Board of Directors

Meet NAIOP’s Board of Directors.

Layne Alfonso

Layne Alfonso

Board of Directors
Associate, Environmental Scientist, GeoEngineers

Tacoma, Washington

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Layne Alfonso is Associate, Environmental Scientist with GeoEngineers, where he weaves together his environmental science and commercial real estate experience with his passion for community involvement and desire to connect clients with customized solutions to their business problems.

Jack Allen

Jack Allen

Board of Directors
President, Allen Land Group, Inc

Jacksonville, Florida

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Jack has been a commercial real estate broker in Florida for over 20 years, first with a national firm and then with his own company started in 1994. Prior to that Jack was a commercial lender and corporate banking officer with Barnett Bank. He is a graduate of Cornell University with a B.S. degree in Agricultural Economics and is a licensed Florida real estate broker.

Kristy Allen

Kristy Alley

Board of Directors
Principal, Stantec

Lynnwood, Washington

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As a principal at Stantec, Kristy is responsible for marketing and business development in US West. Her roles in the AEC industry have included executive team leadership, mergers and acquisitions, firm strategy, management of firm-wide marketing initiatives, business development activities, and leadership of firm principals and marketing staff across multiple offices in multiple states.

Collin Barr

Collin Barr

Board of Directors
Regional President, Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Collin Barr is Regional President for Ryan Companies US, Inc. In this role Mr. Barr provides executive leadership and oversight for the North Region based out of Minnesota and the Midwest Region based out of Iowa.

Dwight Bell

Dwight Bell

Board of Directors
President and CEO, Cannon Equities

Atlanta, Georgia

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Dwight Bell founded Cannon Equities in 2001 as a diversified investment/development company specializing in both commercial and residential institutional grade real estate.

Jody Walker Belsick

Jody Walker Belsick

Board of Directors
Practice Builder, Kimley-Horn and Associates

Las Vegas, Nevada

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Jody W. Belsick, P.E., LEED AP is Practice Builder with Kimley-Horn and Associates and is based on the Las Vegas, Nevada office. Kimley-Horn is a civil engineering consulting firm with over 80 office nationwide. Jody is a registered Professional Engineer in the States of Nevada, Colorado, California and Texas and also is a certified LEED Accredited Professional. Jody obtained her B.S. in Civil Engineering (1997) and Masters in Business Administration (2010) at UNLV and was the President / Owner of Walker Engineering in Las Vegas from 2003 to 2016 before her firm joined Kimley-Horn to expand her practice. She has over 21 years of hands on experience in civil engineering specifically land development. Her focus is on sports projects, industrial, retail and office developments in the western United States. Jody is currently a Director with the NAIOP Southern Nevada Board of Directors and also the NAIOP National Board of Directors.

Justin Bennett

Justin Bennett

Board of Directors
Senior Vice President, DCT Industrial Trust

Houston, Texas

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Justin Bennett is a Senior Vice President with DCT Industrial Trust (NYSE: DCT) in Houston, Texas. Justin joined DCT in 2010, establishing the Company’s regional office in Houston. With over 15 years of experience in the real estate sector, Justin has been directly involved in more than 4.2 million square feet of industrial, office and flex developments and has participated in corporate transactions valued in excess of $1.0 billion.

Brian Benninghoff

Brian S. Benninghoff

Board of Directors
Principal , Buchanan Partners, LLC

Gaithersburg, Maryland

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Brian S. Benninghoff is a Principal at Buchanan Partners, LLC, one of the largest commercial real estate developers in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Over the last 15 years, Buchanan Partners has acquired, planned, or developed over 1,600 acres of commercial land as well as over five million square feet of property including office, industrial, flex, retail, and mixed-use projects. He serves as chairman of the Advisory Board of George Mason University Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship, and recently retired as a member of the Board of the New Community After School Program. He earned his B.A. from Davidson College in 1979.

