News  

NAIOP Names Chapter Merit Award Winners

February 14, 2013

Eighteen chapters and three individuals were honored with special recognition at the annual Chapter Merit Awards gala, held during the 2013 Chapter Leadership & Legislative Retreat in Washington, D.C.

The awards are designed to recognize the exemplary programs and efforts spearheaded by chapters throughout the year. Chapters are self-nominated for Chapter Merit Awards, and individual winners are nominated by members of their chapter for their specific contributions to the chapter’s success.

Winners for 2013 are:

Chapter Volunteer of the Year: David Domres, NAIOP Wisconsin
Chapter Executive of the Year: Tim Lawless, NAIOP Arizona
Chapter President of the Year: Bo Johnson, NAIOP Northwest Florida

Chapter of the Year
Large Chapter: NAIOP Greater Toronto
Medium Chapter: NAIOP Maryland
Small Chapter: NAIOP Northwest Florida 

Chapter Communication Tool
Criteria: Online or print publication concept and design; achievement of goals and objectives; funding.
Large Chapter: NAIOP SoCal
Medium Chapter: NAIOP Pittsburgh
Small Chapter: NAIOP Northwest Florida 

Community Service
Criteria: Community benefit; funding plans; member involvement
Large Chapter: NAIOP Georgia
Medium Chapter: NAIOP Nashville

Developing Leader Program
Criteria: Leadership for Developing Leaders; member involvement; growth of program; non-member outreach
Large Chapter: NAIOP Arizona
Medium Chapter: NAIOP Wisconsin
Small Chapter: NAIOP Northern Ohio

Digital Media Outreach
Criteria: Use of technology; social media engagement; digital presence; member engagement
Medium Chapter: NAIOP Vancouver

Education
Criteria: Concept and content of education program; member engagement
Large Chapter: NAIOP Colorado
Medium Chapter: NAIOP New Mexico
Small Chapter: NAIOP Northwest Florida

Legislative/Government Affairs
Criteria: Achievement of state/local legislative issue; PAC funding/engagement; communication of legislative agenda
Large Chapter: NAIOP Colorado
Medium Chapter: NAIOP New Mexico
Small Chapter: NAIOP Northwest Florida

Membership
Criteria: Membership retention and recruitment programs; Board and member engagement; membership growth
Large Chapter: NAIOP Greater Toronto
Medium Chapter: NAIOP Nashville

Special Event 
Criteria: Marketing; strategy; theme development; press coverage; member engagement
Large Chapter: NAIOP Colorado
Medium Chapter: NAIOP Maryland
Small Chapter: NAIOP Research Triangle

Sponsorship Program
Criteria: Sponsor renewal rate; new sponsor recruitment; total revenue generated
Large Chapter: NAIOP Chicago
Medium Chapter: NAIOP Vancouver
Small Chapter: NAIOP Northwest Florida

For more about NAIOP and its chapters, visit www.naiop.org.

# # #

About NAIOP: NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is the leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP comprises 15,000 members in North America. NAIOP advances responsible commercial real estate development and advocates for effective public policy. For more information, visit www.naiop.org.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Kathryn Hamilton
703-904-7100
hamilton@naiop.org