National Association of Real Estate Editors Holds 47th Annual Conference in Atlanta


BOCA RATON, FL – March 21, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Hundreds of real estate journalists, freelance writers and communicators will gather in Atlanta June 5-8 at the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) 47th Annual Real Estate Journalism Conference.

Each year, the conference highlights important topics and emerging trends in the real estate industry – both residential and commercial. Urban planners, economists, architects, builders and developers will discuss current issues affecting real estate finance, development and sales.

NAREE University, one of the conference’s main elements, will offer journalism workshops and discussion groups focusing on the new age of journalism from social media sources and outlets to multimedia blogging.

“The amount of information this conference offers is incredible,” says Kris Hudson, 2013 NAREE president and Wall Street Journal reporter. “When writing about real estate, one has to cover several facets of the industry, and the NAREE Journalism Conference touches on them all.”

Conference chairman and NAREE board member, Matt Valley, says the annual conference is a great resource for real estate journalists. “Reporters and editors who attend will leave Atlanta with several stories and many story ideas on national trends,” says Valley, editorial director of France Media’s regional commercial real estate magazines and a journalist who has been covering the industry for 18 years.

Conference sessions will include topics such as the housing market and sustainability, multi-family development, walkability, vacation homes, mortgages, residential brokerage, hotels, shopping center development, and more.

Atlanta, home to the busiest airport in the world, boasts CNN Studios, the World of Coca-Cola Museum, Centennial Olympic Park, as well as other landmarks and global corporations.

Mary Doyle-Kimball, executive director of NAREE, said Atlanta’s active development scene and lively atmosphere make the city an ideal host. “I’m thrilled experts in the field will be able to exchange ideas in such a vibrant city,” says Doyle-Kimball. “The conference offers a networking experience for journalists and communications professionals that is unmatched in the industry. NAREE is a network beyond its name, and that can truly be seen in this event.”

One of the conference’s highlights will be NAREE’s 17th Annual Meet the Press held Friday, June 7. The event matches editors and journalists with publicists and freelancers to discuss topics in real estate reporting during quick, three-minute interviews. Winners of the 63rd Annual Real Estate Journalism Competition and the Bruss Real Estate Book Awards will also be unveiled during the conference.

NAREE is open to all journalists, authors, editors and communicators covering the broad field of real estate. Register for the conference online at

The NAREE Conference will be headquartered at the Hilton Atlanta in downtown, 255 Courtland St NE Atlanta, GA 30303. For hotel reservations call 800-HILTONS and ask for the low “NAREE Rate” of $149.

The conference will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5 and end Saturday, June 8 by noon.


Celebrating 84 years of service to journalists—covering residential, commercial and financial real estate, home and urban design, and green building—NAREE helps members advance their careers as editors, staff writers columnists, freelancers, bloggers and authors. Founded in 1929, the organization has 650 members nationwide.


Mary Doyle-Kimball, 561-391-3599,
Tony Wilbert, 404-965-5022,

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