03/26/2018 | by

More than 1,300 attendees converged on the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida last week for REITwise 2018, Nareit’s Law, Accounting & Finance Conference.

REITwise panels focused on a variety of current political, economic and market events that are impacting legal, financial, tax and accounting operations within REITs and publicly traded real estate companies.

Nareit Vice President for Financial Standards Christopher Drula (left) discussed the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) financial reporting priorities with Sagar Teotia, SEC deputy chief accountant.

The Senior Financial Officer Luncheon with Andrew Beal, senior manager, advisory services at EY.

Juan Williams, political analyst at Fox News and Jason Chaffetz, a contributor at Fox News, spoke at the breakfast general session.

The state of Non-GAAP reporting session featured (left to right): moderator Serena Wolfe, partner, EY; Matthew DiLiberto, CFO, SL Green Realty Corp.; Cindy Fornelli, executive director, Center for Audit Quality; Christine McElroy, senior equity research analyst, Citi; and Marc Siegel, board member, Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).

The REIT Operational/Practical Tax Issues session with (left to right): moderator Scott Winer, senior vice president, tax, Park Hotels & Resorts; William DeKlerk, vice president, tax, Essex Property Trust, Inc.; Kristin Myers, vice president, tax, Cousins Properties; Maura Wheet, vice president, Boston Properties, Inc.; and Lorraine White, partner, Grant Thornton LLP.

Nareit’s Tax Reform session with (left to right): Lynn Kawaminami, partner, Deloitte Tax LLP; Harold Hancock, partner, McGuireWoods LLP; Adam Cohen, senior vice president, tax, iStar, Inc.; Ray Beeman, partner, Washington Council Ernst & Young; and moderator Tony Edwards, Nareit executive vice president and general counsel.

The Government Relations Committee session with (left to right) Andrea Hofferson, branch chief-financial institutions & products, Internal Revenue Service; Julanne Allen, assistant to the branch chief-financial institutions & products, Internal Revenue Service and Tony Edwards, Nareit executive vice president and general counsel.

Nareit’s SEC & PCAOB Topical Issues session with (left to right): moderator Christopher Drula, vice president, financial standards, Nareit; Hero Alimchandani, managing director, Deloitte LLP; Sonia Barros, assistant director, division of corporation finance, SEC; Michael Gallagher, senior vice president, CAO, Camden Property Trust; and Brandon Landas, partner, national SEC development, BDO USA LLP.


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