Perspectives

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CEO on Leadership: Mark Fornes, President, Mark Fornes Realty, Inc. 

Mark Fornes is president of Dayton-based Mark Fornes Realty, Inc., an entrepreneurial developer of office, flex, and warehouse buildings in the southwest Ohio market. Since the firm was founded in 1987, its principals have developed more than 2.5 million square feet of industrial and office space and managed more than 1 million square feet of commercial property.

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Developing Leader Views Education, Volunteerism as Keys to Expanding Diversity in Commercial Real Estate 

Megan Creecy-Herman, the youngest person ever elected to serve on the Board of Directors of NAIOP’s Arizona chapter, will celebrate another distinction this January, when she becomes the first woman to serve as chairperson of the Arizona Chapter. When she’s not busy growing business opportunities for Liberty, she’s helping other young professionals grow their careers through NAIOP Arizona’s Developing Leaders program.

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Interview with NAIOP Chairman Gene Reilly 

As Gene Reilly enters into the last quarter of his term as NAIOP chairman — after many months of visiting chapters and getting to know the association’s diverse membership — Development magazine asked him some questions about where the industry is headed, what he believes is most important for NAIOP members, and his life in a new hometown.

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Sound Bites from NAIOP’s I.con: The Industrial Conference in Los Angeles 

Some highlights from NAIOP's 2013 I.con: The Industrial Conference in Los Angeles, Calif.

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Steve Crosby

CEO on Leadership: Stephen A. Crosby, President, CSX Real Property, Inc. 

Stephen A. 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.

Gene Reilly

Future Space Demand, User Behavior and the Psychology of Real Estate 

Real estate is shifting from a founder-based to successor-based business, with 60 percent of today’s CEOs gone by 2020 and 30 percent fewer practicing firms. This is just one of the intriguing facts shared by Chris Lee, CEO of CEL & Associates, Inc. at the recent National Forums Symposium.