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NAIOP and Prologis Announce 2022 CRE Scholarship Recipients

February 25, 2022

Washington, D.C. – Ten individuals have been selected as the recipients of the annual NAIOP and Prologis Inclusion in CRE Scholarship for Women and Underrepresented Professionals. The program, now in its fifth year, 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. Sixty recipients have been honored by the program to date.

The 2022 recipients are:

Joele Atonfack

Joele Atonfack
Senior Research Analyst, CBRE
NAIOP Inland Empire

Nicole Evans

Nicole Evans
Senior Project Engineer,
Oltmans Construction Co.
NAIOP Southern Nevada

Veronica Green

Veronica Green
Associate,
Slate Asset Management
NAIOP Greater Toronto

Courtney Lee

Courtney Lee
Associate, CBRE

Monedi Lefakane

Monedi Lefakane
Senior Property Analyst,
Encha Group

Laurel

Lauren Lovell
Associate, CBRE
NAIOP Arizona

Kayla Pinkerman

Kayla Pinkerman
Transaction Manager, Amazon
NAIOP Washington

Chelsea Porter

Chelsea Porter
Vice President, Marketing &
Business Development,
The Renaissance Companies
NAIOP Arizona

Megan Salvador

Megan Salvador
Associate, CBRE
NAIOP Nashville

Ada Wong

Ada Wong
Associate, JLL
San Francisco Bay Area

“NAIOP is proud to continue our partnership with Prologis to recognize these diverse professionals who enrich the industry with their dedication and talent,” said Thomas J. Bisacquino, NAIOP president and CEO. “Their accomplishments are truly impressive, and I’m confident the outstanding education and mentorship opportunities they will receive through this program will continue to benefit them as they build their careers.”

“Having diverse ideas and perspective makes our industry stronger,” said Kim Snyder, West Region President at Prologis, and NAIOP chair-elect. “That’s why Prologis is always looking for ways to increase diversity and opportunity within the commercial real estate industry. We’re excited to support these talented professionals through the NAIOP and Prologis scholarship program.”

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 either I.CON West: The Industrial Conference, March 23-24, 2022, in Long Beach, California, or I.CON East: The Industrial Conference, June 8-9, 2022, in Jersey City, New Jersey, 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