Kelly Royle

     PHOENIX, ARIZ. (March 7, 2024) – Fifteen individuals have been selected as the recipients of the annual NAIOP and Prologis Inclusion in CRE Scholarship for Women and Underrepresented Professionals.

Three NAIOP Arizona members were among the scholarship recipients: Robert Hernandez, Senior Associate, Trammell Crow Company; Kelly Royle,

Jennifer Villalobos

Associate, JLL; and Jennifer Villalobos, Associate, Cushman & Wakefield.

The program, now in its seventh year, is designed to prepare a pipeline of diverse talent for development and operations positions in commercial real estate by connecting young professionals with mentors and advancing their industry knowledge.

“We are delighted that for the second year in a row, three Arizona Chapter members were among the elite group of 15 scholarship winners,” said Suzanne Kinney, President and CEO, NAIOP Arizona. “The NAIOP and Prologis Inclusion in CRE scholarship aligns perfectly with our local efforts to promote inclusion throughout our chapter’s leadership and programming to reflect our market’s growing diversity.”

Robert Hernandez

As part of the program, each of the recipients will have the opportunity to earn the NAIOP Certificate of Advanced Study in Commercial Real Estate Development, delivered through courses in NAIOP’s The Center for Education, at no cost. This comprehensive program is built on core competencies critical to success in the development industry.

“We are proud to be part of helping foster diversity in our industry, including this program,” said Megan Creecy-Herman, President, West Region, Prologis. “At Prologis, we recognize that our growth and innovation is intertwined with attracting more diverse talent. We’re always eager to support and advance this cause.”

Scholarship recipients will be recognized at I.CON West: The Industrial Conference, March 11-12, in Long Beach, California, where they will connect with industry mentors and hear insights from industrial real estate leaders from across North America.


 NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is the leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial, retail, multifamily and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP comprises over 21,000 members in North America. The Arizona Chapter is among the largest in the 54-chapter binational network with nearly 1,100 members. For more information, visit or