Michael Zatz says Leader in the Light program recognizes industry's energy usage role models.
Venable's Jim Hanks says companies need to take protective steps early on.
E&Y's Dianne Umberger says health care REITs facing transition issues.
AMB and Simon Property among participants in Leader in the Light Working Forum.
Goodwin Procter's Ettore Santucci favors lower requirement to qualify for streamlined issuance.
NAREIT event offers REITs collaborative forum to learn best practices from peers.
Incentives and opportunities make these an attractive play, David Farer says.
Attorney Ken Betts says increased transparency helping investor understanding.
Jay Leupp says he is bullish on the REIT sector and sees 6-8% dividend growth.
REITs look to fill transaction-based roles as focus turns to growth.
Ventas' Kristen Benson says new rules give shareholders more authority.
E&Y's Serena Wolfe recommends gradual move to high-quality global standard.
Morrison & Foerster's Bob Cudd talks timber REIT tax issues.
Accounting changes, new business models increase need for more disclosures, says Regency's Johnson.
Ron Bohlert says pipeline remains robust despite external factors causing hesitation.
CEO Don Miller says the company has benefited from enhanced liquidity.
Caldera's Mike Kelly says apartment REITs can be 'strategic' with acquisitions.
Columbia Management's Arthur Hurley says hard assets make REITs desirable.
Scott Schaevitz says REITs have chance to take advantage of new deals.
Jeff Horowitz says the market is ready to support larger IPOs and bigger-scale M&A.