Message from Stuart Skaug
2019 President, Oregon Chapter
Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your 2019 President of the NAIOP Oregon Chapter. The state of our Chapter is the strongest that it has ever been, with over 300 members and record attendance at our 2018 events. All development types have seen tremendous growth and our membership base is very stable. However, we will need to use our solid foundation to advance local commercial real estate interests through advocacy, education, networking, and legislative representation, as we will face many regulatory obstacles as our industry continues to grow.
I am pleased to report that our Chapter’s community involvement, political connections, financial strength, and membership numbers are at all-time highs. This year our Chapter will produce more than 20 events, from breakfast programs, building tours, policy sessions, and many networking events from our Developing Leaders committee. We’ll interact regularly with elected officials, provide support to worthy candidates, and advocate for policies that protect and promote responsible development.
Chapter leadership is comprised of 18 Board members who represent the spectrum of real estate professions. Board members act as stewards of the Chapter and chair the numerous Committees. We welcome member participation at all levels; if you’d like to be more active in the Chapter, please consider joining a Committee.
On behalf of the NAIOP Board I would like to thank all of our members for their support and look forward to a very successful 2019. I appreciate the opportunity to serve as your President. Please contact me with any comments or questions.