NAREE Denver Conference Adds Headliner Speakers Margaret Kelly of Re/Max and NAREIT President Don Wood to Outstanding Conference Content , June 20-23
DENVER -- NAREE has assembled a prestigious lineup of panelists for its 46th Annual Real Estate Journalism conference, which will include major addresses by NAREIT Chairman Don Wood and Margaret Kelly, chief executive officer of Re/Max.
The National Association of Real Estate Editors -- NAREE -- will begin its conference Wednesday, June 20 at 10 a.m. at the Brown Palace Hotel & Spa in downtown Denver.
The NAREE conference offers outstanding professional development sessions, tours of cutting-edge project in Colorado and brings in news-making leaders from the real estate industry.
On Wednesday morning, NAREIT’s Don Wood will talk on the redevelopment of outdated malls into mixed-use projects with residential components and other uses. Wood is president of Federal Realty Trust, a national shopping center development firm. He serves as chairman of NAREIT, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, an organization of publicly-traded realty firms.
On Friday, speakers will include Re/Max chief executive Margaret Kelly, a popular company spokesperson featured in the international realty firm’s television commercials. She is also on the board of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank, Denver Branch.
Other speakers and panelists will include David Crowe, chief economist, National Association of Home Builders; Terry Considine, chief executive of AIMCO; Adam Fruitbine, Managing Director, Alliance Residential; Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of Realtors; Mark Obrinsky, chief economist of National Multi Housing Council; Robert Dorsey, FNC.; Marty Collins, Gatehouse Capital; Rachel McCleery, Urban Land Institute; Walter Isenberg, chief executive of Sage Hospitality; Michael Kelley, president, Caldera Asset Management and many others.
On Saturday, June 23, NAREE conferees will have the option to travel to the mountains in Vail for a behind-the-scene tour organized in conjunction with Vail Resorts Inc., one of the world’s largest vacation-real-estate developers.
Conferees opting for the Vail tour should book their return flights leaving Denver Sunday, June 24, to allow time for the Saturday Vail tour. Round trip transportation for the Vail tour on Saturday will be complimentary.
The optional Saturday tour to Vail will offer conferees an inside look at housing and green real estate development practices in a pristine mountain resort location. The tour will include a visit to the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Residences and the town of Vail.
The four-day NAREE conference, entitled, "Covering Real Estate With Altitude" is NAREE's "Ultimate News Conference" and is designed to draw writers, editors, authors and the nation’s leading real estate analysts and experts to focus on new trends in residential, resort, commercial and financial real estate.
NAREE University - the conference’s plentiful professional development sessions - will equip journalists to improve their craft and excel in their careers online, in print and on camera.
The NAREE conference will be headquartered in downtown Denver at the historic Brown Palace Hotel, the grand dame of Denver hostelry. Opening in 1892, the Victorian Brown Palace is connected by a beautiful second-floor skybridge to the affordable, contemporary-styled Comfort Inn, an outstanding limited-service value hotel. NAREE Conference attendees may opt for rooms in either hotel, and will enjoy privileges of the Brown Palace in both.
Denver has a strong hotel market in June and conferees are advised to make hotel reservations early. Make reservations for either hotel by calling: 800-321-2599
. Ask for the low “NAREE rate” of $185 at the Brown Palace Hotel or $109 at the adjoining Comfort Inn.
Highlights of the conference will include the announcement of the winners of NAREE’s 62nd Annual Real Estate Journalism Competition and the unveiling of the results of NAREE’s Bruss Real Estate Book Awards.
NAREE's 16th Annual Meet the Press, a popular event that matches editors and journalists with freelancers and publicists in a quick series of three-minute meetings, will be held Friday afternoon.
The conference sessions will generate a significant amount of news interest as economists, architects, urban planners, brokers, builders and developers discuss contemporary issues impacting development, sales and real estate finance. Topics will include the housing market, REITs, multi-family development, foreclosure problems, vacation homes, mortgages, residential brokerage, hotels, shopping center development and much more.
NAREE registration fees, which cover admission to the elegant 62nd Journalism Awards event and the Bruss Book Awards, are exceptionally affordable. Registration before June 15th
is only $119 for journalists who are Active Members or $399 for Associate Members (publicists and industry representatives). The conference is open to all journalists, authors, editors and communicators covering the broad field of real estate. Register for the conference online at www.NAREE.org
Mary Doyle-Kimball, NAREE Executive Director561-391-3599MADKimba@aol.com
Hotel Reservations 800-321-2599
at Brown Palace or sister property, Comfort Inn. Ask for "NAREE Rate" of $185 or $109. Rooms available Monday (June 18) thru Sat. (June 23)
Optional Saturday Night
Stay in Vail: Details TBA
Conference Registration: NAREE.org
Opening Conference Session 10:00 AM Wednesday, June 20
, Brown Palace Hotel, 321 17th Street, Denver, CO 80202
Journalism Awards Event – 6:00 PM Friday, June 22
Meet The Press – 3:45 PM Friday, June 22