SIOR Foundation President’s Message
Sponsored by the
SIOR Foundation 2012 President, J. Peter Whatmore, SIOR,
Senior Vice President, Executive Managing Director Southwestern
Ontario CBRE Limited, Ontario, Canada
Promoting and supporting initiatives that educate, expand, and
enhance the commercial real estate community and its stakeholders
Celebrating 50 Years of Service
Welcome New Trustees!
As the newly minted President of the SIOR Foundation, I first want to welcome our new Trustees for 2012:
Walt Arrington, SIOR
Kevin M. Beaudry, SIOR
Milton H. Charbonneau, SIOR, CCIM
Christopher W. Curtis, SIOR
David B. Hagan, SIOR, CCIM
David C. Lockwood, SIOR, CCIM
Christopher J. Pendroy, SIOR, CCIM
James B. Planey, SIOR
Stewart D. Randall, Jr., SIOR
Thanks also to the other 39 Trustees who continue to give their time and energy to the Foundation. These
volunteers are the unsung heroes of the SIOR Foundation.
SIOR Foundation Celebrates 50th Anniversary in 2012
2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Foundation,
and I am particularly honoured to have the privilege and trust of the
organization to lead the Foundation in this significant year.
The Since its inception in 1962, the Foundation has granted more
that $1,700,000 in funding for industry education initiatives, including
materials for the SIOR educational courses (now called the Center for
Career Advancement), education sessions and speakers at SIOR conferences, and matching funds with SIOR Chapters for student scholarships, as well as Chapter programs.
Foundation Offering $116,000 in Grants for 2011-2012
In 2012 we will continue to support Chapter match-
ing funds initiatives, and this year your Trustees have
designated a total of $116,000 to be available as follows:
Matching SIOR Chapter Programs Grant $23,000
We look forward to receiving your Chapter’s applications in time for
our deadline of August 31, 2012.
Back by Popular Demand: 2012 Great Escape Giveaway!
Look for another exciting SIOR Foundation Great Escape Giveaway
this spring when we will again be offering tickets to win “great
escapes” just as we did in 2011. Tickets will be made available online
to all SIORs in March and also on-site to attendees of the 2012 SIOR