NAIOP Research Foundation Announces Appointment of Garry Weiss as Governor

ARCO/Murray vice president accepts lifetime distinction

March 01, 2024 | Herndon, Virginia

Gary Weiss

The NAIOP Research Foundation has announced the appointment of Garry Weiss, SIOR, vice president – national direction business development and strategic initiatives, ARCO/Murray in Chicago, to join the Foundation’s Governors. Individuals who demonstrate their commitment to the Foundation’s mission by making a substantial contribution to its endowment fund are invited to accept this lifetime distinction.

At ARCO/Murray, Weiss is responsible for the company’s national presence among owners, operators and developers in the Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) and Light Industrial sectors. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Real Estate Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has extensive experience serving the CEA and industrial markets’ real estate needs throughout the entire supply chain.

Weiss is the 88th Governor to join the NAIOP Research Foundation, where he will support the Foundation's program of work through sharing his time and expertise.

“We welcome Garry’s valuable insights and are looking forward to the contributions he’ll make as a Governor,” said Jennifer LeFurgy, Ph.D., executive director of the NAIOP Research Foundation. “The collective thought leadership of our Governors guides the Foundation in its mission of building better communities through practical research and education.”

The NAIOP Research Foundation was established in 2000 as a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to provide practical research and education that allows commercial real estate owners and developers to successfully capitalize on new trends and address challenges in the industry.

Notable reports include Economic Impacts of Commercial Real Estate, 2024 U.S. Edition; Forging the Future: Manufacturing Growth and Its Effects on North American Industrial Markets; and quarterly office and industrial space demand forecasts.

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About the NAIOP Research Foundation
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