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May 1, 2017: CT & W MA Chapter SIOR Members Make Mark at the Spring World Conference In New Orleans

New Orleans, LA:  Six members of the Connecticut/Western Massachusetts Chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors attended the Spring World Conference recently held at the Sheraton Hotel, in New Orleans’ French Quarter.  During the conference a new slate of officers to serve the Society was elected.  The Chapter is proud to announce the election of two of its members to national positions.  Mark Duclos, SIOR was elected as Vice President; after serving a one year term as VP, Mark will serve as President Elect for a year before stepping into the Global Presidency of SIOR in the fall of 2019.  Additionally, Frank Hird, SIOR was elected to a two year terms as Regional Director of the Northeast Region.

 

L to R: Jeff Ryer SIOR Chapter President, Frank Hird, SIOR, Art Ross, SIOR, Tom York, SIOR,

Mark Duclos, SIOR and Nick Morizio, SIOR

General Session speakers included Mary Matalin and James Carville, political advisors and pundits who provided an entertaining and candid discussion, in a session moderated by Geoff Kasselman SIOR Global President.  Married and from opposite ends of the political aisle, the two provided their views of today’s American political landscape, particularly the growing polarization of the two parties. Click here to download the entire Press Release: SIOR Press Release - Spring World Conference

March 22, 2017: CT & W MA Chapter SIOR holds Tech-Talk event at the Quinnipiack Club in New Haven

The Connecticut/Western Massachusetts Chapter of SIOR hosted a technology educational panel and discussion, in New Haven Connecticut on March 22nd.   Fifty-five real estate professionals attended the event, including SIOR Chapter members, other commercial brokers, lenders, and attorneys from around Connecticut. 

The event featured SIOR Global President Geoff Kasselman, who provided a futuristic keynote presentation and then moderated a panel to comment on their diverse technology perspectives.  The panelists included John Glascock, Professor &  Director Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, University of Connecticut; Robert Santy, President & CEO of the Connecticut Economic Resource Center, a public and utility partnership which provides demographic and related data along with real estate site information; Wayne D’Amico of Xceligent/CommercialSearch, an emerging commercial real estate data base service; and David Genovese founder of Baywater Properties a developer based in Darien, CT, who recently used social media promoting a project undergoing zoning approvals.

Group Photo - Tech Talk

L to R:  Wayne D’Amico, Bob Santy, Geoff Kasselman,  David Genovese, Jeff Ryer SIOR Chapter President, and   John Glascock

Click here for the full Press Release: SIOR Tech-Talk Press Release


March 10, 2017: CT & W MA Chapter SIOR hold Spring Membership Meeting at the New Haven Lawn Club

The Connecticut/ Western Massachusetts Chapter of SIOR recently held its quarterly membership meeting at the historic New Haven Lawn Club.   The evening's speaker was Pat Wellspeak, a principal of the appraisal firm Wellspeak, Dugas & Kane who reviewed the commercial real estate market by sector and provided insights on future values and trends.
L to R: Pat Wellspeak; Jeff Ryer, Chapter President

Click here for the full Press Release: SIOR Spring Chapter Meeting

February 10, 2017: CT & W MA Chapter SIOR Announce Market Survey Results

The Connecticut/ Western Massachusetts Chapter of SIOR announced the results of its semi-annual membership survey of commercial real estate market conditions.  The survey is based on market activity for the period July through December 2016 within the region.

SIOR survey results point to a continuation of the positive trend established earlier in 2016. Responses have trended away from negative to either stable or improvement. In general, it indicates a market that continues to improve although the pace of improvement in the office sector is lagging behind the industrial sector.

 Click here for the full Survey Results: SIOR Market Survey

  

 

February 10, 2017: CT & W MA Chapter SIOR Award UConn Scholarships 

The Connecticut/Western Massachusetts Chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) is pleased to announce recent University of Connecticut Scholarship recipients for the 2016/2017 academic year.

A total of $10,200 was awarded to six deserving students from UCONN’s School of Business, all majoring in Real Estate and Urban Economics.  The scholarships are funded from the Chapter sponsored Samuel F. Pierson and Carl F. Traub scholarships, with matching dollars provided by The SIOR Foundation.

 

Scholarship Recipients (L to R):  Brad Canova, Kyle Ernest, Katherine Lynch, Katy Lepeturin, Nelson

Jayakar and Zitao Zhang.

Click here for the Press Release: SIOR P Awards UConn Scholarship


December 12, 2016: CT & W MA Chapter SIOR hold Winter Meeting At Stony Creek Brewery


L to R: Jeff Ryer, SIOR, CCIM, Chapter President, Art Ross, SIOR, Chapter Secretary/Treasurer, Dennis Hennessy, SIOR, Regional Director, Gabriel Silverstein, SIOR, NY Downstate Chapter, Kristin Geenty, SIOR, Chapter Vice President & Frank Hird, SIOR, Chapter Past President

On December 12, 2016, The Connecticut/Western Massachusetts Chapter of The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) held its
winter holiday meeting and dinner at The Stony Creek Brewery sponsored by Zuvic-Carr & Associates.  Forty-two members and guests were in attendance; including the SIOR Regional Director for the Northeast Region, Dennis Hennessy, of COR Brokerage, Inc., Syracuse, NY and The New York/Downstate Chapter President Gabriel Silverstein, of Angelic Real Estate, New York City. 

