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4 Ways SIOR is Advancing Commercial Real Estate on a Global Scale

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In a world that is becoming increasingly interconnected, the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) is distinguishing itself as a truly global organization. With a dedication to worldwide representation and an unwavering focus on advancing the commercial real estate industry, SIOR harnesses the power of knowledge and experience from its diverse members now spanning 45 countries.

Let's explore how SIOR is making waves on the global stage, from broadening its membership, to its presence at international events, and everything in between.


1. Worldwide Representation and Reach

SIOR's commitment to worldwide representation speaks to the heart of our global identity. SIOR members are known to be the most knowledgeable, ethical, and trusted commercial real estate professionals and this combined experience from 3,900 of the best professionals from around the world, allows it to be a driving force of diverse perspectives and proficiencies. Access to SIOR provides valuable insights into real estate practices, education, trends, and business opportunities on a global scale.

2. Global Restructuring and Growth 

SIOR’s pledge to expand its global reach is being furthered through the new Head of Business Development for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa—Matthew Leguen de Lacroix, SIOR, FRICS. His efforts to recruit qualified professionals in new markets reflect how SIOR is fostering the leading network of trusted experts in our field. Since 2021, SIOR has seen a 12.5% increase in new international members. The presence of a global representative on the SIOR Board of Directors, as well as the increase in global membership, is a testament to the organization's appeal and effectiveness in serving real estate professionals worldwide.

3. Global Industry Representation

SIOR's global presence is bolstered by its active participation in industry events such as MIPIM and EXPO Real, providing a platform to showcase the expertise of SIOR members as well as a space to connect and collaborate. Our ongoing international chapter events, including the highly successful London Lunch Series and conferences in cities like London, Warsaw, Dublin, and Berlin, only highlight SIOR’s expanding reach. This, alongside strong support from international industry sponsors, further demonstrates SIOR's commitment to developing connections and responsiveness to our members' and clients' needs.

4. Deal Making at the Highest Level

Yes, the byproduct of all this work also leads to some of the largest deals being completed amongst our members and valued clients. SIOR and its members have proudly conducted business with 92% of the Fortune 200 companies. 


Closing Thoughts: A Thriving Global Network

The true power of SIOR comes not only from the collective expertise of its members, but by their abilities to elevate their businesses and the industry.

SIOR is undeniably a true force in the world of commercial real estate. Our commitment to worldwide representation, unwavering dedication to industry advancement, and expanding presence, set us apart. SIOR's ability to facilitate global transactions among its members across borders is evidence of the organization’s effectiveness in connecting professionals worldwide.

How to Connect with the SIOR Community

Click here to learn more about becoming a part of the SIOR community or connecting with its members. You can also browse our website for information about upcoming events, membership details, and other resources to help you get involved in this thriving global organization.

Robert Thornburgh, SIOR, CCIM, CPM, FRICS

Robert Thornburgh, SIOR, CCIM, CPM, FRICS

Industrial Specialist
Chief Executive Officer, SIOR
Washington, DC

Robert Thornburgh, SIOR, CCIM, CPM, FRICS, SIOR's Chief Executive Officer, is responsible for the management of the Society’s business and executing the directives set by the SIOR Board of Directors and its governance committee.

As a long-standing commercial real estate specialist and trailblazer based out of Los Angeles, California, Robert brings more than 25 years of exemplary industry knowledge and leadership experience, with a strong focus on integrity and a transformational, service-oriented style of leadership.

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