2013-2014 NAREIM YEAR IN REVIEW
“The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present. the occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise—with the occasion. as our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew.”
– President Lincoln
Although the current real estate investment management environment is certainly not as dire as what Mr. Lincoln faced in the middle of the American Civil War, the call for leaders to rise to the challenges and opportunities of the future are no less present. Today’s real estate leader faces a cross-current of pressures and challenges. Capital, though plentiful and diverse, comes with more strings attached, regulations continue to confuse and confound, changing demographic pressures are influencing the future of assets purchased today while new technology and business plans continue to make things interesting.
This is a time of disruption, when new competitors, new processes, and new information can dramatically change what we do and how we do it.
Much of the discussion at NAREIM meetings this year have focused on how to lead through times like these. Meetings this year have included:
• Executive Officers Fall and Spring • Asset Management & Acquisitions • Legal & Compliance • Human Resources • Capital Raising & Investor Relations • Architecture & Engineering • Accounting & IT • Research • 20/20 Investor Summit • Regional Roundtables
A quick perusal of the reports included in this book certainly demonstrates there was quite a bit to talk about.
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