The Hay-Adams
Feb. 27 — March 1, 2018
Event description

Read the recap of CEO Forum & Advocacy Day 2018.

Nareit CEO Forum & Advocacy Day (formerly the Washington Leadership Forum) is a two-day event that provides Nareit member executives the opportunity to discuss industry issues with other REIT leaders and top policymakers on Capitol Hill, including:

  • Tax reform
  • The role of REITs and real estate investment in the economy
  • GSE reform, and much more

Make plans to join us Feb. 27 – 28 at the historic Hay-Adams Hotel in Washington, D.C., to advance issues essential to your company’s success. 

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Tuesday, Feb. 27

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Audit & Investment Committee Meeting (closed meeting)
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Officers' Working Lunch (closed meeting)
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Executive Board Meeting (closed meeting)

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Amy Walter

Advisory Board of Governors' Meeting

Marc Short, White House Director of Legislative Affairs and Assistant to the President Donald J. Trump
Amy Walter, national editor of the Cook Political Report and the former political director of ABC News
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. REITPAC Fundraiser Reception for Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-TX)

7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Jon Meacham

Advisory Board of Governors' Dinner

Award Recipients:
  • Small Investor Empowerment Award
    Senator John Thune (R-SD)
  • REITPAC Leadership Award
    Announced at dinner
  • REITPAC Teamwork Award
    Announced at dinner
Keynote Speaker:
Jon Meacham, presidential historian, Pulitzer Prize-winner, and contributor to TIME and The New York Times Book Review

Wednesday, Feb. 28

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Sen. Cory Gardner

Breakfast Briefing on Capitol Hill
*transportation provided from The Hay-Adams departing at 7:30 a.m.

Chairman of National Republican Senate Committee Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO)

9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Capitol Hill Meetings
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch on Capitol Hill


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Registration Fee

Registration for the CEO Forum & Advocacy Day is complimentary.

Hotel Information

The Hay-Adams
800 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20006
Note: This is the link to The Hay-Adams hotel's website. This is NOT the link to reserve your hotel room at the Nareit group rate. You must first register for the CEO Forum in order to book your hotel room. After your registration is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation email that will contain the hotel reservation link.

Nareit Room Rate

Single/Double Occupancy: $385

Hotel Reservation Policy

In order to reserve a hotel room within the Nareit negotiated group rate, you must first register for the forum. If a hotel room is reserved, but the individual is not registered for the forum, the hotel reservation will be canceled, and their deposit will be forfeited. Should you have questions regarding the hotel, contact Lacey Rimoli-Wiesel at You can reach Staged Right Events offices by calling 954-404-8252. Please do not contact the hotel directly.

Note: Hotel reservations are due no later than Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, to receive the group rate (pending availability).

Hotel Cancellation Policy

Nareit requires a one night, non-refundable deposit paid to the hotel at time of reservation. Cancellation of additional room nights (not the entire reservation) without penalty requires notice 72 hours prior to arrival, otherwise additional room and tax penalties may apply and will be charged to the credit card on file. Any changes to your hotel reservation may be done on the hotel room block site up until 72 hours prior to arrival or by emailing All change requests are subject to room availability. Please do not call the hotel directly.

Airport Information

Reagan National Airport
Approximate Distance from Hotel: 5 miles
Approximate Drive Time: 10 minutes
Approximate Taxi Costs: $20

Dulles International Airport
Approximate Distance from Hotel: 25 miles
Approximate Drive Time: 40 minutes
Approximate Taxi Costs: $55

Baltimore-Washington International Airport
Approximate Distance from Hotel: 33 miles
Approximate Drive Time: 1 hour
Approximate Taxi Costs: $75


Business attire is appropriate for all functions at the CEO Forum & Advocacy Day.

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CEO Forum

Forum Registration

Afia Boone
Director, Membership & Meetings, Nareit

Allison Shaw
Operations Coordinator, Nareit


Hotel Reservations

Lacey Rimoli
Housing Director, Staged Right Events

Amy Miller
Meeting and Convention Coordinator, Staged Right Events


Overall Forum Issues

Pam Coleman
SVP, Meetings, Nareit