Maria Elena Poyer is currently a Senior Development Manager for Amazon’s North Americas (NA) Operations Real Estate Acquisitions team. She focuses on land acquisitions and development to support Amazon’s Global Customer Fulfillment network. Throughout her time at Amazon, she has closed over $4.8B of commercial real estate transactions and completed over 50 BTS projects across NA. Before joining Amazon in 2019, she gained 7 years of prior experience as a broker and an investment banker. Maria was a broker in investment sales at HFF/JLL responsible for bringing assets to market across the west coast and a Vice President Portfolio Manager in commercial real estate investment financing at Bank of America where she managed a $300MM portfolio of debt for institutional clients annually. 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. Also, she is serving her fourth 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. Outside of NAIOP, she is passionate about DEI programs and empowering colleagues and allies and is currently serving on Amazon’s Women At Amazon Global Board as the Programs Director supporting a 30,000+ membership base with 155 chapters around the globe. 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.