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Dan Kennedy Takes the Helm at NAIOP NJ 

Dan Kennedy has assumed the role of CEO at NAIOP New Jersey, a key commercial real estate development trade association. In his new role, Kennedy will guide the future growth of NAIOP’s Garden State chapter, which currently boasts over 850 members.  

Kennedy is succeeding Michael McGuinness, who will retire at the end July after serving as CEO for more than 26 years. “As a result of Mike’s efforts, the chapter has long supported the evolving interests of our members and served as an advocate for positive change in New Jersey,” said Kennedy. “I am honored to be working with our staff, members and leadership to make this strong organization even stronger.”  

 With background in association management, public affairs, government relations, strategic planning, coalition building, and policy to the position. Prior to NAIOP NJ, Kennedy was senior director/director of Environmental and Utility Operations for the Utility and Transportation Contractors Association of New Jersey.   


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About Emily Fu

Emily Fu is Content Director of Connect Commercial Real Estate, where she covers the east coast markets, including New York, Boston & New England, and DC & Mid-Atlantic markets. She produces daily news stories as well as longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. She also writes feature stories for Connect Money. With previous stints at Reuters, Seeking Alpha, and Commercial Observer, Emily has covered the finance side of the commercial real estate industry, technology, media, telecom (TMT), and fashion. She attended the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and currently resides in Manhattan.

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