United Properties announced today that Richard Student, executive vice president, asset management/finance, has been elected to serve on the NAIOP Corporate Board of Directors for three years, effective Jan. 1, 2019.
Student, a 23-year veteran of United Properties, is the lead for all of United Properties’ financing and lender relationships. In addition, as the company’s most senior asset manager, he is responsible for many of the large assets in United Properties’ owned real estate portfolio. Within asset management, he provides supervision and direction to property managers and leasing agents and is responsible for lease underwriting, lease negotiation and lease execution, as well as the management of property capital investment.
NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has more than 19,000 members and 51 chapters. Across North America and within local chapters, NAIOP provides advocacy, education and business opportunities to its members.
Student served on the board of directors for the Minnesota chapter of NAIOP for the past three years; prior to that, he served as treasurer for two years. As a member of the NAIOP Corporate Board, he will have the opportunity to represent NAIOP Minnesota, sharing information and ideas between the local chapter and the overall organization.
“I am honored to be a voice for our local commercial real estate community on the NAIOP Corporate Board,” said Student. “My work with NAIOP reflects United Properties’ commitment to strengthening communities both locally and across North America.”
Prior to United Properties, Student held financing positions at Allstate Life Insurance Company, The Balcor Company and The Griffin Companies. A certified public accountant, he holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Washington University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin.