Hilton Anatole
2201 N Stemmons Fwy Dallas TX 75207
Nov. 14 - 16
Hilton AnatoleDallas, TX

REITworld: 2017 Annual Convention

Attend Nareit's REITworld, our 2017 Annual Convention, to take advantage of the many opportunities to hear first-hand from REIT executives and learn from experts in the real estate investment community.

During REITworld, you can:

  • Gather the latest insights and market intelligence from industry experts.
  • Identify new investment opportunities.
  • Forge new business relationships and strengthen existing ones.
  • Participate in thought-provoking conversations with peers and industry leaders.

A perfect blend of private meetings, educational sessions and networking events make Nareit's REITworld an event you won't want to miss.

  • Prices & Policies


    Registration Pricing

    Registration fees include general and spotlight sessions, refreshment breaks, breakfasts and luncheons.

    Registration Fees On or before
    Oct. 13, 2017
    On or after
    Oct. 14, 2017
    Corporate member* $1,145 $1,245
    Individual member $1,445 $1,545
    Tax-exempt member $600 $700
    Nonmember** $2,145 $2,245

    *Employees of a REIT or public real estate operating company (or its sponsor) that is a Nareit member.
    **Employees and officers of REITs (or their sponsors) that are not members of Nareit may NOT attend this meeting as nonmembers. The REIT must be a Nareit member.

    Suite Access & Registration Policy

    All individuals attending meetings in suites must be registered for REITworld 2017 in order to gain access to the Hilton Anatole hotel rooms.

    Note: To be granted access to any meeting in a suite you, and each individual in your party, must have a REITworld 2017 convention badge.

    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 prior to Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, less a $100 processing fee.

    Note: No refunds will be granted after Friday, Oct. 13, 2017.


    Business casual attire is appropriate for all convention sessions and events.

  • Hotel & Destination Information


    Hilton Anatole

    2201 N. Stemmons Freeway
    Dallas, TX 75207
    Phone: 214-748-1200
    * Please note this is the link to the Hilton Anatole website. This is NOT the link to reserve your hotel room at the Nareit group rate. You must first register for REITworld 2017 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

    Hilton Anatole Dallas - $235 Guest Rooms (Single/Double Occupancy)

    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dallas - Market Center - $189 Guest Rooms (Single/Double Occupancy)

    Hotel Reservation Policy

    In order to reserve a hotel room within the Nareit negotiated group block, you must first register for the convention. If a hotel room is reserved, but the individual is not registered for the convention, 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: All room reservations will be charged a one-night, non-refundable deposit at the time of reservation request. Hotel reservations are due no later than Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, 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.

    Standard Room Amenities

    Chair with ottoman
    Large work desk with lamp
    Ergonomic desk chair
    Coffee station
    Adjustable climate controls, voicemail and an in-room safe


    Serving: Dinner & Cocktails
    Dress attire: Smart Casual

    Media Grill & Bar
    Serving: Lunch & Dinner
    Dress attire: Smart Casual

    Counter Offer
    Serving: 24-Hour Grab & Go
    Dress attire: Casual

    Serving: Breakfast
    Dress attire: Casual

    Gossip Bar
    Serving: Continental Breakfast & Late-Night Cocktails
    Dress attire: Smart Casual


    For information or reservations, please call 214-761-7800 or visit VSpa online.


    The Hilton Anatole's award-winning health facility, Verandah Club & Fitness, provides everything needed to help meet your individual wellness goals. For more information, please visit Verandah Club & Fitness online.


    Self parking fee: $22; 0-4 hours: $15; 4-8 hours: $20
    Valet parking fee: $29; Day use: $24


    Only service animals are allowed on property

    Airport Information

    Love Field Airport
    Distance from hotel: 5 miles
    Drive Time: 10 minutes

    Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
    Distance from hotel: 17 miles
    Drive Time: 25 minutes

  • Schedule


    Monday, Nov. 13

    3:00 - 7:00 p.m. Registration


    Tuesday, Nov. 14

    7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration
    7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Networking Room
    7:00 - 9:00 a.m. Buffet Breakfast
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. REITPAC Suite (invitation only)
    8:30 - 11:00 a.m. Executive Board Meeting (closed meeting)
    9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Spotlight Session: Corporate Governance


    Victoria Rostow, SVP, Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Nareit

    Jeremy Banoff, Sr. Managing Director, FPL Associates L.P.
    Debra Barbanel, Consultant, Russell Reynolds Associates
    Yoel Kranz, Partner, Goodwin
    10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Spotlight Session: REITs—Making the Business Case for Sustainability


    Fulya Kocak, VP, Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues, Nareit

    Ari Frankel, AVP, Sustainability & High Performance Buildings, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
    Hans Op't Veld, Head of Listed Real Estate, PGGM
    Lou Schotsky, First Vice President, Investments, Equity Residential
    David Stanford, Executive Director, RealFoundations

    12:00 - 2:00 p.m.


