The National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), the representative voice for REITs and publicly traded real estate companies worldwide, will host REITWeek 2009, June 3-5, at the Waldorf=Astoria hotel in New York. The annual conference is the world’s largest investor forum focused on REITs and publicly traded real estate. The senior management teams of approximately 100 REITs and other companies will present at this year’s event.
The conference also will feature a number of panel discussions involving REIT CEOs from all sectors of the industry, as well as the leading REIT investment managers and securities analysts. This year’s discussions will focus on critical issues including:
- The crisis in the credit markets, and the likelihood of the federal government’s programs to revitalize commercial real estate lending and the commercial mortgage-backed securities markets
- The growing trend toward re-equitization and de-leveraging of the REIT industry
- Value opportunities for investors in the U.S. and global real estate markets
Approximately 2,000 executives, institutional investment managers, investment advisors and consultants, and retirement-plan sponsors will attend REITWeek. Investors must be pre-qualified to attend, and advance registration is mandatory and complimentary for qualified investors. Registration requests are being accepted at www.reit.com/meetings/reitweek09.
NAREIT members are REITs and other businesses that own, operate and finance income-producing real estate, as well as those firms and individuals who advise, study and service those businesses.