In Search of Young Leaders in Commercial Real Estate
Not all leaders in commercial real estate can claim 20 or more years’ experience in the sector. Some achieve that status much earlier on, including the three 2017 Next Generation Award winners profiled in this article, all of whom are likely to remain influential for years to come.
We believe there are many other younger CRE leaders who are worthy of recognition, and we invite you to nominate one or more for this year’s Next Generation Awards. Last year, we spotlighted 25 of CRE’s best and brightest age 35 and under. This year, we’re looking for twice as many, across the four regions where Connect Media provides daily coverage as well as nationally.
To give you an idea of the caliber of young professionals that we recognized in 2017, consider Swenson’s Joshua Burroughs, the Taubman Company’s Carly Li and World Class Holdings’ Nate Paul. Within Silicon Valley, Burroughs is recognized as “a community impact superstar,” one who has entitled and approved more than 1,500 residential units and brought several other projects to fruition.
Li was early to recognize the importance of food and entertainment in the retail environment, which led to the addition of more authentic, fresh and new concepts. She’s helped pioneer the concept of experiential retail and placemaking, while incorporating outdoor and indoor space. On top of that, she is also a published author with two books to her credit.
Arguably America’s youngest self-made real estate billionaire, Paul began in CRE while still attending the University of Texas. He took advantage of depressed real estate values during the Great Recession, and has amassed more than 10 million square feet of commercial properties across 17 states, while also owning one of the nation’s largest self-storage companies.
If you know a CRE professional who can stand on equal footing with the three described above, then click on the link below to get the ball rolling. After considering your recommendations, we’ll choose this year’s honorees. We’ll begin announcing them in August.
Candidates must be 35 or younger on December 31, 2018.
Please return your nomination by July 13, 2018.
For comments, questions or concerns, please contact Paul Bubny