NRTA Media Friend & Supporter is New SPECS Program Director
Congratulations to our long-time media friend and supporter, Katherine Boccaccio from Chain Store Age magazine. Katherine was recently named as the SPECS program director (CSA's 50-year-old design/construction/facilities/development conference), in addition to everything else she handles at CSA. Best of luck and continued success, Katherine; we know you'll do well!
Many people know Rick Burke as a presenter at our Annual Conference. He's also a frequently-published author, with many of his lease administration articles also appearing in our newsletter. We'd like to congratulate him for his article, "Understanding and Reviewing 'Hidden Rent': Identifying Potential Overcharges in Leases" being accepted for publication in the new 2013-2014 volume of Corporate Real Estate Journal.
David Rodgers has been selected as one of four recipients of the 2013 Excellence in Business Performance Award, to be presented at the 14th Annual Salute to Excellence in Business Awards & Networking Luncheon. The honor came as a complete surprise to him, as he wasn't aware he'd even been nominated. His response to the honor, in his own words: "As some of you know, I am involved with a number of community service and not-for-profit organizations. I care deeply about the causes and/or people (disadvantaged teens, sustainable living, diversity and inclusion), so it's worth all the time committed. To unexpectedly find out others have secretly taken notice and are recognizing my efforts is an awesome reward and more than the encouragement needed to keep going."
Well done, gentlemen.
2013 Founders' Award Recipients Honored
Congratulations to Dave Prior and Don Yost! Both long-time NRTA contributors were selected as co-recipients of our prestigious Founders' Award.
As Senior Manager of CVS Caremark, Dave has been responsible for the planning, analyss and execution of audit programs which control and reduce corporate occupancy expenses.
As Vice President of Foot Locker Realty, Don has been responsible for direct oversight of the company's long-term real estate portfolio and implementation plans.
Both Dave and Don have been major contributors to our education mission since our inception. They've both also distinguished themselves for contributions to their respective communities and the lease administration industry.
Conference Earns Rave Reviews
509 retail and office lease administration professionals particiapted in our Annual Conference, held recently in Orlando, FL. Once again we've proved ourselves as the primary education resource serving the real estate lease administration function.
The 3-day education program featured 51 classroom presentations and a series of intensive small group discussion sessions. We also hosted a record number of service and software providers at our annual trade show.
The new Office Track, intended to share lease administration best practices with office tenants, was a success. Presentations in our other tracks - Occupancy Cost, Lease Administration, Real Estate, Legal, and Professional Development - were also well attended.
"Reviewing the class critiques, it looks like we'll have the highest overall speaker scores in 18 years. A great group of 70+ speakers." --Paul Kinney, NRTA Executive Director
Lease Accounting Update: the 2nd Exposure Draft
Mike Hammerslag, MS(RE), MBA, PhD(ABD), MCR of Lucernex Technologies presents an in-depth review of the 2nd Leases ED. read more