JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE
900 W Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90015
Nov. 12 - 14
JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVELos Angeles, CA

REITworld: 2019 Annual Conference

Attend Nareit's REITworld, our 2019 Annual Conference, 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.

  • Agenda


    Monday, November 11

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

    Tuesday, November 12

    7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration
    7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Networking Room
    7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Buffet Breakfast
    7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. REITPAC Suite (invitation only)
    8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Executive Board Meeting (closed meeting)
    12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch General Session: State of the Industry
    • The Economy and the Market Cycle
    • REIT Market Outlook
    • Leverage and Debt Markets
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • The Gig Economy and Other Game Changers
    • Shareholder Activism
    A. William Stein, CEO, Digital Realty


    Steven Buller, Portfolio Manager, Fidelity Investments

    Jennifer Fritzsche, Managing Director, Wells Fargo Securities
    Thomas Grier, Managing Director & Group Head of REALIB, J.P. Morgan Securities
    Owen Thomas, CEO, Boston Properties

    2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Spotlight Session: REIT Fixed Income Update
    • REIT Credit Analysis:How are fixed income analysts looking at REITs; what are the qualitative factors, quantitative measures and benchmarks underlying REIT credit analysis?
    • REIT Leverage: Too much, too little or just right
    • How are investors managing REIT Risk By Evaluating Credit Ratings
    • Accessing Credit in Public Markets: The Borrower’s Perspective
    Mark Streeter,  Managing Director, J.P. Morgan

    Ray Huang, SVP, PIMCO
    Ana Lai, Senior Director and Analytical Manager, S&P Global Ratings
    3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Spotlight Session: Policy Update
    • Preview of 2020 Congressional elections
    • Updates of legislation such as extension of terrorism risk insurance program, qualified improvement property, and energy efficient improvement property
    • State update including California “split roll” ballot initiative and rent control
    Tony Edwards, Senior Executive Vice President, Nareit


    Cathy Barre, EVP & General Counsel, Nareit

    Robert Dibblee, SVP, Government Relations, Nareit

    John Jones, VP, Government Relations, Nareit

    6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Advisory Board of Governors Reception and Dinner (invitation only)

    Ash Carter, U.S. Secretary of Defense (2015-2017)

    Wednesday, November 13

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

    Sponsored by: Citi

    • What’s the outlook for the macroeconomy and interest rates? How are trade wars, slowing job growth and the Federal Reserve impacting the economy?
    • How are the market conditions for the main commercial property sectors? What types of “late cycle” risks are we seeing?
    • We’ll have a lookback at REIT earnings from the third quarter, as well as whether earnings growth is likely to continue in the quarters ahead.
    • … plus a few special topics on REITs and real estate!
    John Worth, EVP, Research & Investor Outreach, Nareit


    Michael Knott, Managing Director, Research, Green Street Advisors

    Calvin Schnure, SVP, Research & Economic Analysis, Nareit

    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Spotlight Session: REITs: Leading the Way in ESG Innovation
    • Hear from the REITs leading in ESG practices on the latest ESG trends, innovative technologies and programs as well as the challenges faced by real estate industry around ESG issues.
    Sara Neff, SVP, Sustainability, Kilroy Realty Corporation


    Aaron Binkley, Sr. Director, Sustainability, Digital Realty
    Daniel Egan, SVP, Energy & Sustainability, Vornado Realty Trust

    Kevin Hagen, VP, ESG Strategy, Iron Mountain
    Ben Myers, Director, Sustainability, Boston Properties, Inc.
    Will Teichman, VP, Business Operations, Kimco Realty Corporation

    12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch General Session: Lunch General Session – Towards a Robust Diversity & Inclusion Program: Lessons from Leaders
    • How did CEOs become outspoken leaders on D & I?
    • How important is it that D & I messaging come from the top of an organization?
    • Explain how demographic representation, including board and executive team diversity, signals importance of D & I
    • How do you get buy-in for D & I programs from your workforce? Was there resistance, and if so, from where and how did you deal with it?
    • Name the three most successful elements or your D & I program and why. Include the role of surveys and other measures/how do you baseline.
    • Explain the processes, procedures and practices you use to make D & I an explicit mission.
    • What is one D & I activity or program that you are most excited to try next and why?
    Jerry Kang, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, UCLA


    Lisa Alonso, SVP, Human Resources, Healthpeak Properties, Inc.

