Young Professionals Events Hosted by SIOR Chapters
Chicago Chapter Holds Young Professionals
and Prospective Members Reception
Submitted by Christopher Curtis, SIOR, Nugent Curtis Real Estate
In November, the SIOR Chicago Chapter continued its involvement
with the Young Professionals recruitment efforts across the Chicago
area by hosting an informational networking reception.
Chicago Young Professionals and prospective members at “The Roof”
The Young Professionals event was held at the Wit Hotel in downtown
Chicago. The event was attended by more than a combined total of 25
Young Professionals, Prospective and Chapter members. The Chapter
presented the benefits of the SIOR designation and provided materials
regarding the qualifications needed to become a member.
Chicago Chapter Members and Guests Networking
Virginia Chapter Hosts Young
Professionals Networking Event
Submitted by Byron Holmes, SIOR, CCIM, Porter Realty Company
The SIOR Virginia Chapter hosted a Young Professionals event at
“The Crossings Bar & Lounge” located in The Westin Richmond. The
event offered attendees opportunities to network with local Young
Professionals from several different companies in Richmond area.
At the conclusion of the event, Charles Louthan, SIOR, Senior Vice
President, Grubb & Ellis/Harrison & Bates, and Evan Magrill, SIOR,
Senior Vice President, Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer, spoke
briefly on the benefits of SIOR membership. The event was attended
by over 15 Young Professionals, Chapter and Prospective members.
This makes us better leaders, colleagues and advisors. More than ever, our clients have needed our services and guidance to stabilize their
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examples of championship sporting teams who had suffered a loss of a teammate and used this hardship as a bond to unite the team. Robyn
Benincasa, two time World Champion Adventure Racer and featured speaker at the 2010 Spring SIOR Conference put it best, “Winners are
ruled by the hope of success rather than by the fear of failure.”
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The road ahead will be filled with familiar obstacles and new types of challenges, but the strength gained through the triumph of great
adversity leads to gaining a significant advantage and propels those to abundant success.