Existing National Forums
The National Forums are chaired by a prestigious group of industry leaders. A list of the existing Forums and the 2013 National Forums Leadership follows. However, based on members' interest, new National Forums are created from time to time.
National Forums Chair
San Francisco, California
All NAIOP members with a minimum to 10 years experience are eligible to apply for an appointment to these Forums.
Open to members actively involved in buying or selling, lending or borrowing for commercial real estate properties. More than 50 percent of members will be developers, owners or investors.
Capital Markets I Forum
Steve Watten (Chair)
Strasburger & Price LLP – Frisco, Texas
Michael Kelly (Vice Chair)
Q10 Realty Mortgage & Investment Company - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Capital Markets II Forum
Martin Kane (Chair)
Cornerstone Real Estate Advisors LLC – Glastonbury, Connecticut
Scott Jamieson (Vice Chair)
Avison Young – Boston, Massachusetts
Capital Markets III Forum
Dave Strouse (Chair)
Birchwood Capital Partners - Baltimore, Maryland
L. Mark Billeaud (Vice Chair)
Summit Realty Ventures - St. Louis, Missouri
Open to members with at least four years of related commercial real estate experience who would like to learn and network with senior industry professionals and peers at the national level.
Open to members actively involved in the development, design and operation of new generation retail distribution facilities. (More than 50 percent of members will be developers, owners or investors).
Open to developers, owners, architects, real estate services executives, attorneys, academics and technologists interested in exploring cutting-edge products, processes, and research that will significantly shape the commercial real estate industry going forward.
Jacquelynn Henke (Chair)
TD Bank - Swampscott, Massachusetts
This Forum is open to members with experience in this area who are interested in discussing the issues and opportunities associated with medical office building, hospital, inpatient and outpatient facility, life science and research center development. (More than 50 percent of members will be developers, owners or investors.)
Bruce L. Likoff (Chair)
Bryan Cave HRO - Denver, Colorado
Philip Down (Vice Chair)
Sachuest Group – Annapolis, Maryland
Open to a diverse group of real estate professionals who wish to focus on industry trends such as technology, sustainability, workplace, leasing and developing commercial real estate.
Trends in Real Estate Development I Forum
Richard Burrow (Chair)
Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc. – Elmwood Park, New Jersey
Snell & Wilmer LLP – Denver, Colorado
Trends in Real Estate Development II Forum
Alan C. Sheppard Jr. (Chair)
Greenberg Traurig, PA - Orlando, Florida
Jay Gelose (Vice Chair)
DLR Group - Seattle, Washington
Trends in Real Estate Development III Forum
Ryan Collins (Chair)
Clarion Partners – Dallas, Texas
Open to members with a track record in urban redevelopment interested in discussing the challenges and opportunities unique to this type of development. More than 50 percent of members will be developers, owners or investors.
Kevin Cantley (Chair)
Cooper Carry, Inc. – Atlanta, Georgia
Carl Montante, Jr. (Vice Chair)
Uniland Development Company – Amherst, New York
Only Principal Members (company's primary focus is property development, ownership or investment) who meet the specific experience requirements are eligible to apply for an appointment to these Forums.
Limited to Principal Members actively involved in the development of industrial or office properties for the end user, or as a merchant developer.
Jake J. Ragusa (Chair)
KDC Real Estate & Investments- Austin, Texas
Katie Barthmaier (Vice Chair)
W.P. Carey Inc. – New York, New York
Limited to Principal Members actively involved in developing in the mixed-use environment of the traditional park concept.
Mike Graham (Chair)
Graham & Company, Inc. - Birmingham, Alabama
Randell Forister (Vice Chair)
Allegheny County Airport Authority – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Limited to Principal Members who are family members or professional managers of family-owned real estate companies.
James Moxham (Chair)
Cameron Brothers Corporation - Santee, California
Edward Zigo (Vice Chair)
Clarke - Hook Corporation - Chantilly, Virginia
Industrial Acquisitions I Forum
Michael Pelt (Chair)
MDH Partners, LLC - Atlanta, Georgia
Industrial Acquisitions II Forum
Todd Carter (Chair)
DCT Industrial Trust - Atlanta, Georgia
Limited to Principal Members actively involved in industrial property development, ownership and investment.
Industrial Development I Forum
Mark Fornes (Chair)
Mark Fornes Realty Inc. - Dayton, Ohio
Daniel R. DeMarco (Co-Chair)
Campanelli Companies - Braintree, Massachusetts
Industrial Development II Forum
Rod Martin (Chair)
Majestic Realty Co. - Las Vegas, Nevada
Industrial Development III Forum
Graham Tingler Chair)
Space Center, Inc. - Newport Beach, California
Christopher Sultz (Vice Chair)
Industrial Development IV Forum
Adam Meinstein (Chair)
Equilibrium Equities, Inc. – Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Hillwood Investments – Dallas, Texas
Industrial Development V Forum
Andy Petry (Chair)
Liberty Property Trust - Boca Raton, Florida
Jon Pettee (Vice Chair)
Trigate Capital, LLC – Dallas, Texas
Limited to Principal Members actively involved as owners, developers or investors in investment properties and related real estate acquisitions and disposition transactions, including representatives of financial institutions, insurance companies, pension funds, public employee retirement systems and private investment groups.
Investment Management I Forum
Gary Kroll (Co-Chair)
GID – Boston, Massachusetts
Alan Grabush (Co-Chair)
Creaney & Smith Group – Baltimore, Maryland
Investment Management II Forum
Andrew R. Little (Chair)
John B. Levy & Company, Inc. - Richmond, Virginia
Eva B. Stevens (Vice Chair)
United Properties – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Limited to Principal Members who have a leading role department heads and vice presidents) in a developer's or owner's marketing, property sales or leasing areas. This Forum will focus on issues facing these functions from owner, investor and developer points of view as they relate to office and industrial properties.
Andrew Moss (Chair)
Forsgate Industrial Partners – Teterboro, New Jersey
Mark J. Ray (Vice Chair)
Ray Fogg Corporate Properties, LLC - Cleveland, Ohio
Limited to Principal Members actively involved in mixed-use property development, ownership and investment.
Don Logie (Chair)
Build Toronto, Inc. – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Limited to Principal members with a leading role in the acquisition of office properties. This Forum focuses on the issues facing investors and owners in this process.
Steven D. Martin (Chair)
SDM Partners - Atlanta, Georgia
Limited to Principal Members actively involved in office building development, ownership and investment.
Office Development I Forum
Eric Sporre (Chair)
Pacific Realty Associates, LP (PacTrust) - Portland, Oregon
Office Development II Forum
Rick Collins (Chair)
Ryan Companies US, Inc. – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Limited to Principal Members who are real estate developers or owners from privately owned companies and want to focus on the operational aspects of their businesses, as well as development issues.
Private Developers I Forum
Gary B. Rothbart (Chair)
Rothbart Construction - Realty Company - Northbrook, Illinois
Private Developers II Forum
Ed Lewis (Chair)
Butte Companies - Scottsdale, Arizona
Barry Missner (Vice Chair)
The Missner Group – Skokie, Illinois
Private Developers III Forum
Limited to Principal Members who are real estate developers or owners from non-major markets.
Tom Rankin (Chair)
Rankin Development - Springfield, Missouri