Board of Directors

Meet NAIOP’s Board of Directors.

Layne Alfonso

Layne Alfonso

Board of Director
Associate, Environmental Scientist, GeoEngineers

Tacoma, Washington

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Layne Alfonso is Associate, Environmental Scientist with GeoEngineers, where he weaves together his environmental science and commercial real estate experience with his passion for community involvement and desire to connect clients with customized solutions to their business problems.

Jack Allen

Jack Allen

Board of Director
President, Allen Land Group, Inc

Jacksonville, Florida

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Jack has been a commercial real estate broker in Florida for over 20 years, first with a national firm and then with his own company started in 1994. Prior to that Jack was a commercial lender and corporate banking officer with Barnett Bank. He is a graduate of Cornell University with a B.S. degree in Agricultural Economics and is a licensed Florida real estate broker.

Jody Walker Belsick

Jody Walker Belsick

Board of Director
Kimley-Horn

Las Vegas, Nevada

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Jody W. Belsick, P.E., LEED AP is the President of Walker Engineering, LLC which is a civil engineering consulting firm specializing in land development projects with offices in Las Vegas, Nevada and Santa Monica, California. Jody is a registered Professional Engineer in the States of Nevada, California and Texas and also is a certified LEED Accredited Professional. Jody obtained her B.S. in Civil Engineering (1997) and Masters in Business Administration (2010) at UNLV and is a Las Vegas native and fully committed to being an integral part of the Las Vegas community and developing long term relationships with her clients. She has over 19 years of hands on experience in civil engineering specifically land development. Her focus is on industrial, retail and office developments in the western United States.

Justin Bennett

Justin Bennett

Board of Director
Senior Vice President, DCT Industrial Trust

Houston, Texas

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Justin Bennett is a Senior Vice President with DCT Industrial Trust (NYSE: DCT) in Houston, Texas. Justin joined DCT in 2010, establishing the Company’s regional office in Houston. With over 15 years of experience in the real estate sector, Justin has been directly involved in more than 4.2 million square feet of industrial, office and flex developments and has participated in corporate transactions valued in excess of $1.0 billion.

Brian Benninghoff

Brian S. Benninghoff

Board of Director
Principal , Buchanan Partners, LLC

Gaithersburg, Maryland

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Brian S. Benninghoff is a Principal at Buchanan Partners, LLC, one of the largest commercial real estate developers in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Over the last 15 years, Buchanan Partners has acquired, planned, or developed over 1,600 acres of commercial land as well as over five million square feet of property including office, industrial, flex, retail, and mixed-use projects. He serves as chairman of the Advisory Board of George Mason University Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship, and recently retired as a member of the Board of the New Community After School Program. He earned his B.A. from Davidson College in 1979.

Kate Nolan Bryden

Kate Nolan Bryden, LEED® AP BD+C,

Vice Chair, Education
Vice President of Development, MRP Industrial

Baltimore, Maryland

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Kate Nolan Bryden is the Vice President of Development for MRP Industrial and has overseen the development of nearly 4 million square feet of industrial, flex, office, and retail projects. Ms. Bryden is primarily responsible for acquisition support, due diligence, entitlement procurement and also oversees the design and construction of industrial projects in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia.

Marty Busekrus

Marty Busekrus

Board of Director
Director, Ciminelli Real Estate Services of Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Marty Busekrus is a Managing Director with Ciminelli Real Estate Services of Florida where he is responsible for oversight of brokerage services as well as general direction of the firm throughout Southeastern FL.

Molly Carson

Molly Carson, LEED AP

Secretary and Vice Chair Knowledge and Research
Senior Vice President of Real Estate Development, Market Leader, Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Phoenix, Arizona

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With nearly 15 years of experience at Ryan as a developer, Molly offers unique insight into the varied aspects of real estate development. She is responsible for site selection and acquisition, municipal use permits and approvals, design and construction coordination, financial packaging and lease or sale negotiation. Known for her unwavering commitment to ensuring customer satisfaction, Molly excels at building rapport with customers and finding intelligent, imaginative solutions to meet their development needs and goals. Her customers appreciate her creativity and her ability to lead a team with a focus on collaboration and communication.

Eric Castle

Eric Castle

Board of Director
Vice President, Leasing Manager, Shorenstein Realty Services, L.P.

Lake Oswego, Oregon

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Eric Castle is vice president / leasing manager for Shorenstein Realty Services in Lake Oswego, Oregon, where his is responsible for managing the leasing of over 1.7M sq ft of Class A office space in the Portland CBD and suburaban markets. He previously served as leasing director for Equity Office Properties and project director for Spieker Properites.

