Date: 11/09/2017

Contact: Alexis Fermanis, SIOR Director of Communications |

SIOR Inducts 2018 Officers

WASHINGTON, DC - November 9, 2017 - The Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® (SIOR) installed its 2018 officers during its Fall World Conference in Chicago, Illinois on October 25, 2017. Del C. Markward, SIOR, President and CEO of the Markward Group in Allentown, PA, was installed as SIOR Global President.

Robert G. Thornburgh, SIOR, CCIM, CPM, Los Angeles, CA, became President-Elect, and will assume the presidency of SIOR in October of 2018.

Mark J. Duclos, SIOR, Hartford, CT, took office as SIOR's Vice-President. After serving a one-year term as Vice President, Duclos will serve as President-Elect for a year and then step into the presidency of SIOR in the fall of 2019. 

Terry E. Smith, SIOR, CCIM, Nashville, TN, began a two-year term on the SIOR Board of Directors as Past President Representative. Additionally, the following members were installed to serve two-year terms on SIOR’s Board of Directors as Members-at-Large:

  • Patricia J. Loveall, SIOR, Seattle, WA
  • Jeff K. Johnson, SIOR, CCIM, Spokane, WA
  • R. Conrad Bernard, SIOR, Houston, TX
  • David C. Lockwood, SIOR, CCIM, Columbia, SC,

The following SIOR Regional Directors were also installed for two-year terms:

  • Canada Regional Director – Gilbert P. Gordon, SIOR, Mississauga, ON
  • West Regional Director – Taber A. Thill, SIOR, Las Vegas, NV
  • Northeast Regional Director – Frank H. Hird, SIOR, Branford, CT
  • Great Lakes Regional Director – Christopher W. Curtis, SIOR, Kankakee, IL
  • South Regional Director – Jeff Wilke, SIOR, CCIM, LEED AP, New Orleans, LA





Headquartered in Washington, DC, the SOCIETY OF INDUSTRIAL AND OFFICE REALTORS (SIOR, is a global professional organization that certifies commercial real estate service providers with the exclusive SIOR designation. Individuals who earn their SIOR designation adhere to the highest levels of accountability and ethical standards. Only the industry’s top professionals qualify for the SIOR designation. Today, there are more than 3,200 SIOR members in 685 cities in 36 countries.

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