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Sept. 26 - 27
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HR Forum 2016


HR Forum registration is open. Register Now!


The tenth annual HR Forum, facilitated by NAREIT exclusively for its Corporate Members' senior HR executives, is the only conference of its kind that presents a high-quality, broad-based educational program focused on a variety of human resources issues within the context of commercial real estate. In addition, the HR Forum provides its attendees with numerous opportunities to network and discuss best practices with senior HR executives from around the country.

Please note that this meeting is by invitation only.

For registration questions, please contact Afia Boone

For sponsorship questions, please contact Chris Flood

For forum programming questions, please contact Bonnie Gottlieb.

For overall forum questions, please contact Pam Coleman.

  • Registration & Hotel Information

    Registration Fees

      On or Before August 31 On or After September 1
    HR Forum Registration $450 $500

    *NOTE: Registration for this Forum is for NAREIT Corporate Members only.


    Conference Attire

    The conference attire for NAREIT's HR Forum is business casual.


    Hotel Information

    Grand Hyatt Denver
    1750 Welton Street
    Denver, CO 80202
    Tel: (303) 295-1234
    *Note: This is the link to the Grand Hyatt Denver hotel. This is NOT the link to reserve your hotel room at the NAREIT group rate. All registrants will receive a link to reserve your hotel room in the registration confirmation email.


    NAREIT Group Rates

    Guest Room: $229.00
    *Cut off date to receive group rate (pending availability) is Wednesday, August 31, 2016.


    Conference Cancellation Policy

    All cancellations must be received in writing to Afia Boone at aboone@nareit.com. Full conference refunds will be issued for cancellations received no later than Wednesday, August 31, 2016, less a $100 processing fee.
    *No refunds will be granted after Wednesday, August 31, 2016.


    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 Harrington at colette@stagedrightevents.com. All change requests are subject to room availability. Please do not call the hotel directly.

  • HRCI Credit Information

    HRCI Credit Information

    Recieve up to 7.5 credits through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

    While NAREIT is not an HRCI approved provider, this program can be self-reported to HRCI, individually, following their guidelines.


    How to Receive Credit

    • Upon conclusion of the HR Forum, NAREIT will send an online attendance form to all attendees
    • Complete and submit the online attendance form to NAREIT
    • Once the form has been submitted, you will receive a certificate of attendance and course descriptions
    • You must then self-report the activity to HRCI
      • Please visit the HRCI website here for a step by step guideline on how to submit your self-reported credits (see page 6 of the guideline)
      • Please note that you do NOT need an Activity ID in order to submit for credits
      • For additional questions or information regarding how to submit your self-reported credits with HRCI please contact them directly by calling 866-898-4724


    For more infomation regarding credits for the HR Forum, please contact Afia Boone at aboone@nareit.com.

  • Schedule

    Monday, September 26

    11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Registration
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Lunch
    12:30 PM - 12:45 PM Welcome & Self Introductions
    12:45 PM - 2:00 PM Creating Value in the Real Estate Business Organization


    Matthew Slepin, Founder & Managing Partner, Terra Search Partners

    D. Keith Oden, President, Camden Property Trust
    Thomas Toomey, President & CEO, UDR, Inc.
    Ross Smotrich, Managing Director, Barclays
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Ethics and Compliance Matters


    Andrew Foose, VP-Advisory Services, NAVEX Global, Inc.
    3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Networking Break
    3:15 PM - 4:15 PM Succeeding at Succession


    Lynn Cherney, Consultant, Spencer Stuart
    Benjamin Williams, Head-North American Financial Services, Spencer Stuart
    4:15 PM - 5:30 PM Roundtable Discussions
    • Sector: Retail
      Discussion Leader:

      Leah Landro, VP-HR, Kimco Realty Corporation
      Tanya Saffadi, VP-HR, Equity One, Inc.

    • Sector: Diversified, Office & Industrial
      Discussion Leader:

      Mellissa Boggs, SVP-Human Capital, Kite Realty Group Trust

    • Sector: Residential & All Other Sectors
      Discussion Leader:

      Deborah Jones, SVP-HR, Essex Property Trust, Inc.
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Reception


    Tuesday, September 27

    7:00 AM - 2:00 PM Registration
    7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Networking Breakfast
    8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Authoring Your Career


    Beth Weissenberger, Co-founder & President, HG Corp & HG Sports
    9:30 AM - 10:30 AM What You Should Know About IR & REIT Metrics


    David Bujnicki, SVP-Investor Relations & Strategy, Kimco Realty Corporation
    10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Networking Break
    10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Around the World of Comp in 60 Minutes


    Jeremy Banoff, Sr. Managing Director, FPL Associates, L.P.
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Working Lunch: Maximizing the Value of Your Equity Plan Provider


    Donald Hairston, Director, UBS Financial Services Inc.
    Peter Vincent, Executive Director & Head-Participant Experience, UBS Financial Services Inc.
    1:30 PM - 1:45 PM Wrap Up

    *NOTE: This schedule is subject to change.

  • Sponsors

    HR Forum 2016






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  • Attendee Roster


    To view the HR Forum 2016 Attendee Roster, please click the link below which will take you to a login screen. Once you are logged in, the  Attendee Roster will appear containing the name and company for all individuals registered to attend HR Forum. If you do not have a user name and password, you can create a new account at which time you will be able to view the Roster.

    HR Forum 2016 Attendee Roster

  • HR Forum Attendee Roster


  • 2016 NAREIT HR Forum CE Attendance Form

  • HR Forum Session Materials


    To view the 2016 HR Forum Session Materials, please click the link below which will take you to a login screen. Once you are logged in, the materials will appear. 

    2016 HR Forum Session Materials

  • HR Session Materials