The SIOR ‘Education Day’ was held at the Donalda Golf Club in
Toronto in April, and Robert Nahigian, SIOR, CRE, FRICS, MCR,
from Boston spoke about the supply chain side of the business. More
than 130 people attended the event.
From left to right: Walter Murphy, SIOR; Lynn Reich, SIOR, CCIM; David
Liebman, SIOR, JD, LEED Green Associate; and Colt Landreth, Plaza
The SIOR Chicago Chapter held a Meet & Greet event in March at
Carlucci’s Restaurant in Rosemont, IL. More than 85 members and
guests attended the networking event, which was sponsored by Plaza
Front row: Kevin McKenna, Clayco; Carter Andrus, ProLogis; Joyce Slone,
SIOR; Elise Couston, SIOR; Jim Neswold, ProLogis; and Joe Pomerenke,
Second row: Adam Roth, SIOR (Mark Goode, SIOR, Don Schoenheider
(Liberty Property Trust), Ron Behm, SIOR, Roy Splansky, SIOR, and Christian
Evangelista (ARCO Murray).
Back row: Dan Leahy, SIOR, Mike Flynn, SIOR, John Lass (CenterPoint
Properties), Jeremy Grey (CenterPoint Properties); and Ed Harrington
The SIOR Chicago Chapter recently presented the 11th Annual
Chapter Awards during its Transaction Award Luncheon held in
February at the Rosewood Restaurant in Rosemont, IL. More
than 90 members and guests were in attendance. The awards were
developed to recognize those SIORs and Platinum Sponsors for
their particularly outstanding achievements throughout the past
year as well as commend those that are committed to helping other
SIORs reach their goals. In 2012 SIOR designees in the Chicago
Chapter completed over 32 million square feet of transactions
totaling more than $919 million dollars with other SIOR's and
The following are the individual awards for achievement in 2012.
• Inter Chapter – Largest Number of Transactions – (Chapter overall - 39
transactions totaling $398,526,344) Individually: John Huguenard, SIOR, Jones
• Intra Chapter – Largest Number of Transactions – (Chapter overall – 115
transactions totaling $521,234,171) Individually: Ron Behm, SIOR, Colliers
• Largest Dollar Volume Industrial Transaction – Michael Flynn, SIOR, NAI
Hiffman, for the 1,033,470 square foot lease expansion for the World Kitchen East
DC valuing $40,000,000 in Greenscastle, PA. Michael cooperated with Jack Shepley,
SIOR, NAI CIR,Harrisburg, PA in this transaction.
• Largest Dollar Volume Industrial/Industrial BTS for Lease with a Platinum
Sponsor – Dan Leahy, SIOR, NAI Hiffman, and Adam Roth, SIOR, NAI Hiffman,
represented Platinum Sponsor, CenterPoint Properties in the 1,618,048 square
foot build-to-suit for lease in Joliet valued at $120,000,000 and Steve Kohn, SIOR,
Colliers International, and the late Jeff Kahn, SIOR,represented the tenant, The
• Largest Dollar Volume Industrial Transaction, Industrial Sale with Dual
Platinum Sponsors – David Bercu, SIOR, Colliers International, and Ron Behm,
SIOR, Colliers International, represented Platinum Sponsor James Campbell
Company and Platinum Sponsor Liberty Property Trust for the 723,000 square foot
building sale valued at $33,000,000 in Romeoville, IL.
• Largest Dollar Volume Industrial Transaction, Industrial BTS for Lease, with
dual Platinum Sponsors – Jack Rosenberg, SIOR, Colliers International, and Mike
Senner, SIOR, Colliers International, represented Lawson Products in the 306,000
square foot lease valuing $21,000,000. Vern Schultz, SIOR; Tom Condon, SIOR;
and David Bercu, SIOR, Colliers International, represented Platinum Sponsor,
transaction as the builder.
*Honorable Mention: John Suerth, SIOR, CBRE, represented Yusen Logistics and
David Bercu, SIOR, Colliers International, represented Platinum Sponsor Duke
Realty valued at $18,000,000.
• Largest Dollar Volume Investment Transaction – John Huguenard, SIOR Jones
Lang LaSalle, represented KP JV for the 11 building portfolio sale of 3,515,000
square feet totaling $138,000,000. This transaction involved three additional SIOR’s
from Pennsylvania and Indiana.
*Honorable Mention: John Huguenard, SIOR, Jones Lang LaSalle, also represented
Platinum Sponsor, First Industrial on the sale of a 2,982,959 square foot portfolio
valued at $39,025,000.
• Largest Dollar Volume Land Transaction – There were seven land deals this
year – Mark Goode, SIOR; Roy Splansky, SIOR, Venture One Real Estate; and Steve
Milner, SIOR, Milner & Associates, represented the seller and the purchaser for 350
acres of land in Park 88, DeKalb, IL for $9,650,000. Platinum Sponsors, Venture
One LLC and Clayco, Inc., participated in this transaction.
• Most Transactions Completed by a Platinum Sponsor with Chicago SIOR
members – (Chapter Overall – 98 transactions totaling $446,109,336 with 43
members) Individually: ProLogis with 52 transactions.