NAIOP Adopts DEI Strategic Pillars; Establishes Committee Focused on DEI

See the Vision Statement and Pillars for this Important Initiative

October 25, 2023 | Washington, D.C.

2023 NAIOP Chair Kim Snyder and the NAIOP Board of Directors are proud to announce the adoption of its Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) policy statement by NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association.

During the board meeting on October 17, held as part of NAIOP’s CRE.Converge conference in Seattle, the board unanimously approved the formation of a standing DEI Committee to further the association’s DEI goals and objectives as outlined in the association’s recently adopted 3-year strategic plan.

“While NAIOP has made tactical efforts to expand its commitment to DEI, adopting a policy statement and creating a permanent committee to be staffed by our industry’s best and finest volunteers will assure continuity of this commitment to continuous improvement,” said Snyder. 

The NAIOP DEI policy statement formalizes a year’s worth of planning and introspection by a task force appointed to examine the issue and make a recommendation to the board on behalf of NAIOP’s 22,000 members across the U.S. and Canada. 

NAIOP DEI Vision Statement
NAIOP represents diverse members and leaders and serves as an inclusive marketplace that enables connections and equitable access to business development, investment, and employment opportunities for everyone. We support members and chapters in their DEI journeys by providing a hub for dialogue, learning, knowledge, and institutional partners.

 DEI Strategic Pillars

  • Commit to integrate a DEI lens in our actions.
  • Listen and learn to understand diversity of experiences and perspectives.
  • Act with intention to create inclusive programs and opportunities for equitable access for diverse talent.

“NAIOP and our chapters remain committed to serving as a forum for dialogue and understanding of diverse perspectives, working to promote a culture of inclusion and engaging with peer commercial real estate organizations and our member companies to further these important initiatives,” said Marc Selvitelli, CAE, president and CEO of NAIOP.

NAIOP’s online Diversity Resource Center provides members and chapters with resources on NAIOP-backed scholarship programs, DEI content and more.

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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 21,000 members in North America. NAIOP advances responsible commercial real estate development and advocates for effective public policy. For more information, visit

Kathryn Hamilton