Nino Pedrelli passed away on January 14. He was an avid supporter of the NAIOP Research Foundation, serving as a governor, a dedicated research committee member and eventually a Trustee. He was also a NAIOP Center for Education faculty member and had been part of the Private Developer Forum I since 2008.
Pedrelli made an indelible impression on NAIOP and he will be missed by the many friends and colleagues he made while a member.
“There are certain people that you meet in this life that you connect with instantly,” said Skip Kalb, chair of the NAIOP Research Foundation. “They have a humble, gentle spirit and are genuinely interested in you and immediately become your friend. Nino was one of those people — he took an interest in everyone he met, put the interest of others first and wanted them to succeed in this business.”
Pedrelli received his bachelor’s degrees in civil engineering and management science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his master’s in civil engineering from Stanford University, and his Ph.D. in real estate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He had more than 40 years of experience and leadership in construction finance and commercial real estate investment, development and research. At the time of his death, Pedrelli was the principal of State Street Realty Advisors. For a decade, he served on the board, and eventually as president, of Hammer Residences, a nonprofit organization that provides quality services for adults and children with intellectual disabilities.
The NAIOP Research Foundation is accepting donations in Pedrelli’s name that will support its programs. Please contact Bennett Gray, Vice President, NAIOP National Forums and Research Foundation, if you would like to contribute.