How to Apply

NAIOP Executive Development (NED) Program Application Process

A maximum of 20 students will be accepted for this program through a detailed application review process. Classes will be held monthly from June - November 2023. The detailed 2023 program schedule may be found in the application packet below.

The NED Program strives to achieve diversity across all areas including industry specialization, corporate representation, age, gender and ethnicity, which will offer the NED Program student an opportunity to strengthen his or her individual skill sets in areas considered vital to the top real estate firms. Program members will be selected by NED advisors who are NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area Chapter leaders representing various corporations and industry specializations.

Applications for the next program are due by March 31, 2023.

Download the 2023 Application Packet

If you're ready to apply, scroll down for the application form. 


Successful applicants will likely meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be a member of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of NAIOP, or must commit to join if selected for the program
  • Must be a professional in the commercial real estate industry (however, current employment is not mandatory)
  • Should be at least 35 years of age
  • Should have approximately 10 or more years of professional experience, ideally in commercial real estate 
  • Must be willing to commit the time, resources and skills required for active involvement in the program including but not limited to, attendance at all program events.
  • Must practice high standards of professional and personal integrity.
  • Must demonstrate leadership qualities and capabilities as well as positive attitudes.
  • Graduates from the NAIOP Young Professionals Group (YPG) Program are encouraged to pursue this program as a next step, if they also generally meet the above criteria (Note: previous involvement in YPG is not a requirement) 

Program Tuition

The total tuition fee for the NED program is $5,000 and must be paid in full in advance of the program. Tuition covers the cost of retreat lodging, provided meals, and all program materials and instruction. Individuals accepted into the program must also be current NAIOP-SFBA Chapter members, or must have their membership application completed and paid in advance of participation. The fee for NAIOP SFBA membership ranges from $300-$875 per person, depending on your age and/or the number of other members from your company. For details, contact

Scholarship Opportunity: If you are considering applying but would be in need of financial assistance, please consider submitting an application for our Hess Scholarship, which may cover up to 100% of the program tuition. `

Online Application Form