www.reit.com Commercial real estate industry executives, analysts and investors assembled at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego from Nov. 13-15 for REITWorld 2012 NAREIT’s Annual Convention for All Things REIT. The more than 1100 attendees gathered in San Diego to share insights with their industry peers on some of the major trends and issues in commercial real estate. Ed Walter, president and CEO of Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE: HST), was installed on the first day of the event as NAREIT chair. Hap Stein, chairman and CEO of Regency Centers Corp. (NYSE: REG), received the 2012 NAREIT Industry Leadership Award, and Bob Steers, co-chairman and co-CEO of Cohen and Steers, received the 2012 NAREIT Industry Achievement Award. Stein received the Edward H. Linde Leadership Award, named after the late CEO of Boston Properties (NYSE: BXP). Steers received the E. Lawrence Miller Achievement Award, named in honor of past NAREIT chair Lawrence Miller, the former CEO of Bradley Real Estate Trust, one of the industry’s first REITs. Steers was recognized for helping to take REIT investments into the mainstream by explaining REITs to investors unfamiliar with the role that REITs play. NAREIT honored the 11 winners of its annual Leader in the Light Awards competition on Nov. 14. The awards, done this year in conjunction with the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) survey, honored member companies that have demonstrated superior portfolio-wide energy use practices

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