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ALEXANDRIA, VA, September 1, 1999 - The Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association (SBCA) and SkyTRENDS today announced that Richard Campo, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Camden Property Trust, will address SkyFORUM attendees on multiple dwelling unit (MDU) issues. Mr. Campo will speak at 9:40 a.m. as part of the 12th semi-annual SkyFORUM satellite/ financial symposium, to be held Thursday, Sept. 16 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City.

"Ric has been in the real estate business for more than 20 years," noted Bill Burhop, Executive Director of Independent Cable and Telecommunications Association (ICTA), and co-developer of SBCA/ICTA MDU programs. "Ric’s insights into the MDU marketplace should prove invaluable to those in the satellite industry looking to build relationships with leading building owners and managers."

Campo has served as chairman of the board and CEO of Camden Property Trust (traded CPT on the NYSE) since May 1993. He was co-founder of Camden’s predecessor companies in 1982. Campo has been involved in development, management, acquisition and disposition of real estate properties valued in excess of $5 billion. Campo is a graduate of Oregon State University and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Camden Property Trust is a real estate company engaged in the ownership, development, acquisition, marketing, management and disposition of multifamily apartment communities. Camden owns interests in and operates 149 properties from Florida to California.  

The semi-annual SkyFORUM satellite/ financial symposium will be held Thursday, Sept. 16 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. The program runs from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and includes one-on-one interviews with satellite industry executives: Charlie Ergen, chairman and CEO, EchoStar Communications Corp.; Eddy Hartenstein, president, DIRECTV; Mark Pagon, president, chairman and CEO, Pegasus Communications Corp.; Bob Phillips, CEO, National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC); and Rodney Weary, president, Golden Sky Systems, Inc., along with panel discussions focusing on the multiple dwelling unit (MDU) market, finance and interactive services. For more information or to register, please visit or contact Rachel Zink, SBCA, at 703-549-6990 ext. 363.

SkyTRENDS is the market research, data collection and reporting program for the home satellite industry. This program is a joint venture between Media Business Corp and the SBCA. SkyFORUM was developed to create a higher awareness of the satellite industry among the financial and investment communities, and the media.

The Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association of America (SBCA) is the national trade organization representing all segments of the home satellite industry. It is committed to expanding the utilization of satellite technology for the broadcast delivery of entertainment, news, information and educational programming.

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