The NAIOP Research Foundation recently announced the 2023-2025 class of Visionaries, a group of eight rising commercial real estate professionals who are selected based on their career accomplishments, history of involvement with NAIOP and a demonstrated interest in the Foundation’s mission.
Visionaries have an unparalleled opportunity to learn from and network with senior professionals through the exclusive mentorship program, which pairs a Visionary with up to three different Research Foundation Governors each year who can share their advice and valuable industry insights. Visionaries also play an important role in the Foundation’s research-development process by sharing their perspectives and expertise.
The Research Foundation established the Visionaries program in 2017 to connect outstanding rising industry professionals with Research Foundation Governors, who are experienced, well-respected industry leaders. The 2023 cohort of Visionaries was inducted at NAIOP’s National Forums Symposium, held May 17-19 in Boston.
“We’re fortunate to welcome this group of talented, dedicated professionals to the Visionaries program this year,” said Jennifer LeFurgy, Ph.D., executive director of the NAIOP Research Foundation. “They bring important fresh perspectives, provoke robust and insightful discussions, and ensure that varied geographic regions, career paths and demographics are reflected in the Foundation’s research.”
Prologis; Manager, Investments
Chapter: NAIOP SoCal
Mackenzie Ford is an investment manager at Prologis in Newport Beach, California. Prior to Prologis, Ford held various roles in asset management and leasing for Link Logistics and Stream Realty Partners. Ford earned her MBA from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor’s from Arizona State University, and she earned her certificate in RE Finance and Investment Analysis from the University of California, Irvine. Ford is currently involved in NAIOP SoCal YPG Selection Committee, NAIOP National Industrial Perspectives V Forum, 2019-2020 NAIOP YPG Class and the SMU Real Estate Alumni Group.
Kimley-Horn; Practice Builder
Chapter: NAIOP Southern Nevada
Marianna Hunnicutt is a licensed Civil Engineer, practice builder and development consultant in Southern Nevada. Hunnicutt graduated from the University of Portland in Oregon in 2011 with a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. In 2013, she obtained a Master’s in Environmental Policy from Bard College. Hunnicutt is a member of CREW and the NAIOP Southern Nevada chapter. She has received recognition at both the local and national level, including 2022 ENR Southwest Top Young Professionals, 2021 NAIOP National Developing Leader of the Year, 2021 NAIOP Southern Nevada Chapter Developing Leader of the Year, and is a recipient of the 2020 NAIOP and Prologis Inclusion in CRE Scholarship for Women and Underrepresented Professionals. She is a member of the NAIOP Trends in Real Estate Development IV Forum.
Brandywine Realty Trust; Director of Research
Chapter: NAIOP Greater Philadelphia
Stacey Mosley is the director of research at Brandywine Realty Trust. After studying Manufacturing & Design Engineering at Northwestern University, Mosley worked on the Vacant Property Strategy and Open Data Initiative with the city of Philadelphia before starting her own proptech company, Stepwise. Mosley is an active member of the Greater Philadelphia chapter of NAIOP, and a recurring guest speaker at Drexel, Temple and the University of Pennsylvania.
Prologis; Vice President
Chapter: NAIOP New Jersey
Chiagorom (Chi) Osu is a real estate investment executive with more than 14 years of experience. Osu currently works with Prologis, and he has worked for the City of Newark, Lotus Equity Group and Loeb Partners Realty. He has been involved in transactions exceeding $2.7 billion nationwide. As a graduate student at NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate, Osu was awarded the President’s Service Award. He received his bachelor’s degree from Temple University and Master’s in Real Estate Finance and Investments from New York University. Chi is a member of the NAIOP Industrial Acquisitions V Forum.
Affinius Capital; Senior Associate - Industrial/Logistics Development
Chapter: NAIOP Austin
Daniel Quezada is a senior associate on the Industrial/Logistics Development team for Affinius Capital (formerly USAA Real Estate). Quezada has been directly involved with approximately 24.1 million square feet for a total project cost of $3.6 billion in new ground-up developments and land acquisition since joining the team in 2018. Quezada received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Real Estate Finance and Development from the Embrey Real Estate Finance and Development Program at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is a member of the NAIOP Developing Leader VI Forum.
United Properties; Vice President of Commercial Development
Chapter: NAIOP Colorado
Mindy Rietz directs the development and investment activities of commercial properties in the Mountain West region for United Properties. Prior to joining United Properties, she worked at Confluent Development in Denver. Earlier, Rietz spent two years at Prologis, where she completed transactions valued at more than $767 million. Rietz’s industry achievements include the 2016 National NAIOP Developing Leader of the Year award and the 2015-2016 NAIOP MN Developing Leaders Committee Chair. She was also the 2012 CBRE MN RISE (Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence) Award Recipient. Rietz earned Bachelor’s degrees in French and International Business from the University of Iowa.
Cabot Properties; Vice President, Investments
Chapter: NAIOP Inland Empire
Chelsea Tamuk is a vice president of investments at Cabot Properties responsible for sourcing new acquisition and development opportunities on the West Coast. Before covering the West Region for Cabot, Tamuk oversaw acquisitions in the Southeastern U.S. Tamuk earned her Bachelor’s in Economics-Finance from Bentley University, where she was a member of the Women’s Leadership Program. She is currently a member of Cabot’s ESG committee, Women of Cabot, NAIOP’s Industrial Perspectives IV forum, NAIOP Inland Empire’s Developing Leaders Committee and NAIOP SoCal’s Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce.
Ware Malcom; Principal
Chapter: NAIOP Chicago
Cameron Trefry is responsible for overall growth and management of the Midwest region, which includes Chicago, Oak Brook, Columbus, Ohio, and Washington, D.C. In addition, Trefry oversees the company's Industrial Cold and Food Practice. Trefry received his Bachelor’s of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is a Licensed Architect, LEED Accredited Professional and a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR). He is a member of the Technology in the Built Environment Forum at NAIOP.
About the Foundation
The NAIOP Research Foundation was established in 2000 as a 501(c)(3) organization that accepts tax-deductible contributions. Its mission is 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. Visit www.naiop.org/research for details on the Research Foundation and to view and download the latest research reports.