Executive Committee

Meet the NAIOP 2021 Executive Committee.

Molly Carson

Molly Carson, LEED AP

NAIOP Chair
Senior Vice President of Real Estate Development, Market Leader, Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Phoenix, Arizona

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With nearly 15 years of experience at Ryan as a developer, Molly offers unique insight into the varied aspects of real estate development. She is responsible for site selection and acquisition, municipal use permits and approvals, design and construction coordination, financial packaging and lease or sale negotiation. Known for her unwavering commitment to ensuring customer satisfaction, Molly excels at building rapport with customers and finding intelligent, imaginative solutions to meet their development needs and goals. Her customers appreciate her creativity and her ability to lead a team with a focus on collaboration and communication.

Jeffrey Milanaik

Jeffrey Milanaik

NAIOP Chair-elect
Principal, Bridge Development Partners LLC

Parsippany, New Jersey

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Jeff Milanaik is a Partner – Northeast Region with Bridge Development Partners, LLC. Milanaik opened the Northeast Region office in Parsippany, New Jersey, in October 2014, and is responsible for the acquisition and development of investment-grade industrial buildings that provide opportunities to add value.

Brian Walker

Brian Walker

NAIOP Treasurer
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.

Molly McShane

Molly McShane

NAIOP Secretary and Vice Chair, Knowledge and Research
Chief Operating Officer, The McShane Companies

Rosemont, Illinois

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As Chief Operating Officer, Molly provides day-to-day leadership and management of The McShane Companies, focusing her efforts on long-term strategic growth and operational excellence. Molly consistently delivers innovative thinking on behalf of a wide range of projects, markets and geographical areas. During her long-standing tenure with the McShane organization, she has held a variety of positions within the construction and development businesses. She has focused on a wide variety of product types and, as a result, possesses extensive knowledge of the industrial, multi-family, office, healthcare and commercial market sectors.

Tom Wulf

Tom Wulf

NAIOP Vice Chair, Business Development
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.

Kate Nolan Bryden

Kate Bryden, LEED® AP BD+C

NAIOP Vice Chair, Education
Senior Vice President Development, MRP Industrial

Baltimore, Maryland

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Kate Bryden is the vice president of development for MRP Industrial in Baltimore, Maryland, and has overseen the development of nearly 4 million square feet of industrial, flex, office and retail projects. Bryden is primarily responsible for acquisition support, due diligence, entitlement procurement, and also overseeing the design and construction of projects in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. Prior to joining MRP Industrial, she was the principal of AMK Partners, a certified woman-owned business that provided third party owner’s representation and development management of light industrial projects for private and institutional developers.

Kim Snyder

Kim Snyder

NAIOP Vice Chair, Government Affairs
President, Western Region, Prologis

Cerritos, California

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Kim Snyder is President of Prologis’ West Region and is responsible for all regional activities including development, acquisitions and operations for Prologis. Key markets included in the West Region are Southern California, the Inland Empire, Seattle, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Alexander Thomson

Alexander Thomson

NAIOP Vice Chair, Membership and Chapter Relations
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.

Celeste Tanner

Celeste Tanner

NAIOP Vice Chair, National Forums
Chief Development Officer, Confluent Development

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 15 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 $400 million. Celeste was previously Director of Real Estate Development for Opus Development Company and led the real estate project team for the Denver office of Opus. In her career she has played a key role in the ground-up development of more than 5 million square feet of commercial and multifamily space, and has represented the industry both locally and nationally through her leadership in organizations such as NAIOP.

Louis Fontenot

Louis Fontenot

NAIOP Vice Chair, NAIOP-PAC
Vice President, Development Management, Trammell Crow Company

Portland, Oregon

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Louis Fontenot is responsible for all aspects of development and construction of industrial and mixed use developments throughout the Portland metropolitan area. He manages the design process including coordination of architects, engineers, consultants and sustainable practices and administers projects from initial concept planning stages to procurement and completion of construction. Also he maintains interface with clients ensuring total contract compliance with all criteria and reaching all performance specifications.

Larry Lance

Larry Lance

NAIOP Immediate Past Chairman
EVP Asset Services, EverWest Real Estate Partners

Denver, Colorado

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As Executive Vice President and member of the Investment Committee, Larry Lance directs Everwest Real Estate Investors overall asset services, including development, asset management, and property management. He also leads joint venture partner relations and various portfolio management relationships as well as strategic planning for the current portfolio. During his 20 years with Everwest Larry has supervised the portfolio management of more than $3 billion of real estate investments.

Maria Poyer

Maria Poyer

NAIOP Developing Leader Representative
Transaction Associate, Amazon.com

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Thomas Bisacquino

Thomas J. Bisacquino

President and CEO of NAIOP
President and CEO, NAIOP

Herndon, Virginia

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Thomas J. Bisacquino has served as the association's chief executive officer since 1991. He is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the association. He directs NAIOP’s legislative activities on behalf of its membership in the federal, state and local arenas. Under his guidance and leadership, the headquarters staff is responsible for serving more than 19,000 members who are involved with the development, ownership, and investment of industrial, office, retail and mixed-use properties throughout North America.

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