Highlights of 2017 Washington Leadership Forum

3/6/2017

Leaders of the REIT and publicly traded real estate industry traveled to the nation's capital for NAREIT's 2017 Washington Leadership Forum (WLF) from Feb. 28 to March 1. The annual event features meetings with key policymakers across Capitol Hill.

Highlights of this year's event:

WLF-Corker

2017 Washington Leadership Forum (left to right): John Anzalone, CEO, Invesco Mortgage Capital (NYSE: IVR); Steve Budorick, President & CEO, Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE: OFC); Greg Jundanian, Managing Director, CYS Investments (NYSE: CYS); Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN); Eric Bolton, Chairman & CEO, MAA (NYSE: MAA); 2017 NAREIT Second Vice Chair Sandeep Mathrani, CEO, GGP (NYSE: GGP); Glenn Votek, CFO, Annaly Capital Management (NYSE: NLY); Dave Henry, Co-Founder, Peaceable Street Capital; Ross Smotrich, Managing Director, Barclays.

WLF-Hatch

2017 Washington Leadership Forum (left to right): Mark Howard-Johnson, Managing Director, Blackrock; Steve Wechsler, President & CEO, NAREIT; Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT); 2013 NAREIT Chair Ed Walter, Chair, Georgetown University Steers Center for Real Estate; 2017 NAREIT Chair Tim Naughton, Chairman & CEO, AvalonBay Communities (NYSE: AVB).

WLF-Cardin

2017 Washington Leadership Forum (left to right): Amy Tait, Executive Chairman & CIO, Broadstone Real Estate LLC; Jeff Olson, Chairman & CEO, Urban Edge Properties (NYSE: UE); Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), member of the Senate Finance Committee; Naughton; Mathrani.

Bob Menendez

2017 Washington Leadership Forum (left to right): Bruce Schanzer, President & CEO, Cedar Realty Trust (NYSE: CDR); Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), member of the Senate Finance and Banking Committees; Budorick; Michael Landy, President & CEO, Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corp. (NYSE: MNR); Olson; Bill Hankowsky, Chairman, President & CEO, Liberty Property Trust (NYSE: LPT).

WLF-Meehan

2017 Washington Leadership Forum (left to right): Olson; Jay Leupp, Managing Director, Lazard Asset Management LLC; Rep. Pat Meehan (R-PA), member of the House Ways and Means Committee; Hankowsky; Schanzer.

WLF-Buchanan

2017 Washington Leadership Forum (left to right): Smotrich; Jeffrey Stoops, President & CEO, SBA Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: SBAC); Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL), member of the House Ways and Means Committee; Hankowsky; Luca Fabbri, CFO, Farmland Partners (NYSE: FPI).

WLF-Crowley

2017 Washington Leadership Forum (left to right): David Helfand, President & CEO, Equity Commonwealth (NYSE: EQC); Wechsler; 2017 NAREIT Treasurer Owen Thomas, CEO, Boston Properties (NYSE: BXP); Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY), member of the House Ways and Means Committee; Michael Schall, President & CEO, Essex Property Trust (NYSE: ESS); 1999 and 2000 NAREIT Chair Sam Zell, Chairman, Equity Group Investments; David Neithercut, President & CEO, Equity Residential (NYSE: EQR); Schanzert; Leupp; Olson.

WLF-Black

2017 Washington Leadership Forum (left to right): Jeffrey Resetco, VP-Real Estate Development & Construction, EdR (NYSE: EDR); Rep. Diane Black (R-TN), member of the House Ways and Means Committee; Phil Hawkins, President & CEO, DCT Industrial Trust (NYSE: DCT).

WLF-Hill

2017 Washington Leadership Forum (left to right): Bob O’Brien, Leader-Global & US Real Estate Services, Deloitte LLP; Thomas Rosenbloom, EVP-Business Development, General Counsel & Secretary, CYS Investments; Rep. French Hill (R-AR), member of the House Financial Services Committee; Byron Boston, CEO, President & Co-CIO, Dynex Capital (NYSE: DX); Dan Grattan, VP, Annaly Capital Management.

WLF-Holding

2017 Washington Leadership Forum (left to right): Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC), member of the House Financial Services Committee; Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC), member of the House Financial Services Committee; Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC); James Taiclet, Chairman, President & CEO, American Tower Corp. (NYSE: AMT); 2016 NAREIT Chair Edward Fritsch, President & CEO, Highwoods Properties (NYSE: HIW); Bolton; Rep. George Holding (R-NC), member of the House Ways and Means Committee; Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC); Keith Lampi, President, Inland Real Estate Income Trust; Stoops.

WLF-Kelly

2017 Washington Leadership Forum (left to right): Hawkins; Hankowskyt; Schanzer; Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA), member of the House Ways and Means Committee; Timothy Pire, Lecturer, University of Wisconsin; Fabbri.

WLF-Reed

2017 Washington Leadership Forum (left to right): Henry; Tait; Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY), member of the House Ways and Means Committee.

WLF-Roskam

2017 Washington Leadership Forum (left to right): Landy; Leupp; Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL), member of the House Ways and Means Committee; Dan Wagner, SVP, Inland Real Estate Group; Ray Lewis, CEO, Care Capital Properties (NYSE: CCP).

WLF-Duffy

2017 Washington Leadership Forum (left to right): Wagner; Votek; Anzalone; Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI), member of the House Financial Services Committee; Boston; Jundanian; Philip Charls, CEO, European Public Real Estate Association.

WLF-Burr

2017 Washington Leadership Forum (left to right): Wechsler; Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), member of the Senate Finance Committee; Taiclet; Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee; Naughton; Stoops; Thomas.

WLF-Cassidy

2017 Washington Leadership Forum (left to right): Lewis; Mathrani; Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), member of Senate Finance Committee; Hal Kilshaw, VP, Lamar Advertising (NASDAQ: LAMR); Walter.

WLF-Gillibrand

2017 Washington Leadership Forum (left to right): Tait; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY); Rosenbloom.

WLF-McCarthy

2017 Washington Leadership Forum: House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) addresses 2017 WLF attendees at a breakfast on March 1.

WLF-McConnell

2017 Washington Leadership Forum (left to right): Landy; Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY); Mathrani; Lewis; Resetco.

WLF-Pelosi

2017 Washington Leadership Forum (left to right): House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA); Zell; Leupp; Maria Hawthorne, President & CEO, PS Business Parks (NYSE: PSB).

WLF-Schumer

2017 Washington Leadership Forum (left to right): Wechsler; Tait; 2003 NAREIT Chair Steve Roth, Chairman & CEO, Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE: VNO); Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY); Zell; Naughton.

WLF-Van Hollen

2017 Washington Leadership Forum (left to right): Tony Edwards, EVP & General Counsel, NAREIT; Budorick; Naughton; William Meaney, President & CEO, Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM); Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD); Mathrani.

(Contact: Tony Edwards at tedwards@nareit.com)

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