Posts filed under ‘Developing Leaders’
Today is the kick-off event for the Developing Leaders Mentor Program at Mozza Mia at 50th and France in Edina. 58 NAIOP members will participate in this year’s program. Other events this year will include multiple round table discussions throughout the year, joint attendance at NAIOP breakfast program events, and a year-end appreciation party.
The mentor program has been incredibly successful in the past. It matches up leaders from many of the major industry players in town with members of the NAIOP Minnesota Developing Leaders committee. The Developing Leaders that participate in this program are given the unique opportunity to have a one-on-one relationship with real estate executives, developers, and many other individuals that provide them with invaluable knowledge and experience. It is open to all Developing Leaders and is well worth the nominal fee.
In an attempt to increase participation and knowledge of NAIOP Minnesota’s committees, the Communications Committee is starting a series called Know Your Committees. Our inaugural committee spotlight features the Developing Leaders Committee.
What: The Developing Leaders Committee is a committee designed for young professionals aged 35 and younger.
Where/When: The committee currently meets over lunch on the second Wednesday of the month at the NAIOP Minnesota Office (4248 Park Glen Road in St. Louis Park), but the location may change. Contact Ben Bastian (see below) for updated information.
Why: The Developing Leaders Committee provides an excellent chance for young professionals to become involved and undertake leadership roles in NAIOP. The committee programs and activities provide its members access to decision makers and leaders of many of the Twin Cities’ leading real estate companies, access that would normally be unavailable to most young professionals. Committee members also have the opportunity to participate in the mentorship program, through which many of the industry’s key players are teamed up with Developing Leaders to answer questions that the mentee may have, provide leadership and assistance, and potentially more. (more…)
A Cocktail Party and Networking Event Between NAIOP Developing Leaders and Industry Experts.
WHO: Rookies: NAIOP Developing Leaders
Rock Stars: NAIOP Board Members & Past Dinner with a Winner Icons
WHEN: Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Guthrie Theater Endless Bridge, 818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis
COST: Rookies = $25 (which will be donated to Catalyst)
Rock Stars = $0
RSVP: Register online at www.naiopmn.org or call 952-928-4647.
Space is limited and only a few spots remain – sign up today!
Chris grew up in Cottage Grove, Minnesota and graduated from Park High School in 2000. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota in 2004 majoring in Urban Studies. During his last year of study he interned with the City of Newport, Minnesota and after graduating was hired on full time as the Zoning and Planning Official. (more…)
Van Gemert is a senior production analyst with CBRE Capital Markets in St. Paul and holds a Masters in Real Estate and Urban Land Economics from the University of Wisconsin.
Her NAIOP involvement includes chairing NAIOP Minnesota’s University Challenge Committee in addition to participating on the chapter’s Developing Leaders Committee. She also demonstrates her commitment to the growth of the industry by mentoring university students in the University of Wisconsin’s Real Estate Program. Van Gemert also volunteers her time and efforts to her community through Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Minneapolis.
NAIOP President and CEO Thomas J. Bisacquino spoke of the importance of the Developing Leaders Award, stating, “The Developing Leaders program recognizes the vital roles that the young visionaries of our industry play in commercial real estate today and encourages diversity and professional growth among these outstanding professionals who will lead commercial real estate into the future.”
Recipients of NAIOP’s Developing Leaders Award will be celebrated at Development ’11: The Annual Meeting for Commercial Real Estate, where they will benefit from unique networking opportunities and publicity surrounding the award. Development ’11, which takes place October 18-20 in Scottsdale, Ariz., features three days of industry education, information sharing and events aimed at ensuring that NAIOP members have the most up-to-date information on industry trends, best practices and business strategies to achieve success.
By Ben Fazendin, Grandbridge Real Estate Capital LLC
At a recent NAIOP Developing Leader Public Policy event David Olson, president of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, spoke about the realistic economic challenges facing Minnesota. The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce has an exceptional grasp of the issues facing Minnesota businesses, as they represent over 2,300 Minnesota companies, 135 local chambers and 65 business trade associations at the Minnesota Legislature on a variety of economic issues. Before 25 Developing Leaders and NAIOP board members, Mr. Olson discussed issues such as health care reform, environmental permitting reform and education reform in the context of the State’s budgetary limitations. One example of the pressures facing the state is demonstrated by health care spending; health care costs have risen 8.5% annually while tax revenue has risen only 3.9% annually. (more…)
NAIOP will honor 16 commercial real estate industry professionals as winners of the association’s 2009 Developing Leaders Award. Among the winners are three NAIOP Minnesota members:
- Tony Carlson – Associate, Grandbridge Real Estate Capital
- Gabriel Philibert – Associate, First Commercial Bank
- Nils Snyder – Principal, Welsh Companies
By Katie Kieffer, DL Committee Chair
Politics isn’t just for geeks and political junkies – it’s for normal people who want to have a say in the issues that impact them and their customers. Politicians are particularly tuned in to young people, and there are multiple tools that make it easy for DLs to contact their elected officials. These are a few of the lessons the DLs learned during our inaugural DL Politics and Parfaits breakfast panel featuring:
Jean Kane: President and Chief Operating Officer of Welsh Companies. Jean is a Past President of NAIOP Minnesota and currently serves as the Vice Chair of Government Affairs for NAIOP Corporate.
Pat Mascia: Senior Vice President for Duke Realty. Pat is NAIOP Minnesota’s 2009 Public Policy Committee Chair.
Julie Perrus: Associate with the law firm of Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren. She is a member of the firm’s Government Relations and Land Use & Real Estate practice groups. She is Co-Chair of the Advocacy Committee of the U.S. Green Building Council Mississippi Headwaters Chapter and provides pro bono lobbying services to the organization. (more…)