Nate Boyer

Nate Boyer

Board of Directors
President, The Boyer Company

Salt Lake City, Utah

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Nate Boyer’s experience has included leasing, development and build-to-suit leaseback work. As President of The Boyer Company, he has managed and developed over 2.5 million square feet of office and related commercial space in various markets in and out of Utah. Nate has worked closely with private and public-sector tenants on build-to-suit office buildings totaling over $500 million. As a result of this experience, Nate has a deep understanding of the development cycle from site selection, entitlement, design, construction, and occupancy.

Marty Busekrus

Marty Busekrus

Board of Directors
Director, Ciminelli Real Estate Services of Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Marty Busekrus is a Managing Director with Ciminelli Real Estate Services of Florida where he is responsible for oversight of brokerage services as well as general direction of the firm throughout Southeastern FL.

Jody Cienfuegos

Jody Cienfuegos

Board of Directors
National Accounts Manager, Lawyers Title

Portland, Oregon

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Jody Cienfuegos is National Accounts Manager in the main Portland office of Lawyers Title. She is not only the sales and marketing guru for Lawyers Title Commercial Services Group, but also a loving mother to two Chihuahua’s and a really good Pitch player. Fifteen years of commercial real estate and finance involvement plus seven years of title industry experience add up to a well-rounded marketing resource for clients and teammates alike. With Jody’s background she is able to help clients effectively hone their marketing skills, develop prospects into customers and effectively grow their own market share. Jody is very involved with many commercial real estate organizations including NAIOP, CAB, ULI and CREW to name a few.

Megan Creecy-Herman

Megan Creecy-Herman

Board of Directors
Vice President, Market Leader, Prologis

Scottsdale, Arizona

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Megan Creecy-Herman serves as Vice President, Market Leader for Liberty Property Trust’s Arizona region. Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) is one of the nation’s largest real estate companies with over 100 million square feet of industrial and office properties throughout the U.S. and U.K. With over 15 years of commercial real estate experience in the Southwestern US, Ms. Creecy-Herman is responsible for oversight of Liberty Property Trust’s portfolio in the Arizona region including leasing, development and acquisition activities. Creecy-Herman is a former President of the NAIOP-Arizona Chapter and a recipient of NAIOP’s national award for Chapter President of the Year.

Dale Dekker

Dale Dekker

Board of Directors
Principal/Architect, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini Ltd.

Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Dale Dekker, AIA, AICP, is an original founder of Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (D/P/S), an architecture and design firm with offices in New Mexico, Texas and Arizona.

George Dunn

George Dunn

Board of Directors
Managing Partner, GEMCAP Development

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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George Dunn is a co-founder and partner of GEMCAP Development, George has been active in commercial real estate, development, and construction for the past 17 years. He began his career after graduating from North Carolina State University where he studied Business and Economics.

Tom Fritsch

Tom Fritsch

Board of Directors
Managing Director, CBRE | Raleigh

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Tom Fritsch serves as Managing Director, CBRE | Raleigh. Fritsch oversees all of the firm’s commercial real estate operations in the Raleigh region. With over 20 years of experience in management, brokerage and asset management, Fritsch has overseen a wide variety of real estate, including office, flex, and multi-family product types, and has held such roles from Director of Asset Management to Senior Leasing Agent in a multi-million square foot portfolio. Fritsch graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Jerry Grant

Jerry Grant, CCIM

Board of Directors
Vice President, Graham & Company

Birmingham, Alabama

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Jerry Grant, CCIM joined Graham & Company in 2015 as Vice President, Office Group, where he specializes in Landlord and Tenant representation. With 10 years of experience in commercial real estate, Jerry has worked for numerous ownership groups and institutional clients leasing some of Birmingham’s best Class A office buildings. His years in the business also include building sales, oversight of marketing, market research, tenant retention and client relation activities. A graduate of Auburn University, Jerry enjoys devoting his free time to his family, his community and church.

