May 11, 2020
HERNDON, VA– NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has announced the four recipients of its annual diversity student scholarship. The scholarship program supports students who are pursuing a graduate degree in commercial real estate and is a key component of the association’s pledge to advance diversity in the industry.
“We are pleased to support these outstanding individuals in their commercial real estate education through our annual diversity student scholarship program, and look forward to a bright future in the industry for each award recipient,” said Thomas J. Bisacquino, NAIOP president and CEO. “By investing in the next generation of industry leaders and advancing diversity in commercial real estate, NAIOP is working to broaden and enrich the talent pool for our industry.”
NAIOP is awarding four $5,000 graduate student scholarships to individuals from demographics that are traditionally underrepresented in commercial real estate and whose universities are part of the NAIOP University Membership program.
Recipients of NAIOP’s 2020 Diversity Student Scholarship are:
Glenn Gray Jr., a graduate student in the Masters of Real Estate Development program at Auburn University and a member of NAIOP Alabama.
Kimberly Morey, a graduate student in the Master of Real Estate Development program at Arizona State University and a member of NAIOP Arizona.
Awais Qazi, a graduate student in the Master of Real Estate Development and Master of Architecture program at the University of Maryland and a member of NAIOP DC | MD.
Xiaofei Ren, a graduate student in the Master of Real Estate Development program at Portland State University and a member of NAIOP Oregon.
In addition to the scholarship, each award recipient will have the opportunity to make new professional connections and sharpen his or her commercial real estate acumen with complimentary registration and a $1,000 travel stipend to attend NAIOP’s CRE.Converge 2020, October 6-8, in Las Vegas.
Learn more about NAIOP’s strategic initiatives to advance diversity.
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About NAIOP: NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is the leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP comprises 20,000 members in North America. NAIOP advances responsible commercial real estate development and advocates for effective public policy. For more information, visit naiop.org.