NAIOP and Prologis Announce 2020 CRE Scholarship Recipients

June 23, 2020

Washington, D.C. – Twenty individuals have been selected as the recipients of the third annual NAIOP and Prologis Inclusion in CRE Scholarship for Women and Underrepresented Professionals. The program is designed to prepare a pipeline of women and minorities for development and operations positions in commercial real estate.

The recipients are:

Ishita Abbott
Manager, Asset Management, Manulife Financial
Toronto, Ontario

Nick Adler
Associate, CBRE Inc
Honolulu, Hawaii

Crischell Bacarro
Senior Associate, Tishman International Companies
Los Angeles, California

Melissa Cohen
National Commercial Escrow Processor, Lawyers Title of Oregon
Portland, Oregon

Brika Eklund
Director of Real Estate & Team Leader, Self-Help
Durham, North Carolina

Tukie Falade
Assistant Regional Counsel, U.S. General Services Administration
Lanham, Maryland

Lauren Fisher
Business Development Director, Deutsch Architecture Group
Phoenix, Arizona

Anthony Graham
Sales Manager - Associate Broker, Urban Pace a Long & Foster Company
Washington, D.C.

David Griggs
Co-founder, One 5 Olive
Shorewood, Wisconsin

Marianna Hunnicutt
Civil Engineer, Kimley-Horn and Associates
Las Vegas, Nevada

Jeff Jamawat
Planning & Development Manager, Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District
Washington, D.C.

Wentong (Leila) Li
Account Officer, Landsea Homes
Huntington Beach, California

Kiara McCoy
Project (Contract) Administrator, Pattillo Industrial Real Estate
Atlanta, Georgia

Alma Miluso
Associate, Lee and Associates
San Diego, California

Sahra Mirbabaee
Land Use Planner, Manatt
Villa Park, California

Ashley Nye
Development Manager, Trammell Crow Company
Phoenix, Arizona

Shawn Oh
Development Manager, PC Urban
Vancouver, British Columbia

Zohaib Rafi
Associate, Slate Asset Management
Toronto, Ontario

Jay Tanjuan
Senior Development Manager, Panattoni Development Company, Inc.
Irvine, California

Yi Fan (Helen) Xie
Assistant Project Manager, Canderel
Toronto, Ontario

“NAIOP is proud to partner with Prologis to support this growing program, which this year recognizes 20 individuals who have demonstrated tremendous dedication and leadership in the industry,” said Thomas J. Bisacquino, NAIOP president and CEO. “NAIOP has long held the belief that diversity strengthens commercial real estate, and we value the opportunity to provide mentorship and education opportunities to this impressive group of professionals.”

“Prologis recognizes that diversity is one of the key drivers of innovation and is critical to the long-term success of our industry. The NAIOP and Prologis scholarship program is a unique opportunity to celebrate and empower emerging talent, and we are pleased to support their professional development,” said Kim Snyder, president of Prologis’ West Region and NAIOP vice chair for membership. “Since its inception, the program has seen a significant increase in the number of applicants, a trend we hope continues in the years to come.”

As part of the program, each of the recipients will have the opportunity to earn the NAIOP Certificate of Advanced Study in Commercial Real Estate Development at no cost, a comprehensive program built on core competencies critical to success in the development industry, and delivered through courses in the NAIOP Center for Education. Recipients will be recognized at I.CON Virtual, online June 23-25, 2020, where they’ll connect virtually with industry mentors and hear insights from industrial real estate leaders from across North America.

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About NAIOP: NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is the leading organization for developers, investors, owners and related professionals in office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP provides unparalleled industry networking and education, and advocates for effective legislation on behalf of our members. NAIOP advances responsible, sustainable development that creates jobs and benefits the communities in which our members work and live. For more information, visit

About Prologis: Prologis, Inc. is the global leader in logistics real estate with a focus on high-barrier, high-growth markets. As of March 31, 2020, the company owned or had investments in, on a wholly owned basis or through co-investment ventures, properties and development projects expected to total approximately 965 million square feet (90 million square meters) in 19 countries. Prologis leases modern distribution facilities to a diverse base of approximately 5,500 customers across two major categories: business-to-business and retail/online fulfillment.


Kathryn Hamilton, NAIOP
703-904-7100, ext. 165

Melissa Sachs, Prologis


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