Nearly 50 years ago, a group of industrial park developers came together to form an association around what was then considered “niche” development. Throughout the years, NAIOP has grown alongside the industry, adding office to its name in 1976. Six years ago, as it was overwhelmingly clear that our members had grown far beyond the “I” of industrial and the “O” of office, we made the decision to simply be known as NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association.
Today, with our nearly 17,000 members, we’re seeing more diversity in professions and property types than we ever have.
Let the numbers speak for themselves:
- 67% of members are involved in retail.
- 40% of members are involved in multifamily.
- 66% of members are involved in mixed-use.
- 89% of members are involved in office.
- 77% of members are involved in industrial.
- 42% of members are involved in new “niche,” like medical office, senior/student housing, institutional, and more.
Like our members, NAIOP isn’t limiting itself. Our members go where the opportunities can be found, and NAIOP is your partner no matter your property type or focus in the industry. We have the people through our powerful chapter network, the knowledge through our Research Foundation, the education through our courses and conferences, and effective advocacy through our legislative team on Capitol Hill and in statehouses and provinces across North America.
Watch this video to meet our members and see what NAIOP is all about today.
Our message to the industry is clear: We Are Commercial Real Estate. I invite you to join us on the journey, learn how we can advance your career, and get involved.
Thomas J. Bisacquino is NAIOP President and CEO.