NAIOP Maryland/DC Elects Akridge VP as New Board President

Robert E. Schofield to lead local chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties

Jan 31, 2013, 11:00 ET from Akridge

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Akridge is pleased to announce the recent election of Robert E. Schofield as the President of the Maryland/DC chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) for the 2013-2014 two year term.

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NAIOP Maryland/DC is one of the most active and well-respected commercial real estate organizations in the capital region. Mr. Schofield and others from Akridge have been involved with and served as leaders within NAIOP for years.

Akridge was recognized in 2008 with NAIOP's most prestigious award, The Firm of the Year.

"NAIOP Maryland/DC is an important network and strong advocate for the commercial real estate industry in our region," said Akridge Vice President, Robert E. Schofield. "It is a great honor to be chosen to lead this distinguished organization and its 400+ members."

"We are very excited to install the new Board and Bob Schofield as our new President," said Sally T. Modjeska, Executive Director of NAIOP Maryland/DC. "Over recent years, the chapter has experienced rapid growth and we look forward to continuing the organization's success in our commitment to serving the commercial real estate community in the Suburban Maryland/Washington, DC region."

Succeeding Clark Construction Group's William I. Magruder, Mr. Schofield was elected by the outgoing board of directors and joins the following commercial real estate executives to make up the current board:

Anne B. DuMont, Boston Properties, Inc., Secretary
Douglas C. White, Glass Jacobson, Treasurer
Michael J. Smith, LCOR Incorporated, Sponsorship Chair
Eric S. Kassoff, Wilkes Artis, Public Affairs Chair
Stephen P. Elmendorf Esq., Linowes & Blocher, Legislative Chair
Roseanne Beattle, DBI Architects
Scott A. Brody, Grosvenor Americas
Eugene A. Carlin Jr., DANAC Corporation
John F. Collich, Saul Centers Inc., B. F. Saul Company
Rod Lawrence, The JBG Companies
William Lynch, PNC Real Estate Finance
Robin McBride, Federal Realty Investment TR
David W. Popp, Transwestern Commercial Services
Robert E. Pugh, EDGE Commercial Real Estate
Marcus Witowski, Washington Property Company
Timothy M. Zulick, First Potomac Realty Trust

About Akridge

Akridge is a comprehensive real estate services company that provides acquisition, development, construction management, asset management, property management, leasing, and consulting services. Founded in 1974, the company has acquired or developed more than 12 million square feet of commercial space and currently manages four million square feet throughout the DC area. The industry's foremost benchmarking firms, CEL & Associates, and Kingsley Associates, have ranked Akridge the number one real estate firm in the country for Client satisfaction. Akridge is committed to sustainable development and practices, and has been recognized as an Energy Star Top Performer and Partner of the Year. The company has also been honored with the National Capital Business Ethics Award, and has been recognized as the Best Place to Work in Greater Washington by the Washington Business journal. For more information, please visit

About Maryland/DC NAIOP

Serving Montgomery County, Prince George's County and Frederick County in Maryland and the District of Columbia, Maryland/DC National Association of Industrial and Office Properties is the local chapter of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. Began in 1967, the organization's mission is to represent commercial real estate developers, owners and investors of office, industrial, retail and mixed-use properties. It provides strong advocacy, education and business opportunities, and connects its members through a powerful North American network. For more information, please visit  

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