Committees

Make the Most of Your NAIOP Membership by Getting Involved.

Join a committee and get involved! Here you can enhance leadership skills and build unique working relationships with fellow real estate professionals. Got ideas for a great event or venue? Contact the chapter or connect with a committee chair for more information.

Communications

Oversees the chapter’s media relations and marketing activities. Responsible for the NAIOP brand at the local level, as well as furthering its social media platforms.

Chair
Ryan Jones
Panattoni Development
949.296.2924

Vice Chair
Greg Brown
HFF
949.798.4129

Community Relations

Recommends and builds relationships with charitable organizations for community involvement. Some of these organizations include: Building Block Foundation Fund; UC Irvine Center for Real Estate, Paul Merage School of Business; CRE-NAIOP Fellowship; University Challenge for Charity; among others. The committee also advises and supports efforts of Young Professionals Group (YPG) Community Outreach Subcommittee.

Chair
Mike Hodges
Irvine Company Office Properties
949.720.2230

Vice Chair
Parke Miller
Lincoln Property Company
949.333.2114

Golf Tournaments

NAIOP SoCal Annual Golf Tournaments, held in Orange and Los Angeles counties, are some of the most popular in the industry which is why they are almost always sold out. The committee helps with planning, sponsorship and logistics.

OC Co-Chair
Eric Hinkelman
Voit Real Estate Services
949.263.5328

OC Vice Chair
Rodney Richerson 
KBS Realty
949.417.6515

LA Chair
Kevin Burkhalter
Walker Dunlop
310.407.3251

LA Vice Chair
Marc Bonando
Kidder Mathews
562.472.0008

Legislative

Ensures your voice is heard at the local, state and national levels.

Chair
Justin McCusker
C.J. Segrestrom & Sons
714.546.0110

Vice Chair
Stephane M. Wandel
Thrifty Oil Company
310.418.6588

Membership

Helps to attract new members and coordinates development of membership campaigns and outreach events.

Chair
Steve Pearson
DAUM Commercial RE Services
949.242.1703

Vice Chair
Andy Bratt
Newmark Realty Capital
949.356.6678

Mentorship

Exclusive program that provides young CRE professionals with valuable opportunities for personal professional growth through focused, one-on-one networking sessions with leaders in the commercial real estate community.

Chair
Angela Azizian
Wells Fargo
213.358.7418

Vice Chair
Tom McAndrews 
Tiarna Real Estate Services
949.833.8334

Night at the Fights

Considered one of the must-attend events in Southern California, Night at the Fights is the premier networking event attracting close to 1,000 industry pros each year. This committee oversees the creative aspects of the event as well as sponsorship, ticket sales and logistics

Chair
Ryan Gallagher
Space Investment Partners
949.750.2302

Advisor
Zach Niles
JLL
949.885.2922

NAIOP University

NAIOP U is a members-only educational program that provides brief and thought-provoking presentations on topics important the Southern California industry. This committee plans for and executes each session and secures presenters.

Chair
Taylor Arnett
Caprock Partners
949.342.8000 x 108

Vice Chair
Christopher Tipre
Trammell Crow
949.477.4717

Programs and Events

This committee plans for the chapter’s exclusive Leadership Symposium & Fall Forum, helping to secure industry leaders as presenters. This committee is responsible for annual events such as the OC BBQ, LA BBQ and mixers.

Chair
Lillian Kuo 
Shea Properties
310.407.2175

Vice Chair
Brad Schmitt 
Savills Studley
949.660.3516

Programs Advisor
Drew Emmel
Allen Matkins
949.553.1313

Real Estate Challenge

The annual UCLA vs. USC Real Estate Challenge is held in the fall each year in conjunction with the college football season. The committee helps to determine the real estate challenge site, work with the schools and their representatives, and plans for and executes the final program and event.

Chair
Mark Mattis
Madison Marquette
310.215.8500

Real Estate Challenge Advisor
Susan Orloff
RYAN
818.543.4760 ext 43-4760

Sponsorship

This high profile committee helps to identify and secure sponsors as well as further build upon relationships of these valuable organizations with the chapter.

Chair
Pamela Westhoff
Sheppard Mullin
213.617.4254

Vice Chair
Rob Antrobius 
Prologis
562.345.9211

Young Professionals Group (YPG)

Serve as advisors and/or leaders of YPG Alumni Committee, which oversees planning and coordination of speakers for the YPG curriculum, reviews and approves YPG candidates, and provides mentoring and networking activities.

YPG Advisor Chair
Aaron Hill
Bixby Land Company
949.336.7018

YPG Advisor Vice Chair
David Salisbury
US Bank
949.863.2421

YPG Alumni Chair
Brooke Birtcher Gustafson
Birtcher Development
949.629.7939

YPG Alumni Vice Chair
Michael Chukwueke
Duke Realty
949.797.7049