Chairman, NAIOP Research Foundation
President and CEO,
The Elmhurst Group
Bill is President and CEO of Elmhurst Group, which invests in commercial real estate and private operating businesses. Elmhurst’s real estate holdings include over three million square feet of office, hotel, flex and distribution space throughout the Pittsburgh region.
Vice Chairman, NAIOP Research Foundation
President and COO,
Eva Stevens is President and Chief Operating Officer of United Properties, a privately held firm specializing in commercial and senior housing property investment and development, located in Bloomington, Minnesota.
Chairman of the Fundraising Committee
Wilson, Hull, and Neal
Bilijack R. Bell is a partner at Wilson, Hull & Neal and Principal of Industrial Solutions Group, located in Atlanta, Georgia. A disciplined industrial focus providing real estate solutions for tenants, landlords, developers, and investors through brokerage, development, construction services, strategic land assemblage and entitlements in the Atlanta market. A NAIOP member since 2007, Bilijack is on the Georgia Chapter’s NAIOP Board serving as Governmental Affairs Committee chair. He is a former member of the E.CON, ICON Impact Projects Advisory, and Project of the Year committees. Bilijack is the current chair of the Business Park Development Forum and a former member of the Young Professionals II Forum.
Chairman of the Distinguished Fellows Credentialing Committee
President and CEO,
Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation
Williamsville, New York
Paul F. Ciminelli is President and CEO of Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation, a full service real estate development company, with offices located in New York, Florida, Pennsylvania and Connecticut, that manages and developed nearly 16 million square feet.
Chairman of the Nominating Committee
Primera Companies, Inc.
Ralph Heins founded Primera Companies in 1989 together with his wife, Cornelia and has built a 3 million square foot real estate portfolio with focus on bulk state-of-the-art distribution centers, managed and leased by Primera.
Chairman of the Research Committee
Skip Kalb Strategies, LLC
F.E. ‘Skip’ Kalb, Jr. is retired from BSNF Railroads and is now President of SDK Enterprises out of Argyle, Texas. He has been a member of NAIOP since 2005.
Colliers International | Minneapolis St. Paul
Jean Kane is CEO of Colliers International | Minneapolis St. Paul. She leads a team of 240 professionals who are responsible for delivering a broad range of business property service solutions to their clients.
Chairman of the Visionaries Program Committee
Managing Director, Business Development,
Baker Tilly | NAIOP Northern Virginia
Barbara Schaefer McDuffie is Managing Director of Business Development in the East Region for Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP.
Nino Pedrelli, Ph.D. is a principal at State Street Realty Advisors, LLC, located in St. Louis Park Minnesota. State Street Realty Advisors provides a broad base of services, such as asset management, investment analysis, development consulting, and project management for family offices, individuals, non-profits and municipalities with real estate holdings.
Vice President and General Manager,
The Opus Group
Douglas Swain is vice president and general manager of The Opus Group - a family of commercial real estate development, construction and design companies headquartered in Minneapolis with offices and projects across the country.
President and CEO,
Since 1991, Thomas J. Bisacquino has served as the association's President and CEO. He is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the association, headquartered in Northern Virginia. Mr. Bisacquino directs NAIOP’s legislative activities on behalf of its membership in the federal, state, provincial and local arenas. Under his guidance and leadership, the headquarters staff is responsible for serving more than 20,000 members who are the developers, investors, and owners of industrial, office, retail, and multi-family properties throughout North America.
Mr. Bisacquino joined the association in 1988 as NAIOP's senior vice president and served as NAIOP’s chief operations officer. Prior to joining NAIOP, Mr. Bisacquino was the assistant executive director for the Association for Systems Management (ASM) in Cleveland, Ohio.
Raised in Westchester County, New York, Mr. Bisacquino earned both a B.S. and M.A. from the State University of New York. He is an active member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), and serves as a national board member of REAP, the Real Estate Associate Program, a non-profit association dedicated to training minorities for careers in commercial real estate.