Rick Guild

Rick Guild

Board of Directors
President, Guild Company LLC

Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Rick Guild has more than 33 years of expertise, and over $750,000,000.00 in personal leasing and sales, while involved in leasing, managing, developing and selling office properties in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Guild began his career in commercial real estate in 1983 with Trammell Crow Company. He was responsible for the leasing and marketing of the entire 4,500,000 square foot Tulsa office building and warehouse ownership portfolio. This portfolio included the 52-story BOK Tower (1.4 million square feet), Williams Towers I & II (770,000 square feet), Triad Center I and II, and many others. In 1992, Guild became the Director of Leasing over a 3,000,000 square foot real estate portfolio with Property Company of America. Guild oversaw all leasing, brokerage, and tenant relation activities. During his time at PCA, Guild was personally responsible for the acquisition of over 2,500,000 square feet of new management and leasing contracts including CityPlex Towers, the largest office building complex in Tulsa.

Grady Hamilton

Grady Hamilton

Board of Directors
Managing Director, Trammell Crow Company

Oak Brook, Illinois

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Grady Hamilton serves as a Managing Director and head of Trammell Crow Company’s Midwest Business Unit. He is responsible for the overall performance of the Business Unit, including identifying new development and investment opportunities throughout Chicago, Minneapolis and the Upper Midwest. Under Grady’s leadership, TCC’s Midwest Business Unit has led over $400MM in development over the past four years, including more than 1,200 apartment units across seven luxury market-rate projects, one NAIOP-award winning speculative industrial building, one value-add industrial acquisition, and two corporate headquarters build-to-suits.

Allison Post Harris

Allison Post Harris

Board of Directors
CRE and Energy Attorney, Martensen Wright PC

Sacramento, California

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Allison Post Harris is a commercial real estate, energy and corporate transactions attorney at Martensen Wright PC. Ms. Post-Harris advises clients on a broad variety of commercial real estate transactions. Her experience includes advising private companies, individual landowners and lenders on commercial property acquisitions, dispositions, development, financing, leasing, easements and associated land use matters.

Scott Haugen

Scott Haugen

Board of Directors
Senior Vice President, WPT Capital Advisors

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Scott Haugen is responsible for leading the asset management in team in providing services for private real estate partnerships that include industrial, office, multifamily and retail-mixed-use projects.

William Hollett

William Hollett

Board of Directors
Senior Vice President, Cousins Properties Incorporated

Atlanta, Georgia

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As senior vice president for leasing with Cousins Properties, William (Bill) Hollett is responsible for a number of the company’s Atlanta Class A office properties in Atlanta, including Terminus, 3348 and 3350 Peachtree, American Cancer Society Center, 8000 Avalon and a proposed new development, Abernathy 400.

Derek Hulse

Derek Hulse

Board of Directors
Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield

San Diego, California

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Derek Hulse specializes in the leasing and sale of office properties in the central and urban San Diego office markets. His primary focus is representing owners, both private and institutional, of multi-tenant office projects. Currently he represents 25+ properties totaling 3.5 million square feet. Throughout his career he has represented a variety of owners and users of real estate in a multitude of complex lease and sale transactions. He has developed a reputation with his clients as being a trusted advisor who truly understands their real estate needs and presents clear and concise solutions which add value to their real estate portfolio.

Robert Jackson

Robert Jackson

Board of Directors
Retired

New York, New York

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Robert C. Jackson was the Executive Vice President, Investment & Advisory Services. In this role, Mr. Jackson advised the firm’s Co-CEOs on development and investment strategies. Mr. Jackson was previously Executive Vice President, Core Holdings and Real Estate Services, where he oversaw the leasing and portfolio management for The Rockefeller Group’s core holdings including 1221 and 1271 Avenue of the Americas and 745 Seventh Avenue. Prior to that position, Mr. Jackson was Chief Investment Officer, Development, for the company.

