NAIOP Utah Chapter Announces 2013-14 Board of Directors

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SALT LAKE CITY — June 17, 2013 – NAIOP Utah, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, today announced several leadership changes to its Board of Directors for the June 1, 2013 through May 31, 2014 term.

Dana Baird of Cushman & Wakefield / Commerce was elected board chair, and Dusty Harris of Hines as president-elect. Zions Bank’s John Bergstedt is treasurer; RiverPark’s Jason England is secretary; Joshua Creer of The Buckner Company, membership chair; CBRE’s Mark Bouchard is public affairs chair; Penn Owens of Layton Construction Co., as programs chair; and Nate Boyer as the chapter’s Developing Leaders chair.

Also remaining on the NAIOP Utah Chapter Board are executive committee members:

Jeffrey Gochnour, Cottonwood Partners; Mike Allen, Ballard Spahr LLP; and Scott Kaufmann, Rio Tinto | Kennecott. Michael Chappell of Arden Realty and Dale Smetana-Nelson continue their respective multi-year terms as the chapter’s NAIOP Corporate Board Members.

“I am honored to serve as president of the NAIOP Utah Chapter,” said Baird. “I am passionate about influencing the landscape of commercial real estate and look forward to bringing my energy and dedication to benefit this highly esteemed group of Utah’s real estate leaders.”  NAIOP supports the Utah commercial real estate industry by influencing local, state, and regional legislative policy, providing superior education events, and fostering networking opportunities. For more information, visitwww.naiop.org/Utah.

About the NAIOP Utah Chapter

The NAIOP Utah Chapter is a chapter of “NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association,” the leading national organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial, and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP provides unparalleled industry networking and education, and advocates for effective legislation on behalf of its members. NAIOP advances responsible, sustainable development that creates jobs and benefits the communities in which members work and live. www.naiop.org/Utah

Editor’s Note: In 2009, NAIOP dropped the words behind its acronym, which no longer reflected its expanded membership composition. “NAIOP” (NAY-op) is no longer an acronym for National Association of Industrial and Office Properties.

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