NAIOP MA Installs 2011 Leadership Team

NAIOP MA Installs 2011 Leadership Team

12/20/2010, Quincy, MA — NAIOP Massachusetts elected a new President and Board of Directors, along with a new Executive Committee, at its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 15. The new board includes the principals of many of the region’s leading commercial real estate firms.

Brian Kavoogian, President of Charles River Realty Investors, was elected President of NAIOP Massachusetts for 2010. In this capacity, he will work closely with NAIOP staff and Chapter leadership to guide the Chapter’s operations. Kavoogian is the founder of Charles River Realty Investors, a private equity real estate firm focused on making value-added real estate investments on the East Coast. Investments include single property acquisitions, property development and redevelopment, multi-property portfolio acquisitions, joint ventures, and investments in real estate operating companies. The firm and its principals have invested over $2.5 billion in commercial real estate over the past ten years.

Kavoogian is involved with a number of civic, charitable and industry-related organizations. He is a Trustee of Tufts University and an Overseer of the Tisch College at Tufts University. He also serves as the Vice Chairman of the Greater Boston YMCA, is an Overseer of Newton-Wellesley Hospital and a member of the Partners Healthcare System, Inc. Corporation. Kavoogian is a past board member of the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency, appointed by Governor Mitt Romney in 2006. He received a BA from Tufts University in 1984.

Paul Marcus, CEO of Marcus Partners, will serve as President – Elect and Sarah Abrams, formerly President of Fidelity Real Estate Services, will serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Abrams served as the 2010 Chapter President, and Kavoogian served as the 2010 President-Elect. Jamie Carlin, Crosspoint Associates, was re-elected as Secretary, and Kathryn West, Partners HealthCare System, moved from Senior Vice President of Chapter Affairs to Treasurer.

“We are honored to welcome this year’s group of executives,” said David Begelfer, NAIOP Massachusetts’ CEO. “Along with our other Directors and Officers, these individuals represent the very best in our industry, and they will serve as an excellent resource as our Chapter continues to lead in the coming year.”

Other members of the 2011 NAIOP Executive Committee elected at the meeting are:

* V.P. Chapter Affairs: Michael Wilcox, The Bulfinch Companies, Inc.
* V.P. Education: Gary Pease, Nitsch Engineering
* Asst. V.P. Education: Kerry Olson, CB Richard Ellis
* V.P. Membership: Jason Sweatt, McCarter & English LLP
* Asst. V.P. Membership: Tom Woods, Paradigm Properties
* V.P. Programs: Cappy Daume, The Davis Companies
* Asst. V.P. Programs: Adam Weisenberg, Goodwin Procter
* V.P. Public Affairs: Michael Leon, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
* Asst. V.P. Public Affairs: Scott Weiss,The Gutierrez Company
* V.P. Special Events: Daniel Monger, Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP
* Asst. V.P. Special Events Robert Dickey, Dickey Ventures
* V.P. Charitable Events: Robert Hayes, KeyPoint Partners, LLC
* Asst. V.P. Charitable Events: Stephen Brodsky, Synergy Investment & Development
* V.P. Developing Leaders: Sarah Weatherbee, Keller Augusta Partners
* Asst. V.P. Developing Leaders: Britton Derkac, Equity Office Properties
* V.P. Marketing: David Fleming, W. S. Development Associates, Inc.
* Asst. V.P. Marketing: Maureen Rystrom, J. Calnan & Associates, Inc.

In addition, the Chapter renewed the terms of several continuing Board members:

* Peter Carbone, Taurus Investments
* Tom DeSimone, W/S Development
* Gloria Gutierrez, Gutierrez Company
* Frank Petz, Richards Barry Joyce & Partners
* Andrew Hoar, CB Richard Ellis
* Douglass Karp, New England Development
* Marilyn Swartz-Lloyd, MASCO
* Roy MacDowell, Baystone Development
* Jay Doherty, Cabot Cabot & Forbes
* Joe Zink, Atlantic Management

Also at the Annual Meeting, NAIOP Massachusetts presented several special awards to select members who have made significant contributions to NAIOP.

Sarah Abrams presented the 2010 President’s Award to Hamilton Hackney, of Greenberg Traurig, in honor of his years of dedication and leadership on countless public affairs issues. Abrams noted that, as the Chapter’s lead on stormwater issues, Hackney has worked tirelessly to communicate the economic impacts of stormwater proposals while providing practical, cost-effective alternatives. In addition, he was involved in making significant changes to the Massachusetts Endangered Species regulations, helping state regulators create a more flexible and transparent program.

The Chapter’s Public Affairs Award was given to Brian Levey and Marc Goldstein, both of Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., in recognition of their work on the Permit Extension Act, which was signed into law in August and has allowed countless development projects throughout Massachusetts to move forward.

In addition, David Begelfer presented a special Legislator of the Year award to Senator Karen Spilka in recognition of her commitment to job creation and economic development, as well as her leadership on passage of the Permit Extension Act.

Following the business portion of the Annual Meeting, Kevin McCall led “A Conversation with Alan Leventhal”, featuring insight and analysis from one of Boston’s leading investors.

NAIOP Massachusetts is grateful for the efforts of all of its members and looks forward to another busy and productive year in 2011!

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