51st Annual Real Estate Journalism Conference

Denver, Colorado - June 14-17, 2017 - Brown Palace Hotel


Click HERE to Download the 2017 Denver Spring Conference Registration Form with    


Journalists, Speakers and Paid 2017 NAREE Industry Associate Members -- Hotel Rooms:

To Reserve a room at the historic Brown Palace Hotel at NAREE’s discounted rate of $199

Brown Palace In-House Reservations: (303) 297-3111
Marriott: (800) 627-7468
Marriott Online Reservations



Journalist only Hotel Rooms:

To reserve a room at the newly renovated Holiday Inn Express located directly above 
NAREE's Grand Ballroom Meeting Space

Holiday Inn In-House will be 303-296-0400
Holiday Inn Express Express Reservations: (800) 315-2621
Holiday Inn Online Reservations


Important information for All Conferees:
To attend the NAREE Conference in Denver you need to complete these three steps:
1. Pay your 2017 dues (if you haven’t already).
2. Register with NAREE for the 2017 Denver Conference using the printable pdf. available  at the top of this page.
3. Reserve your Hotel in the NAREE room block at either the Brown Palace -- available to all conferees or the  Holiday Inn Express -- Journalists only.

(Or let us know that you’re staying with friends or family.)

More Hotel Info:
The iconic Brown Palace Hotel is connected by skybridge to the recently renovated Holiday Inn Express in Downtown Denver. The General Sessions are on the Holiday Inn side of the skybridge. Some special NAREE events are on the Brown Palace side of the skybridge. The Historic Brown Palace Hotel & Spa - Open Continuously Since 1892 — is part of the Marriott Autograph Collection of Unique Boutique Hotels. Holiday Inn Express is part o the IHG rewards program.

Mail packages to:
Name of Hotel Guest
c/o NAREE Meeting June 14-17
Brown Palace Hotel & Spa
321 17th Street, Denver, Colorado, 80202, USA
303-297-3111 (or your own cell)


Brown Palace info:

Enjoy an Afternoon Break with Tea & Crumpets - Brown Palace offers traditional English High Tea in the afternoons with Devonshire cream shipped directly from England.

"The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, Autograph Collection, synonymous with extraordinary service since 1892, invites you to experience a new level of luxury Downtown Denver hotels. Home to a collection of 241 distinct guestrooms and suites, including our new Signature Inclusive rooms, this celebrated choice in Downtown Denver hotels spoils guests with contemporary amenities like twice daily maid service, plush terry robes, complimentary Wi-Fi in Lobby and pure artesian water from our own well. The hotel also boasts six unique restaurants and bars, a boutique spa and nearly 20,000 square feet of meeting space, making the Brown Palace as appropriate for an adventurous jetsetter as it is for a corporate-minded CEO." --- Excerpt From BrownPalace.com


Detailed Itinerary for the 2017 Denver Spring Conference Coming Soon.

Meeting begins Wednesday, June 14 at 8 AM and ends Saturday, June 17 and will follow the pattern from the 2016 meeting in New Orleans.  Last year's schedule is located at the bottom of this page.


NAREE University 2017 Preview

By Dion Haynes

Washington Post and NAREE Vice President

During NAREE’s Denver Conference NAREE will offer a series of peer-to- peer journalism workshops. Sessions are meant for editors, writers, bloggers — both freelancers and staffwriters. Here’s what’s on the docket to date:

Enhancing Your Brand: A look at how to use social media and other tools to raise the profile of your work and yourself. Learn how to expand your audience and parlay your real estate reporting expertise into TV appearances, syndication and books.

Freelancer Inc.: A look at how to organize your freelance business whether you're doing it full-time or on the side. Learn how to pitch stories to get more work, juggle assignments for multiple media outlets and organize your billing and tax operations.

Merging Data and Narrative: A look at how to add oomph to your reporting and writing. Learn how to add depth to your reporting through a plethora of housing and real estate data sets and add sophis- tication to your writing through compelling stories of real people to illustrate the numbers.

Podcasts Demystified: A look at the rapidly expanding world of podcasts. Learn how you can create your own programming on this platform which has exploded in the past two years following the "Serial" podcast and is becoming the go- to tool of journalists and media outlets. 

