What is NAIOP?

NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is the leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP comprises more than 15,000 members in North America and advocates responsible commercial real estate development and advocates for effective public policy.

NAIOP Vision
Advancing responsible commercial real estate development, investment and ownership.

NAIOP Mission
NAIOP represents commercial real estate developers, owners and investors of office, industrial, retail and mixed-use properties. It provides strong advocacy, education and business opportunities, and connects its members through a powerful North American network.

Our Focus
NAIOP is a leading commercial real estate industry provider of unparalleled networking opportunities, educational programs, research on trends and innovations and strong legislative representation.

NAIOP's sister organization, the NAIOP Research Foundation, is one of the industry's leading think tanks dedicated to conducting research assessing the trends, economic viability and needs of the built environment

Our Opportunities
NAIOP provides communication, networking and business opportunities for all real estate related professionals; presents a forum for continuing education; and promotes effective public policy, through its grassroots network, to create, protect and enhance property values. NAIOP members are the principal players who shape the industry.

NAIOP chapter members have fantastic opportunities at the local level to enhance their business through nationally-focused educational programs, Minnesota-focused educational programs, networking and government affairs both in Minnesota and nationally. Members can also get involved at the corporate level - by attending conferences for continuing education, participating in National Forums for professional development and working to advance legislative initiatives, such as real estate taxation issues on Capitol Hill.

Our Background
When key players in commercial real estate joined together nearly four decades ago to form NAIOP, they believed they could forge a path towards a better future by providing their colleagues with new avenues to:

  • Create new business opportunities
  • Gain industry insight through educational programs with cutting-edge insight
  • Pursue new channels for career and professional development
  • Advance the business environment for commercial real estate through political activity

Throughout the years, NAIOP has evolved into one of North America's largest, most prestigious and valuable commercial real estate organizations.

Building a Stronger Minnesota

Founded in 1975, NAIOP Minnesota has been a major factor in the growth of Minnesota-based businesses and a significant contributor to the economic well-being of the hundreds of local communities in which our members work and invest. NAIOP's impact on Minnesota's economy is dramatic:

  • 157 million sq. ft. of commercial buildings owned or managed
  • $10 billion in assessed market value
  • $312+ million in local and state property taxes
  • 8,600 businesses
  • 300,000 workers benefiting from NAIOP Minnesota's activities