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SIOR Independent Brokerage Group Gaining Strength

Business Services & Best Practices Headquarter Highlights Office

Only a year and a half since its development, the Independent Brokerage Group ("IBG") within SIOR continues to gain strength.

The purpose of the Independent Brokerage Group is to create and sustain a network of highly qualified, independent SIOR brokers across the world to collaborate, share information and enhance business opportunities for its members.

The committee tasked with overseeing IBG is working diligently to raise the overall value proposition for SIOR members through being a resource and developing an environment where best practices, ideas, and top industry trends are shared. With this in mind, there are many exciting things happening this year:

  • Educational Breakout Session:  Join us at the Spring World Conference on on Saturday, May 4 from 8:45am -10:45 a.m. as we more closely examine the most popular topics from the membership survey. The session will feature an interactive discussion through focused round tables, allowing member involvement and information sharing.
  • Networking Cocktail Reception:  Meet your fellow IBG members at the Spring World Conference reception on Friday, May 3 from 6:15 - 7:15 p.m.
  • SIOR Designee Marketing Toolkit:  The 2013 version is now available on the MySIOR site at Use the toolkit to leverage your designation and market your expertise.
  • IBG Online Community: The highly anticipated IBG forum to share ideas, post discussions, and network online is coming soon.

The SIOR Independent Brokerage Group continues to grow because of the direct involvement in the SIOR 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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