The SIOR Northern California Chapter held its Kick-Off
Meeting at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Ninety-five
members, candidates, sponsors, and guests attended the event
in February, which included a pre-event tour of the stadium.
The evening featured a 2015 market outlook from a high-level commercial real estate panel, including Dan Letter, Sr.
vice president investment officer at Prologis; Jay Bechtel,
real estate manager at Google; Merredith Treaster, director at
Hines; and Paul Paradis, Sr. managing director at Hines; with
Garrick Brown, vice president of research at DTZ/Cassidy
Turley as moderator.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA HOSTS
OREGON CHAPTER HOSTS EDUCATION
SEMINAR AND AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS
The SIOR Oregon Chapter hosted an education seminar
in February titled, “Buyer/Seller Due Dilligence and
Understanding Debt and Financial Statements.” Thirty
members, candidates, and sponsors attended the seminar by
SIOR instructor Rob Nahigian, SIOR, CRE, FRICS, MCR,
at the University Club of Portland in Portland, Ore. Several
representatives from Bank of America, a chapter sponsor,
generated lively discussion on the understanding debt portion.
The chapter also awarded two scholarships totaling $6,000
($3,000 matched by SIOR Foundation) to students in the
Portland State University Center for Real Estate Program,
chosen by a four-person committee. The awards event drew
nearly 100 people and over $20,000 in awards were presented
Attendees listen to the executive panel
SAN DIEGO CHAPTER LEARNS THE ART OF NEGOTIATION
Pictured (left to right): Stan Kleweno, Transpacific Investments; Tony Reser,
SIOR; Rob Nahigian, SIOR, CRE, FRICS, MCR; Steve Willhite, SIOR.
The SIOR San Diego Chapter hosted a dinner with speaker
Leigh Steinberg, author of The Art of Negotiation, at
Season’s 52 in La Jolla, Calif. The February evening began
with a meet and greet of the guest speaker followed by a
seated dinner. More than 60 members, sponsors, and guests
were in attendance. Mr. Steinberg talked about negotiation,
the climb to the top of his career, and life.
Pictured (Left Row): Marten Barry, SIOR; Melissa Scofield, CBRE; Dennis
Hearst, SIOR, CCIM, MCR; Jay Arnett, SIOR; Duncan Dodd, SIOR. (Right
Row): Tim Mills, SIOR,CCIM; Jeff Chasen, Voit Real Estate Services; David
Temko, Wells Fargo; Josh Buchholz, NAI San Diego; and Chris High, Cushman