NAIOPWA Now Third Largest Chapter in North America

In 2020, NAIOP Washington State was honored as NAIOP Chapter of the Year. This year, despite COVID-19, we have continued that success by becoming NAIOP’s third-largest chapter in North America.

This achievement is in large part thanks to the commitment of our corporate members and member companies who expanded their memberships. These companies recognize the value of building connections and relationships with industry partners; participating in exclusive professional development opportunities crucial to keeping a competitive edge; and putting their voices together with other CRE leaders to inform legislation that affects our region.

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As we move into new phases and explore what doing business is like in a COVID-informed world, we do not plan on slowing down. We are committed to keeping our members active, engaged, and informed by continuing our successful initiatives.

  • Maximizing member benefits: NAIOPWA offers free-of-charge webinars, online content and additional benefits for members, including exclusive access to event recordings and an extension of benefits for individuals in case of job loss.
  • Engaging members: the Summer Social Golf Tournament forms the cornerstone of NAIOPWA's networking events. We are excited to host a double shotgun tournament for sponsors, volunteers, and 288+ golfers. This year’s theme is Woodstock, and you won’t want to miss it! 
  • Educating the CRE community: Our flagship breakfast series, exclusive property tours, and webinars highlight the innovative work of industry leaders, bring awareness to DEI efforts, and keep us informed on the most up-to-date ideas in solving sustainable development goals for our region. 
  • Celebrating our industry: NAIOPWA’s Night of the Stars Gala features a black-tie dinner and awards ceremony honoring local real estate projects and companies for their impact on the community, market adaptability, ingenuity, and local contributions. 
  • Expanding DEI initiatives in CRE: Our strong, supportive members and DEI committee continue to develop robust programming for our current firms and professionals as well as a powerful summer internship program to strengthen the pipeline of diverse up-and-coming talent in the field. 
  • Advocating for CRE: From the first shutdown to the current legislative session, NAIOPWA has ramped up advocacy efforts on behalf of the region’s CRE community this year. There has been no shortage of need; we’ve supported furloughed workers, helped prioritize and clarify safety requirements, negotiated with state and local officials on new dates for code implementation, and have been at the table for major revisions to state programs including MFTE, capital gains and other taxes. And NAIOPWA will continue to be on the front lines rather than drawing back or taking a “wait and see” approach. 
  • Impacting our broader community: In the spirit of giving back, NAIOPWA partners with a local nonprofit or government organization for a day of community service, providing necessary upgrades and maintenance at a selected project site. Our Community Enhancement committee is excited to continue that work and looks forward to seeing the CRE community come together once again, this year at the Auburn Valley YMCA in October. 

We want to take a moment to thank you—our members—for being the most important part of our organization and for helping us shape the future of the industry. We look forward to continuing this work with you, your companies, and our region in 2021 and beyond.

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