Development Magazine Summer 2014


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CEO on Leadership: Mark E. Rose, Chairman and CEO, Avison Young 

Mark Rose is chairman and CEO of Avison Young, one of the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firms. Headquartered in Toronto, he launched his real estate career working with real estate clients at a public accounting firm. At age 26, he was named CEO of the U.S. Real Estate Investment Trust of British Coal Corporation.

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Developing Leader Sees Relationship Building as Key to Expanding Opportunities 

Katie Miller is a senior national commercial escrow officer with First American Title Insurance Company in Denver, where she closes and underwrites large commercial real estate transactions across the U.S. With 12 years of industry experience in both residential and commercial real estate, she serves as chairman of NAIOP Colorado’s Developing Leaders Committee, where she helps the association and industry expand diversity initiatives.

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Jean Kane Talks About the Changing Face of Real Estate 

In my travels to various chapters this year, I’ve been focusing on the issues surrounding the changing face of commercial real estate. We’re becoming more diverse by gender and ethnicity, and it’s exciting to see how new voices are helping our industry grow.

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Sound Bites from NAIOP’s E.CON: The E-commerce Conference 

Some highlights from NAIOP's E.CON: The E-commerce Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.

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From the Archives: Perspectives Articles from the Previous Issue

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CEO on Leadership: Gregory St. Clair, President and COO, KFG Investment Company 

Gregory St. Clair is president and chief operating officer of KFG Investment Company, a privately owned firm based in Encino, Calif., that is focused on the acquisition and repositioning of industrial and multifamily properties as well as on the ownership and entitlement of residential land and master-planned communities.

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The Youth Movement: Developing Leaders on NAIOP Board Speak Out 

“The changing face of commercial real estate,” a prominent focus of NAIOP Chairman Jean Kane, is much more than a buzzworthy theme. NAIOP is committed to advancing diversity so that it encompasses more than diverse individuals, but also includes a variety of perspectives and professions within our evolving industry. Development magazine recently spoke with three women rising through the ranks of commercial real estate, all of whom are Developing Leaders serving on the 2014 NAIOP Board of Directors and making history of their own through hard work, resilience and giving back.