EMILY HANNA , Immediate Past President
NAIOP Greater Toronto
January − Welcome to 2018 … Hoping you all had a safe and happy holiday!
2017 was a productive and exciting year for NAIOP Greater Toronto Chapter, during which we undertook many initiatives to improve the organization, its program offerings and the quality of advocacy on behalf of the industry.
With almost 1300 members strong, NAIOP Greater Toronto continues to be the prominent and relevant voice for commercial real estate across the GTA. We hosted 38 events/activities, including the illustrious REX Awards which honor the best in our field, top notch professional development courses and our unrivaled mentorship program.
As part of a larger network consisting of almost 19,000 professionals across 52 North American Chapters, a priority for 2017 was to better connect with the other Canadian Chapters and our U.S parent organization. Many of our members and corporate partners work beyond the confines of the borders of the GTA and would benefit from the expanded NAIOP network and program offerings. I am confident that the newly-established Canadian Advisory Council will assist in creating the ideal business climate for members to share ideas, cultivate new relationships and stay on top of North American industry information and trends.
It has been a privilege serving as your President these past 12 months. Congratulations to incoming President, Joel Pearlman and the Board of Directors for 2018. Thank you to my colleagues on the board, committee volunteers, corporate partners and of course, our Executive Director, Constance Wrigley-Thomas along with the team at Essentient Association Management.
I look forward to seeing you at the NAIOP Greater Toronto events throughout the year.
All the best in 2018!
Immediate Past President
NAIOP Greater Toronto Chapter