President of Minnesota Region,
Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Collin Barr is president of the Minnesota Region for Ryan Companies US, Inc. Mr. Barr provides executive leadership to the Minnesota Regional office of Ryan Companies. This business unit encompasses the disciplines of development, architecture & engineering, construction, and property management where project solutions are delivered to customers across the United States in the market sectors of: office, industrial, retail, medical, governmental, hospitality, multifamily, and alternative energy. Mr. Barr joined NAIOP in 1997 and is a member of the Build to Suit Forum.
Parmenter Realty Partners
Steve Bronner is with Onyx Realty Services located in Dallas, Texas. Steve has served as a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. He is a past chairman of the National Forum Advisory Committee and a former member the Investment Management I National Forum.
Watson Land Company
Richard Cannon is the former president of the Watson Land Company in Carson, California. He has served on the National Advisory Board and was chairman of NAIOP's National Board in 1988.
The Public Private Development Collaborative
Roger Christianson is the managing director of The Public Private Development Collaborative, a real estate development and services firm focused on providing facilities for governmental, non-profit, education and other institutional users. Mr. Christianson joined NAIOP in 1992 and is a member of the Industrial Development I Forum.
Chairman of the Distinguished Fellows Credentialing Committee
President and CEO,
Ciminelli Development Company, Inc.
Williamsville, New York
Paul F. Ciminelli is president and CEO of Ciminelli Development Company Inc., a real estate development and investment firm that manages more than 7.5 million square feet of office, flex, industrial and warehouse space in New York and Florida. Mr. Ciminelli joined NAIOP is a member of the Office Development I Forum. He is also a current Research Foundation Trustee.
President and CEO,
Advance Realty Group
Bedminster, New Jersey
Peter J. Cocoziello is president and CEO of Advance Realty Group in Bedminster, N.J. Mr. Cocoziello joined NAIOP in 1984 and has served on the NAIOP Board of Directors, Executive Committee and is a past president of NAIOP's New Jersey Chapter. He was on the National Advisory Board.
CSX Real Property Inc.
Crosby has served as president, CSX Real Property since 2000, responsible for sales, leasing and development of surplus CSX properties. He also oversees acquisition of property for industrial development, licensing of rail corridor use for utilities, pipelines or telecommunication transmission lines, and numerous other property related responsibilities. Since joining CSX in 1985, Crosby has held several positions in real estate development and operations. Mr. Crosby joined NAIOP in 1985 and was chairman of NAIOP’s National Board of Directors in 2004. He is a member of the Business Park Development Forum and a current Research Foundation Trustee.
Gladstone Commercial Corporation
Robert G. Cutlip is president of Gladstone Commercial Corporation in McLean, Virginia. He has been a member of NAIOP since 1993 and was chairman of NAIOP’s National Board in 2006 and has served on the Credit and Capital Advisory Board, the Nominating Committee and the Audit Committee. He is a member of NAIOP's Industrial Development I Forum. He is past chairman of the NAIOP Research Foundation and is currently serves on the Distinguished Fellows Credentialing Committee.
2016 Board of Director
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Dale Dekker AIA, AICP, is a founding principal of Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, a design and architecture firm dedicated to helping build dynamic and sustainable communities. A member of NAIOP since 1994, he is a past president of the New Mexico Chapter, served on the NAIOP Business Development Committee, was a member of the first Associates National Forum and moderated the Niche Development Design Competition at the 2015 NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Conference. Dekker is a current member of the NAIOP Board of Directors and the Trends in Real Estate Development I Forum. He also serves on the Industry Trends Task Force. His professional and community contributions have been recognized by the 2014 NAIOP Chuck Gara Community Leader Award, and he continues to work through innovative partnerships to bring sustainable, smart development to the communities he serves.
Daniel DeMarco is a partner at Campanelli and oversees real estate operations including acquisitions, development and construction activities. Mr. DeMarco is a past president of the Massachusetts Chapter. He has been a member of NAIOP since 1991 and was chairman of NAIOP’s National Board of Directors in 2003. He currently serves on the Foundation’s Distinguished Credentialing Committee and is a current member of the Industrial Development I Forum.
Duncan Companies, Inc.
