Real Estate Industry Headliners To Speak at NAREE’s Houston Conference in June


HOUSTON – April 24, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Global real estate developer Gerald D. Hines, Hugh F. Kelly, chair of the Counselors of Real Estate, and ULI healthy communities expert Rachel MacCleery will join leading economists and top talent from the world of online real estate sales to offer remarks and take questions from reporters attending the National Association of Real Estate Editors’ 48th Annual Real Estate Journalism Conference in Houston.
NAREE’s “Uptown Energy” conference will bring journalists from around the country to the Westin Oaks hotel at the Galleria from Wednesday, June 11 to Saturday, June 14 to focus on housing, commercial real estate, sustainability, economics and design.

“The NAREE conference is the one place where commercial and residential real estate experts meet under one roof,” said NAREE President Daniel Taub, real estate editor for Bloomberg News.

Six chief economists will address reporters: Lawrence Yun, National Association of Realtors; Mark Obrinsky, National Multifamily Housing Council; Stan Humphries, Zillow; Mark Fleming, CoreLogic; Jed Kolko, Trulia and Brad Hunter, Metrostudy.

“NAREE conferences generate more news than any other and attendance will be soaring in Houston, the strongest real estate market in the nation. Attendees are encouraged to register as soon as possible,” said NAREE Conference Chair Ralph Bivins, Realty News Report.

At a Friday session of the NAREE conference, Washington Post real estate editor Dion Haynes will co-moderate a key session: “The State of Real Estate Coverage” with Commercial Property Executive Editor Suzann Silverman.

“NAREE 14 will bring together staff and freelance journalists from the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and MarketWatch to the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, and Arizona Republic, among others, to report about real estate and to be recognized for their award winning coverage at our journalism awards ceremony,” said Mary Doyle-Kimball, NAREE executive director.

NAREE University sessions on the new species of media covering real estate, how to cover luxury realty, radio broadcasting, among others will provide invaluable peer-to-peer skill building workshops.

The speaker lineup also includes Anthony Hsieh, chief executive, LoanDepot; Christopher Volk, chief executive, Store Capital; multifamily developer Martin Fein; Joseph Greenblatt, president of Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and luxury realty broker Martha Turner.

Register now for NAREE’s 2014 Conference in Uptown Houston to hone new skills, meet news sources and connect with peers in residential, commercial and financial real estate all under one roof: 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.

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Mary Doyle-Kimball, NAREE Executive Director

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