Retail Investor Announces Agenda for REIT Virtual Conference: Investing for Yield and Total Return, on March

Retail Investor Announces Agenda for REIT Virtual Conference:
              Investing for Yield and Total Return, on March 7th

Organized with CCG Investor Relations, First Use of Unique Retail Investor
Platform for $600bn Publicly-Quoted Real Estate Investment Trust Sector

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, March 1, 2013

NEW YORK, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Retail Investor, CCG
Investor Relations, BetterInvesting (NAIC), PR Newswire, and MUNCmedia today
announced a March 7^th showcase event for Real Estate Investment Trusts. This
is the first use of this unique retail investor platform specifically for the
$600bn Publicly-Quoted Real Estate Investment Trust Sector, and the 27th in
the series using the, platform. Individual
investors, institutional investors and analysts are invited.

DATE:  March 7, 2013
TIME:  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST
LINK: > red "register / watch event now"

It is recommended that investors pre-register to save time and receive event

This will be a live, interactive online event where investors are invited to
ask the company questions in real-time - both in the presentation hall as well
as the company's "virtual trade booth." If attendees are not able to join the
event live on the day of the conference, an on-demand archive will be
available for 90 days.

Presenting REITs will include:

  oAlexandria Real Estate Equities(NYSE:ARE) owns, operates, manages,
    develops, acquires, and redevelops properties for the life sciences
  oDDR Corp.(NYSE:DDR) is an owner and manager of 454 value-oriented
    shopping centers representing 116 million square feet in 39 states, Puerto
    Rico and Brazil.
  oEPR Properties(NYSE:EPR) is a specialty real estate investment trust
    (REIT) that invests in properties in select market segments which require
    unique industry knowledge, while offering the potential for stable and
    attractive returns.
  oExtra Space Storage(NYSE:EXR) is the second-largest owner and/or operator
    of self-storage properties and is the largest self-storage management
    company in the United States.
  oNational Retail Properties(NYSE:NNN) invests primarily in high-quality
    retail properties subject generally to long-term, net leases. As of
    December 31, 2012, the company owned 1,622 properties in 47 states with a
    gross leasable area of approximately 19.2 million square feet.

Speakers include:

Brad Case, Senior VP Research and Industry Information, NAREIT, the National
Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts who will make a 30 minute
presentation: "A Guide to REIT Investing"

Brad Case, Ph.D., CAIA, is responsible for conducting original research on
real estate investing through REITs in institutional and individual investment
portfolios. Dr. Case has authored numerous magazine and journal articles on
topics, including REITs and real estate as inflation hedges, diversification
and risk-adjusted performance of REITs relative to other assets, relative
performance of REITs and direct real estate, long-term return distributions,
lead/lag relationships between REIT returns and direct property values, and
correlations and volatilities of REITs and non-REIT stocks. Dr. Case
previously was an economist with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve
System in Washington, D.C. He is an editor of the academic journals Real
Estate Economics and Journal of Housing Economics. He earned his Ph.D. in
economics from Yale University.

Virtual Conference Format

Following Dr. Case's remarks, these leading REITs will each have a time slot
of approximately 20 minutes during which they will lay out the key points of
their investment thesis. This will be followed by Q&A live with participating
investors. After the presentation ends, each REIT will be available in a
virtual "trade booth" where investors may view additional corporate materials
and chat in real-time with the presenter. Investors may then wish to become
followers of the REITs they have met by opting in to mailing lists for future
communications from the REITs. They may also continue to deepen their
understanding of the REIT by revisiting the presentation, which is available
for a further 90 days at

The REIT Sector

REITs, or Real Estate Investment Trusts, are an asset class with unique
attractions for both individual and institutional investors. By combining a
healthy yield with the potential for equity appreciation, REITs meet the
desire of many investors for income AND growth. Research by Ibbotson
Associates shows that over the past 30 years, the total return of the FTSE
NAREIT index of all public REITs has outperformed broad indexes including the
S&P 500, the Russell 2000 and the Barclays Capital Aggregate Bond Index.

Advantages of REITs include:

  oExposure to a real estate asset class through a convenient and liquid
  oHistorically ownership has increased investor's total return while
    lowering overall portfolio risk,
  oDividend growth of REIT shares has outpaced inflation for the past decade

The REIT Virtual Conference provides investors with a convenient introduction
to the basics of REIT investing, the recommendations of some of the top
analysts and investors in the industry, and the opportunity to learn about
investing across multiple REIT sub-sectors.

About BetterInvesting

Since 1951, BetterInvesting (, the brand identity of
the National Association of Investors Corporation, has helped over 5 million
people become better, more informed investors. BetterInvesting, based in
Madison Heights, Mich., helps its members build wealth through local, regional
and national learning events as well as through Web-based tools, software,
member publications and online resources. As the nation's largest nonprofit
organization dedicated to investment education, it provides investing
knowledge and practical investing experience through local investment clubs,
local volunteer chapters, online courses and an active online community.
BetterInvesting and its subsidiary, ICLUBcentral, currently serve over 120,000

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About MUNCmedia

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leader in web-based Retail Investor Targeting solutions. We provide online
corporate communications, research and media solution to companies worldwide.
From targeting press releases one-to-one to individual investors to corporate
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About CCG Investor Relations

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consulting firm. In business for more than 30 years, the agency provides a
complete range of investor communications and counseling, through our offices
in the US, Israel and China to clients across multiple capital markets. CCG
has been awarded a number of industry honors for its handling of complex
investor relations and crisis communications matters. For further information,
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