    Thomas Baltimore, Jr.


    Lunch General Session: Real Estate Built for the Long-Term
    • Emergency preparedness
    • Corporate governance
    • Risk management
    • Return on investment
    Welcome & Industry Awards:
    Timothy Naughton, Chairman, CEO & President, AvalonBay Communities, Inc. and Nareit 2017 Chair
    Thomas Baltimore, Jr., Chairman, President & CEO, Park Hotels & Resorts and Nareit 2018 Chair

    Thomas Baltimore, Jr., Chairman, President & CEO, Park Hotels & Resorts

    Richard Campo, Chairman & CEO, Camden Property Trust
    Joseph Margolis, CEO, Extra Space Storage, Inc.
    Martin (Hap) Stein, Chairman & CEO, Regency Centers Corporation
    2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Spotlight Session: Tax Reform


    Tony Edwards, EVP & General Counsel, Nareit
    Steven Wechsler, President & CEO, Nareit

    6:00 - 9:30 p.m.

    John Brennan
    John Brennan

    Advisory Board of Governors Reception and Dinner (invitation only)

    John Brennan, CIA Director (2013–2017); Assistant to President Barack Obama for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism and Deputy National Security Advisor (2009–2013)


    Wednesday, Nov. 15

    7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration
    7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Networking Room
    7:00 - 9:00 a.m. Buffet Breakfast
    7:15 - 8:30 a.m. Real Estate Investment Advisory Council Breakfast (invitation only)
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. REITPAC Suite (invitation only)
    10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Spotlight Session: Economic Outlook


    Michael Grupe, EVP, Research & Investor Outreach, Nareit

    Brad Case, SVP, Research & Industry Information, Nareit
    Calvin Schnure, SVP, Research & Economic Analysis, Nareit
    John Worth, SVP, Research & Investor Outreach, Nareit

    12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

    Steve Wechsler
    Steve Wechsler

    Raghuram Rajan
    Raghuram Rajan

    Lunch General Session: The Global Economic Outlook - Opportunities and Challenges

    Welcome & Leader In the Light Awards:

    Steven Wechsler, President & CEO, Nareit

    Raghuram Rajan, Professor of Finance, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and Governor, Reserve Bank of India (2013-2016)


    Thursday, Nov. 16

    7:30 - 10:00 a.m. Registration
    7:30 - 10:00 a.m. Networking Room
    8:00 - 10:00 a.m. REITPAC Suite (invitation only)
    7:30 - 10:00 a.m. Buffet Breakfast

    *NOTE: This schedule is subject to change.

  • Session Recordings

    Listen to recordings from the spotlight and general sessions, recorded live at Nareit's REITworld, our 2017 annual convention.

    Spotlight Session: Economic Outlook. Nareit EVP Mike Grupe moderated a REITworld 2017 panel that reviewed the progress of REITs in the last two decades and examined how the current economic outlook fits into the context of that environment. Listen to the session below.

    Spotlight Session: REITs—Making the Business Case for Sustainability. Experts on this panel examined a variety of ESG issues, including the value proposition of sustainability, the need for better communication on ESG achievements and the importance of being proactive as regulations continue to change. Listen to the sesssion below. 

    Spotlight Session: Corporate Governance. The panel discussed the lessons learned from the 2017 U.S. REIT proxy season, focusing on the agenda of activist REIT investors, REIT governance practices, diversity and board composition and REIT compensation issues. Listen to the sesssion below. 

    General Session: Real Estate Built for the Long-Term



  • Sponsorship Opportunities


    Thank you for your interest in sponsorship at Nareit’s REITworld. Explore the available sponsorship opportunities below. To secure a sponsorship, complete the sponsorship interest form. Upon receipt of your sponsorship interest form, a confirmation email and contract will be prepared and sent out to the sponsorship contact provided.

    Should you have any questions regarding sponsorship, please feel free to contact Chris Flood. Should you have questions concerning the online form or submission process please contact Tracie Desjardins.

  • Convention Questions


    Convention Registration

    Tracie Desjardins
    Operations Coordinator, Nareit

    Allison Shaw
    Operations Coordinator, Nareit

    Afia Boone
    Director, Membership & Meetings, Nareit

    Katelyn Rowland
    Director, Membership & Meetings, Nareit


    Hotel Reservations

    Lacey Rimoli
    Housing Director, Staged Right Events

    Amy Miller
    Meeting and Convention Coordinator, Staged Right Events



    Chris Flood VP, Business Development, Nareit



    Afia Boone
    Director, Membership & Meetings, Nareit


    Corporate Member Suites

    Katelyn Rowland
    Director, Membership & Meetings, Nareit


    Overall Convention Issues

    Pam Coleman
    SVP, Meetings, Nareit

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