Race, Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives in the CRE Industry

It takes small steps to make big change. On October 27, 2020 NAIOP Northern Ohio’s Women’s Leadership Network hosted an event on Race, Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives in the Commercial Real Estate Industry. Our panel, representing from companies who have taken the lead addressing strategies for making the CRE industry more diverse, included Sandra Madison, CEO and Chairperson of Robert …

A Conversation with US Congressman Anthony Gonzalez

On September 3, 2020 NAIOP Northern Ohio welcomed Congressman Anthony Gonzalez for an intimate conversation. Updates from Washington DC included: Status of another round of stimulus for the COVID-19 pandemic; Highlights of what a second stimulus may include (PPP extension, deductibility of PPP expenses, etc); Status of another budget bill to fund the government (current bill expires Sept 30th); Discussion …

COVID and the Industrial Real Estate Market in Northeast Ohio

On August 19, 2020 NAIOP Northern Ohio hosted a virtual event exploring the impact of COVID on the industrial real estate market in Northeastern Ohio. Moderated by Mary Cierebiej, Senior Director Site Strategies, Team NEO, industry experts Terry Coyne, Vice Chairman, Newmark Knight Frank; full-service Broker; Chris Semarjian, Owner, Industrial Commercial Properties; property owner; and Terry Slaybaugh, Vice President Sites …

Landlords and Tenants: Changes in the COVID-19 Era

On June 25, 2020, NAIOP Northern Ohio hosted a virtual event focused on the changes in the landlord-tenant relationship during the COVID-19 era. Moderator David Browning (Managing Director, Northeast Ohio Market Leader, CBRE) led the discussion with Michael Cantor (Managing Director, Principal, Allegro Real Estate Brokers & Advisors) representing the tenants point-of-view and Neil Viny (President and Principal Owner, Dalad …

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The Impact of COVID 19 on Restaurants & Retail

On June 4, 2020, the Women’s Leadership Network hosted an online panel discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on restaurants and retail. The response to our first virtual event was very encouraging, with more than 100 registrants. In case you missed it, or would like to review the discussion, the event was recorded. Panelists: Gretchen Garofoli, Co-Owner of Oak and …

Market Update: Through the Eyes of a Demographic Expert

January 24th Event at The Music Box Supper Club By Hillary Lyon, NAIOP Communications Chair, and Founder, ART Every Space Speakers Keynote: Richey Piiparinen, Managing Partner at Producer Cities, LLC Panelists: Alec Pacella, CCIM, Managing Partner/Senior Vice President, NAI Daus, and David Stover, SIOR Principal/Executive Managing Director, Hanna Commercial Real Estate, Moderator: Richard Y. Pace, President, Cumberland Development. Richey Piiparinen, …

Colliers International’s Watts Receives NAIOP’s Developing Leaders Award

TORONTO (October 19, 2015) – NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has recognized Katharine Watts, vice president, Colliers International, with its 2015 Developing Leaders Award. “We are proud to recognize Katharine Watts for her exceptional achievements and leadership in NAIOP, her community and the industry,” said Thomas J. Bisacquino, president and CEO of NAIOP. “Her drive and innovative approach …

Eds, Meds and Energy

How a base of knowledge capital is transforming Greater Cleveland. by RON STARNER Hyland Software could have built its spacious new corporate campus anywhere in the U.S. It chose Cleveland – and the story behind that site selection reveals plenty about where this region is heading. To say that this is not your father’s Rust Belt anymore would be the …