NAIOP Wisconsin is a Chapter of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association.  Founded in 1967, NAIOP has become the leading organization for developers, owners, and investors of office, industrial, retail, multi-family, and mixed-use real estate.  NAIOP represents nearly 20,000 members and provides strong public policy advocacy, education, and business opportunities through a powerful North American network.


NAIOP Wisconsin was chartered in 2003 by industry leaders led by Jerry Franke, Mark Irgens, and Mike Mooney.  Today the Chapter represents nearly 400 individual members working at more than 150 businesses across Wisconsin.  We offer a strong network to build your pipeline, integrated, in-depth, and industry-specific education and informational programs, and a power public policy advocacy program.

Vision & Mission

We are the Wisconsin Chapter of North America's premier professional association of developers and owners of commercial real estate.


We are the champion for creating thriving communities in Wisconsin through successful real estate development.


NAIOP Wisconsin is the organization for real estate developers, owners and investors. We provide strong advocacy, education, and leadership development to members through a powerful network.

NAIOP Wisconsin is committed to enhancing the economic growth of Wisconsin and the business opportunities of its members and to improving the professionalism and image of the industry and the quality of life in our communities.

Board of Directors - Executive Committee

Chapter leaders represent the interests of our members, their businesses, and the commercial real estate development industry. Our leadership are volunteers that are elected by Chapter Principal members.

NAIOP Wisconsin 2020 Board of Directors - Executive Committee


Developing Leaders Committee Co-Chairs: Joe Dundon, Vizance and Nick Jung, Cardinal Capital Management The NAIOP Developing Leaders program is a resource for commercial real estate professionals 35 years of age and younger in Wisconsin to enhance their leadership abilities and business practice. The committee focuses on providing opportunities including: educational forums, networking events, mentorship programs, and public service involvement. The committee meets monthly and is currently only accepting applications for future appointments and event Task Forces.

Madison Committee

Co-Chairs: Carole Schaeffer, Friede & Associates; Chris Valcheff, True North Consultants

The Madison Committee is a new standing committee and will work to develop local NAIOP programming for South Central Wisconsin. The committee will be responsible for identifying and recruiting new members, planning and hosting local/regional events, and collaborating with the Board to ensure this growing constituency receives a strong return on their membership investment and NAIOP is well represented in the geographic area.

Marketing & Public Relations Committee

Co-Chairs: Nick Bandoch, Tri City National Bank; Pete Schneider, Groth Design Group

This committee began in 2019 and provides assistance to the Chapter in developing collateral materials (design and content), an improved social media and digital presence, and a public relations strategy. Members of this committee will be asked to help develop marketing and public relations strategies, contribute talent-based assistance with graphic design, writing, proofing, and creative input. NAIOP members with these skill sets are encouraged to volunteer. In addition, if a member firm is willing to donate the time and expertise of a non-member professional with specific related skills, this would also be gratefully accepted.

Membership Committee

Co-Chairs: Derek Taylor, Husch Blackwell; John Ferguson, J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc.

This committee develops specific programs to stimulate existing member involvement as well as recruit new members. The committee meets monthly.

Subcommittees include: new member ambassadors, event ambassadors, and new member events.

Committee members are asked to serve on a subcommittee and identify two member prospects per year.

Programs Committee

Co-Chairs: Adam Connor, Colliers International; and Mike Testa, Ogden & Company

The Programs Committee is responsible for coordinating and evaluating the overall member education and networking programming of the chapter. Members will work to increase awareness and participation in these programs, and conduct seminars targeting specific needs to various industry segments.

The committee meets monthly with additional meetings as needed for event coordination. Members are asked to assist with programming for the organization, and the facilitation of event logistics and sponsorships.

Public Affairs Committee

Co-Chairs: Jeffrey Whipple, Interstate Partners LLC and Jeff Hoffman, CCIM, SIOR, Boerke Company/Cushman Wakefield

The committee is responsible for proposing and monitoring the Chapter's legislative agenda, as well as working with staff leadership and the Chapter lobbyist to develop strategic relationships with decision makers. Subcommittees include: Economic Development, Endorsements/Fundraising, Environmental, Infrastructure/Transportation, Local Government, Regulatory Reform, Tax Policy/Access to Capital, and TIF.

Interested in joining a member committee? Contact Jim Villa to get involved!

Annual Sponsors

Thank you to these leading industry companies for their support of the NAIOP Wisconsin mission. The Chapter’s Annual Sponsorship program, as well as sponsorship opportunities for individual events, are excellent ways to showcase the expertise of your business to CRE professionals across the state.

Join Today!

From developers, investors, and owners, to architects, attorneys, brokers, engineers, and other CRE professionals, NAIOP is commercial real estate! We have the people, knowledge, and education to help you find connections, stay ahead of the curve, and make deals happen. NAIOP membership is the best investment you can make for your commercial real estate career. Membership in NAIOP offers exclusive benefits: - Powerful Public Policy Advocacy - Exclusive Networking and Events - Professional Development Programming - Cutting-Edge Research - Leadership Opportunities Local Connections. North American Reach. The future of commercial real estate starts with NAIOP! For more information on joining NAIOP please click here. If you have any questions you can contact Jim Villa directly.

Board of Directors

Chapter leaders represent the interests of our members, their businesses, and the commercial real estate development industry. Our leadership is made up of volunteers that are elected by Chapter Principal members.

NAIOP Wisconsin 2021 Board of Directors

Past Presidents

Chapter leaders represent the interests of our members, their businesses, and the commercial real estate development industry. Our leadership are volunteers that are elected by Chapter Principal members.

NAIOP Wisconsin Past Presidents



“NAIOP is one of the leading organizations in Wisconsin for all disciplines related to Commercial Real Estate.  The association’s events provide information and education on relevant, “real-time” topics. Whether it’s touring a new project in the area, meeting with lobbyists and legislators on current issues, or hearing from insightful presenters, NAIOP offers an opportunity for professionals to network with top decision makers in our industry.”

—  Pam Turer, First American Bank