The Officer and Board of Directors team of the Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers (AIRE) has been announced as the association looks to 2016 as a year to celebrate its 60th year, build on programs of the past and actively serve the greater community through events and activities that serve people less fortunate.
Mike Prost, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, has assumed the role of president of the Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers for the 2016 calendar year, taking over the reins from Scott Duerkop of JLL who was the president during 2015. Prost acknowledged the leadership and direction of Duerkop, and outlined some of the priorities for his term as president.
The other members of the AIRE officer team include Adam Marshall, CCIM, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Vice President; Brendan Green, Colliers, Secretary; and John Coleman, SIOR, Transwestern, Treasurer. Members of AIRE’s board of directors include Michael Nelson, SIOR, NelsonHill, Inc.; Adam Tarantur, CCIM, Podolsky|Circle CORFAC International; Robin Stolberg, JLL; Calum Payne, CBRE; Michael Magliano, Cushman & Wakefield; and Denise Stein Chaimovitz, Transwestern. As Immediate Past President, Duerkop also serves as a member of the board.
Some of the highlights of 2015, according to Prost, included the months-long celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Frank Mahoney Award that culminated with the naming of Jared Paff of Transwestern as the 25th anniversary winner; the 6th annual AIRE virtual tour which drew more than two dozen properties as part of the video presentation and 350 members to The Cube for the event in April; a sold out golf outing in the Summer; a number of networking opportunities for broker and developer/owner members; and AIRE’s ongoing community involvement through its AIRE Cares program.
“It was a good year under Scott’s leadership,” Prost said. “I look forward to the opportunities and challenges of running an organization that serves the industrial real estate marketplace and the bigger broader community where we live and work.”
In outlining his priorities for the 2016, Prost said AIRE will celebrate the 60th anniversary of its formation. While anniversary plans are still being formulated, it is expected that activities will highlight the rich and colorful history of the association and the members who have made the greatest impact.
Prost also said he intends to continue to build on the focus of AIRE Cares, the charitable side of AIRE that organizes a variety of activities throughout the year including serving meals to the homeless and less fortunate, the annual Thanks for Giving Food Drive and drives to benefit children at the holidays.
“It continues to be a great time for the overall real estate market and the industrial market specifically,” Prost said. “As an association, our goal is to do what we can to enhance that experience for our members, and to conduct ourselves in the true spirit of cooperation and according to the highest ethical standards.”