NAIOP Selects Seven Exemplary Young Professionals to Receive 2017 Developing Leaders Award

August 24, 2017

NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has selected seven young professionals to receive its prestigious 2017 Developing Leaders Award. The annual award honors up-and-coming professionals under the age of 35 for their exceptional professional accomplishments, strong leadership and community involvement. The award will be presented at NAIOP’s CRE.Converge 2017, October 10-12, in Chicago.

Recipients of NAIOP’s 2017 Developing Leaders Award are:

Lewis Agnew Ben Bastain
Lewis Agnew, president, Chas. Hawkins Co., Inc./CORFAC International, NAIOP Nashville Ben Bastian, vice president, CBRE Capital Markets, NAIOP Minnesota
Bailey Copeland Brian DePotter
Bailey Copeland, director of real estate services, VJS Development Group, NAIOP Wisconsin Brian DePotter, managing partner, property tax, FirstPointe Advisors, LLC, NAIOP South Florida
Kelsey Schultes Mike Wanezek
Kelsey Schultes, investment manager, Swift Real Estate Partners, NAIOP SoCal Mike Wanezek, vice president, Colliers International, NAIOP Wisconsin
Jordan Wean  
Jordan Wean, director, commercial investment sales, Franklin Street, NAIOP Central Florida  

“NAIOP is proud to recognize these distinguished individuals for their outstanding professional accomplishments and dedication to our association, the industry and their communities,” said Thomas J. Bisacquino, president and CEO of NAIOP. “Their leadership and talents are already making an incredible impact on the industry and will continue to shape the future of commercial real estate.”

Established in 2006, the Developing Leaders Award has been given to rising industry professionals from across NAIOP’s chapter network in all sectors of commercial real estate. This year’s winners will be honored during the CRE.Converge 2017 breakfast keynote general session on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, featuring industry titan Jon Gray of Blackstone Group with Dr. Mark Eppli of Marquette University.

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