Colin Clish

Colin Clish

Board of Director
Director of Leasing and Land Sales, Remington Development Corporation

Edmonton, Alberta

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Colin has been engaged in real estate development in the Edmonton region for 13 years, in roles from municipal development management, project conception, civil construction, market analysis, to leasing and sales. While working for Remington Development Corp, one of the largest and most respected real estate development companies in Alberta, Colin was an integral part of the development, leasing and sale of over 2.1 million square feet of industrial and office space. Now with the launch of Clish Development Corp, Colin is the point of contact for project conception, investment, development, leasing, design build and industrial/commercial land transactions in and around Edmonton.

Megan Creecy-Herman

Megan Creecy-Herman

Board of Director
Vice President, Market Leader, Liberty Property Trust

Scottsdale, Arizona

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Megan Creecy-Herman serves as Vice President, Market Leader for Liberty Property Trust’s Arizona region. Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) is one of the nation’s largest real estate companies with over 100 million square feet of industrial and office properties throughout the U.S. and U.K. With over 15 years of commercial real estate experience in the Southwestern US, Ms. Creecy-Herman is responsible for oversight of Liberty Property Trust’s portfolio in the Arizona region including leasing, development and acquisition activities. Creecy-Herman is a former President of the NAIOP-Arizona Chapter and a recipient of NAIOP’s national award for Chapter President of the Year.

Dale Dekker

Dale Dekker

Board of Director
Principal/Architect, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini

Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Dale Dekker, AIA, AICP, is an original founder of Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (D/P/S), an architecture and design firm with offices in New Mexico, Texas and Arizona.

Tom Fritsch

Tom Fritsch

Board of Director
Managing Director, CBRE | Raleigh

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Tom Fritsch serves as Managing Director, CBRE | Raleigh. Fritsch oversees all of the firm’s commercial real estate operations in the Raleigh region. With over 20 years of experience in management, brokerage and asset management, Fritsch has overseen a wide variety of real estate, including office, flex, and multi-family product types, and has held such roles from Director of Asset Management to Senior Leasing Agent in a multi-million square foot portfolio. Fritsch graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Gregory Fuller

Gregory Fuller

Chairman-elect
President and Chief Operating Officer, Granite Properties, Inc.

Dallas, Texas

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As president and Chief Operating Officer for Granite Properties, Greg Fuller oversees strategy and direction for the firm through senior level managers in all corporate functions in the investment, development, management, and leasing of a portfolio of office buildings throughout the southern United States.

Jerry Grant

Jerry Grant, CCIM

Board of Director
Vice President, Graham & Company

Birmingham, Alabama

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Jerry Grant, CCIM joined Graham & Company in 2015 as Vice President, Office Group, where he specializes in Landlord and Tenant representation. With 10 years of experience in commercial real estate, Jerry has worked for numerous ownership groups and institutional clients leasing some of Birmingham’s best Class A office buildings. His years in the business also include building sales, oversight of marketing, market research, tenant retention and client relation activities. A graduate of Auburn University, Jerry enjoys devoting his free time to his family, his community and church.

Rick Guild

Rick Guild

Board of Director
President, Guild Company LLC

Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Rick Guild has more than 33 years of expertise, and over $750,000,000.00 in personal leasing and sales, while involved in leasing, managing, developing and selling office properties in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Guild began his career in commercial real estate in 1983 with Trammell Crow Company. He was responsible for the leasing and marketing of the entire 4,500,000 square foot Tulsa office building and warehouse ownership portfolio. This portfolio included the 52-story BOK Tower (1.4 million square feet), Williams Towers I & II (770,000 square feet), Triad Center I and II, and many others. In 1992, Guild became the Director of Leasing over a 3,000,000 square foot real estate portfolio with Property Company of America. Guild oversaw all leasing, brokerage, and tenant relation activities. During his time at PCA, Guild was personally responsible for the acquisition of over 2,500,000 square feet of new management and leasing contracts including CityPlex Towers, the largest office building complex in Tulsa.

Allison Post Harris

Allison Post Harris

Board of Director
CRE and Energy Attorney, Martensen Wright PC

Sacramento, California

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Allison Post Harris is a commercial real estate, energy and corporate transactions attorney at Martensen Wright PC. Ms. Post-Harris advises clients on a broad variety of commercial real estate transactions. Her experience includes advising private companies, individual landowners and lenders on commercial property acquisitions, dispositions, development, financing, leasing, easements and associated land use matters.

