Past Events

NAIOP Northern Virginia Annual Meeting and Luncheon

December 13


NAIOP Chair Mary Beth Avedesian introduces the panel of Past Chairs, from left, Ken Wire, Brian Benninghoff, Bob Murphy, Jon Peterson and Phil Meany


On December 13, please join NAIOP Northern Virginia for our Annual Meeting and Luncheon.

Since the inception of the chapter in 1980, we have benefited from the leadership of an exceptional group of people who have been instrumental in creating one of the largest and most successful real estate markets in the United States. Several of our past Chairs, who have witnessed the ups and downs of our industry, have agreed to participate in a panel discussion about the current and future market and the adjustments that have and will be made due to the impacts of COVID-19.


Brian Benninghoff, Principal, Buchanan Partners
Phil Meany, Principal, Meany & Oliver Companies Inc.
Bob Murphy, Managing Principal, MRP Realty
Jon Peterson, Chief Executive Officer, Peterson Companies
Ken Wire, Partner, Wire Gill LLP


Mary Beth Avedesian, Senior Vice President, B.F. Saul Company


11:30 AM Registration and Networking
Noon Lunch and Program


Falls Church Marriott Fairview Park
3111 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church, Virginia 22042


Individual Registration
$95.00 Member
$125.00 Non-member

Table Registration (Table for eight plus table sign)
$ 760.00 Member
$1000.00 Non-member

Advance Registration is closed.
Walk-ins will be accommodated on a space available basis. There is a $25 walk-in fee.



Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Awards

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Capital One Hall

2022 NAIOP Northern Virginia Award Winners

Awards Press Release
Transactions [4 MB pdf]
Interiors [9 MB pdf]
Buildings [38 MB pdf]


Event photos are on our website... Click here .

Photo Booth photos are also online... Click here .


The Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Awards recognize and celebrate significant new contributions to Northern Virginia by the commercial, industrial and mixed-use real estate community. As the Chapter's premier event, the awards program demonstrates the dedication of outstanding individuals who provide contributions to the built environment.


6:00 pm Cocktails and Hors D’oeuvres
7:00 pm Awards Program in Theater
Cocktails, Buffet and Dessert to follow


Capital One Hall
7750 Capital One Tower Road
Tysons, Virginia 22102


Online Registration is closed.
Walk-ins will be accommodated on a space available basis. There is a $50 walk-in fee.

Individual Registration
$375 - Member
$425 - Non-Member

Ticket Package A: Five Registrations
$1825 - Member Purchase Price
$2075 - Non-Member

Ticket Package B: Ten Registrations
$3650 - Member Purchase Price
$4150 - Non-Member


2022 Awards Sponsors

Thank you to all our great sponsors who have already committed for the 2022 Awards.



Bourbon & Bubbles








Red Wine


White Wine

LF Jenning



Photo Booth
RW Murray

Water Bottle
Rycon Construction, Inc.

Door Prize
Ballston Business Improvement District
christopher consultants | now IMEG
Kramer Consulting
The Meridian Group
Pizzano Contractors
Washington Workplace

Coat Check
DAVIS Construction

Cooper Carry
KGD Architecture
The M Group
Scott-Long Construction, Inc.

The Business Case for Mass Timber

Development, Design, Supply and Construction

October 19


NAIOP Chair Mary Beth Avedesian introduces the panel, from left, Robert Holzbach (Moderator), David Shirey, David Goldstein, Lauren Wingo and Brian Lantz


Event photos are on our website... Click here


We've all heard that Mass Timber offers an alternative to traditional materials used in construction, but is it a viable alternative? What is the cost to use it? What is the return on investment? Is there a demand? Our panel will examine the topic of Mass Timber from all angles - from development, design, construction and supply, to closing the deal on a lease. We will answer your ‘why’.

Join us on October 19th to hear about recent experiences with Mass Timber from the experts who are on the front lines of this emerging construction type.


Brian Lantz, Project Executive, HITT Contracting
David Goldstein, Senior Managing Director – Agency Leasing, JLL
David Shirey, Senior Vice President, Design, Brookfield
Lauren Wingo, Senior Structural Engineer, Arup


Robert Holzbach, Principal, Hickok Cole


2:30-3:00 PM Registration
3:00-4:00 PM Program
4:00-5:00 PM Happy Hour


Two Halley Rise
12018 Sunrise Valley Drive
Fourth Floor
Reston, Virginia 20191


Individual Registration
$75.00 Member
$95.00 Non-member
Online Registration is closed. Walk-ins will be accommodated on a space available basis. There is a $20 walk-in fee.

