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49th Annual Real Estate Journalism Conference

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49th Annual NAREE Real Estate Journalism Conference - 

"A World View of Real Estate"

Intercontinental Hotel Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL 33131

June 24 - 27, 2015


NAREE Awards Day  

Friday, June 26 at the InterContinental Hotel Miami

  8:15 AM Awards Day Breakfast & NAREE University; Digital Journalism Challenges & Opportunities

  8:55 AM Mid-Year Economic Forecast 

11:00 AM Keynote Speaker: Ian Schrager 'Reinventing the Hotel, The Next Chapter'

12:05 PM Bruss Book Awards Luncheon 

  4:00 PM NAREE's Meet the Press

  5:15 PM NAREE Anniversary Reception

  6:30 PM 65th Annual Journalism Awards Presentation/Reception

  8:00 PM NAREE President's Suite


(Tentative agenda as of  5/23/2015 – subject to change – check here for updates)
Wednesday • June 24          
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM   Registration and NAREE’s Meet the Press Sign-up – Bayfront Foyer, first floor, InterContinental hotel
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM   Cyber Café - NAREE’s Press Room – Sevilla Room, first floor, InterContinental hotel. Computer charging station with robust coffee. (Post a story, meet a media colleague/industry expert, and peruse the press kits.)
            Zen Tea Room - Crandon Room, InterContinental. A buzz-free space for reporters on tough deadlines.
            Green Room – Boardroom, InterContinental. Moderator/speaker ready room. 
            Social Media Lounge, Bayfront Foyer  (Open 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM   Welcome Breakfast – Bayfront Ballroom A and B.  
 NAREE President Shonda Novak, Austin American-Statesman and Mary Doyle-Kimball, NAREE Executive Director  
8:40 AM - 9:40 AM   NAREE University: Real Estate Editor/Reporter Exchange Print & Digital Coverage Tends - Bayfront Ballroom A and B. Daniel Taub, Bloomberg News; Kris Hudson, Wall Street Journal, Dion Haynes, Washington Post, Ilyce Glink,Thinkglink.com and others. 
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM   Top 10 Issues Facing Residential and Commercial Real Estate - Bayfront Ballroom A and B. Opening Speaker:  Noah D. Shlaes, Chairman Counselors of Real Estate
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM   Global Urban Mixed-Use Design Trends & Challenges  - Bayfront Ballroom A and B. Bernardo Fort-Brescia, Arquitectonica heads up a panel of experts from ULI and the development industry. Moderator: Harold Bubil, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
11:15 AM -12:10 PM   Investing - With Foreclosures Winding Down, Is It Still Smart to Invest in Single Family? - Bayfront Ballroom A and B. Allan Weiss, CEO, Weiss Residential Research; Dan Ganguly, CEO, HomeUnion; David Hicks, Co-President, HomeVestors; and Tom O'Grady, CEO, Pro Teck Valuation Services. Moderator: TBA.
12:10 PM - 1:10 PM   NAREE University + Outside the Box Lunch -  Social Media as News Media: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest - Percentages and Practices: Who’s Doing What. Moderator: Michelle Jarboe McFee, The Plain Dealer - Bayfront Ballroom A and B. 
1:10 PM - 1:55 PM   Global Hospitality Update: New Environments and Lighter Footprints - Bayfront Ballroom A and B. Mark Woodworth, President, PKF Hospitality Research; Mark Ellert, CEO, Guy Harvey Outpost and George Heaton, President Heaton Companies. Moderator: Robyn Friedman, Freelance Writer - Wall Street Journal and others. 
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM   Luxury Real Estate – Bayfront Ballroom A and B. Jay Parker, CEO Douglas Elliman Real Estate  - Florida; Katrina Campins, founder, The Campins Co.; Jill Hertzberg and Jill Eber of Coldwell Banker; Judy Green, President and CEO, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty. Moderator: Stefanos Chen, Wall Street Journal - Mansion.
2:55 PM - 3:35 PM   Commercial Finance Update - Bayfront Ballroom A and B.  Brian Stoffers, Global President, CBRE Capital Markets; Russell Frahm, VP Mesa West Capital and Daniel Miller, President, Fundrise. Moderator: Suzann Silverman, Commercial Property Executive
3:40 PM - 4:30 PM   Mortgage Availability for Millennials and Other First-Time Buyers  - Ballroom A and B. David H. Stevens, CEO Mortgage Bankers Association; Franklin Codel, EVP, Wells Fargo.
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM   Real Estate on the Move: - Bayfront Ballroom A and B. Ryan O'Hara, CEO, Move, Inc.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM   Opening Reception InterContinental - Bayfront Ballroom A. 
