John Hermann and Jim Lighthizer

John Hermann, Vice President, Asset Management/Leasing for Corporate Office Properties Trust, has been elected President of NAIOP Maryland. Additional officers include Kate Jordan, Principal, Lee & Associates | Maryland as President-Elect; Sean Doordan, Senior Vice President, Leasing & Acquisitions, St. John Properties as Vice President; and Christopher Nevin, Regional Manager Investment Real Estate, First National Bank as Treasurer. Jim Lighthizer, Principal, Chesapeake Real Estate Group is Immediate Past President.

“Backed by an extremely strong group of officers and board of directors, I look forward to tackling the many challenges faced by the commercial real estate industry with a mission of further raising the profile of NAIOP Maryland and adding value to membership in this organization,” Hermann said. “Commercial real estate remains a significant driver of and contributor to our state’s economy, and the projects our members work on make life more comfortable and productive. We are sensitive to the impact our projects have on the regional environment and continually strive to deliver sites that are significantly better for the environment than where it started.”