Baltimore, MD (February 14, 2013) – NAIOP Maryland received the “2012 National Chapter of the Year” Award from NAIOP at the recent National NAIOP Chapter Leadership and Legislative Retreat held in Washington, D.C. NAIOP Maryland has more than 375 members and is comprised of individuals working for real estate development companies, brokerage firms and affiliated companies such as financial institutions, architectural firms and engineers. For additional information, visit

The award was based on overall excellence in Education, Community Involvement, Corporate Involvement, Government Affairs Activities, Member Recruitment, Communications, Student Activities and Civic Activities.

“We are extremely honored to be recognized with this award that values excellence, innovation and leadership in every aspect of the Chapter. This was a total team effort and is a signal of more exciting things to come for our membership,” stated Dianna Wilhelm, President of NAIOP Maryland.

NAIOP is the nation’s leading trade association for developers, owners, investors and other professionals in industrial, office and mixed-use commercial real estate. Comprising 16,000 members in 55 chapters, it provides networking opportunities, educational programs, research on trends and innovations and strong legislative representation.