Corporate leaders of the real estate investment trust (REIT) industry as well as leading portfolio managers, securities analysts and investment bankers will gather in Dallas, Nov. 15-17, for REITWorld 2011, the annual convention of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT). In a series of in-depth panel discussions, industry leaders will provide their perspectives on the economic outlook for the U.S. REIT marketplace and opportunities in various property sectors in the year ahead.
Approximately 1,200 participants will take part in the conference at the Hilton Anatole hotel. This year’s event takes place on the 20th anniversary of the key initial public offerings that are considered the launch of the modern REIT industry. A special session titled “Lessons Learned in the 20 Years of the Modern REIT Era” will explore the industry’s development over the past two decades.
Some of the panel presentations at this year’s convention will include:
- Retail Sector Spotlight
- Office/Industrial Sector Spotlight
- Why Sustainability Matters
- Residential Sector Spotlight
Additional sessions and speakers will be announced. Event details can be found at www.reit.com/REITWorld2011.
There are four publicly traded self-storage REITs: CubeSmart, Extra Space Storage, Sovran Self Storage and Public Storage. It is unclear at this time if representatives from these companies will be participating in REITWorld 2011, though they have sometimes attended in past years.