Bo Johnson

Bo Johnson

Board of Directors
Owner, Florida Land and Investment, Inc.

Pensacola, Florida

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Bo Johnson, former Florida Speaker of the House, is the owner of Florida Land and Investment, Inc. and specializes in large land tracts, bulk lot sales, and other real estate investments. He has 30 years of experience as a real estate broker, and 20 years of experience as a land developer. Bo is actively involved in NAIOP, serving as the NAIOP of Florida President in 2014 and as President of NAIOP Northwest Florida in 2012.

C. Michael Johnston

C. Michael Johnston

Board of Directors
Senior Vice President, Acquisitions & Asset Management; Senior Portfolio Manager, Core-Plus Strategies, Menlo Equities Investments

Palo Alto, California

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Mr. Johnston is responsible for acquisition and asset management efforts relating to Menlo Equities’ Northern California, Pacific Northwest and Colorado investments. He is also responsible for the portfolio management of Menlo’s core-plus investment vehicles. He works closely with Menlo’s founding principals in all aspects of operating and expanding these portfolios, including investment selection, financings, leasing, and dispositions.

Douglas Landry

Douglas Landry

Board of Directors
Vice President for Real Estate Development, Tighe & Bond

Westwood, Massachusetts

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Doug Landry leads Tighe & Bond’s real estate development client sector. He is responsible for coordinating outreach and visibility, relationship management and the delivery of integrated environmental, land engineering and transportation services for a wide variety of clients across the company’s footprint. He is a certified planner with 30 years of public and private sector experience. His career has been defined by his leadership on numerous high profile projects that include all facets of master planning, land development and transportation strategy, zoning and environmental permitting.

Mark Levy

Mark G. Levy

Board of Directors
Executive Managing Director, JLL

Baltimore, Maryland

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Mark Levy is JLL's market director for the Greater Baltimore/Washington region and heads the Mid Atlantic supply chain/industrial capital markets group. He also heads JLL's U.S. port, airport and global infrastructure team. Levy leads many significant projects around the country, including Trade Point Atlantic, a 3,100 acre multi modal redevelopment, the largest of it's kind in the U.S. and owned by a joint venture of Redwood Capital and Hilco; and the Central Florida Intermodal Logistics Center, a 1,000 acre CSX intermodal in Orlando, Florida, owned by GEM Realty Capital.

Chris MacCauley

Chris MacCauley

Board of Directors
CBRE Limited

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Chris MacCauley leads the CBRE Vancouver industrial team as Senior Vice President. Chris has been in the industry for the past 12 years and has specialized in land disposition, development, build to suits, sale leasebacks and corporate mandates.

Molly McShane

Molly McShane

Board of Directors
Chief Investment Officer, Conor Commercial Real Estate

Rosemont, Illinois

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As Chief Investment Officer, Molly contributes to the overall investment process and assists in the firm’s strategic development, research and best-in-class execution of all development activities. She is a member of Conor Commercial’s Investment Committee and sets policy and procedure standards, including risk management and investment strategies.

Dirk Melton

Dirk Melton

Board of Directors
Development Director, MarketStreet Enterprises

Nashville, Tennessee

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Dirk Melton oversees the daily investment and development operations for MarketStreet Enterprises, a privately-held investment firm with diversified holdings in real estate and other commercial industries.

Michael J. Merle

Michael J. Merle

Board of Directors
President and Chief Operating Officer, Ray Fogg Building Methods, Inc.

Cleveland, Ohio

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Michael J. Merle is president and CEO of Ray Fogg Building Methods, Inc. Mr. Merle joined the company in December 1981 as a salesman, was appointed Executive Vice President in 1992, and assumed his current position in 2006. Under Merle's leadership, Ray Fogg Building Methods has expanded its reach to embrace new markets; to implement advanced design, construction and management technologies; to constantly improve project management and performance; and to implement one of the finest safety programs in the industry - all as part of a strategy of improving profitability through building outstanding value that consistently exceeds the expectations of its customers. Merle is a native of Akron, Ohio. He attended Archbishop Hoban High School and later, Princeton University, majoring in religion and graduating summa cum laude in 1972.

