New York Stock Exchange
New York
New York
June 5, 2023
Event description

Nareit and the New York Stock Exchange are partnering again to host the REIT Investor Relations Symposium, held in conjunction with Nareit’s REITweek: 2023 Investor Conference. This invitation-only event is open exclusively to IR professionals, and the program is designed to address the unique challenges REIT IR professionals experience in their roles.

This event attracts more than 125 REIT IR professionals and leaders each year. Registration is complimentary for invitees.


11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Check-in

12:00 p.m. –12:45 p.m. Networking Lunch

12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Opening Remarks

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Session 1 - Market Update and Economic Outlook

Ron Bohlert, Listing Lead - Real Estate, NYSE

Michael P. Reinking, CFA , Sr. Market Strategist/Head of MAC Desk, NYSE
John Worth, EVP, Research & Investor Outreach, Nareit

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Session 2 - IR Communications and Management During Uncertain Times

  • Best practices in crisis communications
  • Managing IR communications surrounding updated earnings, changes in guidance, changes in leadership, etc.
  • Positioning your company and management teams for media engagements
  • Best practices in managing social media channels
  • Dealing with social media trolls and negative online behavior

Mary Jensen, Head of Investor Relations, AIR Communities

Heather Crowell, EVP, Investor Relations, Gregory FCA
Laura Diorio, NYSE Social Media
Ted McHugh, Managing Director, Investor Relations, Edelman

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Networking Break

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Session 3 – Shareholder Recruitment & Analyst Engagement

  • Identifying and targeting global investors
  • Generalist investor perception study results on the REIT industry
  • Prioritizing management time and engagement with research analysts and investors

Scott McLaughlin, SVP, Investor Relations & Tax, Invitation Homes

Rich Hill, SVP, Head of Real Estate Strategy & Research, Cohen & Steers
Edward Pitoniak, CEO, VICI Properties, Inc.
Gene Rubin, President, Rivel Research Group
Haendel St. Juste, Managing Director & Senior Equity Analyst, Mizuho Securities USA

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Session 4 – Corporate Governance and Regulatory Update

  • Implementing the Universal Proxy Card and other 2023 Proxy Season Hot Topics
  • Executive Compensation Issues, Including New Clawback and Pay-for Performance rules
  • Update on current and future SEC regulatory priorities

Cathy Barre, EVP & General Counsel, Nareit
Justin Durbin, Director, NYSE

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Networking and Cocktails