Scott Haugen

Scott Haugen

Board of Director
Founders Properties, LLC

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Scott Haugen is responsible for leading the asset management in team in providing services for private real estate partnerships that include industrial, office, multifamily and retail-mixed-use projects.

Eric Hepfer

Eric Hepfer

Board of Director
Director, Hines

San Diego, California

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Eric is a Director with Hines overseeing Acquisitions, Development and Asset Management for projects in San Diego. Since joining Hines in 2012, Eric served on the development team for the 420,000-square-foot LPL at La Jolla Commons office project and worked extensively on that building’s unique Net-Zero-Energy electrical generation system. He also oversaw the lease up and disposition of the 449,000-square-foot Procopio Tower at 525 B Street. More recently, Eric led the firm’s expansion into the Carlsbad market with the acquisition of 400,000 square feet of flex/office projects. Additionally he leads the development team for a new 225KSF La Jolla Commons III office tower and oversees a land development project in Orange County

William Hollett

William Hollett

Board of Director
Senior Vice President, Cousins Properties Incorporated

Atlanta, Georgia

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Derek Hulse

Derek Hulse

Board of Director
Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield

San Diego, California

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Derek Hulse specializes in the leasing and sale of office properties in the central and urban San Diego office markets. His primary focus is representing owners, both private and institutional, of multi-tenant office projects. Currently he represents 25+ properties totaling 3.5 million square feet. Throughout his career he has represented a variety of owners and users of real estate in a multitude of complex lease and sale transactions. He has developed a reputation with his clients as being a trusted advisor who truly understands their real estate needs and presents clear and concise solutions which add value to their real estate portfolio.

Robert Jackson

Robert Jackson

Board of Director

New York City, New York

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Brian Jauntig

Brian Jauntig

Board of Director
Senior Property Manager, Atlas Capital Group LLC

New York City, New York

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C. Michael Johnston

C. Michael Johnston

Board of Director
Senior Vice President, Acquisitions & Asset Management; Senior Portfolio Manager, Core-Plus Strategies, Menlo Equities Investments

Palo Alto, California

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Mr. Johnston is responsible for acquisition and asset management efforts relating to Menlo Equities’ Northern California, Pacific Northwest and Colorado investments. He is also responsible for the portfolio management of Menlo’s core-plus investment vehicles. He works closely with Menlo’s founding principals in all aspects of operating and expanding these portfolios, including investment selection, financings, leasing, and dispositions.

Larry Lance

Larry Lance

Vice Chair, Government Affairs
Managing Partner - Equity Ventures, EverWest Real Estate Partners

Lakewood, Colorado

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As Executive Vice President and member of the Investment Committee, Larry Lance directs Everwest Real Estate Investors overall asset services, including development, asset management, and property management. He also leads joint venture partner relations and various portfolio management relationships as well as strategic planning for the current portfolio. During his 20 years with Everwest Larry has supervised the portfolio management of more than $3 billion of real estate investments.

Douglas Landry

Douglas Landry

Board of Director
Vice President for Real Estate Development, Tighe & Bond

Westwood, Massachusetts

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Doug Landry leads Tighe & Bond’s real estate development client sector. He is responsible for coordinating outreach and visibility, relationship management and the delivery of integrated environmental, land engineering and transportation services for a wide variety of clients across the company’s footprint. He is a certified planner with 30 years of public and private sector experience. His career has been defined by his leadership on numerous high profile projects that include all facets of master planning, land development and transportation strategy, zoning and environmental permitting.

Mark Levy

Mark G. Levy

Board of Director
Executive Managing Director, JLL

Baltimore, Maryland

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Mark Levy is JLL's market director for the Greater Baltimore/Washington region and heads the Mid Atlantic supply chain/industrial capital markets group. He also heads JLL's U.S. port, airport and global infrastructure team. Levy leads many significant projects around the country, including Trade Point Atlantic, a 3,100 acre multi modal redevelopment, the largest of it's kind in the U.S. and owned by a joint venture of Redwood Capital and Hilco; and the Central Florida Intermodal Logistics Center, a 1,000 acre CSX intermodal in Orlando, Florida, owned by GEM Realty Capital.

Chris MacCauley

Chris MacCauley

Board of Director
CBRE Limited

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Chris MacCauley leads the CBRE Vancouver industrial team as Senior Vice President. Chris has been in the industry for the past 12 years and has specialized in land disposition, development, build to suits, sale leasebacks and corporate mandates.

