Our Committees

AMBASSADOR COMMITTEE

Responsible for acting as a new member liaison by welcoming and connecting new members to the chapter, reaching out to existing members and companies to expand membership base and awareness of existing NAIOP resources.

Committee Chair: Emily Brown, American Office

AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE COMMITTEE

Handles the logistics of the signature bi-yearly awards program that recognizes developers and vendors for the highest quality and most innovative commercial real estate achievements. Logistics including awards submissions, corporate sponsorships and project judging.

Committee Co-Chairs: Ryan Burrows, JLL; Morgan Gilligan, Stewart Title Guaranty Company; Nicole Wilhelm Smith, ECS Mid-Atlantic

COMMUNITY SERVICE COMMITTEE

Creates a bi-yearly program that supports the goals of NAIOP Maryland and raise funds to for charitable groups such as the Baltimore Community ToolBank, Living Classrooms Foundation and Chesapeake Habitat for Humanity through the generosity of event sponsors and volunteers.

Committee Chair: Nicole Wilhelm Smith, ECS Mid-Atlantic

DEVELOPING LEADERS COMMITTEE

Targets commercial real estate professionals who are 35 years old or younger through various events and activities – attracting new professionals to the organization. Industry newcomers connect with recognized leaders and in exchange, the younger generation is given a platform to share their perspectives.

Committee Chair: Paul Giulio, Hill Management Services, Inc.

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE

Monitors state and local legislative activity, develops policy positions and serves as an advocate for the industry in the Maryland General Assembly and before county governments in Central Maryland.

Committee Chair: Tom Pilon, St. John Properties

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

Responsible for retaining the NAIOP-MD membership base, identifying and soliciting new prospects, collecting dues and organizing member events and activities.

Committee Chair: E.J. Edelman, CohnReznick

PROGRAMS COMMITTEE

Responsible for the organizing, promoting and executing events offered to NAIOP-MD members. Nearly a dozen educational, social and networking gatherings are handled by this committee throughout the year.

Committee Chair: Jannine Hayes, Knott Realty Group