NAIOP Selects Five Outstanding Young Professionals to Receive 2020 Developing Leaders Award

August 19, 2020

HERNDON, VA – NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has selected five professionals to receive its prestigious 2020 Developing Leaders Award. The annual award honors up-and-coming professionals under the age of 35 for their remarkable professional accomplishments, strong leadership and significant community involvement. The winners will be recognized during NAIOP's CRE.Converge Virtual 2020, Oct. 7-8.

Recipients of NAIOP's 2020 Developing Leaders Award are:

Janelle Gallagher

Janelle Gallagher, vice president, CBRE, NAIOP Nashville.

Lauren Gilchrist

Lauren Gilchrist, senior vice president, senior director of research, JLL, NAIOP Greater Philadelphia.

Briana Harney

Briana Harney, vice president, debt and equity, NorthMarq, NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area.

Anthony Rinaldi

Anthony Rinaldi, founder and managing principal, Saxum Real Estate, NAIOP New Jersey.

Peter Shearer

Peter Shearer, associate, Hines, NAIOP San Diego.

"We are pleased to honor these five remarkable professionals for their inspiring leadership, exceptional contributions to the industry, and determination to make a lasting difference in their communities," said Thomas J. Bisacquino, president and CEO of NAIOP. "NAIOP’s Developing Leaders Award showcases the best and brightest rising stars of our industry and we expect to see more great things from these professionals as they continue in their careers."

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 general session, "COVID-19: Biggest Opportunities Moving Forward," on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020.

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About NAIOP: NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is the leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP comprises 20,000 members in North America. NAIOP advances responsible commercial real estate development and advocates for effective public policy. For more information, visit

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