Host Sponsor


Fall Golf Classic

October 16-17



Low Gross: Chuck Loving, R.W. Murray Co. (pictured with Jon Peterson) and Hunter Bendall, Marsh McLennan

1st Net Bryce Teel

1st Place Net: Bryce Teel, Teel Construction Inc. (pictured with Jon Peterson) and PJ Bautista, JBG SMITH

2ndNet James Parker and Chris Dodson

2nd Net: James Parker, Clearwater Ventures LLC and Chris Dodson, Timmons Group

Closest to the Pin Hole #4: Jason Krawiecki, Corporate Office Properties Trust
Closest to the Pin Hole #9: Sean Murphy – JBG SMITH
Closest to the Pin Hole #11 and Hole #16: Bobby Proutt, Clearwater Ventures LLC
Longest Drive: Chris Dodson, Timmons Group


Event photos are on our website... Click here


Join us for an exciting golf event. This is a two person team challenge. Golfers will play their own ball. Limited to 44 golfers.


Sunday, October 16
For overnight guests:
5:00 PM Check-in
5:30 Cocktails followed by dinner at the Clubhouse for overnight guests

Monday, October 17
For all golfers:
7:30 AM Registration/Breakfast
9:00 AM Tee off


Robert Trent Jones Golf Club
One Turtle Point Drive
Gainesville, Virginia 20155


Individual golfer $1200
Individual golfer with Sunday night stay $1600
For details, please email Kathy D'Amato at NAIOP.


Caddy Sponsor


Beverage Cart Sponsor


Lakehouse Sponsors





Lunch Sponsors




Longest Drive Sponsor


Closest to the Pin Sponsor





Golf Ball Sponsor


Breakfast Sponsor



Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance

Update from Representatives of Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William

October 5


Our NOVA EDA panelist ready to share an update on the region.
From left, Buddy Rizer, Christina Winn, Stephanie Landrum, Alex Iams, and Shannon Flanagan-Watson


Since Amazon HQ2, the jurisdictions that comprise Northern Virginia have been working together like never before. Today, these 10 jurisdictions are actively collaborating as the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance (NOVA EDA) to attract, grow and retain businesses in today’s highly competitive economic environment. From business support services and talent programs to partnerships with colleges and universities standing up tech campuses in the region, NOVA EDA is generating the highest growth in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Whether it is aerospace, hospitality, or retail, NOVA EDA is executing a strategy that is winning for the region.

On October 5, come and hear from some of the leaders on the frontline of this organization about what they will be doing next to help you grow your business.


Shannon Flanagan-Watson, Interim Director, Arlington Economic Development
Stephanie Landrum, President & CEO, Alexandria Economic Development Partnership
Alex Iams, Executive Vice President, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
Christina Winn, Executive Director, Prince William County Department of Economic Development


Buddy Rizer, Executive Director, Loudoun County Department of Economic Development


2:30-3:00 PM Registration
3:00-4:00 PM NOVA EDA Update
4:00-5:00 PM Happy Hour


Fairview Park Marriott
3111 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church, Virginia 22042


Individual Registration
$90.00 Member
$105.00 Non-member
Online Registration is closed. Email Sarah Claros at NAIOP about availability.
Walk-ins will be accommodated on a space available basis. There is a $25 walk-in fee.



New Member/Prospective Member Networking Luncheon

September 21


Past-Chair, NAIOP Northern Virginia Board of Directors, Dave Millard talks about the value of his NAIOP membership .


Join NAIOP on September 21 for an educational and networking luncheon at Metro Park 5.

The purpose of this event is to give you information on how to make the most of your NAIOP membership. Members of the chapter's Board of Directors and staff will be on hand to update you on chapter activities and ways for you to participate that will help you reach your professional goals. Attendees will hear first-hand testimony from leaders on the value they have received from NAIOP involvement such as:

  • NAIOP Northern Virginia's government relations efforts.
  • Committee service where you can contribute to the association and the industry.
  • Chapter events and special functions for networking and recognition.
  • Educational programming designed to keep members informed.
  • The Developing Leaders Program, which addresses the professional needs of the chapter's 35 and younger membership segment.
  • The chapter's relationship with NAIOP Corporate and the Virginia Association for Commercial Real Estate (VACRE).

NAIOP has something for everyone. We’ll show you how best to leverage your membership for success.


