Developing Leaders

Are you 35 or under and interested in expanding your career in commercial real estate? Discover our Developing Leaders Program!

Developing Leaders

NAIOP gives Developing Leaders valuable opportunities to learn, grow, lead and give back at both the local chapter and national level. Discover how NAIOP helps members build the relationships that drive their success.

About Developing Leaders

NAIOP's Developing Leaders is an exclusive program geared specifically for all professionals age 35 and under. Your membership entitles you to participate in our extensive network, gain instant access to the latest industry news and enjoy unparalleled networking opportunities.

But most importantly, our program was designed to help you CareerForward by offering you the tools to propel you to the next level. So, for those ready to connect with their peers nationwide and gain instant access to leaders of the industry, participation in the DL program is a no-brainer.

All NAIOP members who are age 35 or under qualify to participate in the DL program, no matter if you joined through the DL membership category or as part of a corporate membership. As long as you meet the age requirements — and NAIOP has your date of birth on file to verify it — you are automatically considered a DL and have immediate access to all the benefits of the program.

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Join the DLs

So you're ready to join NAIOP's Developing Leaders? Congratulations on a move that will benefit your career! But did you know that if you are the fourth or more person to join from your company — and in your same local chapter — you could qualify for a Corporate membership, which could save you even more money?

As you complete the online membership application, the dues calculator will automatically select the best dues rate for you. This means that you could join as a Corporate Affiliate member — if your company already has three members in your same local chapter. In some cases, it’s still most cost effective to join in the Developing Leaders category. Know that NAIOP will ensure that you are joining in the best and most cost-beneficial category for you.

Don't worry...if the best membership is an Affiliate member under your company's Corporate membership, you still have all the perks and benefits of participating in the Developing Leaders program, as long as NAIOP knows your date of birth (proof of birth date is required).

To ensure that NAIOP has all of your information, go to My NAIOP Account and fill it all in!

Questions? Contact a Membership Services Specialist at and get the full scoop.

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Published 2024

CRE Terms and Definitions

The NAIOP Terms and Definitions Glossary, authored by the NAIOP Research Foundation, identifies and defines key words and concepts used in the commercial real estate field. Visit the glossary, just updated in 2024, for the latest detailed descriptions of property types; development terms; building material definitions; lease and transaction terminology; environmental, social and governance (ESG) building certification standards and more.

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