Baltimore, MD (September 18, 2012) – The Developing Leader section of NAIOP Maryland has scheduled a Community Service project to support the efforts of Paul’s Place, on Friday, September 28 from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm. The non-profit organization, which provides sustenance and support for low-income and homeless individuals and families, is located at 1118 Ward Street in downtown Baltimore. For additional information, or to participate in this effort, contact Kate Sanft at 443-986-9429 ext. 102 or

Professionals involved in the commercial real estate industry aged thirty-five years and younger can participate in the Developing Leaders program, which provides all benefits and privileges afforded traditional memberships in NAIOP Maryland. The section offers a range of customized networking and educational opportunities, as well as providing mentoring sessions with real estate veterans.

This month’s Community Service day will involve the delivery of a range of essential items to Paul’s Place, such as non-perishable food items, clothing and apparel, household staples, sporting goods equipment and games. The Developing Leaders will also help prepare and serve a hot lunch, and may also work on three local Habitat for Humanity houses which are being constructed as a joint venture between Habitat for Humanity and Paul’s Place.      

“Paul’s Place provides critical programming and essential goods and services to families and individuals in need, on a daily basis,” stated Brendan Gill, Chair of the NAIOP-Maryland Committee Service Committee.  “The NAIOP Developing Leader team will bring a full day’s worth of energy, passion and hard work to the facility in an effort to further its important mission.”

Past community service efforts by NAIOP Maryland has included the construction of picnic tables and floating wetlands for the Living Classroom Foundation in Baltimore City, as well as the delivery and placement of 200 oyster cages throughout sections of the waters of Spa Creek and Severna River. This effort, in which NAIOP Maryland teamed with Chesapeake Baysavers and the Oyster Recovery Partnership, was designed to stimulate the population and improve the health of local oyster beds

Paul’s Place provides sustenance and support for low-income and homeless individuals and families by providing meals, shower facilities and laundry services; offering emergency housing options; and organizing educational and vocational services.

NAIOP Maryland is the local affiliate of NAIOP and is comprised of individuals working for real estate development companies, brokerage firms and affiliated companies such as financial institutions, architectural firms and engineers. The local chapter has more than 375 active members.

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. For additional information visit