Scott Adams, McGuireWoods, Vice Chair/Government Relations, NAIOP Northern Virginia
Mary Beth Avedesian, B.F. Saul Company, Chair, NAIOP Northern Virginia
Robin Burke, Beacon Capital Partners, Board Member, NAIOP Northern Virginia
Eric Dobson, Director, Government Relations, NAIOP Northern Virginia
Nicholas Lane, Siemens Industry Inc., Developing Leaders and Membership Committee Member, NAIOP Northern Virginia
Martha Marks, NAIOP Northern Virginia
Dave Millard, Avison Young, Past Chair, NAIOP Northern Virginia
Coleman Rector, Weber Rector Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc., Vice Chair/Education, NAIOP Northern Virginia
Jonathan Smith, Skanska USA Commercial, Vice Chair/Special Events, NAIOP Northern Virginia
Reggie Thomas, Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate, Vice Chair/Membership, NAIOP Northern Virginia


11:30 Registration/Networking/Lunch
Noon NAIOP Overview
1:00 PM Networking


Metro Park 5
6363 Walker Lane
First Floor Conference Room
Alexandria, Virginia


Advance registration is closed.

Host Sponsors





How to Submit a Winning Entry

July 26, 2022


To see a recording of the seminar from July 26, Click here

If you are interested in submitting your project for a NAIOP Northern Virginia award this year, you should attend our free virtual webinar, July 26. Attendees at this webinar will gain insight on the submission process, including use of the online form, and tips about what the judges look for in projects. After the presentation, there will be time for questions and answers.


John Sadlik, J2H PARTNERS and Co-Chair, 2022 NAIOP Northern Virginia Awards Committee
Bruce Quisno, HPM, 2021 NAIOP Northern Virginia Awards Judge


3:00 PM Program


A link will be sent to you the day prior to the event.


Registration includes access to a recording of this event.

Members Only

Lunch with...Chair Wheeler

June 30


Chair Wheeler takes questions from the NAIOP members at luncheon.


Please join us on June 30 for a members only "Lunch with Ann Wheeler, Chair-at-Large of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors.” Elected in the 2019 General Election, as the first Democratic board chair since 1999, she took office in January, 2020 as one of five newly elected board members of the eight-person board. We met virtually with Chair Wheeler in September 2020 to introduce NAIOP and to see how Prince William was handling the pandemic but also the political changes in the County. Now that we can meet in person, it is a good time to see how Prince William has weathered the past two years.

As Virginia’s second-most populous county with almost 500,000 residents, Prince William County continues to grow at a rapid rate. While Pathway to 2040 is taking a great deal of input and focus, the County continues to move forward on other topics such as data centers, distribution facilities, housing development, housing affordability, equity issues in growth, transportation topics and possibly a sports destination. The Board recently adopted the FY23 Budget which included a 10% reduction in the real estate tax rate, a 10% increase in the business tangible computer and peripheral tax rate and implementation of a meals tax. And, the NAIOP Research Foundation also recently released a report which placed Prince William County Department of Development Services sixth in a nationwide Development Approvals Index study. It is an exciting time in the County.

As always, our Lunch with...programs are for NAIOP members only.


11:45 Registration and Networking
Noon Lunch and Program


The Black Sheep Restaurant
9935 Discovery Boulevard
Manassas, Virginia


$45 NAIOP Members Only
This event is sold out. Walk-ins will be accommodated as space is available.



Spotlight on Loudoun County | Data Centers and Much More!

June 22


Colleen Gillis, Todd Pearson, Jennifer Moore, Colleen Kardasz and Matt Holbrook talk Loudoun.


An introductory video on Loudoun County is followed by the NAIOP presentation.


Loudoun County's future has never looked brighter. As a top county for business growth and the fastest-growing county in Virginia, Loudoun County prepares to set the gold standard on the Silver Line and welcomes the next phase of major development.

Join us on June 22 for a Loudoun County market update. Our panelists represent industrial and mixed-use development, and economic development. They will discuss the impact of the Silver Line, the zoning ordinance re-write, data centers, and what is the future vision of growth and development in the county.


Matt Holbrook, Regional Partner, Virginia and Central Maryland, St. John Properties
Todd Pearson, President and Chief Operating Officer, Saul Centers, Inc.
Jennifer Moore, Vice President of Operations, Brambleton Group L.L.C.
Colleen Kardasz, Assistant Director, Loudoun County, Virginia Economic Development


Colleen Gillis, Partner, Cooley LLP


2:30-3:00 PM Registration
3:00-4:00 PM Loudoun County Update/Panel Discussion
4:00-6:00 PM Happy Hour


Alamo Draft House One Loudoun
20575 Easthampton Plaza
Ashburn Virginia 20147


Individual Registration
$90.00 Member
$105.00 Non-member

This event has sold out.
To be placed on the wait list, please email Benita Stocks at NAIOP.

