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Legal, Compliance & Risk
Legal, Compliance & Risk
Nov 08, 2:30 PM EST
New York - Madison Intl

You attend meetings to network. At NAREIM, we honor the investment of your time by ensuring our networking, activities and content is focused on helping you build personal relationships with peers, who are facing the same challenges and opportunities as you. 

The NAREIM Legal, Compliance & Risk meeting is just the place to build genuine relationships and friendships.




The Legal, Compliance & Risk Committee is hard at work developing the agenda. Please check here for updates.

Wednesday, Nov. 8 

Attendees are invited to reconnect with peers and create new connections at a half-day, in-person meeting and networking dinner.

  • Meeting location: Madison International Realty office: 300 Park Ave., 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10022 

    • Time: 2.30-5.30pm ET

  • Networking dinner: The Dawson Restaurant & Bar, 23 W 45th St., New York, NY 10036

    • Time: 6-8pm ET​

2.30pm NAREIM welcome comments, Legal Compliance & Risk committee update & brainstorming exercise

NAREIM Legal Compliance & Risk committee members will provide a short update, ask attendees to fill out

What’s on Your Mind cards, and give a brief overview on what topics will be discussed that evening.​

  • Co-Chair: Jeffrey Morandi, Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, Berkshire Residential

  • NAREIM: IvyLee Rosario, Meeting Director


2.45pm Deep Dive: Proposed & Final SEC Rules 

Members discuss the current challenges from SEC rule changes and how to navigate the space going forward. 

  • Session leader:

    • Jacqueline Kelly, Partner, PwC

  • Speakers:

    • Alyssa Heim, Managing Director, Kroll

    • Pete Driscoll, Partner, PwC

Issues to be addressed include: 

  • Private Fund Rule: New audit requirements, expanded quarterly statement disclosures and prohibitions 

  • Safeguarding Rule Proposal: concern from the CRE space given the low risk of misappropriation 


  • Format: Polling, followed by whole-room best practice sharing - 45 mins 

3.30pm Break 

3.45pm Practical solutions for employee communications 

Members discuss what sources they use for communications, what works and what doesn’t.


  • Session leader:

    • Todd Joseph, Chief Compliance Officer, Waterton Associates 

  • Speaker:

    • Eva Ciko Carman, Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP 

​Issues to be addressed include: 

  • What are managers doing to meet SEC rules around these communications?

    • Better training

    • Conducting annual surveys

    • Implementing stronger policies 

  • What technologies are being used to capture communications? 

  • How do you mitigate challenges when dealing with internal vs. external firm communications?

    • What are the different strategies for U.S. vs. non-U.S. contacts? ​


  • Format: Small-group roundtable exercise and whole-room best practices sharing. - 45 mins

4.30pm Break 

4.45pm What's on your mind?

​​Open forum discussion around the latest changes in the industry.

  • Session leader:

    • Jeffrey Morandi, Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, Berkshire Residential

  • Format: Whole-room best practices sharing. - 45 mins 

5.30pm End of meeting 

6-8pm Networking dinner 


Madison International Realty

300 Park Avenue

3rd Floor


NAREIM does not have a hotel room block for the Legal, Compliance & Risk Meeting. Below are some nearby hotels.

Intercontinental New York Barclay

The Kimberly Hotel

The Lexington Hotel

The Fifty Sonesta Select New York

The Bernic Hotel New York City

San Carlos Hotel


2023 planning committee members

Chair: Kara Brown, Cabot Properties

Co-Chair: Jeffrey Morandi, Berkshire Residential

Elena Branzburg, Broadshore Capital Partners

Corey May, Cortland

Michael Gershowitz, Harrison Street Real Estate Capital

Jacqueline Kelly, PwC

Todd Joseph, Waterton Associates

Past agendas


Eligibility to attend:

NAREIM meetings are open to NAREIM members only and their guests. For further information on attending meeting or other NAREIM discussions, please contact Zoe Hughes, CEO. Please note that any executive who is not a NAREIM member, guest of a member or working in the real estate investment management industry will not be admitted to NAREIM events. NAREIM reserves the right to decline any registration. By registering for NAREIM events, you are consenting to NAREIM’s privacy policy.

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