Miami
FL
Jan. 26 — 27, 2016
Event description


Registration is Open!

The Leader in the Light Working Forum is a collaborative workshop that provides NAREIT corporate members the opportunity to take an active role in advancing sustainability leadership for REITs.

Many corporate members are now looking to be at the forefront of sustainability in the U.S. and rely on events such as the Leader in the Light Working Forum to provide them with valuable insight, expertise and knowledge sharing among peers. Topics to be discussed in this highly interactive workshop include:

 
  • Review and discussion of outputs and potential leading practice guidelines that came out of the October 7 meeting with AccountAbility.
  • The investor perspective, and the influence sustainability benchmarks, such as GRESB, have on investor decisions and investment allocations.
  • Discussion of SASB — Where are they now? And where are they going?
  • ESG data — How is it being aggregated? Are investors interested?
  • Regulatory update -  What's looming over the horizon? 

Join various sustainability thought leaders for two days of interactive discussions alongside your peers.

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  • Ritz Carlton-Coconut Grove
    3300 Southwest Twenty-seventh Avenue
    Miami, Florida 33133
    * Please note this is the link to the Ritz Carlton-Coconut Grove's website. This is NOT the link to reserve your hotel room at the NAREIT group rate. You must first register for Leader in the Light Working Forum in order to book your hotel room. After your registration is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation e-mail that will contain the hotel reservation link.

    NAREIT Room Rate
    $339 single/double occupancy

    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 NAREIT's housing site up until 72 hours prior to arrival or by emailing colette@stagedrightevents.com. All change requests are subject to room availability. Please do not call the hotel directly.

    NOTE: Hotel reservations at the group rate are subject to availability after Friday, January 8, 2016.

    Standard Room Amenities
    Goose down and non-allergenic foam pillows
    Marble bath with separate shower
    European bath amenities
    Lighted makeup mirror, hair dryer and scale
    Plush terry bathrobes and towels
    Wireless Internet
    In-room, laptop-compatible safe
    iPod docking station
    Iron and full-size ironing board
    LCD flat screen television
    Complimentary coffee and tea selection
    Complimentary overnight shoeshine service
    In-room dining from 6 a.m. to midnight

    Restaurants & Lounges
    Lazuli Lounge
    Serving: Cocktails, Cordials and light fare
    Dress attire: Casual

    Bizcaya
    Serving: Breakfast & Lunch
    Dress: Casual

    Parking
    Valet parking only: $38 overnight; $20 day rate


    Business Center
    The Business Center offers a complete range of technological, Internet, and business services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    Airport Information
    Miami International Airport - MIA
    Distance from hotel: 6.6 miles
    Drive time: 20 minutes

    Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport - FLL
    Distance from hotel: 28 miles
    Drive time: 40 minutes

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Forum Registration Fee**

On or Before December 28 - $695
After December 28 - $795
**Registration for this event is limited to NAREIT Corporate Members


Attire 
The dress attire for this event is casual.

Hotel Reservations 
Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove
3300 Southwest Twenty-seventh Avenue
Miami, FL 33133

NAREIT Group Rates: 
Single/Double - $339

Cut off date to receive group rate (pending availability) is Friday, January 8, 2016.

Conference Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received in writing to Katelyn Rowland at krowland@nareit.com. Full conference refunds will be issued for cancellations received no later than Wednesday, December 23, 2015, less a $100 processing fee. 

No refunds will be granted after Wednesday, December 23, 2015. 

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 this site up until 72 hours prior to arrival or by emailing colette@stagedrightevents.com. All change requests are subject to room availability. Please do not call the hotel directly.

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Facilitated by RealFoundations

Tuesday, January 26

 

 

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Registration
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Working Lunch AccountAbility
Leading Pracitices/Toolkit (Working Session/Member Feedback)

Facilitators:

Emily Damon, Sr. Associate, AccountAbility
Perry Goldschein, Sr. Manager, AccountAbility
Sunny Misser, CEO, AccountAbility
Tobi Petrocelli, Sr. Sustainability Advisor, AccountAbility
Paul Sinclair, CFO,AccountAbility
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM REIT Investor Perspective - Moderated Panel Discussion

Moderator:David Stanford, Executive Managing Director, RealFoundations

Speakers:
Hans Op ‘t Veld, Head-Listed Real Estate, PGGM
John Robertson, Global Head, Real Estate and Infrastructure Securities, Deutsche Asset Management
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Networking Break
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM GRESB: 2015 Survey & What's on the Horizon - Executive Summary

Speakers:
Chris Pyke, COO, GRESB
Dan Winters, Head-North Americas, GRESB
 
4:45 PM - 6:00 PM

Data/Scorekeeping:  Trends & Activity and Implications to the Industry… A Report from Bloomberg


