that I work on with an out-of-state broker
who contacted me through SIOR.”
Sometimes, the grown-up child who has
become a star in commercial real estate
joins SIOR because of something more
warm and fuzzy. When they were kids,
their fathers took the families to conferences, which many times were places that
seemed exotic and fun. William O’Brien
recalls that when he was about 12 years
old his mom was sick so he had to go with
his father to an SIOR conference in Arizona.
Now, that was fun for a Long Island boy.
Kristin Geenty also knew she would join
SIOR. “One of my favorite memories,” she recalls, “was wandering around The Breakers
in Palm Beach. My dad used to turn the SIOR
conventions into family vacations.”
A lot of the next generation are coming up
the ranks in SIOR, becoming active in committee work or heading up local chapters.
The commitments to the industry, the contacts, the ability to affect change is what
keeps organizations like SIOR pertinent
There is one other intangible that makes
SIOR attractive and Gabriel Silverstein said
it best: “While SIOR has increased the visibility of our company, on a personal level,
we have made a lot of good friendships.”
Kristin Geenty, SIOR, grew up watching her father Kevin Geenty, SIOR Retired, in a fufilling and
sucessfull career and is now president of the Geenty Group Realtors.
Promoting and sponsoring initiatives that educate,
enhance, and expand the commercial real estate
community. The SIOR Foundation is a 501 (c)( 3)
not-for-profit organization. All contributions are
tax deductible to the extent of the law.