Developing Leaders Award

2016 DLA recipients

2016 Developing Leaders Award Recipients

NAIOP is proud to honor up-and-coming commercial real estate professionals, 35 years of age and under, for their valued contribution and commitment to the industry with the annual Developing Leaders Award. The award is presented to those who have shown exemplary achievements and demonstrated outstanding professional accomplishments in the commercial real estate industry.

The 2016 DLA recipients were honored at Commercial Real Estate Conference 2016 in Scottsdale, Arizona, September 26–28, in addition to receiving publicity and unrivaled networking opportunities. Furthermore, the award recipient and their immediate supervisor received complimentary registration to attend Commercial Real Estate Conference 2016.

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. Applicants for this award must be a member of NAIOP in good standing and are selected based on the following criteria: leadership, professional competency, career goals, NAIOP participation and community involvement.

Applications for the 2017 Developing Leaders Award will open in spring 2017.



  • NAIOP member in good standing
  • 35 years of age and under
  • Commercial real estate professional (full-time students are not eligible)
  • Support from your organization to attend the Commercial Real Estate Conference 2016, September 25-28, in Scottsdale, Arizona


Recipients of the Developing Leaders Award will be selected based on the following:

  • Leadership
  • Professional competency
  • Career goals
  • NAIOP participation
  • Community involvement

Applications will be judged by leading industry professionals.

Submission Checklist

Each online submission should include the following information:

  • Completed online application through Reviewer:
    • Career Overview: (not to exceed 100 words per question)
      • What motivated you to get involved in commercial real estate?
      • What is your ultimate career goal?
      • NAIOP involvement and awards won (both chapter and corporate level).
      • How has being a member of NAIOP helped your career?
    • A personal statement of why you should be selected for the Developing Leaders Award (not to exceed 500 words).
    • Resume (not to exceed two pages).
  • Chapter Support Form (required).
  • Supervisor Consent and Recommendation Form (required).
  • Proof of age may be requested


  • Award recipients will receive one (1) complimentary registration to Commercial Real Estate Conference 2016.
  • Award recipient’s supervisor will receive one (1) complimentary registration to Commercial Real Estate Conference 2016 (supervisor registration is nontransferable).
  • Award presentation and reception event at Commercial Real Estate Conference 2016.
  • Press release announcing the Developing Leaders Award recipients.
  • Article featuring the Developing Leaders Award recipients in Development magazine (print and online).
  • Recognition of Developing Leaders Award recipients on NAIOP’s Market Share Blog.

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