National Forums

Be a part of NAIOP's flagship program for exclusive networking and experience exchange.

Join a National Forum

Are you interested in going beyond local NAIOP relationships by networking with other executives from across North America in your industry segment?

Learn about the benefits of participation, eligibility requirements and how to apply to the three types of Forums.

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Types of Forums

Limited Forums
Open to NAIOP members with requisite experience who are employed by a company or organization whose primary business is the development, ownership, management of, or investment in industrial, office or mixed-use real estate.

General Forums
Open to all NAIOP members with requisite experience.

Developing Leaders Forum
The Developing Leaders Forum provides commercial real estate industry professionals (35 years of age and under and with at least four years of related commercial real estate industry experience) the unique opportunity to advance their careers by gaining insights from and networking with seasoned commercial real estate professionals and peers over a two-year period.

The program provides participants insights into what it takes to be a standout leader at their organizations and NAIOP, and how to put their career on the fast track for advancement.


A NAIOP National Forum selection committee evaluates applications and makes appointments. Their goal is to appoint a diverse group of experienced individuals from a variety of geographic locations and organizational backgrounds.

Individuals applying for an appointment to one of the National Forums must meet four criteria:

  • Be a member of NAIOP in good standing
  • Have a minimum of 10 years experience in the commercial real estate industry (A minimum of four years experience is required for the Developing Leaders Forum);
  • Demonstrate significant experience in the specialization of the respective Forum; and
  • Meet the membership category criteria for the respective Forum.


As a member of a National Forum, you will be required to:

Actively participate, volunteering expertise and resources to help the Forum achieve its objectives;
Attend your two National Forum sessions each year. Members are appointed for a three-year term that may be renewed.
Remain a member of NAIOP in good standing, keeping your membership dues and Forum fees current. The annual National Forums fee is $1,995. The fee covers administrative, meeting and social function expenses, as well as admission to the National Forums Symposium and the CRE.Converge conference. If you are appointed after June 1, the fee is $1,295. The fee for participation in the Developing Leaders Forum is $1,995 for a two year term.


Content for fees:

There is a $1,995 annual participation fee for the General and Limited Forums. If you are appointed after June 1, the price is $1,295 for the remainder of the year.

For the Developing Leaders Forum there is a $1,995 participation fee for the two year program which includes four meetings.