Catherine Barré has joined NAREIT in the newly created position of senior vice president, policy and politics.

Barré previously served as senior advisor to the deputy commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service. Prior to that, she was director, associate general counsel and tax counsel for the funds at Legg Mason Global Asset Management. Earlier, she was tax counsel for the Senate Finance Committee and associate counsel of the Investment Company Institute.  Barré was previously an associate at Covington and Burling. She also worked as a CPA in the audit, tax and real estate services groups at Arthur Andersen & Co.

Barré earned a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

(Contact: Catherine Barré at cbarre@nareit.com)

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