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US-Founded association seeking to extend membership into Europe & EMEA

The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) has launched a major European expansion drive to extend its global profile.

The association currently has more than 3,200 members in 686 cities and 36 countries and its membership comprises some of the most knowledgeable, experienced, and successful commercial real estate brokerage specialists across the globe.

With a long history and successful brand already established in the US, SIOR is now focussed on adding further members throughout Europe and, ultimately, beyond.

SIORʼs initial focus is to recruit members in the mature markets throughout Europe.

Paul McDowell, president of the SIOR Europe Regional Chapter, said: “We already have an established network and a broad range of committed members – our task now is to identify and attract the right individuals to get on board for the next stage of our evolution.

Much of our future effort will focus on the future of CRE, finding new and creative ways to mentor the next generation of real estate professionals. This includes serving as a strong voice for diversity and inclusion.”

Robert Thornburgh, SIOR President, added: “In addition to driving business generation and promoting deal-flow among our members, we are also committed to raising professional standards and ethics across the entire industry.

While each sub market has its own unique story, it remains more evident than ever our industry is going through a massive transformation with a tech influence impacting the way businesses operate, new building design to the ways we all interact. It is an extraordinary time to be in this industry as real estate professionals interact on a truly global level.”

SIOR has also used to the event promote its forthcoming European Conference taking place in Dublin in July 2020, which follows on from the Global Conference taking place in Washington DC in April 2019.

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