ATLANTA – Top industry leaders will generate headline news as they address scores of real estate journalists from across the nation in Atlanta June 5-8 at the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) 47th Annual Real Estate Journalism Conference.
NAREE University sessions at the conference will offer journalism workshops focusing on topics ranging from digital and social media to radio broadcasting.
Conference advisor, Ralph Bivins of RealtyNewsReport.com says, “NAREE 13 covers the confluence of the commercial real estate and residential real estate markets from financing, developing, building and sales replete with economic forecasts, tours and ‘Twitter and the Fourth Estate.’ ”
Economists, architects, builders, developers and mortgage experts will come together under NAREE’s roof.
More than 20 company presidents, chief executive officers and partners from leading real estate-related firms will appear.
“The amount of information this conference offers is incredible,” said Kris Hudson, NAREE president and Wall Street Journal reporter. “When writing about real estate, one has to cover several facets of the industry and the NAREE Journalism Conference touches on them all.”
Three chief economists lead the NAREE forecast panel: Lawrence Yun, National Association of Realtors; Jed Kolko, Trulia and Mark Fleming, Core Logic.
The Boom in Luxury Housing panel presents: Kofi Nartey, Agency of Beverly Hills; Martha Turner, Martha Turner Properties and Jack Cotton, Sotheby’s International.
Mark Woodworth, PKF Hospitality Research, will deliver a hotel market forecast and author and architect Marianne Cusato, designer of the famed Katrina Cottages, will speak on “The Best Places to Live.”
NAREE’s 17th Annual Meet the Press will match journalists with publicists and freelancers during three-minute interviews. Winners of the 63rd Annual NAREE Real Estate Journalism Competition and the Bruss Book Awards will be unveiled.
The conference includes tours to Serenbe, a 1,000-acre sustainable development in the country; Midtown’s Atlantic Station with its mix of high-rise residential, retail and commercial; and the Ponce City Market, the largest adaptive reuse project in Atlanta history.
The NAREE Conference, headquartered at the Hilton Atlanta Downtown, begins Wednesday morning, June 5 and ends Saturday afternoon. Registration: www.NAREE.org.
NAREE, founded in 1929, is a non-profit organization helping journalists advance careers as staff writers, editors, bloggers, freelancers and authors.