2020 Committee Chairs

F.E. Kalb, Jr.

F.E. "Skip" Kalb, Jr.

Vice Chairman, NAIOP Research Foundation
President, Skip Kalb Strategies, LLC

Argyle, Texas

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F.E. ‘Skip’ Kalb, Jr. is retired from BSNF Railroads and is now President of SDK Enterprises out of Argyle, Texas. He has been a member of NAIOP since 2005.

Bilijack R. Bell

Bilijack R. Bell

Secretary/Treasurer, NAIOP Research Foundation
Partner, Wilson, Hull, and Neal

Atlanta, Georgia

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Bilijack R. Bell is a partner at Wilson, Hull & Neal and Principal of Industrial Solutions Group, located in Atlanta, Georgia. A disciplined industrial focus providing real estate solutions for tenants, landlords, developers, and investors through brokerage, development, construction services, strategic land assemblage and entitlements in the Atlanta market. A NAIOP member since 2007, Bilijack is on the Georgia Chapter’s NAIOP Board serving as Governmental Affairs Committee chair. He is a former member of the E.CON, ICON Impact Projects Advisory, and Project of the Year committees. Bilijack is the current chair of the Business Park Development Forum and a former member of the Young Professionals II Forum.

Douglas Swain

Douglas Swain

Research Committee Chair, NAIOP Research Foundation
Vice President and General Manager, The Opus Group

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Douglas Swain is vice president and general manager of The Opus Group - a family of commercial real estate development, construction and design companies headquartered in Minneapolis with offices and projects across the country.

William Hunt

William E. Hunt

Nominating Committee Chair, NAIOP Research Foundation
President and CEO, The Elmhurst Group

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Bill is President and CEO of Elmhurst Group, which invests in commercial real estate and private operating businesses. Elmhurst’s real estate holdings include over three million square feet of office, hotel, flex and distribution space throughout the Pittsburgh region.

Ronald Rayevich

Ronald L. Rayevich

Audit and Investment Committee Chair, NAIOP Research Foundation
President, Raymar Associates, Inc.

Sarasota, Florida

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Ronald L. Rayevich is president of RayMar Associates, Inc., in Sarasota, Florida. He joined NAIOP in 1991 and has served on the NAIOP Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. He was chairman of NAIOP's Board of Directors in 1997.

Tracy Allen

Tracy Allen

Fundraising Committee Chair, NAIOP Research Foundation
Vice President, Corporate Director of Marketing, ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC

Chantilly, Virginia

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Tracy Allen is vice president and director of corporate marketing for ECS (Engineering Consulting Services) located in Chantilly, Virginia. Founded in 1988, Engineering Consulting Services (ECS) is a leader in geotechnical, environmental, construction materials, and facilities engineering. With over 1,400 employees, ECS has grown to more than 50 offices and testing facilities spread across the Mid-Atlantic, Southern, and Midwestern states. Tracy has been a member of NAIOP since 2000. She serves as a faculty member of the NAIOP Center for Education as has been a member of the Trends in Real Estate Development II National Forum since 2011.

Barbara Schaefer McDuffie

Barbara Schaefer McDuffie

Visionaries Program Chair, NAIOP Research Foundation
Managing Director, Business Development, Baker Tilly

Tysons, Virginia

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Barbara Schaefer McDuffie is Managing Director of Business Development in the East Region for Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP.