NAIOP Selects Seven Outstanding Young Professionals to Receive 2018 Developing Leaders Award

August 29, 2018

NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has selected seven young professionals to receive its prestigious 2018 Developing Leaders Award. The annual award honors up-and-coming professionals under the age of 35 for their extraordinary professional accomplishments, strong leadership and community involvement. The award will be presented at NAIOP’s CRE.Converge 2018, October 15-17, in Washington, D.C.

Recipients of NAIOP’s 2018 Developing Leaders Award are:

Kate Nolan Bryden
Kate Nolan Bryden, vice president, development, MRP Industrial LLC, NAIOP Maryland.
Cassie Catania-Hsu
Cassie Catania-Hsu, managing director and broker, Sun Commercial Real Estate, NAIOP Southern Nevada.
Chris Drzyzga
Christopher Drzyzga, vice president, Voit Real Estate Services, NAIOP SoCal.
Jessica Kimble
Jessica Kimble, attorney and co-owner, York Kimble Law, NAIOP North Carolina Piedmont Triad.
Matt Milich
Matt Milich, director, investments, Brasa Capital Management, NAIOP SoCal.
Matthew Mitchell
Matthew Mitchell, vice president, market representative, DCT Industrial Trust, NAIOP Colorado.
Colleen Wevodau
Colleen Wevodau, senior manager, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, NAIOP Northern Virginia.

“We are pleased to honor these remarkable young professionals who are deeply engaged in the industry and their local communities,” said Thomas J. Bisacquino, president and CEO of NAIOP. “They are passionate about making a real impact and are leading by example in their professional work and community efforts.”

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 breakfast keynote general session on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, featuring Diane Swonk, chief economist and managing director of Grant Thornton.


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