Baker Tilly’s Barbara Schaefer McDuffie Honored as NAIOP Northern Virginia’s Member of the Year for the Second Time

WASHINGTON (December 17, 2014) – Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is pleased to announce that Barbara Schaefer McDuffie, managing director of business development for the firm’s D.C. office, recently was honored by NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Northern Virginia chapter as its 2014 Member of the Year.

The Member of the Year is announced at NAIOP’s annual Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Awards and recognizes a member who best has promoted the association and worked to further NAIOP’s activities and influence. The awards ceremony celebrates significant new and renovated contributions to Northern Virginia’s commercial, industrial, and mixed-use real estate communities, as well as honoring the distinguished association membership categories of Firm of the Year and Member of the Year.

“Barbara is a stalwart member of NAIOP Northern Virginia. The association has truly benefited from her dedication, enthusiasm, energy, and creativity,” said NAIOP Northern Virginia President Martha Marks. “She deserves a great deal of the credit for the success of NAIOP.”

McDuffie has been instrumental in NAIOP Northern Virginia chapter since the 1980s. She is a champion of the association’s Developing Leaders program, an exclusive program geared specifically for professionals age 35 and under, and currently mentors approximately 20 young professionals. In addition to her involvement with NAIOP Northern Virginia, where she served as chairman in 1996, McDuffie serves on NAIOP’s Corporate Board and is a member of the Boards of CREWDC, where she recently was honored with the 2014 Impact Award, the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance, the George Mason Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship, and the 2030 Group. She also is a dedicated philanthropist with Georgetown’s Lombardi Cancer Center through her involvement with the Lombardi Gala and the Lombardi Women & Wine Annual Dinner, and her work with the Trust for the National Mall’s corporate committee.

“NAIOP Northern Virginia Member of the Year is an incredible honor,” said McDuffie. “NAIOP is one of my passions, and I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to be involved on many levels within the association. It is a privilege to work side-by-side with such a talented, inspiring group of people.”

“Focus on Excellence” was the theme of the 2014 Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Awards, which was held on November 19, 2014, at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner in Virginia. More than 800 people attended the event, where McDuffie acted as the ceremony’s emcee for the eighth year. This is the second time McDuffie has been honored as the NAIOP Northern Virginia Member of the Year. She previously won the award in 1992.  

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