Meet Jean Kane, 2014 NAIOP Chairman

Watch a short video and get to know Jean Kane, 2014 NAIOP Chairman.

Kane is the third woman to hold NAIOP's highest elected position and will lead its executive committee and staff in the planning and execution of industry and association-wide initiatives in 2014. Under her leadership, NAIOP will:

  • Launch an innovative E.CON-the E-Commerce Conference this March in Phoenix - the first of its kind for the industry!
  • Continue strong lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill, in state houses and in provinces on the issues critical to commercial real estate
  • Embark on an aggressive strategic plan to guide the association during the next three years

Throughout the year, Kane will be traveling across the chapter network to meet members and share her thoughts on "The Changing Face of Commercial Real Estate," including discussions on who will be sitting across the table as future clients; who top universities are educating; and how are companies making their commercial real estate decisions.

Kane serves as CEO of Welsh | Colliers International, a fully integrated real estate services group, in Minnetonka, Minn. She actively oversees the operations of the company's brokerage, real estate management, construction, architecture, capital and facility services. Under her leadership, the company has grown to a 300-employee firm and has been recognized as a top service provider throughout the Midwest. Kane joined NAIOP in 1992 and is a member and past president of NAIOP Minnesota. She is an alumna of Harvard University's Leading a Real Estate Company program and served as chair of NAIOP's Education, Government Affairs, Membership and Industry Trends committees. She is a NAIOP Research Foundation Governor.

Welcome, Chairman Jean Kane! 

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