Expand Your Knowledge – Connect with Industry Leaders

The NAIOP Chicago Mentorship Program provides the opportunity for Developing Leader Members (Mentee) and NAIOP Chicago Affiliate Members (Mentor) to forge a long-lasting professional relationship that is mutually beneficial to both.

The Mentorship Program provides Mentees the chance to learn different aspects or gain a deeper knowledge of the real estate industry from an experienced, well-rounded professional. The Mentor provides career and professional advice and guidance to assist the Mentee’s efforts to succeed in the real estate industry. Mentors and Mentees commit to a one-year term with at least one meeting per quarter in addition to a Mentorship Kick-Off (April), a mid-year program and a Closing Reception (November).

The NAIOP Chicago Mentorship program is open to Developing Leaders who have a minimum of 2 years of experience in the real estate industry. Participants from previous years are eligible to reapply. Program fees apply. 

I’m actively involved in NAIOP Chicago because it offers a terrific cross section of the commercial real estate community including developers, brokers, lenders and service providers, at all organizational levels – from young professionals to the C-suite.  As my involvement with NAIOP has progressed, I have enjoyed mentoring young leaders through the NAIOP-sponsored Developing Leaders program.  Hopefully this guidance has helped others as much as the experience has helped me.

— Dave Riefe, SVP-Midwest Region, Seefried Properties, Inc.