President's Welcome


Catie Dixon, Bisnow Managing Editor; 2020 NAREE President 

President's Welcome
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 events provide access to these typical sources, but with NAREE 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 continue expanding NAREE’s mentorship capabilities and fostering 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 seeing at NAREE's 2020 virtual conference December 9 and 10 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,

NEW for 2020

NAREE President, Catie Dixon, and the leadership team created NAREE University Live, a virtual roundtable series, and NAREE's Industry Insights with real estate industry speakers on real estate issues to virtually connect members during the pandemic in 2020. Expect more sessions in 2021.

Members are invited to suggest topics by emailing NAREE's Executive Director, Mary Doyle-Kimball at