EO 2015 Fall Meeting Report: The Challenges of Leadership

Posted on March 9, 2016 in Viewpoints by admin

“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say, ‘we did it ourselves.”
– Lao Tzu


The last few years have been good for real estate investors. Values have risen to levels few would have predicted possible. Capital continues to flow into the sector and new investors around the world continue to have a voracious appetite for U.S.-based property. And yet, despite our good fortune, real estate usage, technology, regulations and capital demands are changing in new ways. Our formulas for success aren’t quite as fail-safe as they might have been before. To lead in today’s market is difficult, to do so in tomorrow’s seems almost impossible.

The NAREIM Executive Officer Meeting last October included fascinating discussions that challenged everyone in the room to think about the next generation of leadership skills. Speakers from around the country and across generations helped us to see more, to understand a different perspective, and begin to understand what some new assumptions might be. The following is a report of just a few of those discussions.

Click here for the full report.