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SIOR Canada Central Chapter Raises Funds for SickKids Foundation

The SIOR Canada Central Chapter raised money in support of SickKids Foundation during its Annual Golf Classic at The Country Club in Woodbridge, Ontario. SickKids Foundation aims to inspire local communities to improve the lives of children in both Canada and around the world by encouraging local communities to invest in health and scientific initiatives.

SIOR Colorado Chapter Golfs to Support Children’s Hospital

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Seventy members and sponsors gathered at the SIOR Colorado Chapter’s 24th annual Broker-Developer Golf Tournament at The Ridge at Castle Pines North in Castle Pines, Colo. The event was a smashing success, raising $50,000 for Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Centerbrook Architects Discuss Building Wellness Trends with the SIOR Connecticut/Western Massachusetts Chapter

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(L to R): 2019-2020 Chapter President Art Ross, SIOR, receives Leadership Appreciation plaque from Chapter President Michael Guidicelli, SIOR.
The SIOR Connecticut/Western Massachusetts Chapter was honored to count SIOR Global Immediate Past President Mark Duclos, SIOR, and SIOR Northeast Regional Director Garry Holmes, SIOR, amongst the more than 40 attendees at their Fall Chapter Meeting. Members, sponsors, and guests were treated to an evening of networking, fine dining, and a presentation by Centerbrook Architects at the Essex Yacht Club in Essex, Conn. Representatives from Centerbrook spoke of trends in property-owner safety enhancements and COVID mitigation strategies as commercial space re-absorption slowly continues; owners have not seen additional mitigation requests from tenants in terms of hard costs such as barriers or air recycling beyond more intensive cleaning specifications. During the event, current President Michael Guidicelli, SIOR, also presented Immediate Past President Art Ross, SIOR, with a Leadership Appreciation plaque as thanks for his service and leadership to the Chapter.

SIOR Connecticut/Western Massachusetts Chapter Awards UConn Student a Trip to CREate 360

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(L to R): Chapter President Michael Guidicelli, SIOR; scholarship recipient Michael DaCosta; and Chapter Vice President Philip Gagnon, SIOR.

The SIOR Connecticut/Western Massachusetts awarded Michael DaCosta an educational grant to attend SIOR’s CREate 360 Conference in Nashville, Tenn. DaCosta is a senior at UConn and an SIOR scholarship recipient.

How to Mind Your Own Business with the SIOR European Chapter

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Twelve countries, including Slovenia and the United States, were represented at the SIOR European Regional Chapter’s two-day Mind Your Own Business event at the Conrad Hilton in Dublin, Ireland. On the first day, James Mulhall, SIOR, facilitated an international growth strategy meeting with the Chapter’s incoming leadership team. Attendees kicked-off the main event on day two with a Q&A session hosted by Chapter President Paul Danks, SIOR; SIOR CEO Robert Thornburgh, SIOR; and SIOR Global Immediate Past President Mark Duclos, SIOR. Small workshops designed to highlight business generation tactics in the office, industrial, and investment themes followed.

SIOR Great Lakes Region Holds Successful Two-Day Event

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(L to R): Panelists Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR; John Randal; and Tim McElroy speak during a session at the Great Lakes Regional event.

Lunch and a cruise on the Belle of Cincinnati Riverboat were on the agenda for those in attendance at the year’s Great Lakes Regional Event hosted by the SIOR Ohio Chapter in Cincinnati. Representatives from DHL, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, and REDI Cincinnati provided a regional market overview and discussed logistics with over 80 members and sponsors. Attendees then networked over dinner and a Reds baseball game at the Handlebar Club at the Great American Ball Park. The program concluded with a breakfast and sponsor panel discussion, held at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, which highlighted lessons learned from COVID. Chapter leaders from across the Great Lakes Region also gave updates, including the impact COVID had on their respective markets.

Sponsor Appreciation and Fundraising at the SIOR Inland Empire & Orange County Chapter’s Beach Bocce Ball Tournament

The SIOR Inland Empire & Orange County Chapter held a fundraiser during their Sponsor Appreciation and Bocce Ball Tournament event, raising over $1,500. The funds will benefit the families of three local Marines who perished earlier this year in the Kabul Airport attacks: Marine Corps Cpl. Hunter Lopez (22) of Indio, Calif.; Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola (20) of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui (20) of Norco, Calif.

Scannell Properties Briefs the SIOR Minnesota Chapter on Industrial Market Trends

Scannell Properties’ Minneapolis development team hosted a meeting for the SIOR Minnesota Chapter at their regional offices in Wayzata, Minn. Scannell’s Tim Elam and Dan Salzer addressed an audience of over 30 members to discuss current trends affecting the industrial market. While industrial development is extremely active, there have been many challenges created by the COVID pandemic. Production plants, logistic supply chains, and factories shut down or operated at significantly reduced capacity, leading to materials shortages and higher construction prices. Moreover, project scheduling has also been affected, with increased lead times for production. Elam and Salzer noted that this is likely to be the best 3-5 years in industrial in their lifetimes. Currently, there is little space available, making this a landlord’s market. While relief isn’t expected until at least 2022, the acceleration of e-commerce will continue, and new opportunities will emerge.

RW Holmes Scholarship Presentation at the SIOR New England Chapter’s Golf Invitational

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(L to R): SIOR Northeast Regional Director Garry Holmes, SIOR; scholarship recipient Sean Hannigan; and Chapter President Gregory Klemmer, SIOR.

Nearly 40 members and sponsors looked on as Sean Hannigan of Colliers received this year’s RW Holmes Scholarship on his birthday from the SIOR New England Chapter during the Golf Invitational at the Brae Burn Country Club in Newton, Mass. Named after Robert W. Holmes, SIOR, the scholarship is given out each year to inspire an up-and-coming broker to become an SIOR. Totaling $2,500, with funds provided by the SIOR Foundation, the RW Scholarship can be used towards either an SIOR Broker Bootcamp course or an SIOR 360 Event.

University of Cincinnati Students Receive Scholarships from the SIOR Ohio Chapter

University of Cincinnati students Nolan Merten and Ryan Sweeny each received a $2,000 scholarship from the SIOR Ohio Chapter to go towards their education in commercial real estate. The scholarsips included matching funds provided by the SIOR Foundation.

Former Bethlehem Steel Site Offers Backdrop to the SIOR Philadelphia Chapter’s Property Summit

Located in the heart of the historic Bethlehem Steel home plant, the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, Penn., served as the location for the SIOR Philadelphia Chapter’s Office & Industrial Property Summit. The center encompasses 10 acres that have been repurposed as a community gathering place, offering concerts, films, and celebrations throughout the year. In addition to 23 sponsors, nearly 160 commercial real estate professionals were present to hear about the latest in the life sciences industry and the challenges in development caused by supply chain disruptions. Lauren Gilchrist of Longfellow Real Estate Partners reports that in the United States, the total inventory for lab is only 147 million square feet. In comparison, Philadelphia alone has 5.5 million square feet of existing laboratory space today, with another 4 million square feet either proposed or under construction. .

SIOR Southern Nevada Chapter Partners with the Las Vegas Rescue Mission

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The SIOR Southern Nevada Chapter pooled together a group of over 240 members, sponsors, family, friends, and clients to volunteer their time for the Las Vegas Rescue Mission. Over the course of 13 days, the volunteers committed 488 hours to serving more than 2,800 meals to hungry and homeless families in the Las Vegas community.


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