Research Foundation Visionaries

Meet the current NAIOP Research Foundation Visionaries. To apply for this exclusive program and further your involvement with the NAIOP Research Foundation, contact Bennett Gray.

Lewis Agnew

Lewis Agnew

President, Chas. Hawkins Co., Inc./CORFAC International

Nashville, Tennesse

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The Chas. Hawkins Co., Inc./CORFAC International has been one of the leading, independent, full-service real estate companies in Nashville, Tennessee since 1962. As president of the privately-held company, Mr. Agnew’s primary duties include managing the day-to-day operations involved with 15 employees and 20 brokers. Secondly, his responsibilities include asset management oversight for a $500 million portfolio of commercial property that totals approximately 9.6 million square feet.

Jordan Angel

Jordan Angel

Senior Director, HFF

San Francisco, California

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Jordan Angel is a Senior Director in the San Francisco office of HFF with more than 15 years of commercial real estate experience. He focuses on debt and equity placement transactions throughout the Western United States.

Kate Nolan Bryden

Kate Nolan Bryden, LEED® AP BD+C,

Vice Chair, Education
Vice President of Development, MRP Industrial

Baltimore, Maryland

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Kate Nolan Bryden is the Vice President of Development for MRP Industrial and has overseen the development of nearly 4 million square feet of industrial, flex, office, and retail projects. Ms. Bryden is primarily responsible for acquisition support, due diligence, entitlement procurement and also oversees the design and construction of industrial projects in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia.

Megan Creecy-Herman

Megan Creecy-Herman

Board of Director
Vice President, Market Leader, Liberty Property Trust

Scottsdale, Arizona

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Megan Creecy-Herman serves as Vice President, Market Leader for Liberty Property Trust’s Arizona region. Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) is one of the nation’s largest real estate companies with over 100 million square feet of industrial and office properties throughout the U.S. and U.K. With over 15 years of commercial real estate experience in the Southwestern US, Ms. Creecy-Herman is responsible for oversight of Liberty Property Trust’s portfolio in the Arizona region including leasing, development and acquisition activities. Creecy-Herman is a former President of the NAIOP-Arizona Chapter and a recipient of NAIOP’s national award for Chapter President of the Year.

Peter Cocoziello, Jr.

Peter J. Cocoziello, Jr.

Principal and Director of Business Development, Advanced Realty

Bridgewater, New Jersey

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Matt Milich

Matt Milich

Real Estate Private Equity Vice President, Pearlmark

Los Angeles, California

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Matt Milich joined Pearlmark in December 2014. Mr. Milich is responsible for deal originations in the Western United States and Texas.

Drew Richardson

Richardson Drew

Director of Leasing and Property Management, Primera Companies, LLC

Dallas, Texas

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Drew Richardson is the Director of Leasing and Property Management for Primera Companies, LLC in Dallas, Texas. As a part of a family-owned business, Drew is often involved in various aspects of the day-to-day operations which include the following: lease negotiations, budgeting, strategic planning, and acting as a liaison between Tenants and Primera’s ownership team.

Lex Rickenbaker

Lex Rickenbaker

Developing Leader Representative
Executive Director, USAA Real Estate Company

Atlanta, Georgia

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Colleen Wevodau

Colleen Wevodau, CPA, MBA

Senior Manager, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Tysons, Virginia

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Chris Zarek

Chris Zarek

Partner, Form Development

Salt Lake City, Utah

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Chris Zarek is a founding partner of Form Development in Salt Lake City, Utah. Throughout a multidisciplinary career, Chris has been involved in the design, development, planning and construction of a wide range of projects across three continents, including work in mixed-use, residential, retail, hospitality, healthcare, institutional, industrial, lab and R+D, and urban design sectors.