About: Committees


If you are interested in joining any of the committees listed below, click here to complete the committee form or contact Sally Modjeska at 301-530-8662


Chair: David Kitchens, Cooper Carry Inc.
The Awards Committee plans the Chapter’s annual Awards of Excellence program, and Gala.  The committee selects competitive categories, and develops criteria for each award.  In addition, the committee develops all marketing collateral, selects the judges, and hosts the judging event.  The cocktail and dinner logistics are also determined by the committee, in conjunction with the Chapter Executive.


Capital Challenge

Chair: Tim Zulick, CBRE
The Capital Challenge Committee focuses on those situations which provide mutually beneficial opportunities to both graduate level college students and our members for meaningful interaction.   In 2010 the Committee began the Capital Challenge, a real estate case study program between teams of graduate students from local Master's of Real Estate programs.  We are pleased to announce that Georgetown University is the 2012 Capital Challenge winner.  If you are interested in working with an exciting group of graduate students, the future of our industry, please consider joining the Capital Challenge Committee.

Capital Markets

Chair:  Bill Lynch, PNC Real Estate Finance

The NAIOP DC | MD Capital Markets Subcommittee focuses on issues related to the capital markets that support Commercial Real Estate.   Specifically, the group seeks to stay current on events that impact both the equity and debt markets as well as those which will affect the ability of developers and investors to obtain capital for both construction and existing real estate projects. 

If you are interested in keeping abreast of news which impacts the lending and development communities, please join us.


Chair: Sarah Shuba, OTJ Architects
The Communication Committee is charged with developing and maintaining industry leading channels of communication and insuring NAIOP DC | MD communications are inviting, distinctive, informative, and consistent thereby enhancing the membership experience for our members.


Chair:  Roseanne Beattie, DBI Architects
Each spring the Chapter hosts our popular Member-Guest Golf Tournament which is planned and executed by the Golf Committee.




Chair:  Stacy Silber, Lerch Early & Brewer
The Advocacy Committee seeks to achieve two principle goals:
    *  To inform Association members about the impacts of new state and local legislation on the commercial real estate development industry, and
    *  To actively participate and affirmatively advocate for the Association in state and local legislative processes on those legislative matters that will impact the commercial real estate development industry.
The Committee's local focus is Montgomery, Prince George's and Frederick Counties and Washington, D.C.  The Committee generally meets monthly, with additional meetings, as needed, during the term of the State of Maryland legislative session.  The Committee prepares a monthly update on legislative matters for the Association members.


Chairs: Sarah Dreyer, Savills Studley, Stephen Powell, Realterm, Jeb Boland, Brandywine Realty Trust
The Membership Committee meets quarterly. Its purpose is to target and attract potential members who would bring value to the organization.  Additionally our committee integrates new members into the organization by actively reaching out to them at meetings and helping our members take advantage of NAIOP and Chapter resources.


Sustainable Design

Chairs: Jessica Long,  JBG Smith & Katie Rothenberg, HITT Contracting

NAIOP DC | MD working definition of green development:
Structures and their associated landscapes that are located, designed, constructed, operated, and dismantled in an environmentally responsible manner to minimize short- and long-term negative impacts on the environment and building occupants.
Mission Statement:
To actively monitor, participate, and engage in local government green development initiatives and proposed ordinances that pertain to the commercial development community and to serve as the Chapter focus for knowledge of sustainable design trends, issues and education.
To provide external leadership and representation for DC | MD NAIOP and the commercial real estate community in local government affairs related to green development.
To serve as an internal resource for DC | MD NAIOP that provides education, outreach, and awareness of green development issues and practices to members.
Work with local governments to advocate for incentives for green development.
Work with state governments to advocate for incentives for green development.
Develop strategic alliances with other organizations that will help DC | MD NAIOP achieve its mission.
Develop educational tools and resources related to green development for our members (conferences, seminars, green development guides, green building tours, web links)

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