AUTHORED BY COLE STERR
We’re proud of our UP employees; they’re movers and shakers in the commercial real estate industry, and their expertise extends well beyond the walls of our offices.
Let’s take a closer look at how some of our UP employees are helping to shape the industry through their commitments to real estate organizations at both the national and local levels.
UP is certainly well represented at NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. Richard Student, our executive vice president of asset management & finance, has just begun serving a three-year appointment to NAIOP’s corporate board. Senior Vice President Brandon Champeau serves as the 2019 NAIOP Minnesota chapter president. And real estate associate Connor McCarthy, currently the vice chair of Minnesota’s Developing Leaders, will serve as the chair in 2020.
The Urban Land Institute (ULI) is also well represented by UP. President Bill Katter is on the Industrial and Office Park Development Council (IOPC) for ULI Americas. Additionally, Mark Nelson, executive vice president of residential development, is on the ULI Housing Council for the Twin Cities region.
But it doesn’t end there – other UP employees are also involved in a number of different real estate organizations. Development Project Manager Carrie Eggleston is the president-elect for Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Women (MNCREW) for 2019. Controller Peter Ulstad is on the board of directors for NAREC, an organization for real estate finance professionals.
And in Denver, team members are also actively involved in the bustling Colorado real estate market. Development Manager Courtney Schneider is the Events & Advancement Committee Chair for CU Real Estate Center International Advisory Board. She is also actively involved on the organization’s Alumni Board and previously served as co-chair of the Board from 2015-2017. Schneider also participated on the Developing Leaders and Mentor Program Committees for NAIOP Colorado.
Development Manager Megan Turner is also an NAIOP Colorado member of the Developing Leaders Committee and participated as a Mentee in the 2017 Developing Leaders Mentor Program. Turner is involved in the Developing Leaders National Forum Program, where she learns from and networks with senior industry professionals and peers that represent a variety of commercial real estate disciplines at the national level. Additionally, she has been serving as the Membership Committee Co-Chair for the CU Real Estate Center Alumni Board since 2015. Finally, she has been a University of Colorado Leeds GOLD Board Member since 2017.
UP participation doesn’t end here but the point is, clearly, our UP team is creating their very own deep roots both nationally and in our communities of Minneapolis and Denver. When our team creates deep roots, we do more than just develop and own brick and mortar buildings, we also share our time and talents with these organizations to better serve the real estate industry and in turn, our communities.