Highlights from Nareit’s REITwise: 2019 Law, Accounting & Finance Conference

Nareit’s REITwise: 2019 Law, Accounting & Finance Conference was held in San Antonio on March 26-28. More than 1,300 real estate investment legal, financial, tax, and accounting professionals were in attendance, a near record-high for the event.

REITwise 2019 provided a broad yet focused educational program for the diverse group of attendees from within the REIT community. CLE and CPE credits were offered for attendance at concurrent educational sessions, ranging in focus from accounting and financial standards to tax, corporate governance, and general business issues. Attendees also benefited from impactful and interactive speakers at general sessions about the state of the capital markets, diversity of thought, alternative ways to raise capital, and an entertaining discourse of two prominent thought leaders from both sides of the political spectrum.

(Contact: Dara Bernstein at dbernstein@nareit.com and Chris Drula at cdrula@nareit.com)

Issues Tackled by General Counsels session. (L-R) Troy McHenry, HCP, Inc.; Steven Fivel, Simon Property Group; Samantha Sacks Gallagher, VICI Properties, Inc.; and Kay Tidwell, Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc.
REITs and Opportunity Zones session. (L-R) David Levy, Skadden; Carolyn Bidwell, Brookfield Asset Management; Steven Kennedy, PwC; Kelsey Lemaster, Goodwin; Libin Zhang, Roberts & Holland LLP.
Challenges in Managing a Range of Generations session. (L-R) Kim Voss, American Campus Communities, Inc.; Ross Cooper, Kimco Realty Corporation; Dominic Cottone, Ferguson Partners, Ltd.; Pamela Lipp-Hendricks, JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Working with REIT Board Members session. (L-R) Diana Laing, Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.; Cydney Donnell, Texas A&M University–Mays Business School; Mary Hogan-Preusse, Sturgis Partners LLC; Walter Rakowich, former CEO of ProLogis.
REIT Day-to-Day Tax Issues. (L-R) Kristin Myers, Cousins Properties; Kenneth Bernice, Colony Capital, Inc.; James Brock, Deloitte, LLP; Daniel Tucker, Iron Mountain; Donna Wagner, JBG SMITH.
Disclosure Best Practices—Everything Investors/Analysts Want to Know session. (L-R) Catherine Creswell, Vornado Realty Trust; Gregg Korondi, LaSalle Investment Management; Nora Creedon, Goldman Sachs; Matthew Werner, Chilton Capital Management.
General Session: State of the Capital Markets. (L-R) John Perkins, RBC Capital Markets; William Bayless, American Campus Communities, Inc.; Mark Streeter, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.; Dan Teper, Brookfield Property Group; Diane Wade, CBRE Clarion Securities.
Interest Rates, Discount Rates, and Hedge Accounting session. (L-R) Joanne Mondares, Regency Centers Corporation; Rob Barton, Chatham Financial; Thomas Faineteau, BDO USA, LLP; Readie Callahan, Wells Fargo - LIBOR Transition Office.

 

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