Molly Carson, Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Dear NAIOP Arizona Chapter Members and Guests:
I’m delighted and humbled to serve as Chairman of the Board of NAIOP Arizona for 2019. There couldn’t be a better time to lead this dynamic organization. The Greater Phoenix commercial real estate market remains strong, despite the everchanging world dynamics. Greater Phoenix secured its position as a top city for businesses to locate and well as for start-ups to form and grow. Offering a highly skilled, diverse workforce has and will continue to help us attract top companies at a national and global level. Opportunity remains for those willing to work hard and take calculated risks. There’s no better place to advance your career and our industry than NAIOP Arizona.
NAIOP Arizona is stronger than ever thanks to our President and CEO, Suzanne Kinney as well as our dedicated board of directors whose industry experience and expertise is unparalleled. In 2019, we are looking forward to enhancing our member experience by elevating our signature events, building upon our top-notch educational programs and maintaining our focus on key public policy initiatives. As our world continues to change, we must be in a position to continue to adapt. NAIOP Phoenix is committed to staying in front of policy issues potentially impacting our market and bringing our members relevant, valuable education opportunities.
On the public policy front, we will continue to increase our influence and be the primary voice for commercial real estate at the state legislature, working for legislation that decreases costs and makes Arizona a prime location for new and expanding businesses. Watch for us to ramp up our communications efforts, reaching out to our constituents through both traditional and social media. Supporting the future leaders of our industry remains a priority. We are proud of the strides our Developing Leaders have made in recent years and look forward to more valuable programming and rewarding mentor relationships in 2019.
Finally, we are excited to celebrate our industry’s successes together, in true NAIOP Arizona form! Our signature events are not to be missed and promise to provide outstanding opportunities to network with industry colleagues. Our spring lineup includes the industry’s most sought-after awards event – Best of NAIOP – a night to celebrate the accomplishments of commercial real estate leaders and the amazing projects they create. Night at the Fights is primed to be an exciting evening of professional boxing in an electric atmosphere. Later in the year, we look forward to tickling our funny bone with professional comedy at Thursday Night Live, engaging our cerebral side at Signature Speaker Series and enjoying some fun competition at our Golf Tournament.
As a NAIOP member you will find abundant opportunities to get involved and maximize your membership. Whether it’s joining a committee, attending events or engaging in public policy, you are sure to find a way to expand your professional network and increase your industry knowledge. If you are not already a part of our vibrant organization, I encourage you to join now and realize the many benefits of NAIOP membership.
Chairman of the Board, Arizona Chapter of NAIOP Inc.