Visionaries Lend Their Voice to the Research Foundation
The inaugural class of the NAIOP Visionaries was introduced at CRE.Converge 2017
in Chicago. Ten invididuals were selected based on their career accomplishments,
history of involvement with NAIOP, and a demonstrated interest in the Research
“The Research Foundation Visionaries are
individuals 40 years of age and less who want to
connect with the Foundation’s mission and share
their time and perspectives toward our work,” said
Research Foundation Chairman Ralph Heins,
president of Primera Companies in Dallas. “We
believe these fresh viewpoints will bring a new
dynamism to the Foundation’s research, and on
behalf of the governors, it is my honor to recognize
the inaugural group of Visionaries to the program.”
The Foundation established the program with the goals of:
- Providing an opportunity for exemplary industry professionals in the early part of
their careers to gain industry and career development insight from governors.
- Recruiting rising industry leaders whose expertise and experience will help
inform the Foundation’s research development process.
- Ensuring that the perspectives of NAIOP members under age 40 are represented
in Research Foundation activities and discussions.
- Educating Visionaries on the benefits of becoming a governor by exposing them
to thought leadership and mentoring.
- Cultivating future governors to support the Research Foundation’s work.
“The continued growth of the Governors program has made for more robust and
insightful discussions at Foundation meetings, as more geographic regions and
company types are represented,” said Marc Selvitelli, CAE, executive director of the
NAIOP Research Foundation. “Engaging these rising industry professionals will
bring important new perspectives to the Foundation’s work.”
Professionals age 40 and under make up an increasing percentage of the commercial
real estate profession and NAIOP’s membership. Developing Leaders (individuals age 35 and under) comprise 28 percent
of NAIOP’s total membership and 53
percent of new members annually.
Meet the Visionaries:
President, Chas. Hawkins Co. Inc./CORFAC
Jordan Angel, CMB
Senior Director, HFF
San Francisco, California
Kate Nolan Bryden
Vice President — Development, MRP
Peter Cocoziello Jr.
Director of Asset Management, Advance Realty
Bridgewater, New Jersey
Vice President, Leasing and Development
Liberty Property Trust
Vice President, Pearlmark
Director of Leasing, Primera Companies, Inc.
Executive Director Investments
USAA Real Estate Company
Senior Manager, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Partner, Form Development
Salt Lake City, Utah
The next application period will open
July 2018. To learn more about the
Visionaries program, visit naiop.org/visionaries.