The post below was originally published at naiopmablog.com on November 19, 2020.
NAIOP Massachusetts Honors Members for Extraordinary Leadership
Tad Heuer of Foley Hoag LLP, Amanda Strong of MIT Management Company and Taidgh McClory of T.H. McClory LLC to be Honored at Annual Meeting
|Today, NAIOP Massachusetts, The Commercial Real Estate Development Association, announced the recipients of the Chapter’s 2020 Government Affairs Champion Award and the 2020 President’s Award. The awards will be presented at the Chapter’s Annual Meeting, preceding NAIOP’s Virtual Impact Awards Celebration on December 2nd.
The NAIOP President’s Award will be presented to Amanda Strong of MIT Investment Management Company and Taidgh McClory of T.H. McClory LLC in recognition of their exceptional leadership, strategic direction and vision for NAIOP’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. With their support, NAIOP has been able to strengthen industry DEI efforts through programming, expanding opportunities for minority and women owned businesses in CRE, launching a DEI strategic plan, and continuing to expand the talent pipeline through the CREST and REEX programs.
“While diversity, equity and inclusion were brought to the forefront of every conversation in 2020, Amanda and Taidgh have been leaders for NAIOP on these important issues much longer. It is a privilege each year to acknowledge the members who have made significant contributions to benefit our industry, but this is especially meaningful, ” said Leslie Cohen, COO at Samuels & Associates and NAIOP’s 2020 President. “All of us at NAIOP are so grateful to Amanda and Taidgh for their hard work, leadership, and valuable support.”
Tad Heuer of Foley Hoag LLP, will receive this year’s Government Affairs Champion Award in honor of his tremendous contributions to NAIOP’s advocacy, providing comments and analysis on NAIOP’s legislative, judicial, and regulatory advocacy. NAIOP is grateful for Tad’s commitment and tireless advocacy efforts on behalf of the commercial real estate industry.
“Year after year our members have benefited from Tad’s expertise, but when this pandemic began, Tad went above and beyond,” said Tamara Small, CEO of NAIOP Massachusetts. “This year, he has provided critical analyses and feedback that ensured myriad pieces of legislation and emergency orders were implemented in a thoughtful, practical way under extraordinary circumstances. This recognition is a small token of our gratitude for his ongoing work on behalf of NAIOP.”
To learn more about NAIOP’s Annual Meeting and Virtual Impact Awards, or to register to attend, visit www.naiopimpact.com.