Congratulations to HPG’s own Colleen McPherson for her appointment to a 3-year term on the NAIOP’s Medical & Life Sciences Development Forum. NAIOP is the leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate. Here’s the press release issued yesterday:

Grubb & Ellis Company’s Colleen McPherson Appointed to NAIOP Medical & Life Sciences Development National Forum

PHOENIX (Sept. 26, 2011) – Grubb & Ellis Company (NYSE: GBE), a leading real estate

services and investment firm, today announced that Colleen McPherson, vice president, Office Group, and member of the company’s Healthcare Properties Group, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Medical & Life Sciences Development Forum of NAIOP National Forums.

As a member of the forum, McPherson will participate in bi-annual meetings with roughly 20 professional peers focused on sharing interests and expertise. Issues and opportunities discussed include medical office building, hospital, inpatient and outpatient facility, life science and research center development. Additionally, the group examines case studies and market conditions impacting fellow members and organization across the country. NAIOP National Forums are developed to provide exclusive networking and experience exchange for senior-level members with 10 or more years of industry experience.

With more than 10 years of commercial real estate experience, McPherson joined Grubb & Ellis in 2010 and has since been a top producer of the Phoenix office. She was named one of the top five dealmakers in 2008 by Arizona Woman Magazine. McPherson is a member of Arizona Commercial Real Estate Women, where she previously served on the board of directors.

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