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM   Sky Gallery Reception - One Thousand Museum Sales Gallery (11th St. & Biscayne Blvd) - Join the NAREE group aboard the Metromover north to preview the Perez Art Museum Miami's view of Biscayne Bay on the terrace and onto the reception in the One Thousand Museum sales gallery across the street, designed by architect Zaha Hadid. This 60-story luxury condo is the architect's first building in the Western Hemisphere. Opening remarks: Chris Lepine, Zaha Hadid Architects.
9:00 PM - 10:30 PM   President’s Suite - Tropical Currents
Thursday • June 25
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM   Registration and NAREE’s Meet the Press Sign-up – Bayfront Foyer, first floor, InterContinental hotel
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM   Cyber Café - NAREE’s Press Room – Sevilla Room. Computer charging station with robust coffee. (Post a story, meet a media colleague/industry expert, and peruse the press kits.)
           Zen Tea Room - Crandon Room. A buzz-free space for reporters on tough deadlines.
           Green Room – Boardroom. Moderator/speaker ready room. 
           Social Media Lounge, Bayfront Foyer (Open 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM    Thursday Breakfast + 
8:15 AM - 8:45 AM    NAREE University:  Your Social Media Presence Bayfront Ballroom A and B. Moderator: Valerie Kellogg, Newsday. Panelists: Harold Bubil, Sarasota Herald-Tribune; and Donna Howell, Investors Business Daily.
8:50 AM - 9:35 AM   Vacation Homes & Resort Development - Bayfront Ballroom A and B. Chris Cain, Author “Your ‘Made in the USA ’ Vacation” Home; John Klemish, The Greenbrier Sporting Club; and Jon Gray, HomeAway.  Moderator: Candy Evans, CandysDirt.com.
9:40 AM - 10:10 AM   New Home Trends in Today's Rebounding Market:  Keynote Speaker: Scott Stowell, CEO and President, Standard Pacific Homes. Moderator: Kris Hudson, Wall Street Journal - Bayfront Ballroom A and B.
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM   Online Real Estate Business Trends - Bayfront Ballroom A and B. Errol Samuelson, Chief Industry Development Officer, Zillow; David Mele, CEO, Homes.com; Brandon Ridenour, CTO HomeAdvisor;  Mazen Fawaz, CEO Agent Ace; Eric Eckardt, VP, Hubzu/Owners.com; and Luke Glass, Realtor.com. Moderator: Jean Dimeo, Silverlake Media
11:20 AM - 11:50 AM    Keynote Speaker:  R. Donahue "Don" Peebles, Founder and Chairman, The Peebles Corporation - Bayfront Ballroom A and B.
11:50 AM - 12:55 PM   NAREE University Lunch LabNew Media Species: Growing Regional and Global Real Estate Platforms - Bayfront Ballroom A and B. Polyana daCosta, ABUV Media; Jay McKenzie, NewHomeSource; Michael Walsh, The Real Reporter. Moderator: Ralph Bivins, Realty News Report.
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM   New Dimensions for Master Planning - Bayfront Ballroom A and B. Andy Carmody, Crescent Communities; Jackie Doak, Camana Bay and David Cobb, Metrostudy. 
1:55 PM - 2:25 PM   Condo Market Intel - Bayfront Ballroom A and B. Peter Zalewski, Condo Vultures. 
2:30 PM   NAREE University’s Mobile Lab: The Cranes on the Horizon/Luxury Retail - Board Miami's Metromover to loop around to Brickell City Centre and beyond (south of the hotel). Welcome Remarks and Q & A with Stephen Owens, President Swire Properties, developer of Brickell City Centre, an urban mixed-use development of 5.4 million gross square feet on three city blocks, comprising a hotel, office towers, retail, a wellness center and residential towers.
5:15 PM   Keynote Conversation Jorge M. Perez, The Related Group - Penthouse, 444 Brickell Ave. Moderators: Daniel Taub and John Gittelsohn, Bloomberg News
9:00 PM -10:30 PM    NAREE President’s Suite - Latin Infusion
Friday • June 26
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM    Registration and NAREE’s Meet the Press Sign-up  Bayfront Foyer.
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM   Cyber Café - NAREE’s Press Room – Godfrey Room. Computer charging station with robust coffee. (Post a story, meet a media colleague/industry expert, and peruse the press kits.)
           Zen Tea Room - Crandon Room. A buzz-free space for reporters on tough deadlines.
           Green Room – Boardroom. Moderator/speaker ready room. 
           Social Media Lounge, Bayfront Foyer (Open 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM     NAREE University Awards Day Breakfast + Digital First: Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Endeavors in Journalism: Tools to Up Your Game - Bayfront Ballroom A and B. Al Lewis, South Florida Business Journal; Kim Miller, Palm Beach Post, Holden Lewis, Bankrate.com and others. Moderator: Mary Shanklin, Orlando Sentinel
