Tom Shaver, a partner in Wayzata-based Inland Development Partners (IDP), is the winner of the 2018 NAIOP Minnesota President’s Award. It is NAIOP’s highest honor, and the winner is selected by chapter leaders from a field of candidates nominated by members.
NAIOP said that Shaver’s development expertise, in a commercial real estate career that spans about 35 years, has translated into benefits for clients and the cities where the projects are located. “Shaver’s goals within the built environment stem from IDP’s mission of serving as stewards for clients and communities, and collaborating to provide the very best in real estate know-how and execution,” NAIOP Minnesota said in a statement announcing the award.
The organization highlighted some of the major projects that Shaver worked on in the Twin Cities region. Those projects are: the redevelopment that will become Rice Creek Commons in Arden Hills; Excelsior Crossings, a 31-acre multi-use redevelopment in Hopkins; UnitedHealth Group’s 320,000-square-foot corporate campus in Minnetonka; and the Flying Cloud corporate campus, a 293,000-square-foot development in Eden Prairie.
The President’s Award goes to a person who has displayed outstanding service to the industry as a founder, catalyst or promoter of the industry’s economic or professional growth. It also recognizes contributions to NAIOP and the broader community.
IDP is involved in land development, asset repositioning and site redevelopment. Shaver, who promotes involvement and inclusivity, has been active within industry associations and the community. Shaver served as NAIOP Minnesota president in 2005, and he has served in many other leadership capacities within the organization. He’s mentored new entrants to the industry, generated program ideas for NAIOP and was a strong contributor to the organization’s strategic discussions.
He also used his leadership skills and substantive expertise in service within the civic and business communities. He served on the board of directors of Klein Bank and chaired the city of Wayzata Housing and Redevelopment Authority. Other board service has included the Opus Foundation and Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners.