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NAIOP and Prologis Announce 2021 CRE Scholarship Recipients

April 05, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Ten individuals have been selected as the recipients of the fourth 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 by connecting them with mentors and advancing their industry knowledge.

The 2021 recipients are:

Kevin Bucio

Kevin Bucio
Finance Associate,
Panattoni Development Company
Corona Del Mar, California
NAIOP SoCal

Lauren Czorniak

Lauren Czorniak
Senior Associate, CBRE
San Francisco, California
NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area

Kelsey Gregory

Kelsey Gregory
Senior Asset Manager, Founders Properties
Minneapolis, Minnesota
NAIOP Minnesota

Leslie Koehn Haughom

Leslie Koehn Haughom
Associate, Black Creek Group
Denver, Colorado
NAIOP Colorado

Kelly Moden

Kelly Moden
President, cREate Development
San Diego, California
NAIOP San Diego

Christian Petersen

Christian Petersen
Development Manager, Podium Developments
Toronto, Ontario
NAIOP Greater Toronto

Charlene Schafer

Charlene Schafer
Lawyer, Torys LLP
Toronto, Ontario
NAIOP Greater Toronto

Suchita Shah

Suchita Shah 
Architect, Kamlesh Shah Designs 
Cranbury, New Jersey
NAIOP New Jersey

Emalia Tamanikwa

Emalia Tamanikwa
Senior Project Manager, DWatts Construction
Oakton, Virginia
NAIOP Northern Virginia

Sofia Zamora

Sofia Zamora
Senior Analyst - Acquisitions & Debt Originations, Bolour Associates
Los Angeles, California
NAIOP SoCal

“NAIOP believes that commercial real estate is enriched by having a more diverse and inclusive workforce. We are proud to partner with Prologis to recognize and empower emerging leaders through this scholarship program,” said Thomas J. Bisacquino, NAIOP president and CEO. “This program provides valuable mentorship and educational opportunities to support this talented group of industry professionals as they grow their careers.”

“The Inclusion in CRE Scholarship is an important program for investing in young talent from communities that have been traditionally underrepresented,” said Kim Snyder, president of West Region, Prologis, and NAIOP vice chair for government affairs. “We are proud to work with NAIOP in building a strong foundation for a more inclusive, collaborative and innovative culture across our industry.”

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, delivered through courses in NAIOP’s The Center for Education, at no cost. This comprehensive program is built on core competencies critical to success in the development industry. Scholarship recipients will be recognized at I.CON West: The Industrial Conference, Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 2021, in Long Beach, California, where they will connect 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, owners and related professionals in office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP comprises 20,000 members in North America. NAIOP advances responsible commercial real estate development and advocates for effective public policy. For more information, visit naiop.org.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Kathryn Hamilton
703-904-7100
hamilton@naiop.org