Highlights of NAREE’s June Real Estate Journalism Conference #NAREE2023

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Washington – RealEstateRama – NAREE’s 57th Annual Real Estate Journalism Conference runs June 6 – 9 at Caesars Palace in the Milano Ballrooms on the Promenade level. NAREE’s Las Vegas conference is the most informative conference in the nation for journalists covering residential and commercial real estate, home design, home building and community design.

Don’t miss news making special presentations by:

Dr. Richard Barkham, global chief economist for CBRE, one of the largest commercial real estate firms in the world.

Dr. Skylar Olsen, chief economist for Zillow, a major realty brand and online innovator in the residential marketplace.

Dr. Caitlin Sugrue Walter, National Multifamily Housing Council (NHMC), a significant force in the apartment sector.

NAREE’s Renowned Economic Forecast Panel – This panel is a NAREE tradition that prepares journalists to cover real estate news and trends in the year ahead. The 2023 NAREE panel includes: Dr. Jessica Lautz, National Association of Realtors; Dr. Selma Hepp, chief economist of CoreLogic; and Dr. Ted C. Jones, chief economist for Stewart Title Guaranty Company. Moderated by NAREE Past President Steve Brown, a highly respected veteran journalist at the Dallas Morning News.

Daily sessions for journalists covering residential, commercial and home design.

Tuesday Afternoon – Climate Change: The Impact on the Housing Market

Wednesday Afternoon – Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Real Estate.

Wednesday Afternoon – Decoding the Economy: Mission Possible

Thursday Morning – Luxury Housing

Thursday Afternoon – Midyear Mortgage Outlook

NAREE University sessions include:

Tuesday June 6

8:30 AM – NAREE University – Easy-to-use Graphics Design for Journalists on Social Media – NAREE Board Chair Eileen Woods and NAREE Member Catherine Carlock, both of the Boston Globe, are working on this how-to session to help journalists on deadline create eye-catching social media posts with Canva.

10:00 AM – NAREE University – The Price Paid – Glenn Cook, the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s executive editor, will share his thoughts about the tragic murder of LVRJ investigative reporter, Jeff German. Introduction by NAREE Vice President Eli Segall, Las Vegas Review Journal.

Noon – 1:00 PM – NAREE University – Real Estate and Non Fiction Book Writing Luncheon Forum: Agents and Authors – This key NAREE U session is geared toward prospective authors and authors of books spanning the very broad field of real estate from home buying and selling to real estate development, interior design, architecture, remodeling, home building, etc. Panelists include agent, Charlotte Gusay, The Gusay Literary Agency, author and journalist with the Globe & Mail, Josh O’Kane and author Sheri Koones. Moderator: NAREE Board Member Ronda Kaysen, The New York Times

Wednesday, June 7

8:30 AM – NAREE University – Getting Started on YouTube – Presenter: Nate Chute, a leader in developing visual strategy to grow audience and revenue with the USA Today Network – Gannett. Moderator: NAREE President Jason Hidalgo, Reno Gazette-Journal.

Noon – NAREE University – New Media Species – What tweaks are planned for older new media and what new platforms are here or on the horizon? A great session for both journalists who want to stay on staff (where they are or somewhere else) and freelancers reinventing their beats as real estate sections disappear. Moderator: Past President Ralph Bivins, Really News Report.

Thursday, June 8

8:30 AM – NAREE University – Social Media Musts – NAREE Board Member Cameron Sperance, The Points Guy and freelance real estate writer will moderate a session with University of Las Vegas Professor Benjamin Morse and an expert from PicMonkey.

Noon – NAREE University – Investigative and Watchdog Reporting – Investigative Reporter Michael Scott Davidson, Newsweek, and other award-winning journalists on uncovering data and reporting on housing and more. Moderator: Past President Jeff Collins, Orange County Register.

NAREE offers a networking press room the Java Cafe for working remotely on quick projects and a quiet press room, the Zen Tea Room for those who need to work without interruption — both on the meeting room level.

Journalists are also also invited to be a panelist on NAREE’s Meet the Press,which runs on Awards Day, Thursday, June 8 at 3:45 PM. Now in its 26th year, MTP is NAREE’s one-on-one speed networking session where journalist panelists meet those who want to pitch them in a series of 3-minute appointments for 90 minutes. NAREE past president Sue Doerfler will be emailing journalists with details. Conferees can only sign up for MTP in Las Vegas beginning Tuesday, June 8,

NAREE’s prestigious Journalism Awards Presentation begins with a winner-only Red Carpet Reception at 6:15 PM on Thursday, June 8 at Caesars. Awards will be presented at 7:30 PM in the Milano Balllrooms 3,4,7,8. (If you can’t come please let us know. A press release on the awards will be posted on naree.org after 9 PM Pacific Time on June 8. Certificates will be mailed in mid June.)

Among other fun conference highlights:

Tuesday’s Opening Reception – 5:15 PM at Caesars famous Mr Chow’s Terrace.

Wednesday’s Poolside Reception – 6:30 PM at Caesars Apollo Pool.

NAREE’s 57th Annual Real Estate Journalism Conference at the legendary Caesars Palace hotel is on the best part of the Las Vegas Strip. Caesars is attached to spectacular shopping at the Forum Shops, next door to the Bellagio Fountains and across from the fun-filled pedestrian-only Linq Promenade.

.The Palace Tower, at Caesars, where most of NAREE’s rooms will be located, is also convenient to the Garden of the Gods Oasis of pools, the Appian Way Shops and Pronto by Giada for coffee and quick bites. NAREE’s Palace Tower rooms will go fast, so book now. The Palace Tower is one of six towers in this 4,000-room hotel.

To Register for NAREE’s 2023 Las Vegas Conference and Book Hotel Rooms CLICK HERE.

If you have not paid your 2023 Dues, please pay them here.

Caesars Palace is an iconic hotel and casino reminiscent of old Hollywood’s portrayal of the Roman Empire blended with contemporary accents and magnificent outdoor pool and fountains courtyards. Eleven dining options range from Starbucks, Beijing Noodle 9 and Gordon Ramsey’s Hell’s Kitchen to the famed Nobu, Mr Chow and Restaurant Guy Savoy.

Expect to take home petabytes of news, new skills, new contacts and connect with colleagues from newsrooms from Los Angeles to New York. Please start sharing NAREE conference details with your favorite reporters and editors on social media.

If you are not following @nareenews, now is the time to start.


NAREE Announces 72nd Annual Real Estate Journalism Competition Award Winners

Atlanta, GA – (October 13, 2022) – The National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) announced the winners of its 72nd Annual Journalism Awards today. The competition recognizes excellence in reporting, writing, and editing stories about residential and commercial real estate. The awards were announced at NAREE’s annual conference, held in Atlanta at the Westin Buckhead hotel. A panel of expert judges from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University selected all winners. Medill Assistant Professor Ceci Rodgers chaired the panel. The jurors decided to honor a team of journalists from The Miami Herald with a Platinum Award for Best Investigative Report for their work on the Surfside tragedy. This is the first time a Platinum Award has been given to honor team work in NAREE’s contest.

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