Mia Marshall

Mia T. Marshall, NCIDQ, IIDA, LEED AP

Board of Director
Managing Principal, EHS, a NELSON Company

Seattle, Washington

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Mia Marshall is managing principal at EHS, a NELSON Company, where she drives many strategic initiatives for the firm and solidifies the firm’s culture and position in the industry. Ms. Marshall utilizes both her creative and analytic skills to maintain client relationships and complete design projects within multiple sectors.

Wilson McDowell

Wilson (John) McDowell

Board of Director
Managing Director and Principal, Cite Partners

Orlando, Florida

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John Wilson McDowell is a Managing Director and Principal at Cite Partners. He has been active in the commercial real estate industry since 2005 and is consistently recognized as one of the top industrial real estate brokers in Central Florida. Wilson specializes in representing tenants, buyers, sellers and landlords in the disposition, acquisition, development and leasing of industrial real estate. He has had significant experience in site selection for new locations, consulting on current real estate assets and assisting industrial real estate users and investors with development and investment strategies.

Thomas McGeachy

Thomas McGeachy

Board of Director
Ciminelli

Tampa, Florida

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Thomas McGeachy brings to Ciminelli 25 years of commercial real estate experience in such key areas as asset management, property management, leasing, sales management, strategic planning, financial analysis and acquisition due diligence. Prior to joining the Ciminelli team, Mr. McGeachy served as Florida Regional Vice President for Koger Equity, Inc., where he managed a commercial portfolio in excess of 4 million square feet.

Dirk Melton

Dirk Melton

Board of Director
Development Director, MarketStreet Enterprises

Nashville, Tennessee

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Dirk Melton oversees the daily investment and development operations for MarketStreet Enterprises, a privately-held investment firm with diversified holdings in real estate and other commercial industries.

Michael J. Merle

Michael J. Merle

Board of Director
President and Chief Operating Officer, Ray Fogg Building Methods, Inc.

Cleveland, Ohio

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Michael J. Merle is president and CEO of Ray Fogg Building Methods, Inc. Mr. Merle joined the company in December 1981 as a salesman, was appointed Executive Vice President in 1992, and assumed his current position in 2006. Under Merle's leadership, Ray Fogg Building Methods has expanded its reach to embrace new markets; to implement advanced design, construction and management technologies; to constantly improve project management and performance; and to implement one of the finest safety programs in the industry - all as part of a strategy of improving profitability through building outstanding value that consistently exceeds the expectations of its customers. Merle is a native of Akron, Ohio. He attended Archbishop Hoban High School and later, Princeton University, majoring in religion and graduating summa cum laude in 1972.

Jeffrey Milanaik

Jeffrey Milanaik

Vice Chair, National Forums
Principal, Bridge Development Partners LLC

Parsippany, New Jersey

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Jeff Milanaik is a Partner – Northeast Region with Bridge Development Partners, LLC. Milanaik opened the Northeast Region office in Parsippany, New Jersey, in October 2014, and is responsible for the acquisition and development of investment-grade industrial buildings that provide opportunities to add value.

Jon Napper

Jon C. Napper

Vice Chair Business Development
CEO, Courtland Development, L.C.

Dallas, Texas

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Jon Napper is CEO of Courtland Development. He has over 20 million square feet of warehouse/distribution experience and 35 years of real estate development experience in the Dallas, Texas area.

Jim T. Neyer

Jim Neyer

Chairman
EVP, Real Estate Development, Al. Neyer

Cincinnati, Ohio

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Jim Neyer leads Al. Neyer's business development activities with a balanced focus on client business objectives and project deliverables. Mr. Neyer has over 25 years of experience in commercial real estate, development, financing and construction.

Chris Ollenberger

Chris Ollenberger

Board of Director
Managing Principal, QuantumPlace Developments Ltd.

Calgary, Alberta

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Mr. Ollenberger is a seasoned real estate development executive with over 20 years of broad real estate management, design, planning, construction and engineering experience in creating innovative, sustainable urban communities and buildings.

Tina Pappas

Tina Pappas

Board of Director
Senior Director of Real Estate Operations, Tarragon

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Scott Pertel

Scott Pertel

Board of Director
Managing Director, HFF

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Scott Pertel is a Managing Director in the San Francisco office of HFF with more than 10 years of real estate investment experience.

