REIT Investor Relations Symposium


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Monday, June 5
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Check-In
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Networking Lunch in the NYSE Big Board Club
12:45 p.m. - 12:55 p.m.

Opening Remarks


Jim Byrne, Head of U.S. Listings, NYSE
Steve Wechsler, President & CEO, NAREIT

12:55 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. Session 1: Telling a Compelling and Differentiated Story to the Street
  • Understand how REIT investors and analysts consume messaging and content.
  • Highlight effective guidance practices and qualitative and quantitative metrics that help the Street evaluate future performance.
  • Learn what messaging and material is overused in the industry and not highly valued by investors.
Catherine Creswell, SVP-Investor Relations, Vornado Realty Trust

Laurel Durkay, VP-Associate Portfolio Manager, Cohen & Steers Capital Management
James Feldman, Director & REIT Analyst, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Kristen Kuney, Portfolio Manager, Goldman Sachs & Co.
1:40 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. Networking Break
1:50 p.m. - 2:35 p.m. Session 2: Understanding Market Structure for REITs
  • Overview of market structure and what it means for the REIT industry.
  • Recap of REIT industry trading metrics. (volume, volatility, investor demand, etc.)
  • Explanation of the role Designated Market Makers play in supporting equity trading.
  • How IROs can leverage exchange relationships to be better informed.
Ronald Bohlert, Lead–Real Estate & Insurance, New York Stock Exchange

Jason Hardzewicz, Trader, GTS
Patrick King, Trader, Citadel Securities
James Woods, Trader, IMC
2:35 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Networking Break
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session 3: View of IR from the Top: Fireside Chat with Veteran REIT CFOs
  • Understand how the C-suite measures the success of an IR program.
  • Discuss ongoing changes to financial reporting practices and what that means for IR.
  • Learn tactical steps on how IR can help make the CFO's job easier.
  • Review necessary skills to help IROs continue to advance within the REIT structure.
David Bujnicki, SVP - Investor Relations & Strategy, Kimco Realty Corporation

Andrew Blocher, EVP & CFO, First Potomac Realty Trust
David Karp, EVP & CFO, Empire State Realty Trust
Pam Kessler, EVP, CFO & Secretary, LTC Properties, Inc.
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. NYSE Closing Bell