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SIOR Chicago held a meet and greet on March 24 with Robert Thornburgh, CEO of SIOR Global, as the keynote speaker

SIOR Chicago Welcome SIOR Global CEO Robert Thornburgh

On March 24th, the Chicago Chapter of The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) hosted a Meet and Greet evening cocktails event at Gibsons Restaurant in Oak Brook, IL. The members-only event featured keynote speaker global SIOR CEO Robert Thornburgh, SIOR, CCIM, who spoke on a range of topics, but most notably the areas of focus for the future evolution of the SIOR organization and the industry-disrupting proptech that is changing the way real estate brokers can (and need to) do business.

There were 50 total SIORs in attendance.

Pictured, from left: Peter Billmeyer, SIOR of Bespoke Commercial Real Estate; Robert Thornburgh, SIOR, CCIM of SIOR Global; John Cassidy, SIOR, of Lee & Associates; Sean Henrick, SIOR, of Cushman & Wakefield; and Dan Smolensky, SIOR, of TMG Real Estate Advisors.


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