Development Magazine Winter 2013


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CEO on Leadership: Michael Pelt, President and COO, MDH Partners 

Michael Pelt is president and chief operating officer of MDH Partners in Atlanta. He oversees the company’s day-to-day operations, including compliance with joint ventures, lender requirements and property management.

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Hard-Won Lessons from Developer Carl Panattoni 

Panattoni Development Company has developed more than 175 million square feet of industrial, office and retail space. In the years leading up to the Great Recession, it had about 20 million square feet of space under construction each year. The recession took the Newport Beach-based company and Carl Panattoni, its founder and chairman, right to the brink, but both have bounced back.

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NAIOP 2013 Developing Leader Awards Showcasing Young Talent 

NAIOP honored the following rising stars within the commercial real estate industry with its coveted 2013 Developing Leaders Award at Development ‘13: The Annual Meeting for Commercial Real Estate. The annual award — now in its eighth year — honors Developing Leaders for their extraordinary talent and contributions to the industry.

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NAIOP Chairman Gene Reilly Reflects on 2013 

As his time as chairman comes to a close, Gene Reilly has been reflecting on the year and the NAIOP members whom he has been privileged to meet as he traveled to NAIOP events and chapters across North America.

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Research Directors Discuss New Challenges 

National research directors from major commercial real estate brokerage and data provider firms gathered for their annual meeting at NAIOP headquarters this fall to share their views about what the future holds for commercial real estate.

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Sound Bites from NAIOP’s Development ‘13: The Annual Meeting for Commercial Real Estate in San Diego 

Some highlights from NAIOP's Development ‘13: The Annual Meeting for Commercial Real Estate in San Diego, Calif.

From the Archives: Perspectives Articles from the Previous Issue

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CEO on Leadership: Mark Fornes, President, Mark Fornes Realty, Inc. 

Mark Fornes is president of Dayton-based Mark Fornes Realty, Inc., an entrepreneurial developer of office, flex, and warehouse buildings in the southwest Ohio market. Since the firm was founded in 1987, its principals have developed more than 2.5 million square feet of industrial and office space and managed more than 1 million square feet of commercial property.

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Developing Leader Views Education, Volunteerism as Keys to Expanding Diversity in Commercial Real Estate 

Megan Creecy-Herman, the youngest person ever elected to serve on the Board of Directors of NAIOP’s Arizona chapter, will celebrate another distinction this January, when she becomes the first woman to serve as chairperson of the Arizona Chapter. When she’s not busy growing business opportunities for Liberty, she’s helping other young professionals grow their careers through NAIOP Arizona’s Developing Leaders program.