In Memoriam

The Research Foundation lost two longtime governors in the second half of 2017.

George Livingston

George Livingston passed in July at the age of 81. Known throughout the industry and the Research Foundation as a visionary thinker, trusted advisor and friend, he played an instrumental role in building the Foundation’s capacity to produce excellent, actionable research. Always curious about issues affecting the industry, he had an innate ability to notice and explain emerging trends that could influence the CRE industry. Since joining the governors in 2005, he worked closely with the Foundation’s Research Committee to identify specific topics that needed exploration and help to advance the Foundation’s work.

George was founder and chairman of NAI Realvest. He was an icon in the Central Florida real estate community and was involved in the development of about 2 million square feet of warehouse and flex properties. A NAIOP member for more than 30 years, he served in leadership roles at NAIOP Central Florida and was a 20-year member


Terry Stiles

Terry Stiles died in September at age 70 after a battle with esophageal cancer. He was an inaugural member of the Foundation, joining in 2001, and was instrumental in the development of the Foundation and identifying its research focus as the Foundation set forth its mission. He was a 35-year NAIOP member and a member of NAIOP South Florida. Prior to joining the Research Foundation governors, Terry served as NAIOP chairman in 1998, helping members to stay marketsmart during the ever-evolving economic cycles and bolstering NAIOP’s legislative efforts with his strong support.

Stiles and his company, Stiles Corporation, were the driving forces behind the Class A office tower boom in Fort Lauderdale, eventually building more than 43 million square feet of commercial and multifamily real estate in South Florida.