Center. What data goes into myriad real estate reports bombarding reporters and how to drill down quickly for enterprise stories.
8:55 AM - 9:25 AM Design Trends – The 21st Century Corporate Campus - Consort Ballroom II Hal B. Sharp, Gensler.
9:30 AM - 10:20 AM The Boom in Home Building - Consort Ballroom II Brad Hunter, Metrostudy; John Johnson, David Weekley Homes and Will Holder, Trendmaker Homes. Moderator: Kris Hudson, Wall Street Journal.
10:25 AM - 11:25 AM NAREE’s Commercial Real Estate Symposium - Consort Ballroom II, Matt Khourie, CBRE Global Investors; John Sikaitis, JLL - Jones Lang LaSalle; H.T. “Trey” Odom, Avera Cos.; Cassie Stinson, BoyarMiller and Chip Clarke, Transwestern. Moderator: Suzann Silverman, Commercial Property Executive.
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Fireside Chat and Q & A - Consort Ballroom II Anthony Hsieh, CEO and founder, loanDepot with Moderator: Daniel Taub, Bloomberg News.
12:05 PM - 1:05 PM NAREE University Lunch: The New Species of American Media - Consort Ballroom II Catie Dixon, Bisnow; Jay McKenzie, NewHomeSource; Clifford Pugh, CultureMap; Michael Walsh, The Real Reporter. Moderator: Matt Strozier, Wall Street Journal.
1:10 PM - 2:10 PM Forum: The Future of Online Real Estate - Consort Ballroom II Errol Samuelson, Zillow; Bob Hale, Houston Association of Realtors; Eric Koenig, Hubzu. Andy Woolley, Homes.com; Lanny Baker, ZipRealty and Michael Kane from realtor.com. Moderator: Matt Carter, Inman News.
2:20 PM All Aboard NAREE University’s Mobile Lab. Houston real estate trends tour: Luxury housing in River Oaks, Sustainable LEED Platinum custom home on the edge of The Heights; Downtown Houston highlights and Reception at a 102-year-old tower being transformed into a JW Marriott. Speakers: LaVerne Williams, Environment Associates; Al Ross, Al Ross Luxury Homes; Bill Franks, Pearl Hospitality; Laura Van Ness, Central Houston Inc. and Angie Bertinot, Houston Downtown Management District.
6:30 PM Shuttles arrive back at Westin Oaks Hotel.
9:00 PM - 10:30 PM NAREE President’s Suite - 21st floor, Westin Oaks
NAREE President Daniel Taub, Bloomberg News. Special Guest: Houston Chronicle Assistant Business Editor Ronnie Crocker, author of "Houston Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in the Bayou City." Enjoy libations and light bites while connecting with media colleagues during this lively networking tradition.
Friday • June 13
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Registration and NAREE’s Meet the Press Sign-up - Grand Foyer, 3rd floor, Westin Oaks
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Cyber Café - Consulate Room 3rd floor, Westin Oaks
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM NAREE University Awards Day Breakfast: Covering Luxury Housing - Consort Ballroom II, 3rd floor, Westin Oaks
Candace Evans, Candy’s Dirt; Camilla McLaughlin, Unique Homes and Valerie Kellogg, Newsday. Moderator: Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times.
8:55 AM - 9:55 AM Mid-Year Economic Forecast - Consort Ballroom II Lawrence Yun, National Association of Realtors; Stan Humphries, Zillow; Mark Fleming, CoreLogic and Jed Kolko, Trulia. Moderator: Steve Brown, Dallas Morning News.
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Keynote Speaker - Consort Ballroom II C. Hastings “Hasty” Johnson, Vice Chairman, Hines. Introduction: Prashant Gopal, Bloomberg News.
10:35 AM - 11:30 AM Affordability in an Era of Rising Homes Prices - Consort Ballroom II Tom O’Grady, ProTeck Valuation; Mary Lawler, Avenue CDC and Rob Chrane, Down Payment Resources. Moderator: Heather Perlberg, Bloomberg News.
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM NAREE's Robert Bruss Real Estate Book Awards Luncheon - The Roof, 21st floor, Westin Oaks
NAREE Past President Leigh Robinson, author/publisher, "Landlording."
1:00 PM - 1:25 PM Real Estate Market Trends - Consort Ballroom II Rick Sharga, Executive Vice President, Auction.com.
