Developing Leaders

Mission Statement: To provide young commercial real estate professionals in Northeast Florida with effective resources to help them grow professionally and personally through networking, education, and community involvement.

If you’re 35 or under, NAIOP’s Developing Leaders program is the catalyst you’ve been looking for to accelerate your commercial real estate career. The program was established in 2008. With almost 80 members, the Developing Leaders now make up nearly a third of all NAIOP Northeast Florida membership.  With these numbers, we have the resources to help you grow in your profession and the network to provide you access to senior decision makers as well as your peers.


Join the developing leaders and take advantage of the following opportunities:


  • Access to leaders in commercial real estate throughout Northeast Florida
  • Connections to peers in the real estate industry
  • Networking events
  • Social Events
  • Educational programs
  • Small group Lunch and Learns with senior commercial real estate executives
  • Community volunteer work


Developing Leaders Events

NAIOP DL’s Present:

DL Educational Roundtable – Current Climate of Furniture Market & Customer Demand

Please join us for our first "Educational Roundtable” event of 2020, as part of the DL Council’s Education Program. Our guest speaker will be Milica Vidovich, Vice President of Business ...

10/21/20 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


DL Beach Day – Presented by: K & G Construction, Inc.

Beach days are not over yet! The DL's want to have a fun day to get together, have some great conversation, play some games and enjoy the last days of ...

09/18/20 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
13th Avenue North Jacksonville Beach, FL

DL’s & Duckworth Construction Present:

DL Trivia Cocktail Hour

Please plan to join us on Zoom where your Hosts will split participants into teams to face off in a friendly game of Trivia! This is a great chance for ...

06/11/20 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Colliers International Present:

DL Kickoff Social and Membership Drive

NAIOP's Developing Leaders invites all current DL members to the 2020 Kickoff Social and Membership drive, located at: Hotel Indigo in Tapestry Park 9840 Tapestry Park Circle 5:30 to 7:30 ...

02/27/20 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
9840 Tapestry Park Circle Jacksonville, Florida 32246

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NAIOP Northeast Florida is the meeting place of the city’s top commercial real estate professionals. Take this opportunity to become a member of NAIOP. Register online or download this application. Developing Leaders enjoy a significantly reduced rate compared to full members.

Developing Leaders Contacts

2020 Developing Leaders Council Board – NAIOP Northeast Florida

  • Daniel Burkhardt (NAI Hallmark): Council Chair
  • Chris Wilson (CenterState Bank): Council Co-Chair
  • Jake Chamberlin (Duckworth Construction): Programs Chair
  • Ross Crabtree (JLL): Treasurer
  • Jeff Frandsen (Newmark Phoenix Realty Group): Social 
  • Allison Brown (KI Furniture): Sponsorship
  • Katherine Ruttell (Live Oak Contracting): Membership
  • Jessie Ladson (Ladson Construction): Charity
  • Chris Hammette (Crocker Partners): Education
  • Steve Davis (Tetra Tech): Mentorship
  • Patrick Carney (NAI Hallmark) Mentorship

If you have questions about the NAIOP Developing Leaders program, please contact Daniel Burkhardt at 904/806-9977 or