About NAIOP Northern Virginia

NAIOP Northern Virginia, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, was chartered in 1980 by a group of local developers. Governed by a Board of Directors and Executive Committee, which is elected annually, NAIOP Northern Virginia's professional staff is located in Alexandria, Virginia. With chapters across North America, NAIOP Northern Virginia is one of the largest with over 900 members.

The association offers a full complement of services for its membership, including: monthly educational programs, an annual bus tour, annual awards program, annual and mid-year real estate forecasts, golf tournaments and legislative representation at the state and local level

Our MISSION is to enhance the Northern Virginia commercial real estate community by:

  • Advancing the professional and industrial standards
  • Enhancing image and public perception of the industry
  • Maintaining an effective government action plan
  • Positively impacting the environmental, social, and economic quality of life in Northern Virginia
  • Sharing professional ideas for growth and greater understanding

Programs and Events

Our educational programs and seminars are designed to help you maximize your professional development and business opportunities. You’ll find great opportunities to meet with your peers and network with the decision makers you need to know to build your business.

  • Luncheon Programs provide timely, informative topics and promote invaluable networking opportunities.
  • Lunch With programs provide NAIOP members an opportunity to have an informal lunch with a captain of the development industry, a policy maker or an elected official. The lunches are topical, timely and affordable.
  • Educational Meetings, such as our Annual Forecast, Mid-Year Forecast, Seminars, and Development 101, provide professional enrichment and collegial interaction.
  • Annual Awards Program provides recognition of excellence in commercial building and office property design. A variety of categories include Best Buildings (Build-to-Suit, Speculative, and R&D/Industrial/Flex), Best Interiors (Commercial Space), Best Real Estate Transaction, and Firm of the Year.
  • Bus Tour and Trade Show is an annual event which includes a tour of Northern Virginia’s top development projects and sites via a police escorted bus caravan. The tour is preceded by a morning Trade Show. The 2024 Tour is May 9.
  • Golf Tournaments give members opportunities for friendly competition and networking.

Special Services

  • Government Relations - NAIOP Northern Virginia provides commercial real estate professionals with effective support and guidance to create, protect and enhance development and property values. The Government Relations Committee monitors county and city legislative and regulatory issues in five localities. NAIOP membership includes representation by the Virginia Association for Commercial Real Estate (VACRE) before the General Assembly. Members of the Government Relations Committee also determine the impact of legislation and help develop strategy for VACRE to pursue at the State Capitol.
  • Communication – Members are kept abreast of commercial and industrial real estate activities and occurrences through Legislative Alerts (public affairs updates), news releases, and chapter bulletins via broadcast emails. A national online membership directory is available to all members.

NAIOP Corporate

NAIOP Corporate (Commercial Real Estate Development Association) is a national association with over 21,000 members and an extensive network of chapters that represent the interests of developers and owners of industrial, office and related commercial real estate throughout North America. 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.

Members of the NAIOP Chapters have great opportunities at the local level to enhance their business through educational programs, networking and government affairs.

Members can also get involved at the national level by attending conferences for continuing education, participating in National Forums for professional development and working to advance legislative initiatives like real estate taxation issues on Capitol Hill.

The forum for commercial real estate both locally and nationally, NAIOP promotes effective public policy through its grassroots network to create, protect and enhance property values. It offers education programs, research on trends and innovations, networking opportunities and strong legislative representation. Our members are the principal players who shape the industry.