What does NAIOP mean to you?
I've been asked on numerous occasions, "What does NAIOP mean?" The simple response to this is, well, nothing. NAIOP is a vestigial acronym - a relic from our early years as a professional association that we liked to call "The National Association of Industrial and Office Properties." But as our association has grown, so too has our scope, our aspirations, and of course our name.
So what does NAIOP mean to me now? It's a relationship and it's a family. It's a network of close colleagues and professionals that are leading the way for commercial development in BC. It's a source of some of the best information on industry affairs, and also a forum for some of the brightest thinkers in the region.
This has been an ongoing evolutionary process, and we're excited to share with you the next iteration of NAIOP Vancouver. This redesigned online space has been developed with you, our members, in mind. Gain insights into the state of the industry through our valuable members-only section. Looking for a change of scenery? Check out our current Job Postings to see what opportunities are available. And what you're reading now, our Industry Leaders Blog,will give you access to the thoughts and ideas that have made some of our industry figureheads into the success they are today.
NAIOP is more than an acronym - it is THE place to network amongst the commercial real estate industry, develop tomorrow's leaders, and influence public policy.
What does NAIOP mean to you? Please share all of your thoughts and comments below, as we work towards building an open discussion with our members.
If you haven't already done so, grow your professional network by joining the NAIOP Vancouver LinkedIn Group, and follow @NAIOPVancouver on Twitter to get all the latest updates.