Daniel Phair

Daniel Phair

Board of Director
Vice President - Development, Holladay Properties

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Mr. Phair is a graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Real Estate. Mr. Phair joined Holladay Properties in May of 2004 to assist in the development of AmeriPlex-Indianapolis and additional new projects undertaken by Holladay Properties. Since 2004, Mr. Phair has worked on numerous new master-planned development projects in Indianapolis, Indiana and in Richmond, Virginia involving millions of dollars in new ground-up building construction. At Holladay Properties, Mr. Phair is involved in but not limited to acquisitions, sales & leasing, project management, and new development analysis.

Matt Picken

Matt Picken

Board of Director
Executive Vice President, Managing Director, Capital Markets, JLL

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Carlos Pineda

Carlos Pineda

Board of Director
Vice President, VeenedaalCave Inc.

Atlanta, Georgia

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Carlos Pineda began his career at VeenendaalCave in 2000, was named an sssociate in 2008, and promoted to vice President in 2011. VeenendaalCave is a commercial multidisciplinary design firm that provides a full range of services including Interior Design, Architecture, Branding, Graphics and Workplace Consulting throughout the United States. NELSON acquired VeenendaalCave in 2015. As a member of the Southeast leadership team, Pineda’s emphasis lies in supporting daily operations and special initiatives for Atlanta and the Southeast Region. He is an active member of NAIOP Georgia since 2008 and sits on the corporate Board of Directors. Carlos received his bachelor's degree in architecture from the Pontificia Universidad Xaveriana in Bogotá, Colombia, where he is a registered Architect.

Ashley Powell

Ashley Powell

Board of Director
Property Reserve, Inc.

Salt Lake City, Utah

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Ashley Powell is responsible for all domestic investments, specializing in office, industrial and multifamily. He is former leader of western US acquisitions for Bentall Kennedy and managing director at RREEF/Deutsche. He has more than 30 years of experience in commercial real estate and was the 2016 Chairman of NAIOP.

Anthony Pricco

Anthony Pricco

Board of Director
Principal, Bridge Development Partners

Chicago, Illinois

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Anthony Pricco is a Principal with Bridge Development Partners and is responsible for developing and acquiring office and industrial real estate throughout the Chicagoland area. In his career, he has completed more than five million square feet of development transactions valued at over $500 million. Pricco is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a double major in Real Estate and Urban Land Economics and Marketing. He received his Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 2002.

Thomas Regnell

Thomas Regnell

Board of Director
President and Chief Executive Officer, Chevy Chase Land Company

Chevy Chase, Maryland

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Thomas L. Regnell is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Chevy Chase Land Company, overseeing new development and the Company’s two-million square feet of commercial, retail and residential properties. Tom has more than 30 years of experience in real estate management and development. Previously, Tom was Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the Office Division at Washington Real Estate Investment Trust. Tom was also an Investment Officer with Federal Realty Investment Trust and is a former Vice President of Spaulding & Slye Company. He is as a member of NAIOP, Inc. and the International Council Of Shopping Centers, Inc., Urban Land Institute and the Real Estate Roundtable. Tom also serves on the Land Company’s Executive Committee. Chevy Chase Land Company was founded in 1890, and is the original developer of Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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Bob Richardson

Board of Director
Managing Partner, Blue Cardinal Capital

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Bob Richardson is the Founder and Managing Partner of Blue Cardinal Capital. Bob plays a leadership role in the real estate industry in Upstate New York and has been directly involved in the financing of many of the signature real estate projects in the region.

Lex Rickenbaker

Lex Rickenbaker

Developing Leader Representative
Executive Director, USAA Real Estate Company

Atlanta, Georgia

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Rocco Sansone

Rocco Sansone

Board of Director
Managing Director, Marsh

Honolulu, Hawaii

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Rocco Sansone is head of Marsh’s Honolulu office. He assists clients in establishing effective risk management programs. He coordinates Marsh resources to support client successes. He is also a member of the Global Real Estate and Education Industry Practices. Mr. Sansone has worked in our industry for over 30 years, including working with Hawaii legislators and Marsh construction resources to implement the state’s wrap-up statute; structuring innovative risk financing alternatives for clients, such as captives and integrated risk financing plans; improving risk management and strengthening underwriting relationships for the Hawaii operations of a parent company in bankruptcy at competitive premiums and without financial guarantees; and coordinating implementation of a safety program.

