Developing Leaders

NAIOP's Developing Leaders is an exclusive program geared specifically for all professionals age 35 and under. Your membership entitles you to participate in our extensive network, gain instant access to the latest industry news and enjoy unparalleled networking opportunities.

All NAIOP members who are age 35 or under qualify to participate in the DL program, no matter if you joined through the DL membership category or as part of a corporate membership. As long as you meet the age requirements — and NAIOP has your date of birth on file to verify it — you are automatically considered a DL and have immediate access to all the benefits of the program.

The NAIOP Charlotte Developing Leaders offers exclusive programs specific for the age group 35 and under:

  • DL Connect – Provides DL members the opportunity to meet other DLs and grow their professional network in Charlotte’s commercial real estate community. Click here for more information.
  • DL Lunch & Learn – Held semi-annually, DL members sit down with a seasoned member of the Charlotte commercial real estate community to learn more about their experiences. 
  • DL Mentorship Program  Provides DL members with valuable opportunities for personal and professional growth through focused, one-on-one sessions with leaders in commercial real estate. Click here for more information.
  • Mobile Tours – Enjoy a tour of a project, learning from the key players about lessons learned.
  • Volunteer Activities  DL members spend time assisting various non-profits that help support the Charlotte community.  

Developing Leader Steering Committee

  • Chair – Ben Douglas
  • DL Connect – Kevin Garrone
  • Legislative Liaison – Dan Melvin, LandDesign 
  • DL Mentorship Program – Alex Habecker
  • Programs 
    • DL Lunch & Learns: Brittain Hughes
    • Mobile Tours: Andrew Phelan
    • Socials: Frances Jones
    • Volunteer Activities: Steven Mortensen