Senior Vice President of Real Estate Development, Market Leader,
Ryan Companies US, Inc.
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.
NAIOP New Jersey
Parsippany, New Jersey
Jeff Milanaik is a partner, Northeast Region, with Bridge Industrial. 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. He is the 2022 NAIOP Chair.
Chief Financial Officer/Executive Vice President,
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.
NAIOP Secretary and Vice Chair, Knowledge and Research
Chief Operating Officer,
The McShane Companies
As Chief Operating Officer, Molly provides day-to-day leadership and management of The McShane Companies, focusing her efforts on long-term strategic growth and operational excellence. Molly consistently delivers innovative thinking on behalf of a wide range of projects, markets and geographical areas. During her long-standing tenure with the McShane organization, she has held a variety of positions within the construction and development businesses. She has focused on a wide variety of product types and, as a result, possesses extensive knowledge of the industrial, multi-family, office, healthcare and commercial market sectors.
NAIOP Vice Chair, Business Development
Senior Vice President,
Los Angeles, California
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.
NAIOP Vice Chair, Education
Senior Vice President Development,
Kate Bryden is the vice president of development for MRP Industrial in Baltimore, Maryland, and has overseen the development of nearly 4 million square feet of industrial, flex, office and retail projects. Bryden is primarily responsible for acquisition support, due diligence, entitlement procurement, and also overseeing the design and construction of projects in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. Prior to joining MRP Industrial, she was the principal of AMK Partners, a certified woman-owned business that provided third party owner’s representation and development management of light industrial projects for private and institutional developers.
NAIOP Vice Chair, Government Affairs
NAIOP Inland Empire
President, Western Region,
Kim Snyder is President of Prologis’ West Region and is responsible for all regional activities including development, acquisitions and operations for Prologis. Key markets included in the West Region are Southern California, the Inland Empire, Seattle, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Snyder is Vice Chair on the Government affairs committee for NAIOP and is a past president of the NAIOP Inland Empire Chapter.
NAIOP Vice Chair, Membership and Chapter Relations
Vice President Investments,
Cameron Development Corporation
As Vice President Investments, Alex’s role has two core responsibilities – the acquisition of existing income-producing properties and the successful development of Cameron’s office, industrial and mixed-use projects.
NAIOP Vice Chair, National Forums
Chief Development Officer,
Celeste co-founded Confluent Development with Marshall Burton in 2014, creating a new perspective on development within the industry. With more than 15 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 $400 million.
Celeste was previously Director of Real Estate Development for Opus Development Company and led the real estate project team for the Denver office of Opus. In her career she has played a key role in the ground-up development of more than 5 million square feet of commercial and multifamily space, and has represented the industry both locally and nationally through her leadership in organizations such as NAIOP.
NAIOP Vice Chair, NAIOP-PAC
Vice President, Development Management,
Trammell Crow Company
Louis Fontenot is responsible for all aspects of development and construction of industrial and mixed use developments throughout the Portland metropolitan area. He manages the design process including coordination of architects, engineers, consultants and sustainable practices and administers projects from initial concept planning stages to procurement and completion of construction. Also he maintains interface with clients ensuring total contract compliance with all criteria and reaching all performance specifications.
NAIOP Immediate Past Chairman
EVP Asset Services,
EverWest Real Estate Partners
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.
NAIOP Developing Leader Representative
NAIOP Washington State
Development Manager, NA Operations Real Estate,
Maria Elena Poyer is currently a Development Manager for Amazon’s North Americas Operations Real Estate Operations. She focuses on supporting the growth of Amazon’s Last Mile (AMZL) operations. Prior to her management role, she supported closing over $4.6B of commercial real estate transactions. Before joining Amazon in 2019, she worked in investment sales at JLL/HFF specializing in Medical Office/Office transactions in California and the Pacific North West. She started her career in commercial real estate in Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Commercial Real Estate Banking division in San Francisco and worked for the firm for over 3 years. Upon moving to Seattle in 2017, she joined NAIOP Washington’s chapter where is she has been the Co-Chair for the NAIOP Washington’s Developer Leaders committee since 2018. She is also currently serving her second year on a Developing Leader NAIOP National Forum and was elected to serve on NAIOP’s national executive committee as their Developing Leader Representative for 2021. She is proud to be an alum and fellow Don from University of San Francisco. Her passions outside of work, include traveling, exploring the food scene, and wine tasting.
President and CEO,
Thomas J. Bisacquino has served as the association's chief executive officer since 1991. He is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the association. He directs NAIOP’s legislative activities on behalf of its membership in the federal, state and local arenas. Under his guidance and leadership, the headquarters staff is responsible for serving more than 19,000 members who are involved with the development, ownership, and investment of industrial, office, retail and mixed-use properties throughout North America.