Student Members

The Future of Our Industry and Our Association

Congratulations Team Villanova University, winners of NAIOP NJ's 2020 CRE Intercollegiate Case Study Competition!

Eligibility for Student Membership

Who is eligible: any full-time student who is not otherwise employed in the industrial, office, mixed-use or related commercial real estate industry. NAIOP Student members must meet the following requirements. Proof of full time student status must be received before membership can be confirmed. Otherwise, the applicant will remain ineligible for membership in the Student category and any dues paid shall be refunded. A copy of a current student identification card and class schedule should be provided as proof. Applicant must be a full-time student, as defined by his/her university. Applicant must not be employed full-time by a commercial real estate or related firm. Individuals employed on a part-time or temporary basis (internship, temporary or limited employment, etc.) may be considered eligible.

Following graduation, a Student will no longer be able to renew his/her membership through the Student membership program. Options include Developing Leaders Membership, for those 35 and under.

Student Membership Annual Dues

Annual dues for Student Members: $50. Join Now or contact Donna Laterza at 732-729-9900.

Benefits for Student Members

Student Members receive all the benefits of membership: full access to NAIOP News, Advocacy, Information, Opportunities and People...and more!

    • Subscriptions to our newsletters and WeekEnder Brief
    • Full access to the website, including Critical Issues and the Searchable NJ Member Directory
    • Opportunities to meet industry leaders, and volunteer for committees and Community Action Projects
    • Access to our Facebook and LinkedIn groups
    • Free registration for most events (subject to availability), with support from our NAIOP Scholars program

NAIOP Scholars NAIOP Scholars Report Card

NAIOP Scholars Patrons 

    • Colliers International
    • Cushman & Wakefield
    • Forsgate Industrial Partners
    • Liberty Property Trust
    • Mack-Cali Realty Corporation
    • Newmark Knight Frank
    • Whitesell Construction Co.

NAIOP Scholars is a program to promote student membership, education, participation and career opportunities.  We recognize the importance of educating students...our future leaders...about our industry and welcoming them to our association.

When a student invests $50 in NAIOP New Jersey membership dues, the NAIOP Scholars Program ensures that the cost of attending events is not a barrier to participation.

With the generous support of our NAIOP Scholars Patrons, we are able to underwrite the cost of student participation at many of our programs, giving student members the benefit of our educational seminars and access to the networking opportunities that may lead to careers in our industry.  Student Members are eligible to attend selected events at no charge (a limited number of free student registrations will be made available for each eligible event).

Members who are interested in becoming NAIOP Scholars Patrons: Please contact Dan Kennedy or Ernest Landante at 732-729-9900.


Student Program Helps NAIOP Build a Bridge to Real Estate Industry's Future (1/19, NJBIZ)

Former Student Member Mark Russo:

"I first became involved with NAIOP New Jersey as an intern while attending graduate school at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.  During my time with NAIOP as an intern, and later as a student member, I attended numerous education seminars and other networking events that had a profound impact on my future career path in commercial real estate.

"My experiences at NAIOP helped make an impression on a job interview.  When I was asked “Where do you think the real estate market is going?” it was easy for me to answer after listening to industry experts and key political figures at NAIOP programs.  I wowed the company’s principals with my detailed knowledge of the Panama Canal expansion and its potential impact on industrial property values near east coast ports.

"In addition to the educational opportunities provided by NAIOP, the organization offers students the chance to interact with real decision makers.  It’s one thing to learn about economic development and real estate in a classroom, but quite another to meet the decision makers and stakeholders.  The NAIOP staff and membership really care about the students and make every effort to welcome them and help them find jobs and internships.

"If you are a current student interested in real estate and related public policy, joining NAIOP is a must.  It was through NAIOP, that I transitioned from a student into a real professional in the real estate field.  I simply cannot say enough good things about this organization and its value for students."

Former Student Member Portia Henry:

"I joined NAIOP after beginning the City and Regional Planning Graduate Program at the Bloustein School at Rutgers University. I relocated to New Jersey from Virginia and was interested in an organization that would introduce me to the housing and real estate market plus provide a connection to the most influential business and political figures--I found this through my student membership with NAIOP.

"In December 2011, I was invited to attend the Transportation and Logistics Update Seminar in Elizabeth. This seminar featured remarks from a number of key transportation professionals. The information shared at this seminar piqued my interest and I was able to share valuable current trends and predictions during an interview I had the following week for a related position with the New Jersey Transportation, Logistics, and Distribution Network based at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. Attending this professional event provided an advantage over my competitors that led to my employment in a field outside of commercial real estate.

"I would strongly encourage other students from various fields outside of housing and real estate to join and take advantage of the networks and access to practical New Jersey issues to supplement classroom education."

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