President's Welcome

 


Catie Dixon, Bisnow Managing Editor; 2020 NAREE President 

As journalists, we are only as good as our sources.

Those sources are normally experts we can quote in our articles — the economists closely watching real estate trends, those building homes, arranging construction financing, signing retail tenants or designing skyscrapers. 

NAREE provides access to these typical sources, but here you can also build a different but critical network of sources — journalists who have been there. As newsrooms shrink and increasingly journalists work remotely, a support network isn’t as easy to come by. I love how NAREE has connected me with journalists around the country (and globe!), brilliant professionals I can learn from, commiserate with, and have a bit of fun with. I look forward to extending our Office Hours program this year to expand NAREE’s mentorship capabilities and foster more of these connections.

We are only as good as our sources, and I hope I can be one of yours.

I look forward to meeting each of you in person at the International Builders Show in January or at the annual spring conference in June, where NAREE will also connect you with those industry sources you need — chief economists, commercial and residential brokers and analysts, developers, and so much more. 

Do not hesitate to reach out beyond then with any questions or ways I can help you! 

– Catie Dixon, catie@bisnow.com.