Cole Schnorf

Cole Schnorf

Board of Director
Senior Vice President, Director, Manekin, LLC

Columbia, Maryland

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Cole Schnorf serves as senior vice president/director of Development for Manekin, LLC. He has held this position since 1999, and Mr. Schnorf has been with the company since 1986. As head of development, he hires and assigns staff to specific projects, and oversees the department's budget and variance reports. Additionally, he oversees four project managers and continues to manage specific development projects himself. Mr. Schnorf is also a member of Manekin’s Investment and Management committees. During his tenure with Manekin, LLC, he has steered the company in its development of over 1.2 million square feet of speculative office/research and development space in Columbia Gateway; 1.1 million square feet of speculative warehouse space in Troy Hill Commerce Center in Elkridge, Md., and numerous office, R&D and retail build-to-suits throughout Baltimore/Washington Corridor. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Schnorf served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Sonat, Inc. in the mergers and acquisition department.

John Schwab

John Schwab

Board of Director
Partner, Wipfli LLP

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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John Schwab is the partner in charge of Wipfli LLP’s firm wide construction and real estate practice, where he coordinates the strategic direction of the firm’s practice. Mr. Schwab has over 24 years of experience dedicated to providing his clients with straightforward, honest, thorough, and expert information upon which they can rely. He was partner in charge of the Milwaukee office tax department from 1995 to 2001. He serves a full range of construction and real estate organizations with operations ranging from small specialty subcontractors to national real estate organizations.

Sarah Segal

Sarah Segal

Board of Director
Director, Informa Canada

Toronto, Ontario

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Sarah Segal is a Director at Informa Canada, and is part of the management team that provides strategic direction and overall management for the company’s portfolio of real estate and construction conferences. In addition to overall conference production, Sarah also recruits industry speakers, holds roundtable discussions with senior executives, executes and negotiates new ventures and creates content for Canada’s leading real estate and construction forums. Prior to working at Informa Canada, Sarah was in a consulting role as a senior advisor and sales strategist to the President of RealNet Canada.

Mark Seltzer

Mark Seltzer

Board of Director
Vice President, Leasing & Development, Liberty Property Trust

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Mark Seltzer is vice president of leasing and development for Liberty Property Trust’s Philadelphia office. Mr. Seltzer is responsible for leasing and development of Liberty’s 1.5 million square foot portfolio at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia. Currently, Liberty has four buildings under construction at The Navy Yard representing an investment of more than $100 million.

Sara Shank

Sara Shank

Board of Director
Managing Director, Beacon Capital Partners

Boston, Massachusetts

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Ms. Shank is based in Boston and oversees portfolio management, including technology initiatives to improve the tenant experience. In this role, she evaluates opportunities to invest in and pilot new technology to add value across Beacon’s portfolio. She spearheads technology adoption across functionalities, and has forged relationships with leading industry providers, including Wiredscore, Hightower, Honest Buildings, ExteNet, Floored and Building Engines.

Mike Shohet

Mike Shohet

Board of Director
Executive VP of Real Estate Development, Nevada HAND

Las Vegas, Nevada

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Michael Shohet is currently Executive VP of Real Estate Development with Nevada HAND leading Project and Development Services in Las Vegas, Nevada responsible for complex development, urban infill and corporate projects. Michael focuses on bringing his deep knowledge of all aspects of real estate development to every project he manages.

Alan C. Sheppard

Alan C. Sheppard, Jr.

Board of Director
Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

Orlando, Florida

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Alan C. Sheppard, Jr., is a real estate shareholder with Greenberg Traurig, P.A.'s Orlando, Florida office. Alan has wide-ranging experience in commercial real estate finance and development, with a particular emphasis on mortgage and construction financing, mezzanine lending as well as asset-based finance and working capital loan transactions. He also is experienced in structured finance transactions, syndications and energy project finance transactions. Alan is currently the President of the NAIOP Central Florida Chapter, is a past-president of NAIOP of Florida, and was previously the Chairman of NAIOP's National Environment and Infrastructure Committee. Through his work with NAIOP, he actively lobbies on behalf of the commercial development community both in Washington, D.C. and in Tallahassee.

Kim Snyder

Kim Snyder

Vice Chair, Membership and Chapter Relations
President, Southwest Region, Prologis

Cerritos, California

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Kim Snyder is southwest regional president of Prologis and responsible for all regional activities including development, acquisitions and operations. Key markets included in this region are Southern California, Las Vegas and Phoenix. He has more than 31 years of experience in real estate, development and construction, acquisitions and dispositions, leasing and finance. Snyder is also a former President of the NAIOP-Inland Empire Chapter.

George Sowa

George Sowa

Vice Chair, NAIOP-PAC
CEO, Greater Trenton

Mount Laurel, New Jersey

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George Sowa has served as chapter president for NAIOP New Jersey and is a graduate of Cornell University.

