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SIORs Take the Spotlight in Chapter’s 17th Annual Awards

Chicago-area SIORs were spotlighted at the 17th Annual Chapter Awards of the Chicago Chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors. The program is designed to honor the organization’s Platinum Sponsors and SIOR members who completed transactions within the Chicago Chapter or with a Platinum Sponsor.

The awards were created by Joyce Slone of Slone Commercial LLC to recognize those SIORs and sponsors for their outstanding achievement throughout the year, and to commend those that are committed to helping other SIORs reach their goals.

In total, 38 SIOR members and 15 Platinum Sponsors completed 134 cooperative transactions totaling approximately $1 billion.

Pictured, top row, from left: Howard Green, Meridian Design Build; Kyle Grant, Venture One Real Estate; Michael Fonda, Avison Young; Dan Cawley, Cawley Chicago Commercial Real Estate; 2019 SIOR Chicago Chapter Treasurer David Ariola, Chicago Realty Company; T.J. O’Brien, Hillwood; David Friedman, Conor Commercial Real Estate; David Bercu, Colliers International. Bottom row, from left: Justin Lerner, Transwestern; Jim Estes, Colliers International; Ron Behm, Colliers International; Kelly Harris, Harris Architects; Trevor Ryor, Clayco Inc.; Mark Robbins, Avison Young; John Suerth, CBRE; 2019 SIOR Chicago Chapter President Dan Benassi, Entre Commercial Realty; 2019 SIOR Chicago Chapter VP Tom Boyle, Lee & Associates.

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