Ronnie E. Duncan is president of the Duncan Companies, Inc., in Tampa, Florida. Mr. Duncan served several years as NAIOP's vice president of Government Affairs and has been a NAIOP-PAC Trustee. He is a past president of NAIOP's Tampa Bay Chapter. Mr. Duncan is a Founding Trustee of the NAIOP Research Foundation.
Elberon Development Company
Cranford, New Jersey
Anne Evans Estabrook heads Elberon Development Co., a family-owned real estate holding company in Cranford, New Jersey. Ms. Evans Estabrook joined NAIOP in 1994 and has served on the NAIOP Board of Directors and Executive Committee. She was the chairman of the NAIOP’s National Board of Directors in 2001. She is a past president of NAIOP's New Jersey Chapter and is a Founding Trustee of the NAIOP Research Foundation.
Mark Fornes Realty, Inc.
Mark Fornes is managing partner of Mark Fornes Realty, Inc., a leading developer of office/warehouse (flex) space in the Dayton, Ohio region. Mr. Fornes has been a NAIOP member since 1979 and was a past president of the Dayton chapter. He is the current member of the Industrial Development I Forum.
Vice Chair, Education
As the Chief Operating Officer for Granite Properties, Gregory Fuller oversees operations, development, marketing, human resources and corporate administration company wide and focuses on development, leasing and growth for the Dallas office. Prior to joining Granite Properties, he was with Paric Corporation – a design build and construction firm – for seven years as Vice President of Business Development and Corporate Marketing and served as a member of the Executive Committee. He serves as a board member with NAIOP at both the national and local levels and is a board member of The Real Estate Council. Fuller has been a member of NAIOP since 2006 and is a current member of the Office Development I Forum.
President and CEO,
Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc.
David Gockel is president/CEO of Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc., a full-service consulting firm specializing in real estate development, with 18 offices throughout the U.S. and abroad. Mr. Gockel joined NAIOP in 1989 and has served multiple terms on the NJ Chapter Board of Trustees and has been a strong supporter of NAIOP for over 25 years. He is a current member of the Research Foundation’s Research Committee.
Vice Chair | NAIOP Research Foundation,
Susan H. Graham, LLC
Susan H.S. Graham is owner of Susan H. Graham, LLC, located in Honolulu, Hawaii. Ms. Graham joined NAIOP in 1980 and is a past Hawaii Chapter president and served on the NAIOP National Executive Committee and Board of Directors, and Environment and Infrastructure Sub-committee.
Chairman of the Research Committee
Palladian Realty Capital LLC
Christopher Haley is co-founder of Palladian Realty Capital LLC, with offices in Maryland and Delaware. As a boutique real estate advisory-firm, Palladian offers differentiated and independent services to its privately-held and publicly-listed constituents supported by a research-oriented foundation. Palladian leverages its principals' advisory- and research-oriented capabilities to assist property-oriented businesses in their capital- and strategic-planning efforts. Prior to Palladian, Mr. Haley was managing director in Wachovia Securities' Equity Capital Markets division where he led its research and investment efforts in the real estate securities sector beginning in 1993. Mr. Haley is a trustee of the Research Foundation. He is also the chairman of the Foundation’s Distinguished Fellows Credentialing Committee and a member Foundation’s Research Committee.
2016 Board of Director | Chairman, NAIOP Research Foundation
Primera Companies, Inc.
Ralph Heins founded Primera Companies in 1989 together with his wife, Cornelia and has built a 3 million square foot real estate portfolio with focus on bulk state-of-the-art distribution centers, managed and leased by Primera. He also co-owns and manages 400,000 SF of office space including his most recent project, Tennyson Place, in the Legacy Business Park in Plano, a small-suite concept office building.
TC Real Estate Development, Inc.
Douglas O. Howe is CEO of TC Real Estate Development in Seattle, Washington. TC Real Estate Development is an office developer and oversees project and construction management and asset management. Mr. Howe joined NAIOP in 1997 and was the 2009 chairman of the NAIOP’s National Board of Directors. He is a past president for the Washington State Chapter. He is a current member of the Office Development II Forum and is a NAIOP-PAC Trustee. Mr. Howe is the chairman of the Research Foundation and the chair of the Foundation’s Nominating Committee.
