April 12, 2021
HERNDON, VA – NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has announced four recipients of its annual Diversity Student Scholarships. 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.
“NAIOP is pleased to support these talented students in achieving their professional goals with our Diversity Student Scholarship program,” said Thomas J. Bisacquino, NAIOP president and CEO. “We recognize the tremendous value in investing in the next generation of commercial real estate leaders and advancing a more diverse industry. As these rising stars fulfill their enormous potential, their careers will serve to inspire others.”
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 2021 Diversity Student Scholarship are:
Margarita Effron, a graduate student in the Master of Real Estate Development program at Arizona State University and a member of NAIOP Arizona.
Antonio Garcia, a graduate student in the Master of Science, Real Estate program at the University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business and a member of NAIOP Colorado.
Nusheen Majidi, a graduate student in the Master of Architecture and Master of Real Estate Development program at the University of Maryland and a member of NAIOP DC | MD.
Jasmine Murphy, a graduate student in the Master of Real Estate Development program at Clemson University and a NAIOP Member at Large.
In addition to the scholarship, each scholarship recipient will have the opportunity to make new professional connections and sharpen his or her commercial real estate acumen with complimentary registration to attend NAIOP’s CRE.Converge 2021, Sept. 26-29, in Miami Beach, Florida.
To learn more about NAIOP’s strategic initiatives to advance diversity, visit naiop.org/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.