Development Magazine Winter 2014


CEO on Leadership: William Ross and Jeffrey Weidell, Presidents, NorthMarq Capital 

William Ross and Jeffrey Weidell are presidents of NorthMarq Capital, a large mortgage banking firm headquartered in Bloomington, Minnesota, with 34 offices around the U.S., an annual volume of $12.5 billion and a loan servicing portfolio of more than $43 billion for 50 institutional investors.

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NAIOP 2014 Developing Leader Awards Showcase Rising CRE Talent 

They’re bold, driven and changing the landscape of commercial real estate. This year’s Developing Leaders Award recipients have distinguished themselves as go-getters with a unique outlook on the industry and unmatched zeal for its future.

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NAIOP Chairman Jean Kane Reflects on 2014 

It’s hard to believe that 2014 has almost come to a close and we’re about to start a new year. Jean Kane had so many amazing experiences this year as NAIOP chairman, and is grateful to everyone who had a part in making this year one of her most memorable yet.

Sound Bites from NAIOP’s Development ‘14: The Meeting for Commercial Real Estate 

Sound Bites from NAIOP’s Development ‘14: The Meeting for Commercial Real Estate in Denver.

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From the Archives: Perspectives Articles from the Previous Issue

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CEO on Leadership: Michael J. Alter, President, The Alter Group 

Michael J. Alter is president of The Alter Group, a national developer of office, medical office and mixed-use campuses throughout the U.S. He is responsible for all of the Chicago-based company’s planning and operations. The firm started out brokering raw land, grew to building industrial and flex space near the growing interstate highway system and then began to develop Class A, sustainable build-to-suit offices for Fortune 500 corporations and small to medium-sized businesses.

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Moving on Up: Developing Leaders Speak Out in Seattle 

Before a crowded room of more than 60 NAIOP Developing Leader Forum members and NAIOP Washington State DLs, four dynamic DLs from across the nation participated in an interactive panel discussion as part of an exclusive workshop, “Your Leadership Style Defined,” at the association’s 2014 National Forums Symposium in Seattle earlier this year. All four spoke candidly about their own career advancement and leadership experiences.