To ensure enduring excellence, we need the strongest talent representing the broadest perspectives. To attract that talent, we need to embrace diversity and inclusion.

The best workplaces are those where all employees have an equal opportunity to succeed, which is why NAIOP and Prologis designed a scholarship program to prepare women and minorities for development and operations positions in commercial real estate. Congratulations to the 10 inaugural recipients of the NAIOP and Prologis Inclusion in CRE Scholarship for Women and Underrepresented Professionals:

Thomas Allen 
Project Director, Partners By Design 
Chicago, Illinois

Mackenzie Ford 
Vice President, Stream Realty Partners 
Irvine, California

Jacqueline Iniguez 
Analyst, Brookfield Office Properties
San Francisco, California

Xinyi McKinny 
Senior Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield 
San Jose, California

Monika Rau 
Development Associate, Dream
Toronto, Ontario

Bronwyn Scrivens 
Associate, Cushman & Wakefield
Edmonton, Alberta

Allison Shephard 
Senior Development Manager, Holland Partner Group 
Seattle, Washington

Catherine Truong 
Director, Development, RioCan REIT 
Toronto, Ontario

Vivien Wu 
Associate, CBRE 
Stamford, Connecticut

Joanna Xu 
Student, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
"NAIOP is proud to partner with Prologis to establish a program that brings diverse voices and outlooks into to the commercial real estate industry," said Thomas J. Bisacquino, NAIOP president and CEO. "We’ve long held the position that diversity enriches business and the industry as a whole, and we’re confident that the educational opportunities the scholarship recipients receive through NAIOP will guide their knowledge as they build their careers."

"The selection process revealed an incredible depth of candidate skills and backgrounds," said Kim Snyder, president of Prologis’ West Region and NAIOP vice chair for membership. "At Prologis, we are working to create a robust pipeline of diverse commercial real estate professionals in the industry. We are thrilled these individuals will sharpen their industry knowledge through NAIOP’s outstanding education courses and participate in I.CON, the industry’s most prominent industrial conference."

As part of the program, each recipient will earn a certificate of advanced study in commercial real estate development after completing a comprehensive curriculum built on a body of knowledge critical to success in the development industry and delivered through courses in the NAIOP Center for Education. Recipients will also travel to I.CON: The Industrial Conference, June 7-8 in New Jersey, where they’ll meet with mentors and network with more than 700 industrial real estate leaders.

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