SIOR, Northern California Chapter

The Northern California Chapter has more than 150 active members that hold the SIOR designation, with a growing list of Associate members and Candidates.

What is SIOR

SIOR is a global, professional association that represents the commercial real estate industry’s top producers. In the world of commercial real estate, it’s the one designation certain to turn heads, to catch a client’s attention—and keep it. Call it a badge of distinction.The prestigious SIOR designation is professional recognition of the highest level of achievement, knowledge, accountability, and ethical standards in today’s real estate industry.

Real estate transaction professionals who hold SIOR certification are instantly recognized by real estate executives, other commercial real estate brokers, agents, and lenders, as some of the most experienced and capable brokerage practitioners in the business.

SIOR History

A professional affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®, SIOR is dedicated to the practice and maintenance of the highest professional and ethical standards. Founded in 1941 (in answer to the U.S. War Department’s request for assistance to locate industrial facilities), SIOR maintains a commitment to business and industry by providing outstanding professional services, publications, and educational programs.

SIOR Today

Today, the global SIOR network includes nearly 3,100 members in 630 cities in 34 countries. SIOR also boasts an associate membership that includes corporate executives, developers, educators.

SIOR Special Initiatives

Scholarship Program

SIOR Northern California Chapter Announces Educational Partnership

The chapter is sponsoring Cal’s Undergraduate Real Estate Club and Sacramento State’s real estate program in the coming year

The Northern California Chapter of Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® (SIOR) announced a sponsorship program with the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. The SIOR chapter, along with matching funds from Washington, DC-based SIOR Foundation, is sponsoring Cal’s Undergraduate Real Estate Club in the coming year. A similar program with Sacramento State University will be announced soon.

The organizations hosted the first joint event in November. Featured panelists included Steve Kapp, executive managing director of Newmark Knight Frank; Mark Maguire, executive vice president of Colliers International; Michael Murray, a principal with Lift Partners and Jeffrey Weil, executive vice president of Colliers International. The brokerage speakers hold either undergraduate or graduate degrees from UC Berkeley.

The meeting was attended by more than 50 students and moderated by seniors Marcus Missirlian and Tyler Zhou. The overall event theme was career development. The professionals discussed how they started their careers and their current work scope. Each panelist also presented a case study of a current or recently completed real estate project. In addition, the brokers discussed market conditions within their respective product type specialties.

Missirlian and Zhou are co-presidents of the Undergraduate Real Estate Club, which is a student-operated network to help fellow students develop the necessary skills to enter the real estate . The club has different focus groups, including brokerage services, investment, development, architecture and corporate services. UREC provides a variety of resources, workshops and outlets to not only develop members professionally, but to build lasting relationships and foster community. The Real Estate Program at the Haas School of Business was recently ranked second in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

The SIOR Foundation promotes and funds programs that advance the real estate profession through educational scholarships, critical research projects, and publishing and development of real estate curricula for higher education. The charitable giving supports students enrolled in college undergraduate and graduate real estate studies in pursuit of degrees associated with commercial real estate.

The SIOR Foundation awarded grants totaling $162,000 for fiscal year 2016-2017 (which ran September 1 to August 31) and is committed to granting $220,000 in funds for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Funds are distributed as matching scholarships with chapters and in programs such as the Student Real Estate Experience Program, SIOR Report Authors Grant, SIOR Speaker Grants and research grants. Participating colleges have included Saint Louis University, the University of Northern Iowa, the University of Connecticut, Clemson University, Northwestern University, York University (Canada), UCLA and USC, in addition to the Northern California Chapter.

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SIOR 2017 Top Transactions

Top Industrial Lease Large Market
2131 Louise Avenue, Lathrop, Calif.
Jason Ovadia, SIOR and Tyson Vallenari, SIOR, Cushman & Wakefield

Top Industrial Lease Small Market
1 Middleton Way, American Canyon, Calif.
Brooks Pedder, SIOR, Cushman & Wakefield and Greig Lagomarsino, SIOR, Colliers International

Top Industrial Sale Large Market — Various markets
Mark Demetre, SIOR, Colliers International, Bill Niethammer, SIOR, Kidder Mathews, Mike Zimmerman, SIOR, JLL, Sean Merold, SIOR, JLL

Top Industrial Sale Small Market
2100-3200 Wilbur Avenue, Antioch, Calif.
Tony Binswanger, SIOR, Cushman & Wakefield and Brooks Pedder, SIOR Cushman & Wakefield

Top Land Sale Large Market
Bunche Drive and Cushing Parkway, Fremont, Calif.
Rob Shannon, SIOR

Top Flex R&D Lease
34551 Ardenwood Blvd/6505 Kaiser Dr, Fremont, Calif.
David Klein, SIOR, Cushman & Wakefield

Top Flex R&D Sale
611-697 River Oaks Parkway, San Jose, Calif.
Michael Rosendin, SIOR, Colliers International, Kevin Moul, SIOR, Colliers International and Craig Fordyce, SIOR, Colliers International

Top Office Lease Large Market
100 Hooper Street, San Francisco
Michael Rosendin, SIOR, Colliers International, Craig Fordyce, SIOR, Colliers International and Mike McCarthy, SIOR, Colliers International

Top Office Sale Large Market
237 Moffett Park Drive and 1190 Borregas Avenue, Sunnyvale, Calif.
David Schmidt, SIOR
Colliers International

Top Office Sale Small Market
201 W. Liberty, 241 Ridge Street, 275 Hill Street, 100 & 140 Washington, Reno
Dan Oster, SIOR
NAI Alliance

Most Unusual Transaction
200 Lytton Springs Road, Healdsburg, Calif.
Frank Pipgras, SIOR
Frank Pipgras Real Estate Services

Top Industrial Lease
55 Admiral Robert Toney Way, Oakland
Greig Lagomarsino, SIOR, Mark Maguire, SIOR, Colliers