- State of ESG Disclosure Among Listed REITs and Relevant Disclosures

  • Update on public sustainability reporting
  • Strides in disclosure/transparency
  • Insights into data currently being disclosed

- SASB Proposed Standards for Real Estate

  • How Bloomberg data fields map into SASB's framework
  • How Bloomberg anticipates collaborating with SASB on reporting

- State of Green Bonds Issuance by REITs and Relevant Disclosures

  • How Bloomberg is enhancing green bonds transparency for investors in 2016

Speakers:
Doug Morrow, ‎Associate Director, Thematic Research, Sustainalytics
Lenora Suki, Head-Sustainable Finance Product Strategy, Bloomberg
Morgan Tarrant, ESG Analyst, Bloomberg

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Welcome Reception

 

 

 

Wednesday, January 27

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Networking Breakfast
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM GRESB Survey - NAREIT Corporate Member Feedback
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM SASB Proposed Standards - Member Feedback

Speakers:
Chris Pyke, COO, GRESB
Dan Winters, Head-North Americas, GRESB
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Regulatory Update | What REITs Need to Know

Speaker:
Cliff Majersik, Executive Director, Institute for Market Transformation
1:30 AM - 5:00 PM AccountAbility
Leading Practices/Toolkit (Next Steps)


Facilitators:
Emily Damon, Sr. Associate, AccountAbility
Perry Goldschein, Sr. Manager, AccountAbility
Sunny Misser, CEO, AccountAbility
Tobi Petrocelli, Sr. Sustainability Advisor, AccountAbility
Paul Sinclair, CFO,AccountAbility
5:00 PM Working Forum Concludes
 
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Facilitated by RealFoundations


 

Materials will be posted at the end of each day

AccountAbility Leading Sustainability Practices Toolkit Working Draft

NAREIT's Public Comment Letter to SASB

 

Tuesday, January 26 - Day One Scribing


 

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Registration
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Working Lunch AccountAbility
Leading Pracitices/Toolkit (Working Session/Member Feedback)

Facilitators:

Emily Damon, Sr. Associate, AccountAbility
Perry Goldschein, Sr. Manager, AccountAbility
Sunny Misser, CEO, AccountAbility
Tobi Petrocelli, Sr. Sustainability Advisor, AccountAbility
Paul Sinclair, CFO,AccountAbility
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM REIT Investor Perspective - Moderated Panel Discussion

Moderator:
David Stanford, Executive Managing Director, RealFoundations

Speakers:
Hans Op ‘t Veld, Head-Listed Real Estate, PGGM
John Robertson, Global Head, Real Estate and Infrastructure Securities, Deutsche Asset Management
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Networking Break
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM GRESB: 2015 Survey & What's on the Horizon - Executive Summary

Speakers:
Chris Pyke, COO, GRESB
Dan Winters, Head-North Americas, GRESB
 
4:45 PM - 6:00 PM

Data/Scorekeeping:  Trends & Activity and Implications to the Industry… A Report from Bloomberg


- State of ESG Disclosure Among Listed REITs and Relevant Disclosures

  • Update on public sustainability reporting
  • Strides in disclosure/transparency
  • Insights into data currently being disclosed

- SASB Proposed Standards for Real Estate

  • How Bloomberg data fields map into SASB's framework
  • How Bloomberg anticipates collaborating with SASB on reporting

- State of Green Bonds Issuance by REITs and Relevant Disclosures

  • How Bloomberg is enhancing green bonds transparency for investors in 2016

Speakers:
Lenora Suki, Head-Sustainable Finance Product Strategy, Bloomberg
Morgan Tarrant, ESG Analyst, Bloomberg

Data/Scorekeeping:  Trends & Activity and Implications to the Industry… A Report from Sustainalytics

Speaker:
Doug Morrow, ‎Associate Director, Thematic Research, Sustainalytics

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Welcome Reception

 

Wednesday, January 27 - Day Two Scribing

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Networking Breakfast
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM GRESB Survey - NAREIT Corporate Member Feedback

Speakers:
Chris Pyke, COO, GRESB
Dan Winters, Head-North Americas, GRESB
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM SASB Proposed Standards - Member Feedback

Speaker:
Bryan Esterly, Sector Analyst-Infrastructure, SASB
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Regulatory Update | What REITs Need to Know
Speaker:
Cliff Majersik, Executive Director, Institute for Market Transformation
1:30 AM - 5:00 PM AccountAbility
Leading Practices/Toolkit (Next Steps)


Facilitators:
Emily Damon, Sr. Associate, AccountAbility
Perry Goldschein, Sr. Manager, AccountAbility
Sunny Misser, CEO, AccountAbility
Tobi Petrocelli, Sr. Sustainability Advisor, AccountAbility
Paul Sinclair, CFO,AccountAbility
5:00 PM Working Forum Concludes
 

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