Host Sponsors




2022 Spring Golf Tournament

June 6, 2022

Photos from the Spring Golf Tournament are on our website... Click here

Morning Winners


1st Place: Michael Wildey, John Bielski, Jae Park, Terre Snare


2nd Place: Andrew Foncannon, Michael Wilson, Bill Bunnell, Brian Hobbs

High Score

High Place: Janelle Becker, Suzanne Swistak, Garick Malcom, Brooks Staley

Longest Drive Women: Stephanie Moumen
Longest Drive Men: Robert Coslett
Closest to Pin Women: Suzanne Swistak
Closest to Pin Men: Dylan Leygraaf

Afternoon Winners


1st Place: John Redeker, Hugo Amelink, Niles Austin, Darren Shaw


2nd Place: Jon Peterson, Marc Menick, Mychael Cohn, Andrew Kabat


3rd Place: Jason Krawiecki, Clay Soloman, Matt Bundy, Matt Owens

High Score

High Score: Leslie Davis, Robyn Rubino, Yvonne Baker, Andrew Dodson

Longest Drive Women: Roseanne Beattie
Longest Drive Men: Bobby Lytle
Closest to Pin Women: Leslie Davis
Closest to Pin Men: Garrett Collier

Hole in One


During our morning round, Michael Segal had a hole in one. Here he is with his team and the special ball!


NAIOP is excited to be back at River Creek Club, which offers a challenging 18-hole Ault-Clark championship golf course with seven holes overlooking the scenic Potomac River. Elevated tees, groomed fairways and greens, as well as a fair number of hazards, traps and woods help characterize this award-winning golf course

There will be a morning and an afternoon shotgun start.


River Creek Club
43800 Olympic Blvd
Leesburg, Virginia 20176


Morning Round:
7:00 AM Registration/Breakfast
8:00 AM Shotgun start
1:00 PM Lunch/Awards

Afternoon Round:
12:00 PM Registration/Lunch
1:30 PM Shotgun start
6:30 PM Dinner/Awards


All foursomes must purchase a sponsorship which start at $250.
Foursome price includes mulligans for the team and an opportunity to win door prizes.
Save $100 during Early Bird Registration.
Early Bird Registration through April 15.
$1500 NAIOP Members
$1600 Non-Members
The Golf Tournament is SOLD OUT.

Thank you to our Sponsors

Lunch - E.E. Reed East Coast
Dinner - Corporate Office Properties Trust
Closest to the Pin Women - Pennoni Associates Inc.
Closest to the Pin Men - Siemens Industry Inc.
Longest Drive Women - L.F. Jennings
Longest Drive Men - MRP Realty
Golf Cart - R.W. Murray Co.
Beverage Station - Pennoni Associates Inc.
Beverage Station - Monday Properties
Beverage Cart - Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Beverage Cart - Trammell Crow Company
Breakfast - United Bank
Cigar - ECS
Ice Cream Cart - Simpli
Putting Green - Weber Rector Commercial Real Estate Services
Driving Range - GHT Limited
Golf Ball - Baker Tilly

B&S Site Development
Cooley LLP
L.F. Jennings
M&T Bank
Merritt Properties, LLC
TRINITY Group Construction, Inc.
Vantage Construction Corporation
WCS Construction
Wetland Studies & Solutions, Inc.

Boston Properties
Burke & Herbert Bank
Chesapeake Contracting Group
Hillmann Consulting LLC
HITT Contracting Inc.
Keane Construction
Rycon Construction
Siemens Industry Inc.
TEEL Construction, Inc.
Therrien Waddell Construction Inc.
Vantage Construction Corporation
Washington Gas
WCS Construction

Door Prize:
Certified Title Corporation
christopher consultants, ltd.
Corporate Office Properties Trust
DBI Architects, Inc.
Donohoe Real Estate Services
Harkins Builders, Inc.
Hensel Phelps
HITT Contracting Inc.
Kastle Systems
Merritt Properties, LLC
Stream Realty Partners, LP

Chapter Benefactors:
Baker Tilly
Balfour Beatty Construction
B.F. Saul Company
Boston Properties, Inc.
Brandywine Realty Trust
Brookfield Properties
Buchanan Partners, LLC
Clark Construction Group, LLC
Cooley LLP
Corporate Office Properties Trust
ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC
Hensel Phelps
McGuireWoods LLP
MRP Realty
Peterson Companies
St. John Properties
Weber Rector Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc.
Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc.

