You are invited to the last European Chapter’s Mind Your Own Business event of 2023 in Italy at Hotel The Square which is situated in the heart of the City of Milan.
Mind Your Own Business events have become the flagship of European SIOR business generation meetings and are open for members only.
We welcome partners and guests to the leisure and optional activities.
Leisure optional programme for the weekend for members and guests.
The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) attended MIPIM in force with its international and European leadership all present to meet with its global membership and address the local and international issues that affect its 3,700 members in 45 countries.
In fact, with over 50 representatives present in Cannes this year, it was a record number of SIOR members and guests at the conference, and the organisation’s stand served as a great base camp for members, their clients and contacts to meet and do business.
For the SIOR leadership, there were two key trends on the agenda, as SIOR executive vice-president Patricia Loveall explained: “Industrial is up; office is down. The depressed office market is a direct result of the COVID pandemic and at this point the status quo is not an option. There is going to be a new look and feel in the office sector as the issues facing the industry represent a challenge to our members and our task is to provide them with support. That element of the industry needs to be reimagined.”
Meanwhile, the society’s CEO, Robert Thornburgh, highlighted reasons to remain optimistic “Building, design, everything is changing and those who are nimble and accept the challenges will be the winners. Our job is to educate, collaborate and assist our members over the next five or even 10 years to work through these issues and see them emerge stronger.
“On the industrial side, the disruption of supply chains is creating new opportunities, with limitations on imports benefiting local manufacturers. We’re seeing double-digit growth in 2023, and we don’t see the market changing for industrial.”
Finally, SIOR’s European Chapter President, Andrew Smith, added: “There are positive signs that recovering demand is bringing back industrial appreciation – certainly there appears to be competition again – and the occupier market has remained resilient, with many standout companies driving demand for land.”
For SIOR, MIPIM remains an essential meeting place for its members to make new connections and broaden their reach, and Robert Thornburgh highlighted that “There’s nowhere else that brings together such a wide variety of people, companies and countries.”
While there was a lot of uncertainty ahead of MIPIM in the UK, fuelled by doomsday talk of recession, Andrew Smith was keen to point out that in reality; “Judging from the noises on the ground, it seems that the UK economy has proved more robust than many people feared. There’s still a bit of nervousness around US interest rates, and concerns that these could keep rising until the end of the year, however it looks like UK interest rates may be peaking and the industry has perhaps weathered the worst of the storm. And while it’s difficult to generalise the pan European market, it’s largely been spared the same corrections as the UK market, which has taken a big hit in the last 9 months. With all that said, there are positive signs that recovering demand is bringing back industrial appreciation (certainly there appears competition again), and the occupier market has remained resilient, with many standout companies driving demand for land.”
Other trends of note to emerge from MIPIM were on the sustainability side, as external geo-political and macro-economic pressures over the last year has seen a massive rise in the number of businesses interested in transitioning towards low carbon solutions, as well as significantly ramping up of renewable energy sources, with commitments to phase down fossil fuel reliance really making a difference. This newfound urgency has translated into a dramatic focus in financing.
For SIOR, MIPIM has been a really good opportunity to bring together the leadership of the group from both the US and Europe, to congregate with far-flung colleagues and network. SIOR is at its heart a network of like-minded people, so the conference is a natural stage for members to make new connections and broaden the organisations reach.
The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), the leading global professional office and industrial real estate association, has promoted Matthew Leguen de Lacroix, SIOR, FRICS, as Head of Business Development, a new role within SIOR. Leguen de Lacroix previously held the role of Director of the SIOR European Chapter, and prior to that, within his role as an active member of SIOR, he was president of the SIOR European Chapter and a trustee of the SIOR Foundation.
He has more than 30 years of commercial real estate market experience in both Switzerland and France. Before joining SIOR, he was president of DTZ (now Cushman & Wakefield) in French-speaking Switzerland.
“I am excited to be an integral part of SIOR’s bold strategic initiative to make our organisation truly global,” said Leguen de Lacroix. “My focus is to strengthen our existing relationships Internationally and build new ones. I am looking forward to increasing our coverage in Europe and gradually expanding our network into other countries like Africa, where, incidentally, we have just gained two new members.”
In Leguen de Lacroix’s role, he will ensure that SIOR has a highly visible presence at MIPIM, Shedmasters, CoreNET, EXPO REAL and SIMI as well as potentially other national events around Europe in Austria, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Portugal. This position will also be integral in identifying the next generation of real estate professionals around Europe, working with colleges and universities to attract trainees into SIOR (named Member Associates.)
