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NAIOP and Prologis Announce 2019 CRE Scholarship Recipients

April 22, 2019 | Washington, D.C. – Ten individuals have been selected as the recipients of the second annual NAIOP and Prologis Inclusion in CRE Scholarship for Women and Underrepresented Professionals. The program is designed to prepare a pipeline of women and minorities for development and operations positions in commercial real estate.

The recipients are:

Ariel Anaya
Associate, iStar
San Francisco, California

Jessica Greene 
Associate, Voit Real Estate Services
Carlsbad, California

Julianne Gu
Lawyer, McCarthy Tetrault LLP
Toronto, Ontario

Quanlin Hu
Strategic Advisor, City of Seattle
Seattle, Washington

Elizabeth Lopez
Management Analyst II, City of Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada

Anna McCorvey
Architect, cox graae + spack
Washington, D.C.

Melissa Meagher
Vice President, Asset Management, CEG Multifamily 
Portland, Oregon

Jessica Odenweller
Acquisitions Manager, Neyer Properties
Cincinnati, Ohio

Andre Satchell
Manager, Altus Group
Houston, Texas

Anna Stevens
Director, HFF
Denver, Colorado

“NAIOP is proud to partner with Prologis to support a program that recognizes the diverse professionals who enrich the industry with their dedication and talent,” said Thomas J. Bisacquino, NAIOP president and CEO. “NAIOP has long held the belief that fostering diversity is critical to the success of the industry, and we’re confident that the education and mentorship opportunities the scholarship recipients receive through NAIOP will continue to benefit them as they build their careers.”

“Once again, we had the pleasure of selecting scholarship recipients from a broad pool of incredibly talented and motivated individuals—in fact, the diversity of this year’s candidates was especially impressive, and we hope to see even more applicants throw their hats into the ring next year,” said Kim Snyder, president of Prologis’ West Region and NAIOP’s vice chair for sponsorship. “We are thrilled these individuals will be able to sharpen their industry knowledge through NAIOP’s outstanding education courses and participate in I.CON, the industry’s most prominent industrial conference."

“Diverse teams are better able to serve clients and build stronger companies and, at Prologis, we believe the best workplaces are those where all employees have an equal opportunity to succeed,” said Prologis managing director Gayle Starr. “We are pleased to partner with NAIOP to raise awareness around this critical issue to help to ensure the future strength of our industry and bolster our own company-wide inclusion and diversity initiatives.”

As part of the program, each of the recipients will have the opportunity to earn the NAIOP Certificate of Advanced Study in Commercial Real Estate Development at no cost, a comprehensive program built on core competencies critical to success in the development industry, and delivered through courses in the NAIOP Center for Education. Recipients will also travel to I.CON West 2019: The Industrial Conference, (June 6-7, Long Beach, California), where they’ll meet with industry mentors and connect with industrial real estate leaders from across North America.

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About NAIOP: NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is the leading organization for developers, investors, owners and related professionals in office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP provides unparalleled industry networking and education, and advocates for effective legislation on behalf of our members. NAIOP advances responsible, sustainable development that creates jobs and benefits the communities in which our members work and live. For more information, visit www.naiop.org.

About Prologis: Prologis, Inc. is the global leader in logistics real estate with a focus on high-barrier, high-growth markets. As of December 31, 2018, the company owned or had investments in, on a wholly owned basis or through co-investment ventures, properties and development projects expected to total approximately 768 million square feet (71 million square meters) in 19 countries. Prologis leases modern distribution facilities to a diverse base of approximately 5,100 customers across two major categories: business-to-business and retail/online fulfillment. For more information, visit www.prologis.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Kathryn Hamilton, NAIOP
703-904-7100, ext. 165
hamilton@naiop.org

Melissa Sachs, Prologis
415-733-9597
msachs@prologis.com