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NAIOP Wisconsin is proud to celebrate the great work of our members at the Chapter Annual Meeting.  Our awards recognize individuals for their service to the Chapter and industry, as well as development that contributes to building thriving communities.

Starting in 2022, Chapter members will help recognize that work by nominating a peer to receive one of seven chapter awards, including two new ones.  Each of our awards will be member-nominated and judged by a panel of Chapter Past Presidents.  Award winners are listed below!

Each year NAIOP Wisconsin recognizes a Principal Member of the Year and an Associate Member of the Year, recognizing members that go above and beyond to promote the chapter to members, non-members, and the real estate industry; actively participate and lead in chapter activities; and positively represent NAIOP in their professional roles.  The Chapter also recognizes a Development of the Year, a project lead by a NAIOP Wisconsin Principal Member that exemplifies the Chapter mission. Additionally, NAIOP Wisconsin also recognizes a Developing Leader of the Year and a Mike Mooney Award recipient.

Principal of the Year

Associate of the Year

Development of the Year

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Derek Taylor, Three Leaf Partners

Developing Leader of the Year


Mike Testa, Ogden & Company, Inc.

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Travis Peterson, Kapur

Trailblazer Award


Liza Romans, Northwestern Mutual


 Olympia Fields, Wangard Partners

Mike Mooney Award

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Matt Moroney, Wangard Partners

NAIOP Wisconsin
Thrive Award

The all-new NAIOP Wisconsin Thrive Award celebrates a project, company, government official (or entity), or individual contributor that is dedicated to building thriving communities through real estate investments. The award may recognize achievements in community impact, green building practices, sustainability, business ethics, employee culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion, or philanthropic, public policy, and/or economic development endeavors in the community.


St. Augustine Preparatory Academy, VJS Development and VJS Construction Services alongside Kapur and Korb and Associates


NAIOP Wisconsin
Developing Leaders All Star Program Recipients

First Time Recognition:

  • Tim Brown, Eriksson Engineering Associates
  • Lucas Geiger, MSA Professional Services
  • Lane Gugger, Greywolf Partners, Inc.
  • Allie Jorgensen, VJS Construction Services
  • Joe Jorgensen, VJS Construction Services
  • Shaun Knapp, LaSalle Investment Management
  • Michelle Long, KAI Real Estate
  • Josh Narrai, Tri City National Bank
  • Jordan William Nelson, Design Manage Advise
  • Luis Abel Robles, Kiser Group
  • Alejandro Rodriguez, Community First
  • Dan Shilts
  • Joe Stanton, Three Leaf Partners


Third Time Recognition:

  • Conor Farrell, Founders 3 Real Estate Services
  • Nick Hepner, JLL
  • Michael Moe, Greenfire Management Services
  • Tyler Schmitz, Trane Technologies
  • Connor Weas, Weas Development

Fifth Time Recognition:

  • Matt Fahey, Colliers
  • Mike Testa, Ogden & Company, Inc.

NAIOP Wisconsin
Outgoing President 2023

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2023 NAIOP Wisconsin President, Bailey Copeland

Photo Credit: Devin Grainger

Principal of the Year Honorees

  • 2022- Brian Adamson, ICAP Development
  • 2021 - Michael Riopel, Northwestern Mutual
  • 2020 - Stewart Wangard, Wangard
  • 2019 - Michael Testa, Ogden Real Estate
  • 2018 - Bailey Copeland, VJS Development
  • 2017 - Rick Stoll, Harmoniq Residential
  • 2016 - Nate Franke, Zilber Property Group
  • 2015 - Leslie Scherrer Pella, PSG, Inc.

Leadership Award Honorees

  • 2010 - Jerry Franke, Franke Development Advisors
  • 2010 - Mark Irgens, Irgens

Achievement Award Honoree

  • 2013 - Shawn Cavin, First American Title

Associate of the Year Honorees

  • 2022- Jeff Hoffman, The Boerke Company
  • 2021 - Andrew Hunt, Marquette University Center for Real Estate
  • 2020 - Nich Bandoch, Tri City National Bank
  • 2019 - Joe Dundon, Vizance
  • 2018 - Bryan Johnsen, Tri City National Bank
  • 2017 - Derek Taylor, Husch Blackwell
  • 2016 - Deborah Tomczyk, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren
  • 2015 - Jason Korb, Korb + Associates
  • 2014 - Heather Turner Loth, EUA
  • 2013 - Josh Neudorfer, The Sigma Group
  • 2012 - Heidi Price, HP Administration
  • 2011 - Gregg Thompson, Bukacek Construction
  • 2010 - Pat Finger, V & F Roofing & Consulting Service

Mike Mooney Award Honorees

  • 2022- Jim Villa, NAIOP Wisconsin
  • 2018 - Deborah Tomczyk, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren
  • 2016 - Richard Lincoln, Lincoln & Associates
  • 2015 - Christine Korjenek, NAIOP Wisconsin
  • 2010 - Mike Mooney, MLG Capital


Trailblazer Award Honorees

  • 2021 - Carole Schaeffer, Friede & Associates
  • 2018 - Shawn Cavin, First American Title

Rising Star Honorees - Principal Members

  • 2014 - Burton Metz, Wangard
  • 2013 - Jerad Prostaskey, ICAP Development
  • 2012 - Bailey Copeland, VJS Development
  • 2011 - Brian Adamson, ICAP Development
  • 2010 - Jeff Whipple, Interstate Partners

Rising Star Honorees - Associate Members

  • 2015 - Joe Dundon, Vizance
  • 2014 - Liza Romans, Northwestern Mutual
  • 2013 - Andrew Hunt, Marquette University Center for Real Estate
  • 2012 - Robert Habich, Amundsen Davis
  • 2011 - Brandon Schulta, First American Title