1:30 PM - 2:25 PM Investing in Single-Family - Consort Ballroom II Daren Blomquist; RealtyTrac; Jack McCabe, McCabe Research and Consulting; David Hicks, HomeVestors and Dan Ganguly, HomeUnion. Moderator: John Gittelsohn, Bloomberg News.
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM NAREE University: The State of Real Estate Coverage - Consort Ballroom II Melissa C. Gillespie, Ocean Home magazine; Harold Bubil, Sarasota Herald-Tribune; Beth DeCarbo, Wall Street Journal Mansion; Matt Valley, France Media and Stuart Elliott, The Real Deal. Co-Moderators: Dion Haynes, Washington Post and Suzann Silverman, Commercial Property Executive.
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM NAREE’s Meet the Press – Westin Oaks, Consort Ballroom I.
Chair: Sue Doerfler, Arizona Republic. Three-minute one-on one, meetings with 40 of nation's leading real estate journalists covering residential and commercial real estate including home design and green building. Panelists as of May 29th: Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times; Ralph Bivins, RealtyNewsReport; Sam Black, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal; Mary Beth Breckenridge, Akron Beacon Journal; Steve Brown, Dallas Morning News; Harold Bubil, Sarasota Herald-Tribune; Matt Carter, Inman News; Gina Cervetti, Wall Street Journal This Morning; Jeff Collins, Orange County Register; Candy Evans and Joanna England, Candy's Dirt.com; Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle; June Fletcher, Naples Daily News; Patricia Garcia, NewHomesSource; John Gittelsohn, Bloomberg News; Ken Harney, Washington Post Writers Group and others; Dion Haynes, Washington Post; Carol Hazard, Richmond Times- Dispatch; Donna Howell, Investor's Business Daily; Kris Hudson, Wall Street Journal; Arielle Kass, Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Valerie Kellogg, Newsday; David Levitt, Bloomberg News; Michelle Jarboe McFee, Plain Dealer; Camilla McLaughlin, Unique Homes and others; Kimberly Miller, Palm Beach Post; Mark Moffa, Unique Homes; Bryan Pope, Texas A&M Real Estate Center; Mike Ratliff, Multi-Housing News and Commercial Property Executive; Elizabeth Razzi, Urban Land; Jessica Rourk, Zillow blog; Josh Salman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune; Suzann Silverman, Commercial Property Executive; Daniel Taub, Bloomberg News; Mary Umberger, Freelance writer and columnist Chicago Tribune; Matt Valley, France Media; Lois Weiss, New York Post columnist and Teke Wiggin, Inman News.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM NAREE's 85th Anniversary Reception. Westin Oaks Grand Foyer. A celebratory toast to the members of the nation's only professional association of writers, editors, columnists, bloggers authors and communicators covering the broad field of real estate. Cocktails and a full array of delectable hors doeuvres and fun surprises. Houston Conference Chair and Past President Ralph Bivins.
6:15 PM - 8:00 PM 64th Annual NAREE Journalism Competition Awards Presentation and Reception. The Roof, 21st Floor. Presiding leaders: Daniel Taub, Bloomberg News; Kris Hudson, Wall Street Journal and Harold Bubil, Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM Apres Awards President’s Suite - 21st Floor Daniel Taub, Bloomberg News. Enjoy libations and light bites while connecting with media colleagues during this lively networking tradition.
Saturday • June 14
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM Cyber Café Open - Consulate Room
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM NAREE University Breakfast: Saturday Morning Review - Consort Ballroom II, A roundtable discussion and back stories with award winners of NAREE’s 64th Annual Real Estate Journalism Competition. Co-Moderators: NAREE Board Chair Kris Hudson, Wall Street Journal and NAREE President Daniel Taub, Bloomberg News.
9:00 - 9:30 AM General Membership Meeting - Consort Ballroom II. NAREE President Daniel Taub, Bloomberg News.
9:45 AM All Aboard for NAREE’s Saturday Sojourn
10:30 AM Ahoy – Board Woodlands Tour Boat. Speaker: Tim Welbes, President, The Woodlands Development Co.
11:45 AM East Shore Home Tour, The Woodlands
12:30 PM Box Lunch and Exxon Mobil Campus Windshield Tour – The Nation’s Largest Construction Project
1:30 PM Arrive at IAH Airport
2:00 PM Arrive at Westin Oaks and Conference Concludes