Carolinas Chapter Hosts Spring Conference
The SIOR Carolinas Chapter held its Spring Conference in
February at the Westin Charlotte in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Approximately 100 members, prospective members, guests,
spouses, and sponsors attended the two-day event, including Gold
sponsors: Red Rock Development; Childress Klein; Commercial
Maintenance Services, Inc.; Silver sponsors: Gaston County EDC;
Johnson Development Associates, Inc.; Pennington Law Firm,
LLC; Holder Properties; Spectrum; University City Partners; The
Bissell Companies, Inc., and Liberty Property Trust. On Thursday,
the opening session featured keynote speaker Ted Abernathy,
Executive Director of Southern Growth, on the topic, “Competitive
Issues Facing Southeastern Business and Commercial Real Estate
Market.” The opening session was followed by a reception and
dinner. On Friday morning, Andrew Laing, LEED AP BD+C,
Keystone Partners, spoke on the topic, “LEED & Sustainability
for Commercial Real Estate” followed by round table discussions
with Gold sponsors.
Central Canadian Chapter Hosts Annual Ski Day
Central Canadian SIORs and guests on the slopes
In January, the SIOR Central Canadian Chapter hosted its 20th
Annual Ski Day event at the Westin Trillium and Craigleith Ski
Club in Collingwood, Ontario. Approximately 100 members,
guests, and sponsors enjoyed two days of networking events,
professional development sessions, and skiing.
Thursday began with a social networking seminar, “This Is Your
Wake-Up Call!” hosted by panelists Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR,
LEED AP; Alexis Fermanis, SIOR Director of Communications,
and Darren Shaw, SIOR. In the evening, everyone gathered for
dinner at the “SIOR Chalet ” followed by a party in the village.
There were spectacular snow conditions on Friday for a day of
skiing and snowshoeing.
This year’s sponsors included Platinum Sponsor: Morguard
Investments; Gold Sponsors: Avison Young Commercial RE;
CB Richard Ellis; Colliers International; DTZ Barnicke; Bentall
Kennedy; Orlando Corporation; Trumbley & Hampton; and City
of Hamilton; Silver Sponsors: Cushman & Wakefield; Leeswood
Construction; Menkes; 20VIC Management; Blackwood Partners;
Oxford Properties; Urbacon; City of Vaughan; ProLogis Canada;
Giffels; AMB; First Gulf; IGRI Advisors; Style Construction;
Northern York Region; Carson Dunlop Weldon & RiskCheck.
Event sponsors: Cooper Construction; Sun Life Financial;
Corporate Sign; Mississauga Business Times & Toronto CREW.
Chicago Chapter Hosts 9th Forecast Breakfast
David Prioletti, SIOR moderating the industrial panel.
In January, the SIOR Chicago Chapter hosted the 9th Annual
Chicago Forecast Breakfast Conference & Expo at the Chicago
Marriott Downtown in Chicago, Illinois. Nearly 900 members and
industry professionals attended the event. David Prioletti, SIOR,
2011 Chicago Chapter President moderated the industrial break
Chicago Chapter Holds March “Meet & Greet”
Left to right: Brain Liston, The Law Offices of Liston & Tsantilis, P.C.; Chris
Curtis, SIOR; Peter Tsantilis, The Law Offices of Liston & Tsantilis, P.C. and
David Prioletti, SIOR
The SIOR Chicago Chapter held a “Meet & Greet” event in March
at Carlucci’s Restaurant in Rosemont, Illinois. The networking
event, attended by more than 90 members and guests, was
sponsored by The Law Offices of Liston & Tsantilis, P.C.