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Developing Leaders Mentorship Program

Program 2019

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We have made a number of structural changes in an effort to add more value to an already indispensable program.  Our goal with these improvements is to elevate the program and NAIOP Colorado as a whole.  We are striving to assist Developing Leader participants to advance their own real estate career, and set a precedence for helping the upcoming real estate professional establish their foothold in this dynamic industry. We are hopeful this will lead to superior member involvement, and illustrate the importance in being involved in NAIOP Colorado - Where Deals Get Done TM

  • Small Class Size & Highly Selective - Only 10 to 15 applicants are selected to participate.
  • Tailored Fit - A selected mentor is recruited for each participant based off their application, interview, goals, and work history.
  • Graduation Requirements - In order to graduate from the program, an applicant must at least attend all programs and events, and meet with their mentor on a monthly basis.
  • Program & Events: A number of events and programs are created each year as an opportunity to network not only with your mentor but other mentors/mentees in the program as well.

Total Program Cost: $600 ($2,000 VALUE) - Price includes all group meals, events, and training's.

Mentee Application Process:

In order to apply, participants must be under the age of 35 and have an active NAIOP Colorado membership.  Additionally participants must:

  • Fill out an application and pay $50 application fee.
  • Complete an in-person interview with admissions staff.
  • We will contact only those applicants in which a mentor has been identified.  We strive to provide only strong pairings.


If interested in becoming a 2019 Mentee Applicant,
please CLICK HERE to access the 2019 Mentee Application Form.
***Please note that the form cannot be saved. 
Entry must be from start to finish in 1 completion***
Click Here for an example of the application form for your reference.

Questions? Contact NAIOP Developing Leaders Liaison Jacey File.
*** Application Deadline: Monday, April 1st, 2019***

Mentor Application Process:

Past Mentors...
       Christopher R. King
DPC Development Company
    Mary M. Sullivan
Senior Managing Director
     Michael A. Cantwell
Executive Vice President
CBRE, Inc.

Interested in shaping the future of the industry? The NAIOP Colorado Mentor Program is designed to match a limited number of mentees with highly experienced industry professionals, who will provide mentees with the opportunity to learn different aspects of the real estate industry.  In addition, mentors will share career and professional advise to help mentees succeed in life and in the real estate industry.  In order to apply, participants must have an active NAIOP Colorado membership.

If interested in becoming a 2019 Mentor Applicant, please
Contact NAIOP Developing Leaders Liaison Jacey File.
***Deadline for Mentor Requests: Friday, April 1st, 2019***

Important Dates:

  • March 1, 2019 Accepting Mentor/Mentee Applications (Deadline: April 1, 2019)
  • April 1, 2019 Deadline for Mentee Applications
  • April 1, 2019 Mentee Interviews (Between April 1, 2019 - May 3, 2019) 
  • May 31, 2019 Notification regarding selection of Mentor/Mentee Pairings (Between May 31 - June 7)
  • June 20, 2019 Kick-off Event/Development 101 Event: TBA
  • July 18, 2019 Game Night/Team Building & Networking Event: TBA
  • Sept. 10, 2019 Interview/Speaking Coach: TBA
  • Oct. 17, 2019 Wrap Up Event/Mile High Moguls: TBA

Special Thank You To Committee Volunteers & Mentor Program Alumni...
Beau Breck, LCP Development, 2017 Alumni, Chair
Nick Kitaeff, Confluent Development, 2015 Alumni, Vice Chair
John Huemoller, First American Title, 2017 Alumni, DL Program Chair
Courtney Schneider, United Properties, 2016 Alumni
Ian Nichols, Baron Properties
Jason White, JLL, 2016 Alumni
Mike Cantwell, CBRE, Past Mentor
Mara Fabian, Lowe, Past Mentor
Sam Bell, Cushman & Wakefield, 2017 Alumni
Mark Witkiewicz, McWhinney, Past Mentor
Tim Schlichting, LCP Development, Past Mentor
James Mansfield, Pinnacle Real Estate Advisors, Past Mentor
Celeste Tanner, Confluent Development
Jules Sherwood, HFF, Past Mentor
Brian Dietz, Opus Group, Past Mentor
Megan Turner, United Properties, 2017 Alumni
Jennifer Pittenger, First American Title, 2017 Alumni