8:55 AM - 9:55 AM    Mid-Year Economic Forecast - Bayfront Ballroom A and B. Chief Economists: Lawrence Yun, National Association of Realtors - existing home sales; David Crowe; National Association of Home Builders - new homes, Frank Nothaft, CoreLogic - mortgage market and Jeffrey Havsy, CBRE Group (Americas) - commercial and capital markets. Moderator: Steve Brown, Dallas Morning News.
10:00 AM - 10:55 AM    Boomer Decisions - Aging in Place, Finding Affordable Urban & Seniors Communities - Bayfront Ballroom A and B. Richard Hutchinson, Co-Founder, Discovery Senior Living; Joe Weisenburger, VP Seniors Housing, Health Care REIT; and Martha Pelaez, PhD, Founder, Florida Health Networks. Moderators: Dion Haynes, Washington Post and Matt Valley, Seniors Housing Business.
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM   Keynote Speaker: Ian Schrager, The Ian Schrager Co. 'Reinventing the Hotel, The Next Chapter' - Bayfront Ballroom A and B. Lois Weiss, New York Post Columnist.
11:35 AM - 12:05 PM   Capturing Big Data from the MLS  David Charron, CEO MRIS. Moderator: Ilyce Glink, ThinkGlink. - Bayfront Ballroom A and B.
12:05 PM - 1:15 PM   NAREE's Robert Bruss Real Estate Book Awards Luncheon – Sevilla Room - Awards Address: Brad Inman, Founder Inman News and Vook and Awards Presentation, Leigh Robinson, Express Publishing.
1:20 PM - 2:15 PM   Foreign Buyers and Investors. Bayfront Ballroom A and B. Teresa King Kinney, CEO, Miami Association of Realtors; Frank Malpica, ERA and Ronald R. FieldstoneArnstein & Lehr LLP. Moderator: Matthew Strozier, Dow Jones 
2:20 PM - 3:10 PM    Affordable Housing - Bayfront Ballroom A and B. Daren Blomquist, RealtyTrac; Rob Chrane, Down Payment Resources and Marietta Rodriguez, NeighborWorks America. Moderator: Heather Perlberg, Bloomberg News.
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM   Keynote Speaker: I-Fei Chang, Greenland US Holdings - Bayfront Ballroom A and B. - Introduction: Nadja Brandt, Bloomberg News.
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM   NAREE’s Meet the Press – Sevilla Room – Event 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, green building and real estate business and mortgage lending. Journalists: Ralph Bivins, Realty News Report; Rich Bockmann, The Real Deal; Andrea Brambila, Inman News; Harold Bubil, Sarasota Herald-Tribune; Candace Carlisle, Dallas Business Journal; Stefanos Chen, Wall Street Journal - Mansion; Jeff Collins, Orange County Register; Daniel DiClerico, Consumer Reports; Candy Evans; June Fletcher, Naples Daily News; Patricia Garcia, NewHomeSource; John Gittelsohn, Bloomberg; Ilyce Glink, News Talk 750WSB, Think Glink Inc.; Ken Harney, Washington Post Writers Group; Kris Hudson, Wall Street Journal; Valerie Kellogg, Newsday; Michele Lerner, freelance, Washington Post and NewHomeSource; Camilla McLaughlin, Freelance Unique Homes; Teresa Mears, LivingOnThe Cheap.com and U S. News & World Report; Kimberly Miller, Palm Beach Post; Shonda Novak, Austin American-Stateman; Heather Ogilvie, Fair Housing Coach; Brenda Richardson, Chicago Tribune, Mary Shanklin, Orlando Sentinel; Lew Sichelman, Housing Scene; Suzann Silverman, Commercial Property Executive; Matt Strozier, Dow Jones; Daniel Taub, Bloomberg; Amber Taufman, Inman News;  Matt Valley, Seniors Housing Business- France Media; J. Scott Trubey, Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Sarah Varble, The Virginian-Pilot; Teke Wiggin, Inman News, and others to come.
5:15 PM – 6:15 PM NAREE's 86th Anniversary Reception. Bayfront B.
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM   65th Annual NAREE Journalism Competition Awards Presentation and Reception. NAREE Past President Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times.Bayfront A.
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   Apres Awards President’s Suite -  Miami Beach Preview
Saturday • June 27
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM   Cyber Café Open – Godfrey Room
7:30 AM - First Airport Shuttle Bus heads west to MIA
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM    NAREE University Breakfast: Saturday Morning Review. Moderator: Jeff Collins, Orange County Register. Bayfront Ballroom A and B.
9:15 - 9:45 AM   General Membership Meeting. NAREE President Shonda Novak, Austin-American-Statesman, Bayfront Ballroom A and B.
9:30 AM  Second Airport Shuttle Bus heads west to MIA
10:00 AM    All Aboard at Bayside Marketplace (in front of The Hard Rock Cafe) for NAREE’s Saturday Sojourn by Boat to: Miami Beach
First stop: The Ritz-Carlton Residences (4701 Meridian Ave.) - Ophir Sternberg, CEO of Lionheart Capital.  
Second stop: 1 Hotel South Beach (on the ocean at 20th & Collins) - Camille Dougles, Managing Director LeFrak
1:30 PM    Motor Coach Drop-Off at InterContinental Hotel.
2:15 PM  Final Airport Shuttle to MIA completes its stop at the airport. Conference Ends.


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