Kevan O'Connor

Kevan O'Connor

Board of Directors
Senior Real Estate Manager, Opus Development Company, L.L.C.

Indianapolis, Indiana

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As Senior Real Estate Manager, Kevan works with the Opus Development team with a focus on creating new industrial, residential, retail and office development opportunities in Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Columbus and Louisville. Additionally, Kevan is overseeing leasing of projects in Cincinnati and Indianapolis.

Chris Ollenberger

Chris Ollenberger

Board of Directors
Managing Principal, QuantumPlace Developments Ltd.

Calgary, Alberta

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Mr. Ollenberger is a seasoned real estate development executive with over 20 years of broad real estate management, design, planning, construction and engineering experience in creating innovative, sustainable urban communities and buildings.

Scott Pertel

Scott Pertel

Board of Directors
Managing Director, HFF

San Francisco, California

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Scott Pertel is a Managing Director in the San Francisco office of HFF with more than 10 years of real estate investment experience.

Matt Picken

Matt Picken

Board of Directors
Executive Vice President, Managing Director, Capital Markets, JLL

Toronto, Ontario

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Matt is the National Practice Lead for JLL’s Capital Markets division, where he is responsible for the origination and execution of investment transactions across Canada, with a focus on the Greater Toronto Area. With over 18 years’ experience in commercial real estate, Matt has worked for many of North America’s leading investors, comprising REITs, corporations and institutions, advising on many of the largest development and income property transactions completed in Canada. Over his career, Matt has been involved in close to $10 billion of transactions, spanning office, industrial, retail and land.

Patrick Pierce

Patrick Pierce

Board of Directors
Partner, Selwyn Property Group, Inc.

Charlotte, North Carolina

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Patrick specializes in acquisition, development, leasing and asset management of manufacturing and distribution facilities, along with flex and business park space. He brings a wealth of experience to his leadership role at Selwyn Property Group, including leasing of more than 10 million square feet of distribution and manufacturing space.

Ashley Powell

Ashley Powell

Board of Directors
Property Reserve, Inc.

Salt Lake City, Utah

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Ashley Powell is responsible for all domestic investments, specializing in office, industrial and multifamily. He is former leader of western US acquisitions for Bentall Kennedy and managing director at RREEF/Deutsche. He has more than 30 years of experience in commercial real estate and was the 2016 Chairman of NAIOP.

Thomas Regnell

Thomas Regnell

Board of Directors
President and Chief Executive Officer, Chevy Chase Land Company

Chevy Chase, Maryland

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Thomas L. Regnell is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Chevy Chase Land Company, overseeing new development and the Company’s two-million square feet of commercial, retail and residential properties. Tom has more than 30 years of experience in real estate management and development. Previously, Tom was Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the Office Division at Washington Real Estate Investment Trust. Tom was also an Investment Officer with Federal Realty Investment Trust and is a former Vice President of Spaulding & Slye Company. He is as a member of NAIOP, Inc. and the International Council Of Shopping Centers, Inc., Urban Land Institute and the Real Estate Roundtable. Tom also serves on the Land Company’s Executive Committee. Chevy Chase Land Company was founded in 1890, and is the original developer of Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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Bob Richardson

Board of Directors
Managing Partner, Blue Cardinal Capital

Buffalo, New York

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Bob Richardson is the Founder and Managing Partner of Blue Cardinal Capital. Bob plays a leadership role in the real estate industry in Upstate New York and has been directly involved in the financing of many of the signature real estate projects in the region.

