31SOCIETY OF INDUSTRIAL AND OFFICE REALTORS ®
NYC/DOWNSTATE NEW YORK CHAPTER
HOSTS HOLIDAY PARTY AND MEETING
The SIOR NYC/Downstate New York Chapter hosted a meeting and holiday party at the Friars club in the heart of Manhattan,
NY. Nearly 40 members were able to come out and enjoy several hours of food, spirits, camaraderie and idea sharing for
branding the chapter. Invited guests included members from the SIOR Connecticut Chapter and a few prospective Candidate
and Designee members. Furthermore, Frank Frizalone, SIOR, Past President, was honored with a leadership award, and Leon
Casper, SIOR Retired, was awarded a plaque commemorating 50 years with SIOR.
Left to Right: Leon Casper, SIOR Retired and Ralph Benzakein, SIOR, LEED® AP Left to Right: Steve Kornspun, SIOR; Gabriel Silverstein, SIOR, Ralph Benzakein,
SIOR, LEED® AP and John LaRuffa, SIOR.
HOSTS FALL QUARTERLY MEETING
In September, the SIOR Connecticut Chapter hosted it's
fall quarterly meeting at the Merritt 7 Corporate Park in
Norwalk, CT. The meeting was sponsored by Merritt 7 and
allowed members to gather for a general chapter meeting,
networking and a dinner. Twenty-five members as well as
four members from the SIOR NYC/Downstate Chapter,
attended the event. Guest speaker, Craig R. Tagen, Clarion
Partners’ Managing Director, spoke about his firm’s position
in the various real estate markets.
Left to Right: Ralph Benzakein, SIOR; Bruce Wettenstein, SIOR; Gabriel
Silverstein, SIOR; Angel Silverstein, Associate Member and Steve Perfit, SIOR.
CONNECTICUT CHAPTER PARTICIPATES
IN A HABITAT FOR HUMANITY WORK
In September, the SIOR Connecticut Chapter came together at
the Bridgeport Habitat of Coastal Fairfield County facility to
work on a new home for someone in need. Meanwhile, other
chapter members spent their time working on the interior of
Staff Sergeant Juliette Taylor’s new home. The chapter has
previously done work on Staff Sergeant Taylor’s new home
in the spring and held a benefit concert raising funds for the
Habitat for Heroes program.
Left to Right: Dave Gorbach, SIOR; Jeff Gage, SIOR; Lyndi Ross
and Art Ross, SIOR.