NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, recently honored NAIOP Southern Nevada Chapter Executive Director Katrina Bruce with the “Outstanding Contribution by a Chapter Executive” award for a large chapter.

The Chapter Merit Awards (CMAs) recognize success in education, special events, membership, legislative advocacy and leadership. CMAs are presented annually at NAIOP’s Chapter Leadership and Legislative Retreat. Recipients are selected by a committee of their peers comprised of volunteer judges. Sixteen chapters and seven NAIOP leaders, including Bruce, received awards at the Chapter Merit Awards Celebration gala in Washington, D.C.

“Katrina has been the backbone and foundation for NAIOP Southern Nevada for three decades,” said 2019 Board of Directors President Shawn Danoski. “Because of her efforts, our chapter consistently ranks among the top 15 chapters in the nation and within the top five in growth year after year.”

Danoski said her forward-thinking management style ensures that the chapter remains fiscally responsible. After navigating the recession, during which time the chapter lost half of its members, Bruce continues to improve the financial stability of the local chapter while maintaining its position as one of the largest NAIOP chapters in the country.