Rocco Sansone

Rocco Sansone

Board of Directors
Managing Director, Marsh

Honolulu, Hawaii

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Rocco Sansone is head of Marsh’s Honolulu office. He assists clients in establishing effective risk management programs. He coordinates Marsh resources to support client successes. He is also a member of the Global Real Estate and Education Industry Practices. Mr. Sansone has worked in our industry for over 30 years, including working with Hawaii legislators and Marsh construction resources to implement the state’s wrap-up statute; structuring innovative risk financing alternatives for clients, such as captives and integrated risk financing plans; improving risk management and strengthening underwriting relationships for the Hawaii operations of a parent company in bankruptcy at competitive premiums and without financial guarantees; and coordinating implementation of a safety program.

Cole Schnorf

Cole Schnorf

Board of Directors
Senior Vice President, Director, Manekin, LLC

Columbia, Maryland

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Cole Schnorf serves as senior vice president/director of Development for Manekin, LLC. He has held this position since 1999, and Mr. Schnorf has been with the company since 1986. As head of development, he hires and assigns staff to specific projects, and oversees the department's budget and variance reports. Additionally, he oversees four project managers and continues to manage specific development projects himself. Mr. Schnorf is also a member of Manekin’s Investment and Management committees. During his tenure with Manekin, LLC, he has steered the company in its development of over 1.2 million square feet of speculative office/research and development space in Columbia Gateway; 1.1 million square feet of speculative warehouse space in Troy Hill Commerce Center in Elkridge, Md., and numerous office, R&D and retail build-to-suits throughout Baltimore/Washington Corridor. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Schnorf served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Sonat, Inc. in the mergers and acquisition department.

John Schwab

John Schwab

Board of Directors
Partner, Wipfli LLP

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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John Schwab is the partner in charge of Wipfli LLP’s firm wide construction and real estate practice, where he coordinates the strategic direction of the firm’s practice. Mr. Schwab has over 24 years of experience dedicated to providing his clients with straightforward, honest, thorough, and expert information upon which they can rely. He was partner in charge of the Milwaukee office tax department from 1995 to 2001. He serves a full range of construction and real estate organizations with operations ranging from small specialty subcontractors to national real estate organizations.

Sarah Segal

Sarah Segal

Board of Directors
Director, Informa Canada

Toronto, Ontario

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Sarah Segal is a Director at Informa Canada, and is part of the management team that provides strategic direction and overall management for the company’s portfolio of real estate and construction conferences. In addition to overall conference production, Sarah also recruits industry speakers, holds roundtable discussions with senior executives, executes and negotiates new ventures and creates content for Canada’s leading real estate and construction forums. Prior to working at Informa Canada, Sarah was in a consulting role as a senior advisor and sales strategist to the President of RealNet Canada.

Mark Seltzer

Mark Seltzer

Board of Directors
Vice President, Leasing & Development, Liberty Property Trust

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Mark Seltzer serves as a Vice President for Liberty Property Trust. Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) is one of the nation’s largest real estate companies where it owns and manages more than 100 million square feet of industrial and office properties. With a diverse real estate background spanning the public and private sector, Mark’s responsibilities include leasing, development and acquisition/disposition activities. Mark is a former President of the NAIOP-Greater Philadelphia Chapter, current chair of the Chapter’s Executive Committee and a member of the Corporate Board of Directors.

Alan C. Sheppard

Alan C. Sheppard, Jr.

Board of Directors
Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

Orlando, Florida

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Alan C. Sheppard, Jr., is a real estate shareholder with Greenberg Traurig, P.A.'s Orlando, Florida office. Alan has wide-ranging experience in commercial real estate finance and development, with a particular emphasis on mortgage and construction financing, mezzanine lending as well as asset-based finance and working capital loan transactions. He also is experienced in structured finance transactions, syndications and energy project finance transactions. Alan is currently the President of the NAIOP Central Florida Chapter, is a past-president of NAIOP of Florida, and was previously the Chairman of NAIOP's National Environment and Infrastructure Committee. Through his work with NAIOP, he actively lobbies on behalf of the commercial development community both in Washington, D.C. and in Tallahassee.

