NAIOP Chicago has named three 2019-20 University Scholarship recipients. The three students from Michelle Manjarrez of DePaul University, Vincent Stoll of Marquette University and Marlon Taylor of Roosevelt University exemplify the commitment and innovation coming from the new generation of Chicago’s commercial real estate industry.
In addition to tuition assistance, the scholarship recipients receive a one-year NAIOP membership, a mentor involved in a field related to their interests, as well as a variety of other local benefits. The NAIOP Chicago University Scholarship program is annual, with applications to the program accepted in early summer of each year.
Manjarrez is a Chicago native and pursuing her MBA in real estate finance and investment and entrepreneurship at the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University. She is currently a senior associate at GLP where she is part of the FP&A team and is heavily involved in global budgeting, acquisition and development modeling and capital management. In her role, Manjarrez leads global budgeting and collaborates with the investment and treasury teams to appropriately model new acquisitions and developments and forecast capital needs. With an expected graduation date of June 2020, Manjarrez is looking to develop her career and pursue a role within the real estate development and investment area.
As a junior at Marquette University studying real estate and finance, Stoll is pursuing a career in industrial brokerage or development. He has pursued numerous real estate and finance ventures at Marquette University and outside of campus, including starting his own property management company on campus with guidance from the College of Business Administration’s Center for Real Estate. He also currently works as a fixed income intern at Robert W. Baird, helping traders, salespeople and portfolio managers to match, book and solve trade discrepancies with daily volumes of $1 billion. He plans to live in Chicago after graduating with a BS in business administration in May 2021.
Taylor is a first-year MSRE candidate at Roosevelt University’s Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate. He earned his bachelor of science in architectural studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Starting his career in project management, he’s gained over six years of experience at firms including Clark Construction and JLL. He’s developed a keen eye and passion for managing the real estate process through a variety of assignments ranging from new construction to adaptive reuse. Currently, Taylor serves as a development consultant for The Gettys Group. There, he’s dedicated to maximizing real estate investments of key stakeholders through his expertise in project management, development and consulting.