WILLIAM WIGHTMAN MCCRARY III, SIOR
William Wightman McCrary III, 71, of Memphis, TN, passed away on April 8, 2014. Bill
served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He was also a board member of
The Phoenix Club of Memphis. Bill began his industrial real estate career of over forty
years at Farnsworth and Associates. Early success led to the creation of his own firm,
McCrary and Company.
RICHARD BOLING FAULK, SIOR
Richard Boling Faulk, 64, passed away on March 13, 2014. Faulk was an SIOR industrial specialist since 1989 and
served as SIOR Memphis Chapter President and on SIOR’s Board of Directors.
KENNETH BRADEN, SIOR, CCIM
Kenneth Braden, 58, Vice President at Cassidy Turley Barry in Milwaukee, passed away on
March 25. Braden was involved in many high profile commercial real estate transactions
throughout Wisconsin and received recognition in 2011 by winning the Industrial Deal
of the Year Award of the Commercial Association of Realtors–Wisconsin (CARW). During
his long career in the real estate industry, he sold or leased more than 5 million square
feet of property, valued at more than $200 million. Braden served as president of both
the Wisconsin SIOR Chapter and the Wisconsin CCIM Chapter. CARW and the Wisconsin
Chapters of CCIM and SIOR plan to establish a Ken Braden Memorial Scholarship Fund to
benefit young commercial real estate professionals seeking to advance their real estate
JOHN RITCHIE, SIOR
John Ritchie, 89, a SIOR Legacy member with more than 50 years of membership, passed
away April 24. Mr. Ritchie joined Coldwell Banker and Co. in San Francisco in 1950
and soon formed Robbins and Ritchie firm, specializing in industrial and commercial
properties. The brokerage eventually was reorganized as Ritchie and Ritchie and grew
to have offices throughout the Bay Area and in San Diego and Portland, Ore. In 1966, Mr.
Ritchie was elected president of the San Francisco Real Estate Board. When Joe Alioto
was elected mayor in 1968, he appointed Mr. Ritchie, his neighbor in the Presidio Terrace
neighborhood, to the Planning Commission.
GEORGE SCHUMACHER, SIOR RETIRED
SIOR Industrial specialist since 1966 with Penta Pacific Properties in Santa Fe Springs,
Calif., passed away April 17.