EMILY HANNA, President, NAIOP Greater Toronto
April, 2017 − It is an honor to serve as president of the Greater Toronto Chapter of NAIOP for 2017. Together with the Board of Directors, we are dedicated to maintaining our position as the most prominent and relevant voice for commercial real estate within the GTA. With nearly 1,200 members across 200 organizations, we represent developers, owners, investors and related professionals in office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate across the GTA.
Through our informational and networking events, educational offerings and Developing Leaders programs, NAIOP fosters the ideal business climate where members can share ideas, cultivate new relationships and stay on top of the most current industry information and trends. Sustainability continues to be a major pillar of our organization and we continue to lobby at the municipal and provincial levels on topics that affect our membership, including taxation, transit and development. We also continue to celebrate excellence within our community, with the annual Real Estate Excellence (REX) Awards. Held on April 3, the REX awards were a fantastic celebration of achievement within our industry. Congratulations to all the award winners, nominees and honorees.
NAIOP membership has certainly enriched my career development and growth over the years. Our goal, as a board, is to ensure members continue to benefit at every stage of their careers. We strive to remain relevant to our members on many different fronts. In order to do so, we need your input. To that end, we will be circulating a short survey to all members within the next month.
Our members and sponsors are the backbone of NAIOP and we exist because of your support, participation and commitment to our organization. Please reach out to me directly with any ideas, comments or suggestions. I welcome and encourage your feedback. With your input, we will become an even stronger force in our local real estate community.