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NAIOP Supports Rising CRE Leaders through Diversity Scholarships

May 17, 2017

NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has announced the 2017 recipients of its scholarship. A component of NAIOP’s strategic initiative to promote diversity in commercial real estate, the scholarship program supports students who are pursuing a degree in commercial real estate.

“NAIOP recognizes the value of supporting the next generation of leaders in commercial real estate and increasing the diversity of backgrounds and viewpoints in our industry,” said Thomas J. Bisacquino, NAIOP president and CEO. “Our scholarship program recipients have demonstrated their enthusiasm and commitment to improving the built environment and enhancing the communities in which we live, work and play.”

NAIOP is awarding four $5,000 graduate student scholarships as well as two $2,500 undergraduate student scholarships to individuals from demographics that are traditionally under-represented in commercial real estate and whose universities are part of the NAIOP University Membership program.

Recipients of NAIOP’s 2017 Diversity CRE Scholarship award are:

Sydney Bowman Linda Hucko Kelsey Padgham
Sydney Bowman, a graduate student in the Masters in Real Estate Development program at Portland State University and a member of NAIOP Oregon. Linda Hucko, an undergraduate student majoring in commercial real estate and accounting at Marquette University and a member of NAIOP Wisconsin. Kelsey Padgham, a graduate student in the Master of Professional Studies in Real Estate program at Cornell University and a member of NAIOP Upstate New York.
Lonna Sedam Dillon Weisner Katherine Williams
Lonna Sedam, an undergraduate student majoring in commercial real estate at the University of Cincinnati and a member of NAIOP Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky. Dillon Weisner, a graduate student in the Masters of Science in Real Estate program at the University of San Diego and a member of NAIOP San Diego. Katherine Williams, a graduate student in the Master of Science in Real Estate program at American University and a member of NAIOP DC|MD.

In addition to the scholarship, each award recipient will have the opportunity to make new professional connections and sharpen his or her commercial real estate acumen with complimentary registration for NAIOP’s CRE.Converge 2017, October 10-12, in Chicago.

To learn more about NAIOP’s strategic initiatives to advance diversity, visit www.naiop.org/diversity.

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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 18,000 members in North America. NAIOP advances responsible commercial real estate development and advocates for effective public policy. For more information, visit www.naiop.org.

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