REISA Presents New Awards to Outstanding 2013 Annual Conference Presentation and Panel at its 2014 Spring Symposium

Mar 17, 2014

REISA, the nation’s leading trade association serving the alternative investment and securities industry, has announced the presentation of two new awards – “Best 2013 Annual Conference Presentation” and “Best 2013 Annual Conference Panel.”
The Best Panel/Presentation Award is to recognize the highest quality in REISA’s breakout sessions and their appeal and knowledge delivery for our audience. The criteria for evaluation are participant evaluations, attendance data and effective delivery as judged by REISA’s Conference Planning Committee. Keynote and plenary sessions are not eligible since the award seeks to recognize the specialized panel sessions and their effectiveness.
Dr. Randy Anderson of Griffin Capital Corporation was honored for his presentation “Understanding Cap Rates and Rates of Returns,” which helped equip attendees with the knowledge necessary to calculate cap rates, what impacts the direction of a cap rates, and more.
Mike Bendix, DFPG Investments; Daniel Cullen, Bryan Cave; and Darryl Steinhause (moderator), DLA Piper were honored for their panel “An In-Depth Look at DSTs.” The members of the panel provided an in-depth discussion of DSTs, including the tax rules related to DSTs, a summary of the different asset classes and whether the asset class is appropriate for a DST structure, and benefits and risks associated with an investment in a DST.
Said REISA Executive Director/CEO John Harrison, “Our session quality is probably what I’m most proud of with our programming, and it keeps improving; and these speakers take seriously their job of answering the needs of the attending audience. We are simply finding a way of recognizing their concern for excellence and their desire to reach the audience with the right information.”  
These two awards were presented at REISA’s 2014 Spring Symposium Opening Kickoff at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina on Sunday, March 16, by REISA’s Conference Planning Committee Co-Chairs Daniel Oschin, The Shopoff Group, and Bill Winn, ValueRock Equity Realty Partners. The Symposium brings together more than 600 of the industry’s leading professionals for education, networking and the exchange of ideas.
ABOUT REISA—The Real Estate and Investment Securities Association is a national trade association serving alternative investment and securities industry professionals who are active in offering, managing and distributing private and public direct investments. REISA connects members directly to key industry experts through intimate forums and leading edge conferences and trade shows providing timely trends and education. The association was founded in 2003 and has more than 1,800 members who are key decision makers that represent over 30,000 professionals throughout the nation. REISA works to maintain the integrity and reputation of the industry by promoting the highest ethical standards and providing education, networking opportunities and resources to its members.