Baltimore, MD (February 14, 2013) – NAIOP Maryland received the “2012 Special Event 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

NAIOP Maryland was selected based on the successful execution of its bi-annual “Awards of Excellence” program, held last spring that presented thirty-two different awards for the highest quality and more innovative commercial real estate achievements in the Maryland area. The Awards of Excellence event was co-chaired by Connie Rhodes of Rhodes Development; Christopher Murray of Mid-Atlantic Properties and Taylor Fields of Knott Realty Group.

“The Awards of Excellence program drew the highest amount of participants and secured the largest amount of sponsorship dollars in the history of NAIOP Maryland, and its successful execution is invaluable to our Chapter,” 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.