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SIOR Foundation President's Letter

Foundation President's Letter
By: Albert McNeel, SIOR

It was wonderful being able to see so many of you in Phoenix this past April—TransACT 360 was all it promised to be and more! The SIOR Foundation was able to invite students back for the first time in two and half years through the Student Real Estate Experience Program. We had five real estate students, mentored by three SIOR chapters, join us in Phoenix. Ebee Johnson (Clemson), Caitlin Korsak, John Bondanza (both of University of Tampa), Nick Macisco, and Junior Moreira (both of University of Connecticut) were able to experience SIOR and the commercial real estate industry firsthand. The students were truly impressive and were, in turn, impressed by SIOR. Moreira stated “(The conference) … was truly a remarkable experience that will help me grow as I attempt to make a career in real estate. I was able to learn so much about the commercial real estate industry and meet some of the best real estate professionals from around the country.”

As a bonus, the Foundation was able to welcome one of our 2022 Mildred C. Hanson, SIOR, Memorial Scholarship recipients to the conference. Aesha Mehta, a junior at Rutgers University, truly exemplifies why we at the Foundation do what we do. Mehta and the other students soaked up everything they could at the conference, making contacts and learning all about SIOR. It is truly a blessing to be able to help these young scholars as they begin their journey in commercial real estate.

On behalf of the SIOR Foundation Board of Trustees, THANK YOU! This year’s Great Escape Giveaway was a huge success! Thanks to your support, the Foundation netted $32,680 to support its programs and initiatives. Bill Cox, SIOR, Carey Cox Company, will receive a $5,000 travel voucher to plan his dream vacation with the services of Angie Ohmes at Golden Cruise and Travel.

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A special thanks to our sponsor, without whom we would not be able to continue this annual tradition. Thank you LBA Realty for helping the SIOR Foundation be an and integral part of the commercial real estate industry by educating, enhancing, and expanding the community.

The SIOR Foundation has some exciting plans for CREate360 in Dallas. This year’s “Star” Reception and Wine Tasting will be an event you do not want to miss! To celebrate in true Texas style, we will be offering a sampling of top-shelf Tequilas, provided by Sperry CGA— Arriaga Group. To lock-in your invitation to this exciting event, you can donate $1,000 or more this year to the Foundation. Simply go to our website and click on the "Donate" button.

To be a part of our commitment to give back to the organization and industry that has given so much to us, please consider becoming a member of the SIOR Foundation Board of Trustees. Being a part of this amazing group of SIORs not only offers you a way to help the next generation of CRE professionals but is an amazing opportunity to network with some of the finest men and women I have had the pleasure to know. If you are interested, please contact me or Rich Sleasman, SIOR.

For more information about the SIOR Foundation and its programs, please visit our website or contact Corrine Nowak, Foundation Director.

Sincerely,

Albert McNeel, SIOR
210.366.2222
amcneel@endurasa.com

 

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Albert McNeel, SIOR
Albert McNeel, SIOR
Endura Advisory Group
amcneel@endurasa.com

Albert McNeel is principal of Endura Advisory Group in San Antonio, TX and is an Industrial and Office Specialist. He is the 2021 SIOR Foundation President.