ORLANDO, Fla. — George Livingston, chairman and founding partner of NAI Realvest, the Orlando-based commercial real estate services firm, was recently honored with a scholarship in his name for qualified students majoring in real estate at University of Central Florida’s College of Business Administration.
During his long career in commercial real estate, and 31 years as a member of the National Association for Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP), Livingston has been continuously researching, sharing and mentoring along with his everyday involvement in the business of NAI Realvest.
Livingston’s development, brokerage and investment interests garnered him unparalleled expertise across many sectors of industry which keeps him on top and ahead of trends. He is currently a member of the NAIOP Research Foundation and Trends Task Force where he and other senior members identify and communicate to the membership trends that will present either challenges or opportunities to their business within 3-5 years.
The past president of the Orlando Chapter of NAIOP is a member of the organization’s National Research Foundation providing educational programs and activities that help developers and others involved in commercial real estate exceed the needs of their local communities. He was instrumental in having UCF professors Dr. Randy Anderson and Dr. Joshua Harris named NAIOP Distinguished Scholars so they and UCF can compete for research grants.
He is likewise a member of NAIOP’s Industrial Development Forum 1 because of his continuous involvement in industrial property development, ownership and investment.
Amid all those business activities, Livingston is on a UCF board that helps start-up technology companies raise capital.
To say the least, Livingston is the man that you want as a reference on your resume.
Although at a time when retirement would be natural – he already retired once as an Army Lieutenant Colonel – Livingston wants to keep giving back in ways few can commit to carrying out for such an extended period.
“I just want to help keep the talent local, create a better future for my hometown where I’ve been successful.”