2017 Committee Chairs

Christopher Haley

Christopher Haley

Chairman of the Research Committee
Partner, Palladian Realty Capital LLC

Lutherville, Maryland

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Christopher Haley is co-founder of Palladian Realty Capital LLC, with offices in Maryland and Delaware. As a boutique real estate advisory-firm, Palladian offers differentiated and independent services to its privately-held and publicly-listed constituents supported by a research-oriented foundation. Palladian leverages its principals' advisory- and research-oriented capabilities to assist property-oriented businesses in their capital- and strategic-planning efforts. Prior to Palladian, Mr. Haley was managing director in Wachovia Securities' Equity Capital Markets division where he led its research and investment efforts in the real estate securities sector beginning in 1993. Mr. Haley is a trustee of the Research Foundation. He is also the chairman of the Foundation’s Distinguished Fellows Credentialing Committee and a member Foundation’s Research Committee.

Barbara Schaefer McDuffie

Barbara Schaefer McDuffie

Chairman of the Fundraising Committee
Director, Baker Tilly | NAIOP Northern Virginia

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Barbara Schaefer McDuffie is Managing Director of Business Development for Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP’s Washington, DC, office located in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Baker Tilly is a nationally recognized, full-service accounting and advisory firm and is ranked as one of the 12 largest in the country. Barbara has been a member of NAIOP since 1990 and is a past chairman of the Northern Virginia Chapter and has served three terms on the national board. She has also served on NAIOP’s Business Development and Industry Trends Task Force committees, and is a current member of the Membership and Chapter Relations Committee, Editorial Board, and the Trends in Real Estate Development I Forum.

Paul Ciminelli

Paul F. Ciminelli

Chairman of the Distinguished Fellows Credentialing Committee
President and CEO, Ciminelli Real Estate Corportation

Williamsville, New York

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Paul F. Ciminelli is President and CEO of Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation, a full service real estate development company, with offices located in New York, Florida, Pennsylvania and Connecticut, that manages and developed over 15 million square feet. Current projects range from 30,000 - 400,000 sq. ft. health care, research, clinical and educational developments; urban developments, consisting of residential adaptive reuse apartment projects of 45 - 250 units. Mr. Ciminelli is a member of the Office Development I Forum. He is also a current Research Foundation Trustee.

Ronald Rayevich

Ronald L. Rayevich

Chairman of the Audit and Investment Committee
President, Raymar Associates, Inc.

Sarasota, Florida

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Ronald L. Rayevich is president of RayMar Associates, Inc., in Sarasota, Florida. He joined NAIOP in 1991 and has served on the NAIOP Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. He was chairman of NAIOP's Board of Directors in 1997. He is a past chair of the Awards Committee and a former member of the Nominating Committee. Mr. Rayevich was the chairman and a Founding Trustee of the NAIOP Research Foundation and served as chairman of the Foundation’s Fundraising Committee, on which he is currently a member. He is also the Founding Chairman of NAIOP's National Forums and is a member of the Capital Markets I Forum.

Lawrence Pobuda

Lawrence A. Pobuda

Chairman of the Nominating Committee
Senior Vice President and General Manager, The Opus Group

Phoenix, Arizona

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Larry Pobuda is senior vice president and general manager with The Opus Group. In this role, Pobuda pursued new business opportunities in the Phoenix market across a variety of sectors, including office, industrial and residential. He became a member NAIOP in 1994 and was the chairman of NAIOP’s National Board of Directors in 2010. Mr. Pobuda is the current chairman of the Research Foundation and a member of the Office Development I Forum.