Camielle Compton Chou, FEMBA ’20, Named CRE-NAIOP SoCal Fellow

April 01, 2018 • By UCI Paul Merage School of Business

NAIOP SoCal, the leading organization for developers, owners and investors of office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate, and the Center for Real Estate at The Paul Merage School of Business have awarded Camielle Compton Chou, FEMBA ’20, senior management analyst at the Santa Ana Homeownership Center (SAHOC), the prestigious NAIOP SoCal-CRE Fellowship.

Chou will apply the $7,500 financial award toward her studies in the Fully Employed MBA (FEMBA) program, with a specialization in Real Estate and Urban Development. 

“I am grateful for this opportunity to pair classroom learning with real-world interactions. I expect that my real estate knowledge base will both broaden and deepen through this experience,” Chou shared.

As senior management analyst with SAHOC, Chou manages labor and employment relations for SAHOC. SAHOC is one of the four U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) homeownership centers. The center insures FHA mortgages, assures the quality of said mortgages, and supervises the sale of HUD properties.

Prior to her current position, Chou was a management and program analyst for the US Patent and Trademark Office and the Department of Homeland Security. She also served as a presidential management fellow for the National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration. Chou received her bachelor’s degree from College of William & Mary and her master’s in public affairs from University of Texas, Austin.

James V. Camp, NAIOP SoCal 2018 president and Rockefeller Group senior vice president and regional development officer for the West Region added, “Each year I am excited by the caliber of young leaders who are chosen for this award. Camielle brings a strong depth of public sector experience to her role in real estate, further demonstrating the diversity of our industry and future leadership.”

As of December 31, 2017, the Center for Real Estate and NAIOP SoCal have partnered to award $67,500 in scholarships to deserving industry leadership candidates, helping to launch a number of very successful careers.

“We are pleased that these scholarships have made a significant impact in our recruitment efforts and enhanced the Merage School’s visibility in the professional community as a provider of advanced training and education in this field,” said Sharon Nakamura-Brown, associate director for the Center for Real Estate.

NAIOP SoCal is a chapter of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, and comprises more than 1,000 members serving the counties of Los Angeles and Orange.  NAIOP is the leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial and mixed use real estate, with more than 18,500 members in North America.  NAIOP advances responsible commercial real estate development and advocates for effective public policy.  For more information, visit