Commercial Real Estate Professionals Invited to Industry Breakfast

June 3, 2008

Breakfast to explore revitalizing NAIOP chapter in South Carolina

Greenville, SC – June 2, 2008 – Professionals engaged in the development of office, industrial and mixed-use properties are invited to join the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) for a complimentary commercial real estate breakfast on Thursday, June 12, at the Embassy Suites Hotel Greenville from 7:30 – 9 a.m.

Commercial real estate leaders in the area are leading a discussion to revitalize the South Carolina chapter and will be encouraging all development professionals to join this renewed group.

NAIOP Vice President for Membership & Chapter Relations Marc Selvitelli will speak during the breakfast meeting to discuss the benefits of NAIOP membership and the role commercial real estate plays in the national economy. He will also address local, state and national issues of real estate development.

“South Carolina is a vibrant market with a strong commercial real estate base. We’ve already received tremendous interest and support from development professionals who are eager to revitalize this local chapter,” said Selvitelli. “The South Carolina chapter will serve as a catalyst for business opportunities and a new venue for networking.”

In addition to Selvitelli, speakers include Mark Cothran, president and owner of Cothran Properties LLC in Greenville. Efforts to revitalize the South Carolina chapter are being spearheaded by Amy Walsh, CES®, senior account executive with LandAmerica 1031 Exchange Services.

NAIOP is an association of more than 16,500+ members with an extensive network of 55 chapters across the United States and Canada that represent the interests of developers and owners of industrial, office and mixed-use commercial real estate.  NAIOP provides communication, networking and business opportunities for all real estate related professionals; provides a forum for continuing education; and promotes effective public policy, through its grassroots network, to create, protect and enhance property values.

The breakfast will be held from 7:30 —9 a.m., at the Embassy Suites Hotel Greenville.  Interested parties are asked to RSVP by noon on Tuesday, June 10, 2008.  Register by contacting Beth Karcz by fax, (703) 674-1461; phone, (703) 904-7100; or e-mail, [email protected].


The National Association of Industrial and Office Properties is the nation’s leading trade association for developers, owners, investors and asset managers in industrial, office and mixed-use commercial real estate. Founded in 1967, NAIOP comprises more than 16,500+ members in 55 North American chapters and provides networking opportunities, educational programs, research on trends and innovations and strong legislative representation. For more information, visit