Deadline Approaching to Obtain Low NAREE Rate at Westin Oaks Hotel for NAREE Conference in Houston in June


HOUSTON – May 20, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The deadline is approaching to obtain discounted hotel accommodations for the National Association of Real Estate Editors’ 48th Annual Real Estate Journalism Conference in Houston June 11-14.

IMPORTANT REMINDER – On Saturday, NAREE will tour The Woodlands, a 28,000-acre community with a Waterway Cruiser boat tour of The Woodlands commercial district. The Saturday tour concludes with a stop at IAH Airport at 1:30 PM.

NAREE secured an excellent rate at our headquarters hotel – the Westin Oaks Houston Hotel at the Galleria. Make hotel reservations directly with the Westin Oaks by clicking NAREE 48th Annual Conference or copy and paste the following link to your Web browser: You can also call 800-228-3000. Ask for NAREE’s great $129 rate. Note there are two Westins at the Galleria, so ask for the NAREE rate at NAREE headquarters hotel: the Westin Oaks.

The hotel is filling fast – MAKE HOTEL RESERVATIONS ASAP.

The conference opens Wednesday morning, June 11 and making attendees are electing to arrive Tuesday.

Significant speakers have been added to NAREE’s agenda in recent weeks. The lineup now includes:

· Matt Khourie, chief executive officer of CBRE Global Investors, the real estate investment management affiliate of CBRE (NYSE: CBG).

· Rick Sharga, executive vice president of

· Errol Samuelson, chief industry development officer, Zillow.

· Kinder Baumgardner, president, SWA Group.

· Chip Clarke, president of the Americas, Transwestern.

Other speakers previously announced include: Annise Parker, mayor, City of Houston; Hal Sharp, principal, Gensler; Tom O’Grady, chief executive officer, Proteck Valuation Services; John Sikaitis, director of research, JLL – Jones Lang LaSalle; Daren Blomquist, RealtyTrac and many more.

NAREE’s conference – “Uptown Energy” — will bring journalists
from around the country to the Westin Oaks hotel in Houston, June 11-14
to focus on housing, commercial real estate, sustainability,
economics and design.

NAREE University sessions on the new species of media covering real estate, how-to cover luxury realty, radio broadcasting and other timely journalism topics, provide invaluable peer-to-peer skill building workshops.

NAREE’s 64th Annual Real Estate Journalism Awards Reception will be Friday evening June 13 from 6:15 pm to 8:30 pm with NAREE leaders Kris Hudson, Wall Street Journal; Daniel Taub, Bloomberg and Harold Bubil, Sarasota Herald-Tribune presiding.

The popular Meet the Press session is at 3:45 pm Friday, June 13.

Register now at for NAREE’s 2014 Conference in Uptown Houston to hone new skills, meet news sources and connect with peers.


Contact: Mary Doyle-Kimball, NAREE Executive Director

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