Baltimore, MD (January 12, 2017) – Spencer Perry, Vice President at BB&T, has been named Chair of the NAIOP Maryland Developing Leaders committee, which is comprised of commercial real estate professionals aged 35 years or under. He succeeds Kate Jordan of Lee & Associates, who is now serving on the association’s board of directors. The group currently features more than sixty members.

The NAIOP Maryland Developing Leaders committee organizes events throughout the year to accomplish both networking and educational objectives. Building tours are organized at venues such as recently-completed Class “A” office buildings, retail centers, industrial/warehouse projects or retro-fit locations. Tours are led by the development and design team responsible for the project, which offer a behind-the-scenes look into the challenges and obstacles overcome to achieve the finished product. Developing Leaders strives to organize two such building tours each year.

In addition, several times each year, Developing Leaders invites a highly-recognized commercial real estate veteran to spend an evening of networking and conversation with the members.

Perry, a graduate of the Johns Hopkins MS in Real Estate program and Vice President of BB&T’s Maryland Commercial Real Estate Team, is recognized as a value-added commercial real estate finance professional.Responsible for originating and servicing investment real estate loans, he has worked in the commercial real estate industry since 2007.

“Joining the Developing Leaders group has made a significant impact on my career given the networking opportunities, the ability to have quality face time with veterans of the commercial real estate industry and the chance to observe my peers lead the activities of this committee,” Perry explained. “We have an extremely ambitious schedule of programming planned for the coming year, and a group of highly motivated and passionate professionals engaged. This committee provides invaluable training ground as we ascend to leadership positions with NAIOP Maryland.”