San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 07, 2014
Alex Mast was recently elected President-elect of the 400-member San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. An active member of the Chapter, he will assume the role of NAIOP-SFBA Chapter President in January 2015.
NAIOP is a dynamic network of 50+ chapters representing 18,000+ real estate members across the United States and Canada. For nearly 50 years, NAIOP has represented the interests of developers, owners, investors, managers, brokers, attorneys, architects, lenders, contractors and public officials in protecting and shaping the commercial real estate industry.
Mast joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch in 2007 and currently serves as a Senior Vice President within the Commercial Real Estate Banking group. In his role, Mast provides financial solutions for developers, investors, and private equity funds. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and is a San Francisco Bay Area native.
As the NAIOP-SFBA Chapter President-elect, Mast is taking the helm of a thriving chapter that encompasses members from San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Marin and Sonoma Counties. The chapter has a strong representation of owner/developers and a wide array of service providers who cover the spectrum of real estate issues. The Chapter’s mission is to support the Bay Area commercial real estate industry by proactively influencing legislative policy, providing superior educational events, and fostering networking opportunities.
"The Chapter is fortunate to have Alex Mast's leadership in the role of President-elect at a time when the Chapter is experiencing renewed growth and vibrancy with highly-attended educational events and networking opportunities, and innovative programs such as the Young Professionals Group (YPG) for developing leaders," said Chapter President Russ Cooper of Shorenstein Properties LLC.
In 2013, NAIOP-SFBA launched its first Young Professionals Group (YPG), a twelve-month, seventy-hour course designed to educate, develop, connect, and elevate the commercial real estate industry’s emerging leaders. In July 2014, it will graduate its first class and in September of this year, the Chapter will welcome its second class of 30 students for instruction in critical components of the real estate industry, personal and professional development coaching from MBA-level instructors, extensive networking and relationship-building activities, and guidance from leading industry executives through an intimate speaker series exclusive to the YPG class.
"With Mast coming into the President-elect role and the good fortune of a booming commercial real estate market, the Chapter is perfectly poised to continue to grow, innovate, and further advance its important mission," said Cooper.