Mike Shohet

Mike Shohet

Board of Directors
Executive VP of Real Estate Development, Nevada HAND

Las Vegas, Nevada

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Michael Shohet is currently Executive VP of Real Estate Development with Nevada HAND leading Project and Development Services in Las Vegas, Nevada responsible for complex development, urban infill and corporate projects. Michael focuses on bringing his deep knowledge of all aspects of real estate development to every project he manages.

George Sowa

George Sowa

Board of Directors
CEO, Greater Trenton

Trenton, New Jersey

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George Sowa has served as chapter president for NAIOP New Jersey and is a graduate of Cornell University.

Michael Strand

Michael Strand

Board of Directors
Shareholder, Polsinelli

Denver, Colorado

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As a real estate development and finance attorney, Mike Strand works closely with clients to provide guidance as they acquire, finance, develop, operate and sell commercial real estate.

Richard Student

Richard Student

Board of Directors
Senior Vice President, Investments, United Properties

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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As senior vice president of investments, Student is the lead for all of United Properties’ financing and lender relationships. In addition, as the company’s most senior asset manager, he is responsible for many of the large assets in United Properties’ owned real estate portfolio. Within asset management, Student provides supervision and direction to property managers and leasing agents and is responsible for lease underwriting, lease negotiation, and lease execution as well as the management of property capital investment. In his role, Student is a senior leader for company joint venture relationships. Prior to joining United Properties, he held financing positions at Allstate Life Insurance Company in its commercial mortgage lending group and in finance and acquisitions at The Balcor Company and The Griffin Companies. He began his career as a staff accountant in the tax department of Arthur Andersen & Company. Student is a member of NAIOP where he serves on the board of directors for the Minnesota Chapter and on a NAIOP Capital Markets Forum. Student received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Washington University and his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin. He is a certified public accountant (CPA).

Celeste Tanner

Celeste Tanner

Board of Directors
Chief Development Officer, Confluent

Denver, Colorado

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Celeste co-founded Confluent Development with Marshall Burton in 2014, creating a new perspective on development within the industry. With more than 13 years of experience in development and real estate, Celeste currently serves as Chief Development Officer of Confluent, where she oversees the organization’s diverse development platform of senior living, multifamily, office, industrial, and retail development, representing a current cumulative development pipeline in excess of $350 million.

Alexander Thomson

Alexander Thomson

Board of Directors
Vice President Investments, Cameron Development Corporation

Edmonton, Alberta

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As Vice President Investments, Alex’s role has two core responsibilities – the acquisition of existing income-producing properties and the successful development of Cameron’s office, industrial and mixed-use projects.

Jonathan Tratt

Jonathan Tratt

Board of Directors
Principal, Tratt Properties, LLC

Phoenix, Arizona

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Jonathan Tratt is the principal for Tratt Properties, LLC, a development and investment company based in Phoenix, Arizona. He has been a member of NAIOP since 2001 and is a member of the Board of Directors, a NAIOP-PAC Trustee and a member of the E-Commerce II Forum. He is the 2017 NAIOP Chairman.

Alex Vulic

Alex Vulic

Board of Directors
Vice President, Prologis

Columbus, Ohio

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Alex Vulic is a Partner, Principal, and Vice President of Elford Realty and Elford Development specializing in industrial brokerage and development.

Brian Walker

Brian Walker

Board of Directors
Chief Financial Officer/Executive Vice President, Millcraft Investments

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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As Chief Financial Officer for Millcraft Investments, Mr. Walker is directly responsible for the overall financial management of the consolidated company portfolio. Responsibilities include managing the Company’s financial and strategic planning, lender and financial negotiations, financial accounting and tax reporting/planning, corporate budget development and forecasting, project development and joint venture negotiations and corporate treasury management. Brian is also responsible for managing investor, banking and lender relationships and serves on the board for the parent company while holding the officer positions of Treasurer and Secretary.

