Highlights from REITWise 2017

Scenes from REITWise 2017: NAREIT's Law, Accounting & Finance Conference:

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REITWise 2017: Michael Walsh (far left), Senior Vice President and CAO of Boston Properties, Inc. (NYSE: BXP), moderated a panel on implementing the leases standard. He was joined by (left to right): Alexander Martin, Director for Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory Services, PwC; Scott Muir, Partner, KPMG LLP; Jay Wages, Master Principal Sales Consultant, Oracle; and Ross Prindle, Managing Director, Duff & Phelps.

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REITWise 2017: The Accounting Committee session featured a panel moderated by NAREIT Vice President for Financial Standards Christopher Drula. Panelists included (left to right): George Yungmann, SVP for Financial Standards, NAREIT; G. Wyndham Smith, Partner, Deloitte LLP; Brandon Landas, Partner, BDO USA, LLP; and David Augustyn, Partner – Deal Advisory, KPMG LLP.

 

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REITWise 2017: The Treasurer's Topics session was moderated by Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE: FRT) Vice President and CAO Melissa Solis. Participants included (left to right): Michelle Ngo, SVP & Treasurer, Kilroy Realty Corp. (NYSE: KRC); Joseph Kennedy, Principal, PwC; and Richard McCarthy, SVP – CRE Regional Sales Manager, U.S. Bank.

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REITWise 2017: A general session on the political landscape featured Scottie Nell Hughes, Political Editor for RightAlerts.com and Host for E-Alerts Daily News Briefs, and Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson.

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REITWise 2017: Marks Paneth LLP Partner-Real Estate Tax Advisory Services Michael Hurwitz (far right) hosted a game show-style session on federal tax. Contestants included (left to right): Gregory Imhoff, VP, General Tax Counsel & Corporate Secretary, InfraREIT, Inc. (NYSE: HIFR); Roger Laty, VP-Tax, UDR, Inc. (NYSE: UDR); Olivier Kolpin, VP-Tax, Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. (NYSE: SHO); Tracy Swearingen, SVP-Taxation, Duke Realty Corp. (NYSE: DRE); John Napoli, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP; Robert Schachat, Principal, EY; Lynn Kawaminami, Partner-Tax, Deloitte Tax LLP; and David Levy, Partner, Skadden.

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REITWise 2017: Roberts & Holland LLP Partner Lary Wolf (far left) moderated the REIT Tax Primer session. Panelists included (left to right): Kenneth Betts, Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP; Wendi Kotzen, Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP; Agnes Webb, VP-Tax Compliance, EdR (NYSE: EDR); and Ameek Ponda, Partner & Director-Tax Department, Sullivan & Worcester LLP.

REITWise 2017: The Partnerships Planning & Pitfalls session was moderated by Terence Cuff (far left) of Loeb & Loeb LLP. Joining Cuff were (left to right): Andrea Whiteway, Principal, EY; Cameron Cosby, Partner, Hogan Lovells; Sanford Presant, Chairman-Real Estate Fund Practice Group, Greenberg Traurig, LLP; and Adam Cohen, SVP-Tax, iStar.

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REITWise 2017Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. (NYSE: HPP) Executive Vice President and General Counsel Kay Tidwell (far left) moderated the General Counsel Issues panel. The panel also featured (left to right): Edmund DiSanto, EVP, CAO & General Counsel, American Tower Corp. (NYSE: AMT); Thomas Leanse, Sr. EVP, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary, Macerich (NYSE: MAC); and Troy McHenry, EVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, HCP, Inc. (NYSE: HCP).

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REITWise 2017Equity Residential (NYSE: EQR) Executive Vice President and CFO Mark Parrell (far left) moderated a panel on investor activism. He was joined by (left to right): Jonathan Litt, Founder & CIO, Land and Buildings; Raymond Mertens Jr., VP, Dodge & Cox Investment Managers; Kevin Daniels, Mergers & Acquisitions Group-Head of Activism & Defense, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; and Gilbert Menna, Partner & Co-Chair-Real Estate & Real Estate Capital Markets Practice, Goodwin Procter LLP.

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REITWise 2017: Citi Head-North American Real Estate Scott Eisen (far left) moderated a session on the state of the capital markets. He was joined by Jim Sullivan, President-Advisory & Consulting, Green Street Advisors; Charles Fitzgerald, Founder & Managing Partner, V3 Capital Management, L.P.; Diana Laing, CFO, American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE: AMH); and David Bouton, Managing Director, Citi.

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REITWise 2017: A session on public non-listed REITs was moderated by Proskauer Rose LLP Partner Peter Fass (far left). Participants included (left to right): Ella Neyland, President, Steadfast Income REIT; Frank Saracino, CFO-Retail Companies, Colony NorthStar, Inc.; and Leon Volchyok, Chief Securities Counsel, Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc.

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REITWise 2017: Welltower, Inc. (NYSE: HCN) Senior Vice President and Controller Paul Nungester (far left) moderated a panel on financial standards. Joining him on the panel were (left to right): Sonia Barros, Assistant Director – Division of Corporation Finance, Securities and Exchange Commission; Christine McElroy, Senior Analyst – Retail, Citi; Christa Vesy, EVP & CAO, DDR Corp. (NYSE: DDR).

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

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