How to Become an International SIOR Designee (Outside Canada, Mexico, United States)

The SIOR designation is held by only the most knowledgeable, experienced, and successful commercial real estate brokerage specialists.

Real estate practitioners must meet established requirements to earn the SIOR designation. Please select your specialty below to determine your requirements.

Membership Requirements

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  • Experience +/-

    Has a minimum of five years of active engagement in commercial real estate and is a full time active practitioner.

  • Production +/-

    Demonstrate a credible record of experience in industrial and/or office real estate brokerage, sales, leasing, transaction management, or marketing for the most recent 48 months by completing the International Production Verification Affidavit.

  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume +/-

    Provide a current copy of a CV or resume that includes information on education and coursework, past employment, real estate experience, professional accreditations, and client names.

  • Endorsements +/-

    Provide formal endorsements from two Active Individual Members.

    Exception: If the applicant does not know two Active Members, one endorsement can be from a senior executive within the applicant’s firm. In addition, if there are less than three Active Members in the applicant’s country, s/he may obtain endorsements from two Active Members within the same firm or network.

  • Ethics +/-

    Uphold high ethical standards of practice and pledge to uphold SIOR's Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice by either

    1. Completing SIOR’s online ethics course, or
    2. Holding the RICS Designation for five or more years.

Select a requirement below to expand and see full details.

  • Management Experience +/-

    Has a minimum of five years active engagement in managing 10 or more brokers or salespersons.

  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume +/-

    Provide a current copy of a CV or resume that includes information on education and coursework, past employment, real estate experience, professional accreditations, and client names.

  • Endorsements +/-

    Provide formal endorsements from two Active Individual Members. Exception: If the applicant does not know two Active Members, one endorsement can be from a senior executive within the applicant’s firm. In addition, if there are less than three Active Members in the applicant’s country, he/she may obtain endorsements from two Active Members within the same firm or network.

  • Ethics +/-

    Uphold high ethical standards of practice and pledge to uphold SIOR's Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice by either

    1. Completing SIOR’s online ethics course, or
    2. Holding the RICS Designation for five or more years.

Select a requirement below to expand and see full details.

  • Management Experience +/-

    Has a minimum of five years of active engagement in managing commercial real estate services and manage 100+ brokers in three or more locations or has oversight responsibility of commercial real estate network.

  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume +/-

    Provide a current copy of a CV or resume that includes information on education and coursework, past employment, real estate experience, professional accreditations, and client names.

  • Endorsements +/-

    Provide formal endorsements from two Active Individual Members. Exception: If the applicant does not know two Active Members, one endorsement can be from a senior executive within the applicant’s firm. In addition, if there are less than three Active Members in the applicant’s country, he/she may obtain endorsements from two Active Members within the same firm or network.

  • Ethics +/-

    Uphold high ethical standards of practice and pledge to uphold SIOR's Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice by either

    1. Completing SIOR’s online ethics course, or
    2. Holding the RICS Designation for five or more years.

 

Admission Process

Prepare an Application

  • Review and confirm eligibility qualifications.

Submit an Application

  • Apply for membership and upload supporting GFI affidavits.
  • Manager of Admissions sends application to the European Regional Chapter (ERC) or International Member Group Chair (IMG Chair) for interview. The ERC or IMG Chair has 30 days to review the application and conduct an interview with the applicant to determine which Active category (Industrial, Office, Dual, Advisory, or Management) best fits the applicant’s experience.
  • Manager of Admissions will notify the ERC members or IMG members for comment.
  • Manager of Admissions provides the Qualification Report & Endorsement Form to the applicant 10 business days from the date of the Chapter Announcement.
  • Applicant obtains and submits two Qualification Report & Endorsement Forms to the Manager of Admissions.

Review of Application

  • The ERC or IMG Chair has five business days to review and sign off on the application.
  • SIOR’s Chapter Leadership Council votes monthly to approve applications.

Membership Fees

  • Application Fee: $175 (non-refundable)
  • Annual Dues: $675 (first year prorated)

Apply for Membership

Important Notes

SIOR Chapter Membership and Dues
Chapter Membership is required and contingent upon approval of membership in SIOR. Active Individual and Associate Members within a Chapter's jurisdiction must fulfill applicable Chapter dues. Please contact the local Chapter for dues requirements.

SIOR’s application processing procedure, conducted pursuant to the terms of SIOR’s Bylaws, seeks to assure that applicants are fully and fairly evaluated in terms of qualification criteria as stated in the SIOR Bylaws.

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