Marianna Hunnicutt has been named a recipient of the National NAIOP 2021 Developing Leaders Award, honoring rising industry professionals throughout the nation. NAIOP selected five young professionals nationally to receive this prestigious award. Finalists were selected by a diverse group of NAIOP board members, and Hunnicutt represented Southern Nevada.

She has been an active member of NAIOP Southern Nevada since 2016 and she has been involved in numerous committees over the years. These include serving on the Communications, DLI, Programs and Sustainable Development Committees. Hunnicutt is an alumni of the DLI Class of 2019 and won the Developing Leader of the Year Award at this year’s NAIOP Southern Nevada chapter Spotlight Awards.

Hunnicutt works as a licensed civil engineer and project manager in the Southern Nevada private land development sector for Kimley-Horn, specializing in retail, industrial, mixed-use, multifamily, military, sports venues and gaming development.

Established in 2006, the Developing Leaders Award has been given to rising industry professionals from across NAIOP’s chapter network in all sectors of commercial real estate. The annual award honors up-and-coming professionals under the age of 35 for their extraordinary professional accomplishments, strong leadership and community involvement.

The DLA winners were announced at CRE.Converge 2021 in Miami Beach on Sept. 28 before 1,000 industry colleagues.