Stephane Wandel

Stephane Wandel

Board of Directors
Director of Development & Acquisitions, Thrifty Poil Co.

Seal Beach, California

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Stephane Wandel is the Director of Acquisitions & Development for Thrifty Oil Co. Thrifty Oil is one of Southern California’s largest private real estate companies with over 300 properties under management. In this capacity, Stephane is responsible for sourcing industrial and office acquisition opportunities throughout Southern California, as well as securing necessary entitlements prior to development.

Stewart Wangard

Stewart Wangard

Board of Directors
Chairman, CEO and Founder, Wangard Partners, Inc. and Wangard Advisors, LLC

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Stewart Wangard is chairman, CEO and founder of Wangard Partners, Inc. and Wangard Advisors, LLC. He has more than 40 years of commercial real estate experience in the Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota market places and believes in developing long-term relationships by bringing together key stakeholders in the community to ensure success. He celebrates the company’s accomplishments through charitable giving, community leadership and stewardship. Mr. Wangard’s expertise spans commercial real estate brokerage, leasing, development, property management and syndication throughout Wisconsin, the Midwest and national marketplaces with a deep background in office buildings. He has served many leading institutional, individual and corporate owners in servicing their real estate portfolios.

Gretchen Wilcox

Gretchen Wilcox

Board of Directors
President and Founder, G.S. Wilcox & Co.

Morristown, New Jersey

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Gretchen is the President, and Founder of G.S. Wilcox & Co., which was established in 1994. The firm specializes in arranging debt and equity for all types of commercial real estate properties. G.S. Wilcox & Co. is the only female founded commercial real estate mortgage banking company in the United States and is a certified woman owned business (WBENC). Gretchen has been very involved with NAIOP for several years, both on a national and local level. She sat on the National Capital Markets Forum from 2000-2005 and has served as a Trustee for the New Jersey chapter since 2005. In 2005, Gretchen was named one of the “Top 50 Women in Business” by NJBIZ, and also a “Woman of Influence” by Forum Magazine. In 2011 NJBIZ named her as one of the most powerful people in New Jersey banking. In 2013 and 2015 NJBIZ named her “New Jersey’s 50 most Influential People in the Real Estate Industry”.

Jason Woodard

Jason R. Woodard

Board of Directors
Principal, Woodard Real Estate Resources

Dayton, Ohio

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Jason Woodard is principal with Woodard Real Estate Resources, a real estate development, investment and project management company providing full service real estate solutions to corporate, institutional and governmental clients throughout the Midwest. Mr. Woodard is responsible for the strategic direction, primary client interface and investment decisions of the company. Prior, he served in positions with RG PROPERTIES, INC; and the Miller-Valentine Group.

Tom Wulf

Tom Wulf

Board of Directors
Senior Vice President, Lowe

Los Angeles, California

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Mr. Wulf is responsible for commercial property development in Southern California with particular emphasis on urban infill and mixed-use projects. He currently oversees the firm's development of the Garey Building, a residential and retial mixed-use project in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles, and of the mixed-use property located at the Culver City EXPO station. His past developments include the 1.8 million square foot Exchange mixed-use development in Hawthorne, California, and over 350,000 square feet of commercial space in Calabasas and Santa Monica.

Tim Zulick

Timothy M. Zulick

Board of Directors
Managing Director, CBRE

Baltimore, Maryland

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Timothy Zulick is a managing director with the CBRE’s Baltimore office. He leads a team of more than 100 professionals including brokers, project managers, appraisers and asset managers, to execute strategic, integrated and comprehensive commercial real estate services for tenants/occupiers and property owners. His focus is to oversee the vertical integration of the industrial, retail and multi-family sectors. Before joining CBRE, Mr. Zulick was a Senior Vice President and Corporate Officer at First Potomac Realty.