Highlights from Nareit's CEO Forum & Advocacy Day

Nareit members from across the REIT industry traveled to the nation’s capital last week for Nareit’s annual CEO Forum & Advocacy Day. The two-day event provides Nareit members the opportunity for face-to-face meetings with congressional leaders and policymakers to discuss the most pressing issues facing REITs and real estate investment.

The interaction between Nareit’s member CEOs and elected officials is an important way to illustrate the benefits of REITs as real estate working for you. This year, 27 REIT executives participated in meetings with 35 members of Congress.

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Treasury Deputy Secretary Justin Muzinich addresses Nareit’s Advisory Board of Governors.

(L-R) David Schulte, CorEnergy; Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO); Patrick Waite, Equity Lifestyle.

(L-R) Paul Pittman, Farmland Partners; Ed Fritsch, Highwoods Properties; Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC); Bobby Bowers, Piedmont.

(L-R) Bobby Bowers, Piedmont; Diane Moorefield, CyrusOne; Rep. Al Green (D-TX); Chris Volk, STORE; Maria Hawthorne, PS Business Parks; and Patrick Waite, Equity Lifestyle.

(L-R) Steve Vondran, American Tower; Bill Stein, Digital Realty; Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA); Maria Hawthorne, PS Business Parks; Erich Sanchack, Digital Realty.

(L-R) Steve Vondran, American Tower; Nareit President & CEO Steve Wechsler; Sen. John Thune (R-SD); Chris Volk, STORE; Mike Landy, Monmouth.

(L-R) Nareit President & CEO Steve Wechsler; Sandeep Mathrani, Brookfield; House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

(L-R) Dana Anderson, Macerich; Nareit President & CEO Steve Wechsler; House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA); Owen Thomas, Boston Properties.

(L-R) Sandeep Mathrani, Brookfield; Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV); Nareit President & CEO Steve Wechsler; David Schulte, CorEnergy.

(Top) Owen Thomas, Boston Properties; Frank Cohen, Blackstone; Bill Stein, Digital Realty; Mike Schall, Essex; Nareit President & CEO Steve Wechsler; Erich Sanchack, Digital Realty; Glen Rufrano, VEREIT. (Bottom) Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY); Sandeep Mathrani, Brookfield.

(L-R) Glen Rufrano, VEREIT; Jim Risoleo, Host Hotels; House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD); Maria Hawthorne, PS Business Parks.

(L-R) House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Nareit President & CEO Steve Wechsler.

Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA), recipient of Nareit’s 2019 Small Investor Empowerment Award.

(L-R) Becca Gould, American Tower; and House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA).

(L-R) Patrick Waite, Equity Lifestyle Properties; Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO), chairman of the U.S. House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance; David Schulte, CorEnergy.

(L-R) Jim Risoleo, Host Hotels; Chris Marr, CubeSmart; Dana Anderson, Macerich; Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD); Joe Margolis, Extra Space; Owen Thomas, Boston Properties.

(L-R) Mark Decker, IRET; Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN); Patrick Waite, Equity Lifestyle Properties.

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