Sean Spellman

Sean Spellman

Board of Director
Chief Development Officer, CA Ventures

Rosemont, Illinois

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As Chief Development Officer of CA Ventures, Sean Spellman is responsible for leading all development and construction activities across CA’s student living, senior housing and multifamily verticals. He plays an active role in determining CA’s risk management, pre-development, entitlement and construction implementation strategies – bringing this comprehensive perspective as a member of CA Ventures Investment Committee. During his 20+ year development career, he has been involved with over 10 million square feet of industrial, 2 million square feet of office, 500,000 square feet of retail and over 2,500 units of multifamily and student housing development. Immediately prior to joining CA, he served as vice president and general manager of Opus Development Company, where he managed development and construction initiatives across all sectors – including multifamily, industrial, office, retail as well as led Opus’ national student housing development platform.

Michael Strand

Michael Strand

Board of Director
Shareholder, Polsinelli

Denver, Colorado

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As a real estate development and finance attorney, Mike Strand works closely with clients to provide guidance as they acquire, finance, develop, operate and sell commercial real estate.

Celeste Tanner

Celeste Tanner

Board of Director
Chief Development Officer, Confluent

Denver, Colorado

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Celeste co-founded Confluent Development with Marshall Burton in 2014, creating a new perspective on development within the industry. With more than 13 years of experience in development and real estate, Celeste currently serves as Chief Development Officer of Confluent, where she oversees the organization’s diverse development platform of senior living, multifamily, office, industrial, and retail development, representing a current cumulative development pipeline in excess of $350 million.

Coleman Team

Coleman Team, CCIM

Board of Director
Co-founder and Partner, Linville Team Mossman

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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Coleman Team, CCIM, is co-founder and partner of Linville Team Mossman. He has a wide range of experience that encompasses every aspect of the commercial real estate industry. Coleman’s detailed involvement in every transaction ensures not just a successful transaction but a partnership to meet each client’s ongoing real estate needs. With a focus on office, life science/biotech, health care and investment properties, Coleman assists landlords, tenants and investors in the leasing, acquisition, and disposition of commercial real estate. From publicly traded institutions to individual office users, Coleman’s expertise also includes build-to-suit development advisory, historic property renovation, syndicate investment real estate, and the strategy and implementation of land assemblage. Coleman has also recently co-founded and is a managing partner in a private equity based real estate investment fund, Front Street Capital. His involvement with Front Street Capital keeps Coleman highly involved in the areas of investment sales, capital markets and the management of individual and large Investor relationships.

Jonathan Tratt

Jonathan Tratt

Immediate Past Chairman
Principal, Tratt Properties, LLC

Phoenix, Arizona

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Jonathan Tratt is the principal for Tratt Properties, LLC, a development and investment company based in Phoenix, Arizona. He has been a member of NAIOP since 2001 and is a member of the Board of Directors, a NAIOP-PAC Trustee and a member of the E-Commerce II Forum. He is the 2017 NAIOP Chairman.

Jim Villa

Jim Villa

Chapter Executive Liaison to the Board of Directors
CEO, NAIOP Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Alex Vulic

Alex Vulic

Board of Director
Vice President, Prologis

Columbus, Ohio

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Alex Vulic is a Partner, Principal, and Vice President of Elford Realty and Elford Development specializing in industrial brokerage and development.

Michael Wachs

Michael C. Wachs

Board of Director
Linden Lane Capital Partners

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Michael Wachs is the founder and managing principal of Linden Lane Capital Partners, a Philadelphia-based commercial real estate investment and development firm focused on the Mid-Atlantic market. Mr. Wachs has over 30 years of commercial real estate and finance experience. Prior to founding Linden Lane, Mr. Wachs co-founded Spring Mill Capital Management, a company focused on distressed commercial real estate debt investment management and prior to Spring Mill, Mr. Wachs was president and a director of AMC Delancey Group, Inc, an investment company focused on joint ventures in value-add commercial real estate projects.

Brian Walker

Brian Walker

Board of Director
Chief Financial Officer/Executive Vice President, Millcraft Investments

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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As Chief Financial Officer for Millcraft Investments, Mr. Walker is directly responsible for the overall financial management of the consolidated company portfolio. Responsibilities include managing the Company’s financial and strategic planning, lender and financial negotiations, financial accounting and tax reporting/planning, corporate budget development and forecasting, project development and joint venture negotiations and corporate treasury management. Brian is also responsible for managing investor, banking and lender relationships and serves on the board for the parent company while holding the officer positions of Treasurer and Secretary.