“We are privileged to include Prologis and Panattoni as SIOR’s Global Industry Partners and in Europe, the first Industry Partner for the Chapter is TSL, a leader in technical construction. I am keen to develop additional partnerships where SIOR and industry companies can develop synergy and align on common interests.” notes Leguen de Lacroix
“Matthew has been a loyal and trusted member of SIOR since 2009,” said SIOR CEO Robert Thornburgh, SIOR, FRICS. “His position within the Chapter and his professional network of real estate friends and colleagues internationally have put him at the forefront of SIOR European business and we are thrilled to welcome him to the team at SIOR HQ.”
SIOR is the leading global professional industrial and office real estate association, established 82 years ago. With 3,700 members in 722 cities and 45 countries, SIOR represents today's most knowledgeable, experienced, and successful commercial real estate brokerage specialists.
10 January 2023
The SIOR European Chapter committee have the pleasure of inviting you to attend our fourth business generation and best-practice event, over one and a half days, including an informal networking apéro and dinner. Thursday, 30th March 2023, 8h30 CET to Friday 31st March 2023 12h30 CET.
The event is free of charge but open only to SIOR members. Sponsorship is sought if you would like to get involved.
Mind Your Own Business – a one & a half day conference for members to be held in Berlin, Germany.
Wednesday, March 29th 2023:
Thursday, March 30th 2023:
Friday, March 31st 2023
The SIOR European Chapter committee have the pleasure of inviting you to attend our third business generation and best-practice event, to be followed by an informal networking apéro.
The event is free of charge but open only to SIOR members.
Mind Your Own Business – a one-day conference for members to be held in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The event is being hosted by Colliers International and will be held in their offices, at Stadionplein 14, 1076 CM Amsterdam.
9.30am Meet & Greet with Coffee & Croissants
9.45am Conference Kick Off – Welcome to Amsterdam
10.00am MYOB Part One – Paris Review & Business Generation Working Groups
11.30am Networking Break
11.45am Presentation by Sander Breugelmans, SVP Regional Head Northern Europe, Prologis.
1.00pm MYOB Part Two – Ideas, Innovation & Learning (Sharing on Fees/Pitches/Wins & Losses)
2.30pm Wrap Up
3.00pm Site visit of award-winning office building – The Edge
5.00pm Social Apéro in local venue (tbd).
Upon invitation only, SIOR Global our hosting a DINNER on the preceding evening, Wednesday 14th September at MR. PORTER (invitation only).. The evening is intended as a recruitment event and members wishing to join the dinner must be accompanied by a prospective member. The cost of the prospect's dinner will be covered by SIOR Global.
SIOR members that are interested by this proposal should contact email@example.com
Thursday, 7th April 2022, 9h30 CEST to 22h30 CEST in Paris, France.
The event is open to all SIOR members.
The SIOR European Chapter committee have the pleasure of inviting you to attend our second business generation and best-practice event, to be followed by a networking event at the infamous "Travellers", a private members club on the Champs-Elysées.
Mind Your Own Business – a one-day conference for members to be held in the centre of Paris, France.
Times subject to change.
Friday 24th September 2021, 9h45 IST to 17h00 IST in Dublin, Ireland.
The International borders are open and we are happy to confirm our first in-person event since January 2020!
Join us for dinner with SIOR Global and European leadership on Thursday 23rd September and a mini-conference on Friday 24th September 2021, to be held in the Conrad Hilton, Dublin, Ireland.
The event will be open to all SIOR members and guests upon invitation.
The SIOR European Chapter committee have the pleasure of inviting you to attend the first in-person event of 2021!
Mind Your Own Business – a one-day conference for members and guests to be held at the Conrad Hilton Hotel in Dublin, Ireland.
Thursday 23rd September 2021
12h00 – 18h00: International Growth Strategy meeting (closed session, upon invitation only).
From 19h00: Drinks and dinner in the Conrad Hilton Hotel bar/restaurant (for all members & guests in attendance).
SIOR has negotiated a group rate for your overnight stay.
Friday 24th September 2021
9h45: Smoothies, juice, coffee & tea for the official meet & greet.
10h15: Conference kick-off and Q&A with Paul Danks, chapter president, Robert Thornburgh, CEO of SIOR and Mark Duclos, SIOR global president.
11h00 Mind Your Own Business Part One –
“There is no such thing as a stupid question – find out more about office/industrial/investment to help you in your day-today business, with Q&A”. Mini-workshops structured around office, industrial and investment themes,
12h30 : Networking business buffet/sandwich lunch, preceded by presentations from Paul McDowell, chapter past-president and the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, a sponsor of the SIOR International European Conference, Dublin, July 2022..
14h00 : Mind Your Own Business Part Two – “The Power of your Clients – Business Generation & Deal Making, with Q&A”
15h30 : SIOR helps you Mind Your Own Business.
- 16h30 What SIOR is doing to help your business (with Q&A).
From 17h00 Networking and social time for those staying late or overnight.