Vice Chairman, NAIOP Research Foundation
The Elmhurst Group
William E. Hunt is president of the Elmhurst Group - a Pittsburgh-based organization that invests in commercial real estate and operating businesses. Elmhurst's real estate holdings total more than 2.5 million square feet of office, distribution, flex space and a hotel, all in Western Pennsylvania. The firm has also invested in the retail, medical, hospitality, oil and gas, and electronic security industries. Mr. Hunt joined NAIOP in 1994 and was the 2012 chairman of the NAIOP’s National Board of Directors. He is a former chairman and member of the Government Affairs Committee and a past president of the Pittsburgh Chapter. He also served on the Nominating Committee. He is a current member of the NAIOP Board of Directors, Audit Committee, PAC Trustee, and the Private Developers I Forum. He is the Secretary/Treasurer of the Research Foundation.
James M. "Marty" Irving is the CEO of Irving Interests in Reston, Virginia. Mr. Irving joined NAIOP in 1983 and was chairman of the NAIOP’s National Board of Directors in 2000. He has served as a past president of NAIOP's Northern Virginia Chapter, was a NAIOP-PAC Trustee, and is a Founding Trustee of the NAIOP Research Foundation.
Kahn Development Company
Columbia, South Carolina
Alan B. Kahn is president of Kahn Development Company which develops and manages real estate throughout the Southeast including office, industrial and retail projects. He currently directs the development, purchase, and rehabilitation of office, retail, industrial and mixed-use projects. Mr. Kahn joined NAIOP in 1979 and is a member of the Office Development II Forum and the Foundation's Research Committee.
Director Strategic Development,
BNSF Railway Company
Ft. Worth, Texas
F.E. ‘Skip’ Kalb, Jr. is Director Strategic Development for BNSF Railway Company located in Ft. Worth, Texas. He is responsible for the development of major rail-centric strategic projects, and has initiated several multimodal transportation development projects, including the UPS Super Hub at Willow Springs, Illinois; Alliance Consolidated Transportation Center at Alliance, Texas; BNSF’s Logistics Park Chicago multimodal complex located at the former Joliet Arsenal near Joliet, Illinois; and Logistics Park-Kansas City, among others. He joined NAIOP in 2005 and a member of the Industrial Development I Forum.
2016 Board of Director
Welsh Companies and Colliers International | Minneapolis St. Paul
Jean Kane is CEO, Welsh Companies and Colliers International | Minneapolis St. Paul- a fully integrated real estate services group offering Brokerage and Real Estate Management (operating as Colliers International | Minneapolis-St. Paul), Construction, Architecture, Capital and Facility Services. She joined NAIOP in 1992 and served as the chairman of NAIOP’s National Board of Directors in 2014. She is an alumna of the Harvard University Leading a Real Estate Company program and served as chair of the NAIOP’s Education, Government Affairs, Membership and Industry Trends committees.
Forsgate Industrial Partners
Teterboro, New Jersey
Alex Klatskin is a partner with Forsgate Industrial Partners of Teterboro, New Jersey. A NAIOP member since 1998 and he was the chairman of NAIOP’s National Board of Directors in 2011 and has served as a member of the Executive Committee. He is a past president of NAIOP New Jersey, former chairman of NAIOP's PAC Trustees, past vice chair of the Membership & Chapter Relations Committee, and a former member of the Tax & Finance Sub-committee, and the Nominating Committee. Mr. Klatskin is a current member of the Family-Owned Business Forum, Audit Committee, and is a PAC Trustee. Mr. Klatskin is also a member of the Foundation's Research Committee.
The JBG Companies
Chevy Chase, Maryland
Rod Lawrence is a partner at The JBG Companies located in Chevy Chase, Maryland. The firm is an investor, owner, developer and manager of real estate properties in the Washington Metropolitan Area. The JBG Companies invests almost exclusively in urban-infill, transit-oriented developments, and holds a diverse portfolio that encompasses over 23.6 million square feet of office, residential, hotel and retail space. A NAIOP member since 1996, Rod was president of the Maryland/DC Chapter 2009 and is a current board member. He served on NAIOP Corporate’s Executive Committee and was a member of the National Board of Directors, and the Sustainable Development and Business Development committees. Rod is currently a member of the Office Development II Forum.