Stephane Wandel

Stephane Wandel

Board of Director
Director of Development & Acquisitions, Thrifty Poil Co.

Seal Beach, California

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Stephane Wandel is the Director of Acquisitions & Development for Thrifty Oil Co. Thrifty Oil is one of Southern California’s largest private real estate companies with over 300 properties under management. In this capacity, Stephane is responsible for sourcing industrial and office acquisition opportunities throughout Southern California, as well as securing necessary entitlements prior to development.

Stewart Wangard

Stewart Wangard

Board of Director
Chairman, CEO and Founder, Wangard Partners, Inc. and Wangard Advisors, LLC

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Stewart Wangard is chairman, CEO and founder of Wangard Partners, Inc. and Wangard Advisors, LLC. He has more than 40 years of commercial real estate experience in the Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota market places and believes in developing long-term relationships by bringing together key stakeholders in the community to ensure success. He celebrates the company’s accomplishments through charitable giving, community leadership and stewardship. Mr. Wangard’s expertise spans commercial real estate brokerage, leasing, development, property management and syndication throughout Wisconsin, the Midwest and national marketplaces with a deep background in office buildings. He has served many leading institutional, individual and corporate owners in servicing their real estate portfolios.

David Ward

David Ward

Treasurer
Director of Acquisitions, Morguard Investments Limited

Mississauga, Ontario

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David Ward is the director of acquisitions at Morguard Investments Limited in Toronto. Reporting directly to the Executive Vice President of Investments, Mr. Ward has acquired or disposed of over 10 million sq. ft. of industrial and commercial space valued over $1.7 Billion from 2005 to the present. Mr. Ward managed all the acquisitions for the Morguard Industrial Fund I and II is actively pursuing other industrial, office and development opportunities throughout Canada for Morguard’s own account and for third party pension fund clients.

Gretchen Wilcox

Gretchen Wilcox

Board of Director
President and Founder, G.S. Wilcox & Co.

Morristown, New Jersey

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Gretchen is the President, and Founder of G.S. Wilcox & Co., which was established in 1994. The firm specializes in arranging debt and equity for all types of commercial real estate properties. G.S. Wilcox & Co. is the only female founded commercial real estate mortgage banking company in the United States and is a certified woman owned business (WBENC). Gretchen has been very involved with NAIOP for several years, both on a national and local level. She sat on the National Capital Markets Forum from 2000-2005 and has served as a Trustee for the New Jersey chapter since 2005. In 2005, Gretchen was named one of the “Top 50 Women in Business” by NJBIZ, and also a “Woman of Influence” by Forum Magazine. In 2011 NJBIZ named her as one of the most powerful people in New Jersey banking. In 2013 and 2015 NJBIZ named her “New Jersey’s 50 most Influential People in the Real Estate Industry”.

Jason Woodard

Jason R. Woodard

Board of Director
Principal, Woodard Real Estate Resources

Dayton, Ohio

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Jason Woodard is principal with Woodard Real Estate Resources, a real estate development, investment and project management company providing full service real estate solutions to corporate, institutional and governmental clients throughout the Midwest. Mr. Woodard is responsible for the strategic direction, primary client interface and investment decisions of the company. Prior, he served in positions with RG PROPERTIES, INC; and the Miller-Valentine Group.

Tom Wulf

Tom Wulf

Board of Director
Senior Vice President, Lowe

Los Angeles, California

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Mr. Wulf is responsible for commercial property development in Southern California with particular emphasis on urban infill and mixed-use projects. He currently oversees the firm's development of the Garey Building, a residential and retial mixed-use project in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles, and of the mixed-use property located at the Culver City EXPO station. His past developments include the 1.8 million square foot Exchange mixed-use development in Hawthorne, California, and over 350,000 square feet of commercial space in Calabasas and Santa Monica.

Tim Zulick

Timothy M. Zulick

Board of Director
Managing Director, CBRE

Baltimore, Maryland

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Timothy Zulick is a managing director with the CBRE’s Baltimore office. He leads a team of more than 100 professionals including brokers, project managers, appraisers and asset managers, to execute strategic, integrated and comprehensive commercial real estate services for tenants/occupiers and property owners. His focus is to oversee the vertical integration of the industrial, retail and multi-family sectors. Before joining CBRE, Mr. Zulick was a Senior Vice President and Corporate Officer at First Potomac Realty.