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The post below was originally published at on November 30, 2020.

NAIOP Massachusetts Announces Staff Changes for 2021

Dear NAIOP Members and Friends,

Today, November 30, NAIOP Massachusetts – The Commercial Real Estate Development Association, announced the departure of Reesa Fischer, the organization’s Executive Director. NAIOP also announced the promotions of Taylor Pederson to Vice President of Programs & Education and Anastasia Nicolaou to Vice President of Policy & Public Affairs. Tamara Small will continue to serve as the organization’s CEO. Fischer has accepted a position at the executive search firm Keller Augusta where she will serve as the national Managing Director of Business Development & Strategy based in their Palm Beach office.

“Over the past 10 years, Reesa has been instrumental in growing the organization and shaping NAIOP’s programming, networking and educational offerings, providing exceptional value for members,” said Leslie Cohen, COO at Samuels & Associates and 2020 NAIOP Massachusetts President. “She will be sorely missed, but NAIOP is fortunate to have Tamara Small as CEO, who has proven to be a strong leader of the organization, along with her elevated team members who are ready to take on new roles to ensure the continued success of the organization.”

Taylor Pederson, who currently serves as the Director of Programs & Education, will expand her role managing the organization’s professional development programs, educational offerings, and special events. Anastasia Nicolaou, who currently serves as the Government Affairs Associate, will take on more responsibility for NAIOP’s advocacy and public affairs.

“The past year has required every organization to take on new challenges. Anastasia and Taylor were instrumental in ensuring that NAIOP did not miss a beat,” said Tamara Small, CEO of NAIOP Massachusetts. “I am grateful for Reesa’s many years at NAIOP and know that we are ready to take on 2021 and beyond because of her leadership. I wish her all the best in her new adventure.”

Fischer will leave NAIOP at the end of January.

Our sincere thanks and gratitude to Reesa for her incredible contributions to NAIOP over the past 10 years.


NAIOP Massachusetts Board Management Committee

Leslie Cohen, 2020 NAIOP Massachusetts President

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