2016 Board of Director
Executive Managing Director,
Tyson's Corner, Virginia
Mark Levy is JLL's Market Director for the Greater Baltimore/Washington Region and heads the Mid Atlantic Supply Chain/Industrial Capital Markets Group. He also heads JLL's U.S. Port, Airport and Global Infrastructure Team. He leads many significant projects around the country, including Tradepoint Atlantic, a 3,100 acre multi modal redevelopment, the largest of its kind in the U.S. and owned by a joint venture of Redwood Capital and Hilco, and the Central Florida Intermodal Logistics Center, a 1,000 acre CSX intermodal in Orlando, Florida, owned by GEM Realty Capital.
Cary, North Carolina
Hugh D. Little is general partner for Capital Associates, located in Cary, North Carolina. He brings experienced leadership to the full-service commercial real estate company which is engaged in a variety of functions including commercial brokerage, leasing, fee management, land sales and development. Civic responsibility is important to him and community activities centering around educational programs are of great interest. A NAIOP member since 1980, Mr. Little is a past president of the NAIOP Research Triangle Chapter.
NAI Realvest Partners, Inc.
George D. Livingston is chairman of NAI Realvest Partners, Inc. in Maitland, Florida. He is a past president of NAIOP's Central Florida Chapter and is a current member of the Industrial Development I Forum. Mr. Livingston is a Research Foundation trustee and serves on the Foundation's Research Committee.
Merritt Properties, LLC
Robb Merritt is the vice president of Merritt Properties, LLC. He plays a "hands on" role in the day-to-day business of the firm with executive responsibilities as well as a primary role in acquisitions and development. True to family tradition, Robb learned the development business from the ground up and began his career in the field. He has served as president of NAIOP's Baltimore Chapter, on the Chapter's Legislative Committee, and on the NAIOP Board of Directors. He is current a member of the Industrial Development III Forum.
William A. Mitchell, Jr. is the chairman emeritus for Carter, a privately held full-service commercial real estate firm located in Atlanta, Georgia, with four business units: Investments, Development Transaction Services and Property and Facility Management. Mr. Mitchell has served on the NAIOP Board of Directors and Executive Committee and was chairman of the NAIOP Board of Directors in 1983. He received the Developer of the Year Award in 1991 and is a past president of NAIOP's Georgia Chapter. He was on the NAIOP Advisory Board.
Senior Advisor and Board Member,
IndCor - A Blackstone Company
Michael Mullen is senior advisor and board member at IndCor - A Blackstone Company. His involvement in the metropolitan Chicago industrial market spans more than 25 years. Mr. Mullen become a member of NAIOP 2001 and chairman of NAIOP’s National Board of Directors and served on the Audit Committee and the CEO Retreat Advisory Board.
Nino Pedrelli, Ph.D. is a principal at State Street Realty Advisors, LLC, located in St. Louis Park Minnesota. State Street Realty Advisors provides a broad base of services, such as asset management, investment analysis, development consulting, and project management for family offices, individuals, non-profits and municipalities with real estate holdings. Nino earned his PhD is from the Department of Real Estate and Urban Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and teaches Real Estate Finance at the University of St. Thomas, located in St. Paul, Minnesota. Nino has been a member of NAIOP since 2012 and is a faculty member of NAIOP’s Center for Education. He is also a member Private Developers I Forum.
Senior Vice President for Commercial Development,
Jon Peterson is the senior vice president for Commercial Development for the Peterson Companies in Fairfax, Virginia. The Peterson Companies is a full service real estate development and management company. He has been a member of NAIOP since 1991 and served on the Retail Task Force and is a past president for the Northern Virginia Chapter. Mr. Peterson serves on the Audit Committee, and is a member of the Mixed-Use Development Forum.
Chairman and CEO,
The Pizzuti Companies
Ronald A. Pizzuti is chairman and chief executive officer of The Pizzuti Companies, a real estate development firm headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Pizzuti joined NAIOP in 2001 and is a past member of the Foundation's Research Committee.
