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NAIOP Research Foundation Announces Appointment of William E. Hunt, Elmhurst Group, as Governor

Hunt is president and CEO of the Elmhurst Corporation, a private equity fund located in Pittsburgh, Pa. Elmhurst's real estate's holdings include more than 2.5 million square feet of office, flex and distribution space in the Pittsburgh region. In addition to his community involvement and participation on the boards of several charitable organizations, Hunt serves on NAIOP's Nominating Committee and is a member of NAIOP's Private Developers I National Forum. He will serve as the NAIOP chairman in 2012.

The mission of the NAIOP Research Foundation is to foster building better communities through practical research and education that advances the quality and makes evident the benefits of commercial real estate ownership and development.

Shirley Maloney, executive director of the NAIOP Research Foundation, said, "Contributions to the Foundation enable this important group to establish an endowment fund for the future. The Research Foundation plays a vital role in providing resources to shape our communities." Individuals who make a substantial contribution to the endowment fund of the NAIOP Research Foundation are invited to accept the lifetime distinction of Governor. Governors are eligible to serve as Foundation Trustees and help shape the Foundation's future research agenda.

The NAIOP Research Foundation was established in 2000 as a 501(c)(3) organization that accepts tax deductible contributions. Its purpose is to support individuals and organizations engaged in real estate development, investment and operations. The Foundation strives to make available the very best research information regarding how real properties - especially office, industrial and mixed-use properties - impact and benefit communities throughout North America.

The NAIOP's website features completed reports available for complimentary download. For details on the Research Foundation, contact NAIOP at 703-904-7100 or visit Research.

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About the NAIOP Research Foundation: The NAIOP Research Foundation was established in 2000 as a 501(c)(3) organization to support the work of individuals and organizations engaged in real estate development, investment and operations. The Foundation’s core purpose is to provide these individuals and organizations with the highest level of research information on how real properties, especially office, industrial, retail and mixed-use properties, impact and benefit communities throughout North America. For more information on how to contribute or for complimentary research reports, visit www.naioprf.org.

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Kathryn Hamilton
703-904-7100
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