NAIOP Honors Chapters and Individuals with Annual Chapter Merit Awards

Jan. 31, 2023, WASHINGTON—NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, honored 16 chapters and eight individuals as part of the annual Chapter Merit Awards this week. Award winners were recognized during a lunch celebration as part of the 2023 Chapter Leadership and Legislative Retreat in Washington, D.C.

The Chapter Merit Awards recognize success in diversity, equity and inclusion; education; special events; legislative advocacy; membership; leadership and volunteerism; as well as the top recognition of Chapter of the Year. Recipients are selected by a committee of their peers comprised of volunteer judges. 

Congratulations to this year’s award winners!

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Small chapter: NAIOP New York City
Medium chapter: NAIOP Raleigh Durham
Large chapter: NAIOP Chicago


Medium chapter: NAIOP Central Florida
Large chapter: NAIOP Minnesota

Legislative/Government Affairs

Medium chapter: NAIOP Inland Empire
Large chapter: NAIOP San Diego


Large chapter: NAIOP Southern Nevada

Special Event

Small chapter: NAIOP Northern Nevada
Medium chapter: NAIOP Vancouver
Large chapter: NAIOP Georgia

Outstanding Leadership by a Chapter President

Small chapter: Lindy Deller, NAIOP Northern Nevada
Medium chapter: Evan Bernstein, NAIOP Oregon
Large chapter: Hayim Mizrachi, NAIOP Southern Nevada

Outstanding Contribution by a Chapter Executive

Medium chapter: Barbie Rosario, NAIOP Hawaii
Large chapter: Sally Modjeska, NAIOP DC|MD

Volunteer of the Year 

Small chapter: Lindsey Juriaan, NAIOP Northern Nevada
Medium chapter: T.J. Sellers, NAIOP Central Florida
Large chapter: Steve Neiger, NAIOP Southern Nevada

Chapter of the Year

Medium chapter: NAIOP Oregon
Large chapter: NAIOP Southern Nevada

Outstanding Achievement in Membership Growth 

NAIOP Austin

Highest Number of New Members 


Capitol Dome Award, for overall excellence in legislative affairs 

NAIOP Charlotte
NAIOP Piedmont Triad
NAIOP Raleigh Durham

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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