Perspectives

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CEO on Leadership: Michael J. Alter, President, The Alter Group 

Michael J. Alter is president of The Alter Group, a national developer of office, medical office and mixed-use campuses throughout the U.S. He is responsible for all of the Chicago-based company’s planning and operations. The firm started out brokering raw land, grew to building industrial and flex space near the growing interstate highway system and then began to develop Class A, sustainable build-to-suit offices for Fortune 500 corporations and small to medium-sized businesses.

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Moving on Up: Developing Leaders Speak Out in Seattle 

Before a crowded room of more than 60 NAIOP Developing Leader Forum members and NAIOP Washington State DLs, four dynamic DLs from across the nation participated in an interactive panel discussion as part of an exclusive workshop, “Your Leadership Style Defined,” at the association’s 2014 National Forums Symposium in Seattle earlier this year. All four spoke candidly about their own career advancement and leadership experiences.

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Jean Kane Talks About the Industry's Enthusiam in 2014 

It’s hard to believe that we’re already three-quarters of the way through 2014. The achievements and growth I’ve seen throughout my travels for NAIOP are astounding, from members’ business successes to incredible chapter events. The industry’s enthusiasm in 2014 is truly infectious, and can be seen everywhere from senior members to Developing Leaders.

Sound Bites from NAIOP’s I.CON: The Industrial Conference 

Some highlights from NAIOP's I.CON: The Industrial Conference in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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CEO on Leadership: Mark E. Rose, Chairman and CEO, Avison Young 

Mark Rose is chairman and CEO of Avison Young, one of the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firms. Headquartered in Toronto, he launched his real estate career working with real estate clients at a public accounting firm. At age 26, he was named CEO of the U.S. Real Estate Investment Trust of British Coal Corporation.

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Developing Leader Sees Relationship Building as Key to Expanding Opportunities 

Katie Miller is a senior national commercial escrow officer with First American Title Insurance Company in Denver, where she closes and underwrites large commercial real estate transactions across the U.S. With 12 years of industry experience in both residential and commercial real estate, she serves as chairman of NAIOP Colorado’s Developing Leaders Committee, where she helps the association and industry expand diversity initiatives.