NAIOP Research Foundation Names 2024-2026 Visionaries Class

April 16, 2024

The NAIOP Research Foundation has announced the 2024-2026 class of Visionaries, a group of eight rising commercial real estate professionals who are selected based on their career accomplishments, history of involvement with NAIOP, and a demonstrated interest in the Research Foundation’s mission.

Visionaries have an unparalleled opportunity to learn from and network with senior professionals through the exclusive mentorship program, which pairs a Visionary with up to three different Research Foundation Governors each year who can share their advice and valuable industry insights. Visionaries also play an important role in the Foundation’s research development process by sharing their perspectives and expertise. 

2024-2026 Visionaries Class

  • Ian Carpe

    Vice President, Alere Property Group
    NAIOP Inland Empire
  • Andrew Chun, CHMM

    Senior Project Manager, Brownfield Redevelopment Specialist, Langan Engineering & Environmental Science
    NAIOP New Jersey
  • Felix Diaz

    Director of Advanced Technology, Dekker Perich Sabatini
    NAIOP New Mexico
  • Zachary Hodges

    Analyst, Link Logistics Real Estate
    NAIOP Georgia
  • Sean McMullan

    Vice President, Capital Markets, Crescent Communities, LLC
    NAIOP Charlotte
  • Kyle Rea

    Chief Operating Officer, Tolles Development Company
    NAIOP Northern Nevada
  • Erin Shepherd

    Vice President, Asset Management, Ambrose Property Group
    NAIOP Indiana
  • Sam Sidoine

    Regional Manager - Investment & Development
    NAIOP Washington State

The Research Foundation established the Visionaries program in 2017 to connect outstanding rising industry professionals with Research Foundation Governors who are experienced, well-respected industry leaders. The 2024 cohort of Visionaries will be inducted at NAIOP’s National Forums Symposium, May 8-10, in Minneapolis.

“This dynamic group will introduce fresh perspectives and make meaningful contributions to the Foundation’s work,” said Jennifer LeFurgy, Ph.D., executive director of the NAIOP Research Foundation. “We’re fortunate to welcome this group of talented, dedicated professionals to the Visionaries program this year.”

The NAIOP Research Foundation was established in 2000 as a 501(c)(3) organization that accepts tax-deductible contributions. Its mission is to provide practical research and education that allows commercial real estate owners and developers to successfully capitalize on new trends and address challenges in the industry. Visit for details on the Research Foundation and to view and download the latest research reports

# # #

About NAIOP: NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is the leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP comprises 21,000 members in North America. NAIOP advances responsible commercial real estate development and advocates for effective public policy. For more information, visit

Kathryn Hamilton