NAIOP Supports Rising CRE Leaders through Diversity Scholarships


Washington, DC – (RealEstateRama) — NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has announced the 2017 recipients of its scholarship. A component of NAIOP’s strategic initiative to promote diversity in commercial real estate, the scholarship program supports students who are pursuing a degree in commercial real estate.

“NAIOP recognizes the value of supporting the next generation of leaders in commercial real estate and increasing the diversity of backgrounds and viewpoints in our industry,” said Thomas J. Bisacquino, NAIOP president and CEO. “Our scholarship program recipients have demonstrated their enthusiasm and commitment to improving the built environment and enhancing the communities in which we live, work and play.”


NAIOP is awarding four $5,000 graduate student scholarships as well as two $2,500 undergraduate student scholarships to individuals from demographics that are traditionally under-represented in commercial real estate and whose universities are part of the NAIOP University Membership program.

In addition to the scholarship, each award recipient will have the opportunity to make new professional connections and sharpen his or her commercial real estate acumen with complimentary registration for NAIOP’s CRE.Converge 2017, October 10-12, in Chicago.

To learn more about NAIOP’s strategic initiatives to advance diversity, visit

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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 18,000 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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