MIKE OHMES, SIOR, CCIM,
CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD,
Dear SIOR Friends,
On your behalf, the SIOR Foundation continues its work to support initiatives and programs that educate, enhance, and
expand SIOR and the Commercial Real Estate Industry.
We want to thank all of you for your support of the Foundation during the Fall Conference in Nashville and our recently
completed 2014 Phonathon held in Dallas. Twenty-three trustees traveled to Dallas and another eight trustees called
remotely from their home office. Thank you for taking our calls! With your support we can report this year’s Phonathon
was another great success. The money raised allows the Foundation to partner with SIOR and our local chapters in
support of their important initiatives and programs.
Programs and Initiatives
This year, the Foundation will grant over $35,000 to programs such as SIOR’s Professional Report authors grant, the
IAMC/SIOR White Paper project and to REALTORS University.
We invite leaders from all Chapters to reach out to the Foundation and ask us how you can access funds to assist your
chapter with educational programs, local initiatives, and scholarships. We would like to help you “Make a Difference”
with your local chapter.
$65,000 in Scholarship Funds Available in 2014 – 2015
Last year, 18 SIOR Chapters participated in this program, awarding $62,250 in scholarships to 58 students and two
professionals at 29 educational institutions around the U.S. and Canada.
$21,000 in Education and Research Program Funds Available in 2014 – 2015
Last year, nine SIOR Chapters participated in this program receiving over $18,584 in support for educational
programs, speaker fees, and community research projects.
$2,000 in Municipal Report Card Study Funds Available in 2014 – 2015