05/30/2017 | by
Allen Kenney

Steve Wechsler says NAREIT’s Investor Forum showcases “breadth and depth” of the REIT industry.


In the latest episode of The REIT Report: NAREIT's Weekly Podcast, NAREIT President and CEO Steve Wechsler helped preview REITWeek 2017: NAREIT’s Investor Forum.

REITWeek 2017 is taking place at the New York Hilton Midtown from June 6-8. More than 160 REITs will be in attendance, and the event will feature more than 130 individual company presentations by REITs.

Wechsler said REITWeek showcases the “breadth and depth” of the REIT industry. The event also enables REIT executives and the REIT investment community to hold face-to-face meetings and offer their thoughts on the most pressing issues facing the industry today.

REITWeek “is a remarkable opportunity for investors, stakeholders in the industry and REIT senior management teams to share views, ideas and concepts and have questions asked and answered,” Wechsler said.

Wechsler noted that he expects industry performance will be a major topic of conversation at REITWeek 2017. He also cited interest rates, REITs in the evolving economy and the role of real estate as a headline sector in the stock market, which is drawing increasing interest in REITs from generalist investors.

The agenda will also include a June 6 lunch session featuring 2017 NAREIT Chair Tim Naughton, chairman and CEO of AvalonBay Communities Inc. (NYSE: AVB), interviewing legendary journalist Charlie Rose. Naughton and Rose will discuss the events and newsmakers in the headlines around the world.

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