Letter from the Executive Director
Dear Friends of the NAIOP Research Foundation,
This summer I was honored with the opportunity to lead the NAIOP Research Foundation as executive director in addition to my role as NAIOP’s vice president of Knowledge and Research. During my five years at NAIOP, I have worked closely with Governors, Visionaries and Distinguished Fellows on developing meaningful insights for the industry. Thanks to their enthusiasm and the dozens of nationally recognized thought leaders who authored our reports, we have put forth meaningful and actionable research. In the past three years alone, the Foundation produced 46 reports on topics ranging from industrial demand at seaports to office conversions to industry technological advancements. These reports have received thousands of downloads from our website as well as extensive media coverage. They also inform NAIOP’s educational programs and Development magazine.
Bennett Gray, Shawn Moura, Kathy Jackson and I look forward to increasing the Foundation’s impact with your support. Please let me know about your ideas for research or thoughts about the Foundation’s activities, including the Distinguished Fellow and Visionaries programs.
Jennifer LeFurgy, Ph.D.
Executive Director, NAIOP Research Foundation
Vice President, Knowledge and Research