    Jenny Bean, SVP, Human Resources, Duke Realty Corporation
    Richard Campo, Chairman & CEO, Camden Property Trust
    James Connor, Chairman & CEO, Duke Realty Corporation
    Thomas Herzog, CEO, Healthpeak Properties, Inc.
    Cynthia Scharringhausen, SVP, Human Resources, Camden Property Trust


    Thursday, November 14

    7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Registration
    7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Networking Room
    7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. REITPAC Suite (invitation only)
    7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
    NOTE: This schedule is subject to change.
  • Prices & Policies

    Registration Pricing

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

    Registration Fees

    On or before
    Oct. 11, 2019

    On or after
    Oct. 12 2019

    Corporate member*



    Individual member



    Tax-exempt member






    *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 must be registered for REITworld 2019 in order to gain access to the suite and meetings space at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE. To access any meeting in a suite or meeting space, you, and each individual in your party, must have a REITworld 2019 conference badge. Each individual will be required to show their REITworld conference badge to security at the elevator bank, escalators, or the stairs.

    Note: You will not be granted access to any meeting in a suite, meeting room, REITPAC Suite, or Networking Room unless you, and each individual in your party, have a REITworld 2019 convention badge.

    Conference Cancellation Policy
    Full conference refunds will be issued for cancellations received no later than Friday, Oct.11, 2019, less a $100 processing fee.

    Note: No refunds will be granted after Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.

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

  • Attendee Roster

  • Hotel

    JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live (Conference Host Hotel)

    900 West Olympic Boulevard

    Los Angeles, CA 90015
    Phone: (213) 765-8600
    Room Rate - $349 Guest Rooms (Single/Double Occupancy)

    Courtyard Los Angeles L.A. LIVE (Across the street from the conference host hotel)
    901 West Olympic Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA, 90015
    Phone: (213) 443-9200
    Room Rate - $329 Guest Rooms (Single/Double Occupancy)

    Residence Inn Los Angeles L.A. LIVE (Across the street from the conference host hotel)
    901 West Olympic Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA, 90015
    Phone: (213) 443-9200
    Room Rate - $339 Guest Rooms (Single Occupancy)

    The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles -  SOLD OUT
    900 West Olympic Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA, 90015
    Phone: (213) 765-8600
    Room Rate - $439 Guest Rooms (Single Occupancy)

    * Please note these links are to the conference hotels'  websites. These are NOT the links to reserve your hotel room at the Nareit group rate. You must first register for REITworld 2019 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.

    Hotel Reservation Policy
    In order to reserve a hotel room within the Nareit negotiated group blocks, you must first register for the conference. If a hotel room is reserved, but you are not registered for the conference, the hotel reservation will be canceled and your 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. 11, 2019 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.


  • Contact Us

    Conference Registration
    Tracie Betts
    Manager, Operations

    Kimber Brewer
    Coordinator, Operations

    Allison Shaw
    Manager, Operations

    Hotel Reservations
    Lacey Rimoli-Wiesel
    Housing Director, Staged Right Events

    Amy Miller
    Meeting and Conference Coordinator, Staged Right Events

    Chris Flood
    SVP, Business Development

    Afia Boone
    VP, Membership & Meetings

    Corporate Member Suites
    Katelyn Rowland
    VP, Membership & Meetings

    Overall Conference Issues
    Pam Coleman
    SVP, Meetings

  • Current Sponsors

  • 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 Betts.