The Hay-Adams
800 16th St NW Washington D.C. 20006
Feb. 27 - 28
The Hay-AdamsWashington, D.C.

CEO Forum & Advocacy Day 2018

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. 

  • Schedule

    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


  • Prices & Hotel Information

    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 lacey@stagedrightevents.com. 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 lacey@stagedrightevents.com. 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.

  • Questions

    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