The Houston Chapter of a Prestigious Development Organization Identifies Top Professionals Within the Commercial Real Estate Industry as its Board of Directors

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NAIOP, The Commercial Real Estate Development Association announces its Board of Directors for 2015.

NAIOP Houston Howard Horne Legacy Award
The entire Board of Directors is committed to providing our members the highest level of educational resources, the most current legislative knowledge, and boundless opportunities to network and collaborate with one another

NAIOP Houston continues to lead the development community by announcing its 2015 Board of Directors, comprised of the top professionals within the commercial real estate industry. With nearly 30 board members representing a vast majority of the Houston development community, NAIOP remains on the pulse of the industry and at the forefront of changes within the city.

“The 28 members of the NAIOP Houston board represent a vast majority of the Houston development community, allowing them to be a catalyst for identifying industry trends and then taking a leadership role in addressing any needed changes,” stated President, Don Janssen. “The entire Board of Directors is committed to providing our members the highest level of educational resources, the most current legislative knowledge, and boundless opportunities to network and collaborate with one another, making the commercial real estate industry in Houston the very best.”

The collaboration between the men and women of various ages who comprise the board is apparent as the organization continues to be the leading association in Houston for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial, and mixed-use real estate.

The 2015 NAIOP officers and board members are as follows:

Chapter President - Don Janssen, Principal, Planned Community Developers

President Elect - Aaron Thielhorn, Managing Director, Trammell Crow Company

Secretary - Justin Bennett, Regional Vice President, DCT Industrial Trust

Treasurer - Ashley Short Grigsby, First Vice President, Managing Director MidFirst Bank – Houston

Immediate Past President - Edward Griffin, President, Griffin Partners

National Board Representative - Michael G. Scheurich, President & CEO, Arch-Con Corporation

Program Co-Chair - Jim Adams, Senior Vice President, Berkadia

Communications Chair - Stephanie Anderson, P.E., LEED AP, Partner, Ward Getz & Associates

Broker of the Year Co-Chair - Clint Bawcom, Vice President, Leasing, Brookfield Office Properties

Sponsorship Chair - Sandy Benak, Leasing Manager, Granite Properties, Inc.

Broker of the Year Industrial Committee Member - Hans Brindley, Senior Leasing Representative, Liberty Property Trust

Board Member - Jonathan Brinsden, Chief Executive Officer, Midway Companies

Howard W. Horne Legacy Award Chair - John Duffie, Partner, Nelson Duffie Interests

Developing Leader Mentor Leader - Mike Fransen, VP & Managing Director, Parkway Properties, Inc.

Assistant Treasurer - Susan Hill, Senior Managing Director, HFF

Board Member - Paul R. House, Managing Director Capital Markets Group - Real Estate Investment Banking, Jones Lang LaSalle

Broker of the Year Industrial Committee and Fall Event Committee - David P. Hudson, Senior Vice President, Duke Realty Corporation

Program Co-Chair - Kristi Johnson, Vice President, NorthMarq Capital

Broker of the Year Industrial Committee - Ross Matthews, Senior Vice President – Market Officer, Prologis

Broker of the Year Industrial Committee - H.T. “Trey” Odom, III, Principal, AVERA Companies

Finance Committee - Travis Overall, Senior Managing Director, Hines

Board Member - Joe Powers, Founding Partner, Managing Principal, Powers Brown Architecture

Finance Committee - Kevin Roberts, President, Southwest, Transwestern

Fall Event Chair - Warren Savery, Senior Vice President – Leasing, Cousins Properties

Fall Event Committee - Mark Taylor, Senior Managing Director, Houston-Gulf Coast Region, CBRE

Developing Leader - Chair, Kyle Valentine, Co-Managing Partner, Stream Realty Partners, L.P.

Finance Committee - Michael G. Wyatt, Managing Director, Core Real Estate, LLC

Public Affairs Chair and HREC Representative, Fall Event Committee - Dan Zoch, Managing Director, The Carson Companies

Of Counsel - Joseph O. Slovacek, Principal, Hoover Slovacek LLP

Chapter Administrator - Kim Strange, NAIOP Houston

About NAIOP Houston
NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, began in 1967 and has retained through all these years its core group of developer members. The association began as a small group of owners and developers of industrial parks in the eastern U.S. and has since grown to include professionals across the real estate profession. NAIOP Houston, founded in 1988, has set a standard of excellence among Houston’s commercial real estate professionals and continues to raise the bar for community service, professionalism and dedication to the industry.

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