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.

But most importantly, our program was designed to help you CareerForward by offering you the tools to propel you to the next level. So, for those ready to connect with their peers nationwide and gain instant access to leaders of the industry, participation in the DL program is a no-brainer.

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 special programs specific for the 35 and under group:

  • Leadership Lunch Club (LLC) – exclusively for the NAIOP DLs.  Held semi-annually, DL members sit down with a seasoned member of the Charlotte commercial real estate community to learn about more about their experiences. 
  • Site Tours – exclusively for the NAIOP DLs.  Enjoy a tour of a project, learning from the key players about lessons learned.
  • DL Socials – open to all 35 and under.  This is a great time to meet other DLs in the Commercial real estate industry and to learn more about the NAIOP DL program.
  • 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.

Developing Leader Steering Committee

  • DL Chair – Mike Kramer, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Programs
    • Mobile Tour: Pete Kidwell, Beacon Partners
    • Leadership Lunch: Mike Kramer, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
    • Social: Rad Hudson, Bohler Engineering
    • Philanthropy - Maggie Jones, Kimley-Horn
  • Membership – Kristy Venning, Beacon Partners
  • Mentorship  Dan Heath, Lincoln Harris
  • Legislative Liaison – Pete Kidwell, Beacon Partners