Brown Palace Hotel in Denver, CO






Harrah's Hotel, New Orleans June 8-11, 2016 

NEW ORLEANS 2015 Conference Planner/Agenda

Harrah's New Orleans Hotel is the headquarters of NAREE's 2016 Annual Real Estate Journalism Conference. This posh 26-story hotel was awarded Four-Diamonds by AAA and features 450 "oversized" rooms -- some overlooking the Mississippi River. A self-contained Caesars destination with excellent meeting space, Harrah's is located in front of the lively Warehouse District, across from the Mississippi River boardwalk and a few blocks from the French Quarter. The adjacent casino houses a John Besh restaurant and the Masquerade nightclub as well as myriad other dining and coffee options.
Preview Plans for Real Estate Industry Speakers and NAREE University Speakers 
NAREE's June Conference in New Orleans will celebrate 50 years of successfully blending news making sessions with, trends tours and professional development panels under one roof. 
NAREE President Steve Brown, Dallas Morning News; Vice President Michelle Jarboe, Plain Dealer; Dion Haynes, Washington Post and Past Presidents Daniel Taub, Bloomberg News and Ralph Bivins, Realty News Report have been working on news-making con- tent and professional development ideas. Look for panels on:
• Affordable Housing
• Adaptive Reuse
• International Investors in the US
During NAREE’s spring conference in New Orleans, NAREE will offer a series of journalist-filled panel discussions designed to help manage the workload and promote it. 
NAREE University programming will link journalists with a series of experts and hard-working peers. Editors, newspaper writers, bloggers and Instagrammers, will  leave with new ideas, implements and inspiration.
This year’s sessions include:
Managing – and Benefiting from – Social Media: A look at ways to hone the journalist's online presence. Find out about what works, what doesn’t and how real-life metrics compare to expectations.

Five Online Tools You Can Use, from Data to Documents: A primer on interesting, and often free, programs that can help  add more oomph to a story. A must-attend for journalists who find themselves playing reporter, photographer, data analyst, graphic artist and search-engine optimization specialist, all in one.

Facebook as a Storytelling Mechanism: A deeper dive into the big gorilla of social-media sites. NAREE university experts will discuss how media organizations are using Facebook, what makes a story “share-able” and why you need to pay attention to the site’s ever- changing features and algorithms.

Enterprise Reporting in a Digital World: A discussion about how to make time for projects, from features that take a few weeks to months-long investigations, and how to position them for success in a click-focused world.
The Anatomy of Award-Winning Stories: A visit with the professionals who produced some of the year’s standout real estate journalism. 

Wednesday – June 8

8:30 AM to 6:00 PM Registration and Meet the Press Sign-up

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM  Welcome Breakfast 

8:30 AM NAREE University: Facebook Storytelling

9:20 AM The Big Easy: Resilience in a French Quarter Culture

10:15 AM Top 10 Issues Facing Real Estate

10:50 AM Resilient Cities 

11:55 AM NAREE University Lunch: Social Media 

1:15 PM New Design Trends: Creative Office Space

2:15 PM New Generation Homes

3:10 PM Today’s Hotels

4:05 PM Find & Flip: Single-Family Investing

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Opening Reception  

8:00 PM to10:00 PM  - President’s Suite

Thursday – June 9

8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Breakfast 

8:05 AM NAREE University: Online Tools 

9:00 AM Home Building Outlook

10:00: AM The Adaptive Re-use of Historic Properties

11:00 AM Economic Symposium: Threats to Commercial Realty

11:30 AM Real Estate Topics

12:00 PM NAREE University Lunch: New Media Species

1:05 PM Disruptive Real Estate Issues and Technology

2:10 PM Vacation Homes and Resort Trends

3:05 PM Mixed-Use Development

4:00 PM Realty Hot Spots

5:00 PM to 6 PM Throwback Thursday Reception

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Historic Properties

9:00 PM to 11:00 PM - NAREE President’s Suite 

Friday – June 10

8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Breakfast  

8:05 AM NAREE University Breakfast: Enterprise Reporting 

8:55 AM Affordable Shelter

9:55 AM The New Renters

10:30 AM Mid-Year Economic Forecast

12:00 PM to 12:55 PM NAREE's Robert Bruss Real Estate Book Awards Luncheon

1:10 PM Beyond Green: Net Zero

2:05 PM Mortgages & Millennials

3:00 PM Luxury Real Estate

4:00 PM to 5:15 PM  NAREE’s Meet the Press 

5:15 PM to 6:15 PM NAREE's 87th Anniversary Reception

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM  66th Annual NAREE Journalism Competition Awards Presentation and Reception.  

8:00 PM to 10:00 PM Apres Awards President’s Suite

Saturday – June 11

8:30 AM NAREE University Breakfast: Saturday Morning Review 

9:15 to 9:45 AM General Membership Meeting 

10:00 AM Conference Ends

Bookmark this page and check agenda updates on www.naree.org