Panattoni Europe, Poland's leader in the industrial space sector, initiates association between brokers and SIOR (the Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS) (SIOR), an international professional organization. SIOR's first business conference in Poland focused on industrial and office real estate brokers and took place at the Hotel Bristol in Warsaw on 8 November.
Panattoni Europe, part of Panattoni Development Company - a strategic partner and sponsor of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) - is the organiser of the first networking opportunity for the brokerage providers in Poland and SIOR representatives. The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) is a professional association of real estate service providers, present in 28 countries, with 2,800 certified members in 580 cities around the world. Due to the unquestionable contribution of the Polish brokers' community to the development of the sector, SIOR is opening up membership to qualified Polish experts, welcoming their cooperation.
SIOR membership is open to real estate brokers specialising in industrial and office real estate, who have reached a high level of expertise, education and qualifications, supported by experience from previous transactions. Each member can earn a special SIOR designation, granted in several specialties, including: industrial and/or office, advisory service, sales manager and executive manager.
"The commercial real estate industry continues to expand globally. SIOR's increasing presence provides SIOR members with timely and relevant marketplace information. It strengthens a platform to meet clients' needs through an expanding network of international transaction professionals. Our clients are becoming more and more global, so we have to have a strong global presence to maintain relevancy." - Geoff Kreusser, SIOR, FRICS, 2012 SIOR President, Colliers International.
The benefits you can derive from cooperating with SIOR are confirmed by Panattoni Development Company, who has been involved in the organisation for many years. The majority of Panattoni Development Company's transactions each year involve SIOR members. Panattoni sponsors the opening night reception at SIOR's Spring and Fall World Conferences. The most recent event in Chicago was attended by 806 brokers from around the world. The nearly ten years' cooperation between Panattoni Development Company and SIOR may be summed up by more than 550 completed transactions, finalised by SIOR members for the developer.
SIOR membership is as prestigious as the organisation itself and serves to distinguish the associated professionals among other agencies and brokers. SIOR also promotes professional development through its conferences and education. SIOR membership provides access to companies from the US and Canada seeking real estate opportunities, and to a global platform of services, enhancing the marketing reach of new projects. Moreover, SIOR members have access to strategic partners and sponsors, such as Panattoni Development Company, who develop the market around the world.