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Dear NAIOP Arizona Members,
I am very excited to serve as the 2016 NAIOP Arizona Chairman. Thanks to your involvement, and the involvement of other members all around the country, NAIOP has grown to become one of the largest and most well respected real estate organizations in North America with over 16,000 members and 51 chapters. Locally, and under the leadership of a long list of well-regarded past chairmen and Board members, we have seen our Arizona chapter thrive and grow to become one of the largest chapters in the country. In fact, we were just named Most Outstanding Large Chapter of the Year for NAIOP in the nation.
Over the past year, there are many accomplishments of which to be proud. Under the leadership of Tom Johnston, last year’s chairman, not only did our membership grow to 780 members making us the 6th largest NAIOP chapter in the country, but we also continued to feed the homeless through our Dream Teams.
In addition to strengthening our membership base and continuing to grow our public policy and philanthropic efforts, there are several areas I’ve identified as opportunities to further strengthen our organization. We are enriching our mentorship program for our Developing Leaders by offering more educational content and adding a group project competition. We also will be improving our education offerings for all members through our new “Lunch & Learns” and an expansion of our “Market Leaders” events. We also are looking to better represent all sectors in the CRE market by adding a retail dimension to our Best of NAIOP Awards.
In the end, any organization is only as good as its people. I strongly encourage you to make the most of your NAIOP membership by getting involved. In addition to attending our signature events such as Signature Speaker Series, Best of NAIOP, Night at the Fights, Thursday Night Live, and the annual Golf Tournament, please consider joining one of our many committees. I truly believe that the more you put into your membership, the more you will get out of it. Please do not hesitate to contact me or our great staff to inquire about these opportunities.
2016 NAIOP Arizona Chairman
EJM Development Co. was formed in 1973 by Eugene and Jerry Monkarsh to acquire, develop and manage industrial, commercial and residential properties. Since then, the family-run company has grown to its current status as one of the leading industrial/commercial developers in the western states of California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.