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NAIOP MA Installs 2024 Leadership Team; Sykes to Serve as ‘24 Chapter President

December 01, 2023

BOSTON — At its Annual Meeting held on November 28, NAIOP Massachusetts, elected a new President and Board members. The Board includes the principals of many of the region’s leading commercial real estate firms.

Kirk Sykes, Co-Managing Director of Accordia Partners, was elected President of NAIOP Massachusetts for 2024. In this capacity, he will work closely with NAIOP staff and Chapter leadership to guide the organization. NAIOP’s 2023 President, Patrick McMahon of Federal Realty Investment Trust, will serve as the organization’s 2024 Board Chair; Doug Manz of HYM will become President-Elect; Melissa Schrock of Hilco Redevelopment Partners will serve as Treasurer; and Patrick Sousa of Marcus Partners, the newest addition to NAIOP’s Board Management Committee, is the organization’s Secretary. Jim Tierney of JLL and Erin Corcoran of Oxford Properties will be advisors to the Board Management Committee.

“NAIOP is the voice for the statewide commercial real estate industry, ensuring critical representation of an industry that is a major part of the Commonwealth’s economic competitiveness and growth. NAIOP’s members are constantly pushing the industry forward to ensure the future of the state’s communities, residents, and businesses,” said Sykes. “At the same time, we have taken significant actions to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion across the industry - and look forward to continuing that work by collaborating with senior leaders to secure and expand successful strategies and cultivate meaningful initiatives.”

Sykes has been part of the Accordia team for nearly 10 years and is known for combining his professional training and hands-on experience in the areas of finance, investment, development, design and construction to create customized responses to the complex issues of urban real estate development. His approach is grounded in the bottom-line-driven perspective gained during his tenure as chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and other leadership roles in the market.

“NAIOP is grateful to have volunteer leaders who represent the best of our market. I am honored to work alongside Kirk and our Board members to navigate the industry’s challenges and opportunities in 2024 and beyond,” said Tamara Small, NAIOP CEO. “Kirk’s experienced leadership and innovative approach will guide NAIOP as we serve the needs of commercial real estate professionals while advancing our advocacy, educational offerings, and DEI work.”

Tamara Small Kirk Sykes