Development Magazine Spring 2014

Perspectives

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CEO on Leadership: Gregory St. Clair, President and COO, KFG Investment Company 

Gregory St. Clair is president and chief operating officer of KFG Investment Company, a privately owned firm based in Encino, Calif., that is focused on the acquisition and repositioning of industrial and multifamily properties as well as on the ownership and entitlement of residential land and master-planned communities.

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The Youth Movement: Developing Leaders on NAIOP Board Speak Out 

“The changing face of commercial real estate,” a prominent focus of NAIOP Chairman Jean Kane, is much more than a buzzworthy theme. NAIOP is committed to advancing diversity so that it encompasses more than diverse individuals, but also includes a variety of perspectives and professions within our evolving industry. Development magazine recently spoke with three women rising through the ranks of commercial real estate, all of whom are Developing Leaders serving on the 2014 NAIOP Board of Directors and making history of their own through hard work, resilience and giving back.

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Getting to Know Jean Kane 

As Jean Kane starts her year as NAIOP chairman, she is excited to meet the members and lead NAIOP through what she believes will be an extraordinary year of growth and opportunity. To help NAIOP members across North America get to know her, Development magazine asked her some questions about goals during her chairmanship, where the industry is headed and what she believes is most important for NAIOP members.

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From the Archives: Perspectives Articles from the Previous Issue

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CEO on Leadership: Michael Pelt, President and COO, MDH Partners 

Michael Pelt is president and chief operating officer of MDH Partners in Atlanta. He oversees the company’s day-to-day operations, including compliance with joint ventures, lender requirements and property management.

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Hard-Won Lessons from Developer Carl Panattoni 

Panattoni Development Company has developed more than 175 million square feet of industrial, office and retail space. In the years leading up to the Great Recession, it had about 20 million square feet of space under construction each year. The recession took the Newport Beach-based company and Carl Panattoni, its founder and chairman, right to the brink, but both have bounced back.