In this exciting episode, hosts Jenna and Vince Free are joined by Christopher Ware, Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Initiatives at NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. Christopher shares insights about the upcoming I.CON Cold Storage Conference, a unique event tailored to developers, owners, and investors in the cold storage industry.
Christopher Ware introduces himself and his background, highlighting his journey from a history major to becoming a seasoned association professional. He provides an overview of NAIOP’s role as a leading national trade association for commercial real estate, with a particular focus on industrial real estate.
Christopher explains how NAIOP evolved from being the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties to its current name, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. He discusses NAIOP’s mission, connecting developer-owner investors, providing education, fostering networking, and offering industry-leading research.
Watch Full Interview:
- Meet Christopher Ware
- NAIOP’s Evolution
- The Birth of ICON Cold Storage
- About I.CON Cold Storage Conference
- Networking Tips for Attendees
- Challenges in Cold Storage Development
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