Push Your Career Forward & Make Your Mark
NAIOP’s Developing Leaders program is for all professionals aged 35 and under. Your membership entitles you to participate in our extensive network, gain instant access to the latest industry news and enjoy unparalleled networking opportunities. We provide the tools, networking and resources you need to gain a competitive edge.
Discover how NAIOP Chicago helps members build the relationships that drive their success.
Gain access to NAIOP’s guide to navigating the Commercial Real Estate industry.
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Connect with fellow Developing Leaders around the country.
Participate in events and programs tailored to Developing Leaders.
Meet fellow Developing Leaders, as well as senior members of the industry.
Receive insight on what it takes to be a standout leader at your organization. The Developing Leaders Forum meets twice yearly and helps put your career on the fast track for advancement.
Get paired with an industry leader, make new connections and grow and gain knowledge in industry. If you are a NAIOP Chicago Developing Leader with a minimum of 2 years experience in the CRE Industry, this program is for you!
The annual event honors up-and-coming commercial real estate professionals for their valued contributions and commitment to the industry.
What our Members are Saying...
“NAIOP Chicago provides a space for myself and my team to network with brokers, investors, and vendors to help us grow our platform. The Developing Leaders program also provides a strong network for our younger team members to grow through the mentoring program and meeting peers at a similar level.”
Jordan Nathan | Senior Vice President – Midwest Markets | Faropoint
“I joined NAIOP Chicago to build connections with commercial real estate leaders outside of the banking/financing industry. I also joined as a way to expand my network with individuals who have experience in the industry.”
Niquanda McMahan (Reid) | Managing Director | CIBC
“I am involved with NAIOP Chicago because of the strong membership and networking opportunities. NAIOP Chicago plans best-in-class events that help me grow my professional network while also listening to the best and brightest in our industry.”
Josh Bauer | VP, Investment Officer | Prologis, Inc.
Featured DL Profile: Stacy Weaver
Name: Stacy Weaver
Position: Development and Acquisitions Associate
Education: Indiana University
Years in Real Estate: 6Continue Reading
Featured DL Profile: Cory Welper
Name: Cory Welper
Company: Bridge Industrial
Position: Director, Acquisitions
Education: University of Wisconsin
Years in Real Estate: 5 yearsContinue Reading
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