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NAIOP SFBA 2019 Chapter President Lauren Young Wins National NAIOP Chapter Merit Award

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NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (NAIOP SFBA), the premier commercial real estate development association announced that Lauren Young, Partner with PCCP, LLC won a National NAIOP Chapter Merit Award (CMA) for Outstanding Leadership by a Chapter President.

The CMA’s recognize success in education, special events, membership, legislative advocacy and leadership.  The awards are presented annually at NAIOP’s Chapter Leadership & Legislative Retreat in Washington, D.C.  Recipients are selected by a committee of their peers comprised of volunteer judges.  NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, honored 16 chapters and seven individuals on Tuesday, February 4th, at the Chapter Merit Awards Celebration gala.

Under Young’s leadership as President in 2019, the Chapter grew in exciting new ways and celebrated successes on a number of fronts with measurable positive results. Her noteworthy accomplishments included growing membership to an all-time high of 751 members, expanding sponsorship to 63 sponsor firms and increasing total member engagement in the Chapter by 30%.  Young was also instrumental in researching, designing and launching a brand new 6-month educational program for mid-career professional and personal development called the NAIOP SFBA Executive Development (NED) Program.  Additionally, she played a leadership role in the Chapter’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (I.D.E.A.) Committee which hosted two innovative events and established a ground-breaking partnership with Male Champions of Change to engage senior members of the industry in a focused program to take action and make a measurable improvement to gender diversity in commercial real estate.

“The Chapter was very lucky to have Lauren Young as our President in 2019,”  said David Karol, Principal, Ridge Capital Investors and 2020 NAIOP SFBA Chapter President. “The local real estate community has benefited from her engagement and involvement, and she has had a long-lasting effect on the NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area Chapter.”

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