Click here for the full press release: SIOR Winter Meeting

 

December 8, 2016

CT & W MA SIOR Chapter Sponsors the March of Dimes Real Estate Breakfast in Stamford, CT

SIOR chapter members in attendance at the March of Dimes Awards Breakfast L to R:  David Fugitt, SIOR;
Dave Gorbach, SIOR; Jeff Ryer, CCIM, SIOR; Rob Scinto, SIOR; Joe Wrinn, SIOR; Tom Pajolek, SIOR;
Bruce Wettenstein, SIOR; Mark Duclos, SIOR; and Michael Guidicelli, CCIM, SIOR.  Not shown - Tom Hill III


The CT & W MA Chapter of SIOR recently participated in the 21st annual March of Dimes Fairfield County Real Estate Breakfast in Stamford, CT as a bronze sponsor.  Ten Chapter members attended the event which raised $438,000.  Click here for the full Press Release: SIOR - March of Dimes Breakfast

 

October 24, 2016

SIOR recently capped its 75th anniversary year with a record breaking conference in New York City.  Over 30 CT & W MA SIOR members attended the event which featured top notch speakers like Tom, Brokaw, Rudy Giuliani and Eric Qualman as well as programs and speakers addressing the top commercial real estate issues of the day and the future.

The conference started with a "ring" as SIOR members rang the New York Stock Exchange opening bell on October 19th. SIOR was sponsored by Stewart Title

 

The following is a link to the event:  SIOR Rings NYSE Opening Bell.


      

 SIOR President Geoff Kasselman (with camera) and Gabriel Silverstein (on his left)
prepare to open the Oct. 19th trading day at the NYSE.  Ted Jones, Stewart Title (far left)

 

The 75th anniversary celebration started at the SIOR Spring World Conference with a fireworks laden gala on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier Midway.  At that time a symbolic torch began its worldwide tour of SIOR Chapters that ended with the CT & W MA Chapter and arrival in NYC.  While with the Chapter, the torch highlighted projects including the new MGM Casino and Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield MA and commercial/industrial developments from Hartford to Stamford illustrating the area's vibrancy and strength.  The torch was then flown around the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan before its arrival at the conference.

 

 

 

 

 

July 08, 2016: SIOR Sponsors Habit for Humanity Charity Concert


Bruce Wettenstein, SIOR (L) and Kristin Geenty (SIOR & Chapter Treasurer (R)
present Eileen Bakos of Habitat of Coastal Fairfield County (C) with the net
proceeds from the event. 


The Connecticut/Western Massachusetts Chapter of the Society of Industrial
and Office Realtors recently sponsored an evening Blues concert at the Fairfield
Theatre Company to support Habitat for Humanity’s Veteran’s Initiative. A fun
evening featuring two spectacular artists, Jane Lee Hooker and SaRon
Crenshaw, performed original and cover rock as well as out-of-your-seat blues.

The event raised over $8,000 to benefit the organization.

Click here for the full Press Release:

SIOR Sponsors Habitat Fundraising Concert


July 08, 2016: CT & W MA SIOR Chapter Members Attend SIOR European Conference

CT & W MA SIOR Chapter members Frank Hird, SIOR, Chapter president and Mark Duclos, SIOR, CLC Speaker attended the SIOR European Conference held in London.Sitting in investment workshops moderated by renowned real estate and financial leaders, and networking with European colleagues as the historic BREXIT votes were being tallied, created lasting memories of the conference for both Frank and Mark.


Frank Hird, SIOR (L) and Mark Dulcos, SIOR (R) at the London Conference


May 16, 2016: CT & W MA SIOR Chapter Members Attend the SIOR Spring World Conference in San Diego, CA

On the Flight Deck of the USS Midway:
L to R - SIORs - Michael Guidicelli, Chapter VP Jeff Ryer, SIOR Speaker Mark Duclos, Art Ross, Chapter President Frank Hird, Larry Levere.

Members of the Connecticut / Western Massachusetts Chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors attended the Spring World Conference, recently held at the Marriot Marquis Hotel in San Diego.  Located on the San Diego Bay, in close proximity to the Gaslamp Quarter, Petco Park, and many other attractions this was the perfect location for the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors to celebrate its 75th Anniversary.  The highlight of the conference was the Panattoni 75th Anniversary Celebration Party aboard the USS Midway, culminating with fireworks over the flight deck.

Click here for the full press release:
SIOR 2016 Spring World Conference

March 09, 2016: CT / W MA Chapter SIOR hold Spring Meeting


L to R: Frank Hird, SIOR, Chapter President, Dennis Hennessy, SIOR, SIOR Northeast Regional Director, Kristin Geenty, SIOR, Chapter Secretary/Treasurer and Jeff Ryer, SIOR, CCIM, Chapter Vice President.

The Connecticut & Western Massachusetts Chapter of SIOR held their spring meeting on March 9, 2016 at Il Palio restaurant in Shelton CT.  The event was sponsored by RD Scinto and Regional VP Dennis Hennessy attended and Tim Breda from Goedecke & Company spoke to the members and guests following dinner about capital markets and recent lending trends.

For the full press release, click here: Spring Meeting Release


February 12, 2016: CT & W MA Chapter SIOR Release Results of Late 2015 Market Survey

SIOR Chapter member responses indicate continued positive trends for the second half of 2015 with almost 2/3 membership noted improved market conditions.  Click below for the full discussion on the survey and specific member transactions:

SIOR Market Survey - Second Half 2015

 


January 11, 2016: CT & W MA Chapter SIOR Award UConn Scholarships

The Connecticut/Western Massachusetts Chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office
Realtors (SIOR) is pleased to announce recent University of Connecticut Scholarship recipients for the 2015/2016 academic year.

A total of $11,000 was awarded to four deserving students from UCONN’s School of Business, all majoring in Real Estate and Urban Economics. The scholarships are funded from the Chapter
sponsored Samuel F. Pierson and Carl F. Traub scholarships, with matching dollars provided by The SIOR Foundation.

Click here for the full Press Release:
SIOR Chapter Awards Scholarships