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NAIOP Supports Rising CRE Leaders through Diversity Student Scholarships

HERNDON, VA (May 24, 2018) – NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has announced the 2018 recipients of its diversity student scholarship. A component of NAIOP’s strategic initiative to promote diversity in commercial real estate, the scholarship program supports students who are pursuing a degree in commercial real estate.

“NAIOP is proud to invest in the next generation of commercial real estate leaders through its annual diversity student scholarship program. By advancing a more inclusive workforce, we are working to create a stronger and more competitive industry,” said Thomas J. Bisacquino, president and CEO of NAIOP. “Our diversity student scholarship recipients exemplify the drive and commitment to the industry that enriches our communities and enhances the built environment.”

NAIOP is awarding four $5,000 graduate student scholarships as well as two $2,500 undergraduate student scholarships to individuals from demographics that are traditionally under-represented in commercial real estate and whose universities are part of the NAIOP University Membership program.

Recipients of NAIOP’s 2018 Diversity Student Scholarship are:

Heather Dorfler Cristian Goodson Andreanita Hughes
Heather Dorfler, an undergraduate student majoring in finance and commercial real estate at Marquette University and a member of NAIOP Wisconsin. Cristian Goodson, an undergraduate student majoring in real estate at San Diego State University’s The Corky McMillin Center for Real Estate and a member of NAIOP San Diego. Andreanita Hughes, a graduate student in the Master of Science in Real Estate program at Roosevelt University and a member of NAIOP Chicago.
Vishal Mehan Taylor Stack Jennifer Volbeda
Vishal Mehan, a graduate student in the Master of Professional Studies program at Cornell University’s Baker Program in Real Estate and a NAIOP Member at Large. Taylor Stack, a graduate student in the Master of Science in Real Estate program at the University of San Diego and a member of NAIOP San Diego. Jennifer Volbeda, a graduate student in the Master of Real Estate Development program at Portland State University and a member of NAIOP Oregon.

 

In addition to the scholarship, each award recipient will have the opportunity to make new professional connections and sharpen his or her commercial real estate acumen with complimentary registration for NAIOP’s CRE.Converge 2018, October 15-17, in Washington, D.C.

To learn more about NAIOP’s strategic initiatives to advance diversity, visit www.naiop.org/diversity.

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About NAIOP: NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is the leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP comprises 19,000 members in North America. NAIOP advances responsible commercial real estate development and advocates for effective public policy. For more information, visit naiop.org.

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Kathryn Hamilton
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hamilton@naiop.org