This year marks NAIOP Northern Nevada’s 10-year anniversary. To celebrate the milestone, the northern Nevada chapter of the commercial real estate development association is hosting an anniversary dinner Thursday, Sept. 15 at Greater Nevada Field with Chris Myers of FOX Sports as the keynote speaker.
“It is a big deal to have 10 years,” Randi Reed, executive director of NAIOP Northern Nevada, said.
Just a few short years ago, the chapter’s membership was dwindling due to the recession and corporate NAIOP questioned the chapter’s ability to survive. The chapter now has 92 members and has been recognized as the chapter with the largest membership increase for the past two years in a row, increasing by 55 percent each year.
“Membership growth is double what any other chapter across the United States and Canada is doing,” Reed said. “For us, that is a huge milestone.”
NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is a national organization founded in 1967. According to its website, it has more than 18,000 members.
“The organization was created to protect the interest and the industry of commercial real estate, primarily focusing on the development side,” Reed said.
NAIOP works to advocate and advance the interests of developers and brokers by lobbying for legislation that supports the commercial real estate industry. NAIOP Northern Nevada and NAIOP Southern Nevada collaborate to influence legislation in Nevada and give developers a voice.
The chapter also provides a variety of benefits to their members such as mixers for networking, continuing education programs and an annual developers forum.
“The camaraderie within this industry, because we are in such a small community, is extremely tight knit,” Reed said.
NAIOP has member representatives from firms such as Panattoni, Dermody Properties, who according to Reed was instrumental to getting the chapter started, United Construction, Basin Street Properties, Ticor Title, Dickson Commercial Group, Avison Young, SVN Gold Dust Commercial Associates and many more.
“These are the movers and shakers,” Reed said. “These are the people who are making the deals. These are the people who are building the buildings.”
Part of the idea behind the anniversary event is to amplify the identity of NAIOP in the community.
“We have these fantastic developers who really have a pulse on not only what is happening here in northern Nevada but on the West Coast and nation wide as well,” Reed said.
Reed also wanted to create an event that no one had done before in northern Nevada to commemorate the 10-year anniversary and to honor leaders in the industry.
Attendees of the event will dine out on the actual baseball field, which is something that has never been done at the stadium. The event will start with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and the dinner will start at 7 p.m. In addition to the keynote speaker, NAIOP will honor 10 leaders in the commercial real estate industry and present a timeline looking back over the past 10 years in the industry. The evening will conclude with a private fireworks show.
To purchase tickets to the 10-year anniversary event, contact Randi Reed at 775-513-7052 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are $150 for members and $200 for non-members and tables are $1,750 for members and $2,000 for non-members. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information about NAIOP Northern Nevada, visit http://naiopnnv.com/.