DENVER, CO – April 11, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — The National Association of Real Estate Editors — NAREE — will begin its 46th annual conference Wednesday, June 20 at 10 a.m. at the Brown Palace Hotel & Spa in downtown Denver. The NAREE conference is designed to offer panels and news conferences featuring leading real estate experts brought together under one roof, coupled with forward-thinking professional development sessions and eye-opening tours of trend-setting Colorado real estate.
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, one of the world’s leading vacation-real-estate developers. Here’s the line-up so far:
Denver Conference at a Glance(As of April 11 • Check www.naree.org for updates)
Wednesday, June 20
9:30 a.m. – Registration and Cyber Café Open. NAREE’s Meet the Press & Key Workshop Sign-up
10:00 – NAREE University: Technology and New Media. NAREE President Harold Bubil, Real Estate Editor, Sarasota Herald-Tribune and Sandra Fish, University of Colorado Journalism Dept.
10:55 – Opening Speaker: Residential Trends
11:15 – Keynote Speaker: NAREIT President Don Wood, CEO, Federal Realty Trust: Retrofitting Retail Centers
12:00 – NAREE University: Suite Tweet
1:15 – Mortgage Insurance Woes: Fannie, Freddie and PMI
2:10 – Heard on the Street: Publicly Traded Realty Firms
3:05 – NAREE University: Newspapering Now: Editors Sound Off on the State of the Industry
4:00 – Rebuilding America’s Crumbling Infrastructure for Sustainability: Rachel McCleery, VP Infrastructure, ULI
5:00 – Opening Reception
6:15 – Denver’s High Life
9:00 – 10:00 p.m. – NAREE Authors and Afterwords. Harold Bubil hosts President’s Suite.
Thursday, June 21
8:00 a.m. – NAREE University: Seven Time-Saving Apps for IPAD
8:50 – NAREE University: The Beat Goes On. John Rebchook, Insiderealestatenews.com
9:00 – Commercial Real Estate: The Crash That Never Happened
9:55 – Growing Green Homes in the New Economy
10:55 – Realty Outlook: Counselors of Real Estate Chairman Ken Riggs, president of Real Estate Research Corp.
11:35 – 1:00 Lunch Break
1:00 – Vacation Homes: What’s Selling from Traditional Seconds to Timeshares
1:55 – Keys to the Hotel Market: Marty Collins, CEO, Gatehouse Capital and others. Moderator: Kris Hudson, Wall Street Journal
2:50 – NAREE University
3:30 p.m. – Trendsetting City Sites: All Aboard Tour
Friday, June 22
8:00 a.m. – NAREE University: The Numbers Game, Separating the Bread from the Stats
8:55 – Mid-Year Economic Update: Lawrence Yun, National Association of Realtors; David Crowe, National Association of Home Builders; Stan Humphries, Zillow.
10:05 – Multi-Family Boom Panel: Terry Considine, CEO AIMCO
11:00 – Keynote Speech: Margaret Kelly, CEO Re/Max
Noon – Bruss Book Awards Luncheon
1:30 – Listing Warriors: Real Estate Brokerage On and Off-line
2:30 – Mortgage Madness: Residential Lending and Foreclosure Fallout
3:45 – NAREE’s Meet the Press
5:00 – TGIF Reception
6:15 – 7:30 p.m.- NAREE’s 62nd Annual Journalism Awards Presentation and Reception
Saturday, June 23
9:00 a.m. – Realty Predictions: Where Do We Go From Here? Ted C. Jones, Chief Economist, Stewart Title
9:45 – General Membership Meeting. Main conference ends.
10:00 – OPTIONS A and B: Board Bus for optional Vail trip (Advance registration for optional trip required)
Noon – Arrive at Vail for Lunch and tour
4:30 p.m. – Option A: Board bus to return to Brown Hotel
Option B: Vail stay-over night sign-up option. (Vail hotel charge approximately $159, plus tax)
6:00 p.m. – Option A Registrants: Arrive back at Brown Hotel
Sunday, June 24
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Option B Registrants:Board Vail shuttle to Denver Airport (Additional charge approximately $40)
The four-day NAREE conference, entitled, “Covering Real Estate With Altitude” is NAREE’s “Ultimate News Conference” will 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 registration fees, which cover admission to the elegant 62nd Journalism Awards Reception and the Bruss Book Awards Luncheon, 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 — residential, commercial financial and home and urban design.
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.
Hotel Reservations 800-321-2599 at Brown Palace or sister property, Comfort Inn. Ask for “NAREE Rate” of $185 or $109 respectively. Rooms available Monday (June 18) thru Sat. (June 23)
Optional Saturday Night Stay in Vail: Details TBA
Opening Conference Session 10:00 AM Wednesday, June 20, Brown Palace Hotel, 321 17th Street, Denver, CO 80202
Journalism Awards Event – 6:15 PM Friday, June 22
Meet The Press – 3:45 PM Friday, June 22
Mary Doyle-Kimball, NAREE Executive Director
Conference Registration: NAREE.org