Chairman of the Nominating Committee
Senior Vice President and General Manager,
The Opus Group
Larry Pobuda is senior vice president and general manager with The Opus Group. In this role, Pobuda pursued new business opportunities in the Phoenix market across a variety of sectors, including office, industrial and residential. He became a member NAIOP in 1994 and was the chairman of NAIOP’s National Board of Directors in 2010. Mr. Pobuda is the current chairman of the Research Foundation and a member of the Office Development I Forum.
Chairman of the Audit and Investment Committee
Raymar Associates, Inc.
Ronald L. Rayevich is president of RayMar Associates, Inc., in Sarasota, Florida. He joined NAIOP in 1991 and has served on the NAIOP Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. He was chairman of NAIOP's Board of Directors in 1997. He is a past chair of the Awards Committee and a former member of the Nominating Committee. Mr. Rayevich was the chairman and a Founding Trustee of the NAIOP Research Foundation and served as chairman of the Foundation’s Fundraising Committee, on which he is currently a member. He is also the Founding Chairman of NAIOP's National Forums and is a member of the Capital Markets I Forum.
2016 Board of Director
CEO, The Americas,
Eugene Reilly oversees all aspects of Prologis’ business in the United States, Canada and Latin America and is a member of the technical committee of FIBRA Prologis. He joined AMB Property Corporation in 2003 and has more than three decades of experience in real property investment, management and operations throughout the Americas. He has been a member of NAIOP since 2000 and served as chairman of NAIOP’s National Board of Directors and is a member of the Nominating Committee. He is also a Foundation Trustee and member of the Investment Management II Forum.
Chairman of the Fundraising Committee
Baker Tilly | NAIOP Northern Virginia
Barbara Schaefer McDuffie is Managing Director of Business Development for Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP’s Washington, DC, office located in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Baker Tilly is a nationally recognized, full-service accounting and advisory firm and is ranked as one of the 12 largest in the country. Barbara has been a member of NAIOP since 1990 and is a past chairman of the Northern Virginia Chapter and has served three terms on the national board. She has also served on NAIOP’s Business Development and Industry Trends Task Force committees, and is a current member of the Membership and Chapter Relations Committee, Editorial Board, and the Trends in Real Estate Development I Forum.
Secretary/Treasurer, NAIOP Research Foundation
Founder and CEO,
Jack Schultz is founder and CEO of Agracel, Inc., an industrial development firm focused on development in rural America. Agracel began in 1986 and since then Agracel has completed projects in 14 states - owning over six million square feet of industrial space, which has facilitated over 5,000 jobs. Agracel also owns fifteen business parks and a short line railroad. Mr. Schultz is the author of Boomtown USA: The 7 ½ Keys to Big Success in Small Towns, was published in early 2004. He has been a member of NAIOP since 1995. He is a past member of the National Forums Advisory Committee and currently serves on the Strategic Planning Committee. Mr. Schultz is the current chair for the Research Foundation’s Research Committee, Foundation Trustee and head of the Industry Trends Task Force. He is also is a member of the Private Developers III Forum.
Thomas D. Senkbeil is principal at Senkbeil Associates in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Senkbeil has been a member since 1985 and was chairman of NAIOP’s National Board of Directors in 1996. He is a member of the National Advisory Board and is a past president of NAIOP's Georgia Chapter.
Chairman and CEO,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Terry Stiles is the chairman and CEO of Stiles Corporation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Mr. Stiles has been a member of NAIOP since 1992 and was chairman of NAIOP's National Board of Directors in 1998. He received the Developer of the Year Award in 2000. He is a past president of NAIOP's South Florida Chapter. Mr. Stiles was a member of the Nominating Committee and a member of the Foundation’s Distinguished Fellows Credentialing Committee.
Rob Stofer is a vice president at PCCP, LLC - an integrated real estate finance and investment management firm with approximately $6 billion in assets under management on behalf of institutional clients. Rob is responsible for equity and debt originations in the Eastern U.S. Prior to joining PCCP, he held a restructuring/workouts role at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., where he managed a portfolio of commercial real estate assets throughout the U.S. Mr. Stofer has been a member of NAIOP since 2012 and is a member of the Deal and Investment Concepts Forum.
