2013 NAIOP Silicon Valley BBQ

The 2013 NAIOP Silicon Valley BBQ was held September 18 at the home of Steve Dostart and Sharon Meers. Over 300 commercial real estate professionals attended this year’s event.


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Capital Markets Panel Discussion

NAIOP Silicon Valley held their annual “Capital Markets Panel Breakfast” on March 21, 2013 at the Stanford Faculty Club. Industry leaders discussed the challenges facing the Silicon Valley capital market. The moderator was Mollie Ricker, Principal, Dostart Development Company. The Panelists were:

  • Jeremy Fletcher, Senior Managing Director, Beacon Capital
  • Chapin Hunt, Managing Director, LoanCore Capital
  • Jeff Weber, Senior Managing Director, Eastdil Secured

Listen to the recording of the panel discussion  (MP3)
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NAIOP Names 2013 Executive Committee

NAIOP will kick off 2013 under the leadership of a new Executive Committee and Chairman Gene Reilly, chief executive officer for the Americas for Prologis, takes over the role of Chairman William Hunt, president of The Elmhurst Group. The official passing of the gavel ceremony was commemorated in October at Development ’12 in Washington, D.C.

Members of the Executive Committee are as follows: Continue reading ‘NAIOP Names 2013 Executive Committee’

The Expansion of Work/Life Balance: Video Insights with Barbara Schaefer McDuffie

The importance of work/life balance is a topic that is familiar to all of us. The increasing demands at work and at home is something that everyone deals with no matter what your industry or job. Hear from Barbara Schaefer McDuffie, a director at Baker Tilly, about work/life balance.

The work/life balance issue has increasingly moved across genders and now both men and women are faced with the complex task of making time for family while also making strides at work. Hear more about this topic and how it’s changing more among the younger generations: Work/Life Balance: Moving Beyond Gender. Continue reading ‘The Expansion of Work/Life Balance: Video Insights with Barbara Schaefer McDuffie’

NAIOP’s 2013 Chapter Leadership & Legislative Retreat Coming in February

Leaders from NAIOP’s 51 chapters across North America will gather in Washington, D.C., February 11-14, 2013, for NAIOP’s annual Chapter Leadership & Legislative Retreat. The theme of the Retreat, Chapters with Golden Ideas, will be highlighted in the many breakout sessions offered to chapter leaders aimed at strengthening their leadership skills and presenting fresh strategies for guiding their chapters to a successful 2013. Continue reading ‘NAIOP’s 2013 Chapter Leadership & Legislative Retreat Coming in February’

Eight Key Real Estate Strategies for 2013

To succeed in 2013, real estate organizations must not only change the way they act, but also the way they think and move forward with transformational confidence, says Christopher Lee, CEO of CEL & Associates, Inc.  Learn more about core strategies for maximizing opportunities and managing change in Chris’ e-newsletter Strategic Advantage.

The eight core strategies are:

  • Determine Your Clarity of Purpose and Vision
  • Establish and Adhere to Standards of Excellence
  • Exert Leadership to Exceed Expectations
  • Secure a Stable Source of Capital
  • Focus on Specialization and Niche Dominance
  • Build Brand Awareness and Brand Equity
  • Create a Winning Growth Strategy
  • Take Care of Your Talent

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