April 22, 2016 7:00:00 AM EDT  |  Events  |  Facilities Support Services

Markon Attends NAIOP Meeting

Photo-1-700x525_0Joel Timmins and Ray Carney recently attended the NAIOP New Member Orientation in Fairfax. NAIOP is a leading commercial real estate industry provider of unparalleled networking opportunities, educational programs, research on trends and innovations, and strong legislative representation.

Markon joined NAIOP in late 2015 in order to attend training, network, and build strategic alliances in the corporate real estate industry.

Joel recently participated as a student in NAIOP’s Development 101 course and they have both attended a few of the amazing events that NAIOP hosts.

The New Member Orientation was attended by 32 members from 26 different companies including Markon. The speakers included:

  • Chairman Peter Scholz (Woodvale Realty Partners, LLC)
  • Vice Chair/Government Relations Stu Mendelsohn (Holland & Knight, LLP)
  • Vice Chair/Special Events Kathryn Ciliberti (KBC Group Consulting)
  • Co-Chair/Developing Leaders Committee Megan Lantz (HITT Contracting Inc.)
  • Vice Chair/Membership Ed Zaptin (First Potomac Realty Trust)
  • President Martha Marks (NAIOP Northern Virginia)

Each speaker discussed their committee, the events and opportunities, and how to get more involved with the NAIOP community.

Joel and Ray look forward to attending and getting more involved with NAIOP, including attending the upcoming event Falls Church: Transforming “The Little City.”


About the Author

Ray Carney

Ray Carney

Ray Carney, WELL AP is a Vice President at Markon Solutions and a champion for wellness in the workplace. Ray’s areas of expertise include workplace strategy and modification, design thinking, leadership, sustainable design, data centers, and creating secure environments. His experience includes providing cradle-to-grave project management support for the successful design and build of secure facilities. He also spearheaded the tenant fit-out of Markon's headquarters expansion to ensure that it achieved WELL certification. This was the first WELL certified project in the Commonwealth and was recognized by the City of Falls Church for its achievement. Since joining Markon in 2007, Ray has managed numerous internal program strategies, capture efforts, and client engagements. He also co-developed Markon's in-house Leadership Development Program. Prior to joining Markon, Ray consulted for prestigious consulting firms in the DC metropolitan area and Ohio. Ray's passion for wellness in the workplace has led him to speak at numerous engagements around the country including the National Facilities Management and Technology (NFMT) Conference and Expo. He also published an article on WELL Building Standards in FaciltiesNet. Ray was named one of Engineering News-Record Midatlantic's 2016 Top 20 Under 40 for contributions to the industry. He received his MBA with a concentration in Leadership and Finance from the University of Notre Dame and a bachelor’s degree in Management with a concentration in Business Technology from John Carroll University. Ray is a WELL Accredited Professional, LEED Green Associate, Six-Sigma certified Yellow Belt, certified SCRUMMaster, Sun Certified Java Programmer, and holds the Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential as well as both ITIL v3 Foundations and Quality Management certifications.