Vice President and General Manager,
The Opus Group
Douglas Swain is vice president and general manager of The Opus Group - a family of commercial real estate development, construction and design companies headquartered in Minneapolis with offices and projects across the country. He is responsible for the leadership and overall management of operations of the Indianapolis regional office. His primary responsibilities include the management of active projects and pursuit of real estate development in Indianapolis as well as Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Mr. Swain was founder and past president of the NAIOP Indiana chapter, served on NAIOP’s National Board, served on the Tax & Finance subcommittee, the Membership & Chapter Relations committee and is a current member of the Education Committee. He joined NAIOP in 1998, and is a current member of the Industrial Development V Forum.
President, CEO and Trustee,
Brandywine Realty Trust
Gerard Sweeney has served as president, chief executive officer and Trustee of Brandywine Realty Trust, located in Radnor, Pennsylvania, since 1994 and as president since 1988. Mr. Sweeney serves as chairman of the Schuylkill River Development Corporation and on the Board of Philadelphia's member station, WHYY. Sweeney is co-chair of the World Class Greater Philadelphia initiative, in addition to serving on the boards of several other Philadelphia-based organizations. He is actively involved the Real Estate Roundtable, and he serves on the Board of Governors for NAREIT. Mr. Sweeney has been a member of NAIOP since 1999.
Stonegate Partners, LLC
Dwight S. Taylor is president of Stonegate Partners, LLC, located in Pikesville, Maryland. Mr. Taylor joined NAIOP in 1983 and served on the NAIOP National Board of Directors, Diversity Task Force, Membership and Chapter Relations Committee, Audit committee, and is a past president of the Maryland Chapter.
President and CEO,
Matrix Development Group
Cranbury, New Jersey
Joseph S. Taylor is the president and CEO of Matrix Development Group in Cranbury, New Jersey. He has been a member of NAIOP since 1990 and was the chairman of the NAIOP’s National Board of Directors in 2005 and is a past vice chair of the Membership and Chapter Relations Committee. He is also a past president of NAIOP's New Jersey Chapter. He received the Developer of the Year Award in 1999. Mr. Taylor is a former member of the Nominating, Business Development, and Membership and Chapter committees, and was a NAIOP-PAC Trustee in 2010.
President and CEO,
Hubbell Realty Company
Rick Tollakson is president and CEO of Hubbell Realty Company, located in West Des Moines Iowa. Rick is responsible for the strategic operations for the firm and its multiple subsidiaries including land and building development, commercial asset and property management, Hubbell Apartment Living, CBRE/Hubbell Commercial, Hubbell Homes and Hubbell Construction Services. Rick has been a member of NAIOP since 2002 and is on the Private Developers III National Forum.
Tratt Properties, LLC
Jonathan Tratt is the principal for Tratt Properties, LLC, a development and investment company based in Phoenix, Arizona. He has been a member of NAIOP since 2001 and is a member of the Board of Directors, a NAIOP-PAC Trustee and a member of the Industrial Development II Forum. He is the 2017 NAIOP Chairman.
President & CEO,
Simons & Woodard Inc
Santa Rosa, Califorina
Joan Woodard is president and CEO of Simons & Woodard – a Santa Rosa, California, based management, architecture and development firm. She is responsible for overseeing the organization’s architecture, marketing, leasing, property, and management activities. A member of NAIOP since 1987, Ms. Woodard was chair of NAIOP’s National Board of Directors in 1994. She was also a member of the Private Developer II Forum, chair of the Awards Committee, and was president of the Georgia Chapter. Ms. Woodard is currently a committed faculty member of NAIOP’s Center for Education.
WWR-Real Estate Services
Richard L. Woodruff is the former COO/CFO of WWR-Real Estate Services, a commercial development and management company located in Boulder, Colo. Mr. Woodruff joined NAIOP in 1988. He was a member of the Capital Markets I Forum and the Colorado Chapter where he was the chapter treasurer and the chapter public relations chair. He was also a member and former chairman of the Tax and Finance Subcommittee, a trustee of the Research Foundation and served on the Foundation's Research and Fundraising committees.
Frank Wuest died on August 13, 2016, while participating in a fundraising swim in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. At the time of his passing, Frank was president of Marcus Partners, having established a successful career in real-estate investment and development.