Robert Cutlip Appointed First NAIOP Research Foundation Senior Visiting Fellow

January 19, 2024 | Herndon, Virginia

Bob Cutlip

Robert “Bob” Cutlip, former NAIOP chair and current Research Foundation Governor, has been named the inaugural NAIOP Research Foundation Senior Visiting Fellow. In this role, he will serve as a research advisor, visit chapters to promote the Foundation, meet with members about CRE trends, serve as a resource for the Visionaries program and participate in NAIOP events.

"Bob's long affiliation with NAIOP and his extensive industry experience are ideal qualities for the Research Foundation's first senior visiting fellow. He brings great energy and enthusiasm to the role, and I look forward to working with him to advance the Foundation's mission,” said Jennifer Lefurgy, Ph.D., executive director of the NAIOP Research Foundation.

Cutlip retired in 2023 as president and senior managing director of Gladstone Commercial Corporation, a publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT), leading the team in sourcing real estate transactions and managing the company’s portfolio of industrial and office properties in 26 states from 2012 to his retirement. During this period his team increased assets under management from $400 MM to over $1.5B.

He has over 30 years of experience sourcing and executing office and industrial acquisition and development transactions throughout the U.S., including as managing director with Sealy & Company; managing director and executive vice president – North America with First Industrial Realty Trust; and senior-level positions with Highwoods Properties and Duke-Weeks Realty Corporation.

Cutlip served as NAIOP Chair in 2006 and as Research Foundation Chair in 2010 and 2011.

Chapters that want to request a visit from Cutlip can find additional information on the NAIOP Research Foundation website.

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Kathryn Hamilton