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9.12.17 Announcing: NAIOP Developing Leaders Mentorship Program, Greater Philadelphia Chapter


Announcing: NAIOP Developing Leaders Mentorship Program, Greater Philadelphia Chapter



Since 1967, NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has become the leading organization for developers, owners and investors of office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP comprises 18,000+ members and provides strong advocacy, education and business opportunities through a powerful North American network.


The Greater Philadelphia Chapter’s mentorship program will be a small group focused on touring/introducing new projects, educating about different market sectors, and providing personalized networking. Each session will feature a project and a mentor who will give background on their career and educate about a project.


In lieu of matching mentees with mentors, one to one, we will facilitate introductions to multiple people with similar interests and career aspirations and let mentoring relationships develop organically.


Who we are looking for:

We are looking for the up and coming players in the Philadelphia Commercial Real Estate business. The ideal nominee should be motivated, dynamic, and an enthusiastic young professional looking to advance their real estate career by gaining valuable insight into exciting projects and gaining relationships with both their peers and the mentors. Our focus is on commercial brokers and developers, but we will accept nominations from all Commercial Real Estate industries, including supporting services. It is anticipated that 12-15 mentees will be selected.


Mentors and Session Topics

Brian Cohen, Liberty Property Trust; Comcast Technology Center

Mark Seltzer, Liberty Property Trust; NAIOP Overview and the Navy Yard

Joe Ritchie, Brandywine Realty Trust; Schuylkill Yards

Rich Gottlieb, Keystone Property Group; Independence Mall Collection

And others to be unveiled


Obligation of the Mentees

Mentees will attend six sessions between November 2017 and November 2018, be engaged in discussion at various sessions and provide feedback to enhance the program for future mentees.


All mentees MUST be NAIOP Developing Leaders members, or agree to join upon acceptance, prior to the program start date. NAIOP’s Developing Leaders is an exclusive program geared specifically for all professionals age 35 and under. Your membership entitles you to participate in our extensive network, gain instant access to the latest industry news and enjoy unparalleled networking opportunities. The Developing Leader fee is $295. To learn more about membership, click here.


How to Apply?

Click here for the application. Please fill out and submit by October 2, 2017.



Applications Due: Monday, October 2, 2017

Mentees Announced: Monday, October 16, 2017

First Session: Thursday, November 9, 2017 – Comcast Technology Center


Please contact, Valery Koontz, NAIOP Greater Philadelphia Executive Director, with any questions.






Mark Seltzer

NAIOP President, Greater Philadelphia Chapter


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