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Eli Gilbert Receives NAIOP 2011 Developing Leaders Award

Award recipients will be honored at Development ’11:
The Annual Meeting for Commercial Real Estate in Scottsdale, Ariz.

San Diego, Calif., September 13, 2011 – Eli Gilbert, Senior Research Analyst with Jones Lang LaSalle in San Diego, has been named as one of the recipients of the 2011 Developing Leaders Award, presented by NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association.
His NAIOP involvement includes serving on NAIOP San Diego’s Developing Leaders group and on the DL Mentorship group.
He is also active in his community and volunteers with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the San Diego Humane Society. Additionally, he travelled to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina to devote his time to repairing homes damaged by the devastating storm.
NAIOP President and CEO Thomas J. Bisacquino spoke of the importance of the Developing Leaders Award, stating, “The Developing Leaders program recognizes the vital roles that the young visionaries of our industry play in commercial real estate today and encourages diversity and professional growth among these outstanding professionals who will lead commercial real estate into the future.”
Recipients of NAIOP's Developing Leaders Award will be celebrated at Development '11: The Annual Meeting for Commercial Real Estate, where they will benefit from unique networking opportunities and publicity surrounding the award. Development '11, which takes place October 18-20 in Scottsdale, Ariz., features three days of industry education, information sharing and events aimed at ensuring that NAIOP members have the most up-to-date information on industry trends, best practices and business strategies to achieve success. 
In an effort to engage and encourage up-and-coming young commercial real estate professionals, NAIOP established the Developing Leaders Award in 2006. The honor was designed to engage tomorrow's leaders and connect them with NAIOP's increasing education and benefits available to new and developing professionals.

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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 15,000 members in North America. NAIOP advances responsible commercial real estate development and advocates for effective public policy. For more information, visit

Leslie Silvey
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