NAIOP Northern Virginia Bus Tour

Spring 2022

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Photos from the Trade Show and Bus Tour are on our website... Click here


The tour will feature properties "Inside the Beltway". If you are doing business in this area or any other part of Northern Virginia - you need to be on the bus tour.

The NAIOP Northern Virginia Bus Tour is not only the premier bus tour covering Northern Virginia, but it is also recognized as one of the most successful commercial real estate bus tours in the United States, thanks to the great work of our members.


12th Street Landing
701 12th Street South
11th Floor
Arlington, Virginia


7:30 AM Registration Opens
7:30 AM Trade Show and Breakfast buffet
10:00 AM Buses Depart
Noon Lunch
Afternoon Return


Bus Tour & Trade Show
$250 NAIOP Members
$300 Non-Members

Trade Show ONLY
$125 NAIOP Members
$150 Non-Members

Advance Registration is Closed.
Trade Show Only: Walk-in registration will be available on Tuesday. There is a $20 walk-in fee added to the registration.
Bus Tour & Trade Show: The buses are sold out. Walk-ins will be accommodated on a space available basis. There is a $20 walk-in fee added to the registration.

Grand Sponsors




Members Only

Lunch with...Chairman Jeff McKay

March 23

Chairman McKay talks with NAIOP Northern Virginia Members


Please join NAIOP Northern Virginia on Wednesday, March 23 for Lunch with Jeff McKay, Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. When he took office as Chairman in January of 2020 after serving as the Lee District Supervisor for thirteen years, no one could have imagined the challenges he would encounter in the past two years. Not only will Chairman McKay talk about how Fairfax performed during a worldwide pandemic, he will share with us his 2022 goals for the county, and update us on the ongoing county reviews related to staffing, sewer capacity, parking requirements, sign ordinances, and the Comprehensive Plan Site Specific Plan Amendment.

As always, our Lunch with...programs are for NAIOP members only.


11:45 Registration and Networking
Noon Lunch and Program


Two Halley Rise
12018 Sunrise Valley Drive
4th Floor
Reston, Virginia 20191


$40 NAIOP Members Only
This event is sold out.

Host Sponsor

BrookfieldWeb HalleyRiseJanWeb

Networking Event

Development Impacts From This Mess We’re In

How current trends in the marketplace affect pro formas

March 15


The commercial real estate industry is experiencing unprecedented challenges from a number of issues including supply chain issues, inflation, labor challenges, rental rates and leasing, and fluctuations in the costs of materials. We have assembled a panel to provide a real-time understanding about what is happening and the resultant impacts on development costs/pro forma.

You will hear about experiences and lessons learned from those involved in the development process. Join us on March 15 as we sort through the mess and discuss how businesses are responding to the changes and disruptions


Derek Brown, Vice President & Construction Executive, Turner Construction Company
Neal Kumar, Vice President of Development, Rushmark Properties
Dave Millard, Principal, Leasing & Sales, Avison Young
Ryan Riel, Executive Vice President and Chief Real Estate Lending Officer, EagleBank


Coleman Rector, Principal Broker, Weber Rector Commercial Real Estate Services


2:30-3:00 PM Registration
3:00-4:00 PM Program/Panel Discussion
4:00-5:00 PM Networking Happy Hour


Falls Church Marriott at Fairview Park
3111 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church, Virginia 22042

Individual Registration

$90 NAIOP Members Only
$105 NAIOP Members Only
Advance Registration is closed.
Walk ins will be accommodated on a space available basis. There is a $20 walk-in fee.

How Technology is Improving Commercial Real Estate Development

January 13, 2022

Speaker Presentations

Bolinger Presentation
Gerock Presentation
Krause Presentation


Kick-off the new year and join NAIOP on January 13 to hear how the businesses in the CRE industry are using technology for new efficiencies, improving processes, managing risks, saving money, and improving tenant and visitor experiences. Our panel will discuss the latest tech trends in office and multi-family development, construction and design, and how tech implementation is improving the development process and asset management.


Brian Bolinger, Director, Regional IT Services, Boston Properties
Susan Lilly Gerock, Vice President, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, WashREIT
Brian Krause, Vice President, Coda, LLC


Stephen Rusche, Senior Director, Smart Communities, Cox Communications


2:00 PM Program


ZOOM Webinar
A unique link to the event will be sent to each registrant the day prior to the event.


Individual Registration
Registration includes access to a recording of this event
$35 NAIOP Members
$50 NAIOP Non-Members