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NYSE Events

REIT IR Symposium


Nareit and the New York Stock Exchange are partnering again to host the REIT Investor Relations Symposium, held in conjunction with Nareit’s REITweek: 2023 Investor Conference. This invitation-only event is open exclusively to IR professionals, and the program is designed to address the unique challenges REIT IR professionals experience in their roles. This event attracts more than 125 REIT IR professionals and leaders each year. Registration is complimentary for invitees.

Program highlights:

  • Get a market update and economic outlook.
  • Gain insights on timely topics of interest for investor relations professionals.
  • Find out the latest on corporate governance and regulatory developments.
  • Connect with REIT investor relations teams during a networking lunch and reception.

Monday, June 5

11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET


11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. – Check-in
12 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. – Networking Lunch
12:45 p.m. - 1 p.m. – Opening Remarks
1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. – Session 1: Market Update and Economic Outlook
Moderator: Ron Bohlert, Listing Lead - Real Estate, NYSE
Panelist: John Worth, EVP, Research & Investor Outreach, Nareit

Panelist: Michael P. Reinking, CFA, Sr. Market Strategist/Head of MAC Desk, NYSE

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. – Session 2: IR Communications and Management During Uncertain Times
Moderator: Mary Jensen, Head of Investor Relations, AIR Communities
Panelist: Heather Crowell, EVP, Investor Relations, Gregory FCA
Panelist: Laura Diorio, NYSE Social Media
Panelist: Ted McHugh, Managing Director, Investor Relations, Edelman

  • Best practices in crisis communications
  • Managing IR communications surrounding updated earnings, changes in guidance, changes in leadership, etc.
  • Positioning your company and management teams for media engagements
  • Best practices in managing social media channels
  • Dealing with social media trolls and negative online behavior
2:45 p.m. - 3 p.m. – Networking Break
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. – Session 3: Shareholder Recruitment & Analyst Engagement
Moderator: Scott McLaughlin, SVP, Investor Relations & Tax, Invitation Homes
Panelist: Rich Hill, SVP, Head of Real Estate Strategy & Research, Cohen & Steers
Panelist: Edward Pitoniak, CEO, VICI Properties, Inc.
Panelist: Gene Rubin, President, Rivel Research Group
Panelist: Haendel St. Juste, Managing Director & Senior Equity Analyst, Mizuho Securities USA

  • Identifying and targeting global investors
  • Generalist investor perception study results on the REIT industry
  • Prioritizing management time and engagement with research analysts and investors
4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. – Session 4: Corporate Governance and Regulatory Update
Speaker: Cathy Barre, EVP & General Counsel, Nareit
Speaker: Justin Durbin, Director, NYSE

  • Implementing the Universal Proxy Card and other 2023 Proxy Season Hot Topics
  • Executive Compensation Issues, Including New Clawback and Pay-for Performance rules
  • Update on current and future SEC regulatory priorities
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. – Networking and Cocktails