NAIOP Selects Six Outstanding Professionals to Receive 2013 Developing Leaders Award


WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 17, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has selected six young professionals to receive its coveted 2013 Developing Leaders Award. The award is given to up-and-coming professionals under the age of 35 who have distinguished themselves among their colleagues and show great promise as future industry leaders and will be presented on October 9, 2013, at Development ’13: The Annual Meeting for Commercial Real Estate in San Diego, Calif.

Recipients of NAIOP’s 2013 Developing Leaders Award are:

Michael Case, Vice President of Brokerage, Jones Lang LaSalle Real Estate Services, Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jeffrey Hansen-Carlson, Director of Business Development, Kellerdenali, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
C. Michael Johnston, Vice President, Menlo Equities, Palo Alto, Calif.
Dan McGrath, Assistant Vice President, New Boston Fund, Inc., Boston, Mass.
Kaitlin Murphy, Senior Vice President, Murphy Development Co., San Diego, Calif.
Christopher Murray, Vice President and Partner, Mid-Atlantic Properties, Inc., Towson, Md.

These individuals are being recognized for their insight, strategic vision and leadership qualities that undoubtedly will help grow the industry, guiding it as it adapts to emerging trends and market conditions and implementing diverse approaches in business decisions,” said Thomas J. Bisacquino, president and CEO of NAIOP. “Together, they have the ability to set our industry apart and make it a powerful example for others to follow.”

Established in 2006, the Developing Leaders Award has been given to rising industry professionals from across NAIOP’s chapter network in all sectors of commercial real estate. This year’s winners will be feted at a luncheon entitled “Top Trends That Will Shape the Future Marketplace” on October 9, featuring famed author, business analyst and futurist James Cannon, PhD.

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About NAIOP: NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is the leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP comprises 15,000 members in North America. NAIOP advances responsible commercial real estate development and advocates for effective public policy. For more information, visit

Kathryn Hamilton

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