About Us

 

Mission Statement

NAIOP Pittsburgh is the regional association of developers, owners, investors and professionals of commercial real estate.

We are the leading industry resource to foster business relationships, promote responsible development and support growth of the region through education, leadership and advocacy.

NAIOP Pittsburgh is the regional chapter of NAIOP. NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is the leading organization for developers, owners and investors of office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP comprises 19,000+ members and provides strong advocacy, education and business opportunities through a powerful North American network.

Learn more about NAIOP Pittsburgh membership here.


Staff

 

Brandon Mendoza – Executive Director

412.496.9892 – bmendoza@naioppittsburgh.com

Brandon Mendoza is the Executive Director of NAIOP Pittsburgh, the local chapter of the national association that represents the interests of developers and owners of industrial, office, mixed-use and related commercial real estate.

Mendoza most recently served as Government Affairs Manager for the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, the advocacy affiliate of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. He led the chamber's federal and local government affairs strategies. In addition to his advocacy role, Mendoza directed the chamber's legislative events, and raised nearly $1 million in sponsorships in his tenure, while growing the events' reputation in the community. Mendoza also brings a strong economic development track record to the position, having led the chamber's advocacy efforts to build the incentive package for Shell Chemical's multibillion petrochemical investment in Beaver County. Prior to joining the chamber, Mendoza was Associate Project Manager at Duane Morris Government Strategies in Pittsburgh.

Mendoza received his Master of Public Administration from the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public & International Affairs (GSPIA), and his B.S. from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh's Leadership Development Initiative XXI, and in 2017, he was selected by The Incline as one of 18 rising political leaders shaping Pittsburgh's tomorrow.

Brandon and his wife Jacinta reside in Zelienople with their two young sons, Miguel and Isaiah.

 

 

Erica Loftus – Chapter Administrator

412-928-8303 – info@naioppittsburgh.com

Erica earned her degree in Communications from Geneva College in 2006 and shortly thereafter fell in love with being engaged in the community. The majority of her career has been helping to define and grow non-profit organizations. For five years, Erica served as the President of the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce where she thrived on a balance of creativity and structure while managing and implementing various projects. In 2017, Erica stepped into the role as Chapter Administrator for NAIOP Pittsburgh.

Erica is married and resides in the Pittsburgh suburbs with her husband and English Mastiff Nala.


Board of Directors

President
Donald Smith Jr.
Regional Industrial Development Corp.

Vice President
Jamie White
LLI Engineering

Secretary
Tony Rosenberger
Chapman Properties

Treasurer
Valerie Voss
BDO, USA

National Board
Brian Walker
Millcraft Investments

Past President
David Weisberg
BNY Mellon


Board of Directors at Large

Cecelia Cagni
Allegheny Conference

John Deklewa
RDC Design+Build, Inc.

Alyssa Kunselman
Mascaro

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Tyler Noland
PenTrust Real Estate Advisory Svcs.

Ryan Schwotzer
Crossgates Inc.

Anthony “Tony” Rossi
CBRE

Jason Stewart
JLL

Brandon Snyder
Al. Neyer

Michael Takacs
Bohler Engineering


DL Representative

Jim Ambrose, Desmone Architects

Legal Counsel

Patricia Farrell, Meyer Unkovic & Scott

Advisory Board

David Weisberg, BNY Mellon
Brian Walker, Millcraft Investments
Dan Puntil, Grandbridge Real Estate Capital
Steve Thomas, Chapman Properties
Paul Griffith, Newmark Knight Frank
Lou Oliva, Newmark Knight Frank
Barry Ford, Continental Real Estate
Dick Donley, Chaska Property Advisors, Inc.
Lynn DeLorenzo, TARQUINCoRE, LLC


Executive Committee

Brandon Mendoza, Executive Director – NAIOP
Donald Smith Jr., President – RIDC
Jamie White, Vice President – LLI Engineering
Tony Rosenberger, Secretary – Chapman Properties
Valerie Voss , Treasurer – BDO, Inc.
David Weisberg, Past President – BNY Mellon


Hall of Fame

Larry Simpson – Chapter President, 1995
Robert Stephenson – Chapter President, 1981-82
Bill Hunt - Chapter President, 2001
Pat Tarquinio – Chapter President, 1993
Lou Oliva - Chapter President, 1996-97
James Scalo – Chapter President, 1994
John Hoy – Chapter President, 2000
Tom Murphy – Chapter President, 1983-86
Gregory Quatchak – Chapter President, 2005-06
DeWitt Peart – Chapter President, 1998-99