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SIOR Elects Incoming Officers During Spring 2023 Event


Washington, D.C. – May 2, 2023 - The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® (SIOR), the world’s premier commercial real estate organization for industrial and office brokers, recently elected its 2023-2024 officers during its annual spring world conference, Spring 2023 Event, which was held in Montreal. The elected officers will be installed this fall, prior to SIOR’s 2023 Fall Event being held in Chicago October 11-14, 2023. 

SIOR represents today's most knowledgeable, experienced, and trusted commercial real estate brokerage specialists, and these individuals are proven experts in their market and leaders in the industry.

SIOR's current president-elect, David Lockwood, SIOR, will assume office as SIOR Global President. Lockwood is executive vice president and COO of Colliers International in Columbia, S.C. and has been an SIOR office specialist since 1990.

SIOR's current vice president, Mike Ohmes, SIOR, will assume office as SIOR President-Elect. Ohmes is the Managing Principal of the Minneapolis-St. Paul office of Cushman & Wakefield in Minneapolis, M.N, and has been an SIOR office specialist since 2001.

Saadia Sheikh, SIOR, an office specialist in New York, has been elected as SIOR's Vice-President. After serving a one-year term as vice president, Sheikh will serve as president-elect for one year, and then step into the presidency of SIOR in the fall of 2025. Sheikh is the youngest female SIOR to ever serve as vice president.

The following members were elected to serve two-year terms on SIOR’s Board of Directors as members-at-large:

In addition, J.R. Steinbauer Jr., SIOR, will be serving a two-year term as Speaker of the Chapter Leadership Council and James (Tripp) P. Guin III, SIOR, will be serving a two-year term as Speaker-Elect.

The following SIOR members were also elected to serve as Regional Directors for a two-year term:

A complete list of current SIOR leadership can be found HERE

To schedule interviews with SIOR elected officers or a regional member, please contact Alexis Fermanis at media@sior.com


About SIOR (www.sior.com)

The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors ® (SIOR) is the leading society for industrial and office real estate professionals. Only the industry’s top professionals qualify for the SIOR designation and adhere to the highest levels of accountability and ethical standards. Today, there are more than 3,700 SIOR members in 722 cities and 45 countries.  www.sior.com



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