About Us

NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is the leading organization for developers, owners and investors of office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate. 15,000+ strong and growing, NAIOP members enjoy access to unparalleled networking opportunities, research on trends and innovations, educational programs and powerful legislative representation.





The SoCal Chapter

Serving the Orange and Los Angeles Counties, NAIOP SoCal attracts members who are committed to excellence, entrepreneurial in spirit and who strive to be leaders in the industry. It’s a recipe for success: NAIOP SoCal is one of the largest chapters in the United States and the leading commercial real estate trade organization in Southern California.

Our diverse network of almost 1,000 members includes owners, developers, brokers, investors and more, ranging from junior executives to seasoned industry veterans.

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How Our Industry Contributes to the Economy

Commercial real estate is on the rise. Development and construction of new commercial real estate – office, industrial and retail – continued its climb in 2013, supporting approximately 5.7 million American jobs and contributing $747.25 billion to the nation’s economy.

Watch this video produced by the NAIOP Research Foundation and see how our industry positively impacts the economy.

You can also read the full report, Economic Impacts of Commercial Real Estate, 2014 Edition, by the NAIOP Research Foundation. The Foundation helps build better communities through practical research and education.

Who We Are

Type of Members NAIOP SoCal Members Firms
Developer / Investor / Owner 303 169
Asset Manager / Property Manager 71 49
Accountant / Consulting 40 25
Builders / Construction / Contractor 66 44
Architect / Engineer / Environmental 24 13
Finance 146 62
Attorney 46 25
Brokerage 163 38
Communications / Media 4 3
Service Provider / Vendor 14 12
Title Company 48 6
Public Official / Utility Firm 2 1
Corporate Executive 23 23
Other 122 28
Total 1072 498

Community Involvement

NAIOP SoCal believes in giving back and building better communities.

The NAIOP SoCal Community Relations Committee and our Young Professionals Group (YPG) Community Outreach Committee partner to raise funds, secure in-kind donations and volunteer with charities that promote educational opportunities and thriving communities.

Our YPG team has a hands-on approach, showing their support by tutoring local students, becoming Big Brothers or Big Sisters for a day, painting houses and more.


YPG Community Outreach


The giving doesn’t stop there. NAIOP SoCal also provides monetary contributions to the following esteemed organizations.

  • Building Block Foundation Fund – An annual contribution of $10,000 is raised at our hallmark Night at the Fights event. Groups supported through this Fund include KIDWORKS, Orangewood Children’s Guardian Scholars Program and Taller San Jose, among others.
  • UC Irvine Center for Real Estate, Paul Merage School of Business – NAIOP SoCal was proud to be a founding donor of the Center, with a $25,000 pledge paid out in annual increments of $5,000 from 2005-2009. We also support the UCI Real Estate Breakfast Series and the biennial Awards Gala and Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • CRE-NAIOP Fellowship – Established in 2009, this fellowship combines a $7,500 financial award with an internship, real estate education and networking opportunities for a deserving MBA candidate focusing on real estate at UC Irvine. The award is administered through the Center for Real Estate.
  • University Challenge for Charity – A $5,000 donation is made in the name of the winning school’s team at the annual UCLA vs. USC Real Estate Challenge, a competition that gives students from each school a chance to gain hands-on, real-world experience.