Scenes from the first day of REITWeek 2017: NAREIT's Investor Forum at the New York Hilton Midtown on June 6:

Steve Wechsler

REITWeek 2017: NAREIT President and CEO Steve Wechsler announced the winners of the 2017 NAREIT Investor CARE Awards at a lunch session.

Steve Wechsler and Tim Naughton

REITWeek 2017: Wechsler, left, was recognized for his 20 years of leadership of NAREIT by 2017 NAREIT Chair Tim Naughton, the chairman, president and CEO of AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE: AVB), during the Advisory Board of Governors' Dinner.

REITWeek 2017: Political analysts John Heilemann (standing) and Mark Halperin (seated), who co-authored New York Times Best Sellers "Game Change" and "Double Down: Game Change 2012," offered their insights on the political landscape during the Advisory Board of Governors' Dinner.

REITWeek 2017: Naughton (left) interviewed Emmy Award-winning journalist Charlie Rose (right) at REITWeek 2017's opening lunch session.

(Contact: Pam Coleman at pcoleman@nareit.com)

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