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NAIOP and Prologis Announce CRE Scholarship Recipients

May 9, 2018 | Washington, D.C. – Ten individuals have been selected as the inaugural recipients of the NAIOP and Prologis Inclusion in CRE Scholarship for Women and Underrepresented Professionals. The program is designed to prepare a pipeline of women and minorities for development and operations positions in commercial real estate.

The recipients are:

Thomas Allen 
Project Director, Partners By Design 
Chicago, Illinois

Mackenzie Ford 
Vice President, Stream Realty Partners 
Irvine, California

Jacqueline Iniguez 
Authorized Officer, UBS Realty Investors LLC 
San Francisco, California

Xinyi McKinny 
Senior Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield 
San Jose, California

Monika Rau 
Development Associate, Dream
Toronto, Ontario

Bronwyn Scrivens 
Associate, Cushman & Wakefield
Edmonton, Alberta

Allison Shephard 
Senior Development Manager, Holland Partner Group 
Seattle, Washington

Catherine Truong 
Director, Development, RioCan REIT 
Toronto, Ontario

Vivien Wu 
Associate, CBRE 
Stamford, Connecticut

Joanna Xu 
Student, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
 
"NAIOP is proud to partner with Prologis to establish a program that brings diverse voices and outlooks into to the commercial real estate industry," said Thomas J. Bisacquino, NAIOP president and CEO. "We’ve long held the position that diversity enriches business and the industry as a whole, and we’re confident that the educational opportunities the scholarship recipients receive through NAIOP will guide their knowledge as they build their careers."

"The selection process revealed an incredible depth of candidate skills and backgrounds," said Kim Snyder, president of Prologis’ West Region and NAIOP vice chair for membership. "At Prologis, we are working to create a robust pipeline of diverse commercial real estate professionals in the industry. We are thrilled these individuals will sharpen their industry knowledge through NAIOP’s outstanding education courses and participate in I.CON, the industry’s most prominent industrial conference."

As part of the program, each of the recipients will earn the “NAIOP Certificate of Advanced Study in Commercial Real Estate Development,” a comprehensive program built on a body of knowledge critical to success in the development industry and delivered through courses in the NAIOP Center for Education. Recipients will also travel to I.CON: The Industrial Conference, (June 7-8, New Jersey), where they’ll meet with mentors and build a network with 700+ industrial real estate leaders.

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About NAIOP: NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is the leading organization for developers, investors, owners and related professionals in office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP provides unparalleled industry networking and education, and advocates for effective legislation on behalf of our members. NAIOP advances responsible, sustainable development that creates jobs and benefits the communities in which our members work and live. For more information, visit www.naiop.org.

ABOUT PROLOGIS: Prologis, Inc. is the global leader in logistics real estate with a focus on high-barrier, high-growth markets. As of March 31, 2018, the company owned or had investments in, on a wholly owned basis or through co-investment ventures, properties and development projects expected to total approximately 683 million square feet (63 million square meters) in 19 countries. Prologis leases modern distribution facilities to a diverse base of approximately 5,000 customers across two major categories: business-to business and retail/online fulfillment.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Kathryn Hamilton, NAIOP
(703) 904-7100, ext. 165
hamilton@naiop.org

Jason Golz, Prologis
(415) 733-9439
jgolz@prologis.com