Welcome to the second edition of the SIOR ADVISIOR ! We look forward to hearing your feedback and improving the AdviSIOR for our members.

President’s Corner

 

It has been a successful year for our chapter so far but more awaits before the end of the year. We have already surpassed last year in many aspects.

Our membership is set to grow by end of comparison to year end 2016 and our annual golf tournament had an unprecedented 280 golfers in attendance. We also held a very successful Fall Social which was very well received by all those in attendance. I would like to express my gratitude to all our members and sponsors that helped make this event a great success for Canada Central Chapter.

As last order of business for the year, we have the Broker of the Year Awards coming up on December 6th at King Edward Hotel where we gather to celebrate excellence in our industry. In addition to our award categories in the past, this year we have added the Sydney V. Hamber Distinguished Award in honor of long time SIOR and Past Chapter President Sydney Hamber who passed away in September after a battle with cancer. We look forward to welcoming our members, sponsors and industry leaders at the awards showcase this year to celebrate our best and brightest

Finally, I would request you, our members, to reach out to us and let us know how the Chapter can help deliver value to you. We look forward to your feedback.

Doug Murray
President, 2016-2017
SIOR Canada Central Chapter

Fall Social Update

The Invite Only SIOR Fall Social on Thursday, October 19th  welcomed over 100 guests at the Globe and Mail Centre in downtown Toronto. Attendees were greeted by the most spectacular view of the city immediately when they arrived on the 17th floor.  The event continued into the main event space which featured surrounding views of the sunset, and inviting lounge furniture while our Keynote speaker Ron Tite has us laughing and learning about marketing and disruption. The event continued with celebrity chef Matt Basile and his interactive food demo of a delicious kung pao beef roll.

Drinks, and appetizers created by our celebrity chef, greeted guests after the engaging food demo, and the party continued on the rooftop terrace with breathtaking views of the city at night.

Q&A with our newest members

Nick Stryland (Dream REIT) and Kurt Love (Avison Young)

Nick Stryland – Dream REIT

How long have you been working in CRE? What do you enjoy the most about working in it?

I have been working in Commercial Real Estate for 23 years.   I started right out of school and worked as a broker for 7 years and then moved to the Landlord side.  My experience spans office, industrial, and retail, and includes leasing, acquisitions/dispositions, development, construction, property management, and asset management.

I enjoy the fact that every day is a different set of challenges and successes.  From building and leading teams, to setting and achieving goals, every day is unique and provides constant challenge of my skills.

How did you first hear about SIOR?

I first heard about SIOR very early in my career. Starting out, I looked at the people who were a part of SIOR as the leaders in the industry.

What convinced you to get your designation and

become a member?

To interact and be a part of an association that recognizes excellence helps Dream develop trusting relationships with brokers who have a proven track record of integrity and success. In addition, being able to contribute and give back to be able to improve our industry was a definite draw.

As a new member, what are you looking to get out of being a part of SIOR?

We own and manage properties across North America. When we are looking for good, sound advice on the market, we need to put a lot of trust in the opinions of the brokerage community in those markets. Utilizing the SIOR network, allows us to know who in those markets are the experts, and will provide a professional, accurate, and trustworthy opinion of the market.

What advice would you give to any brokers out there who are unsure about joining SIOR?

Get involved! Attend the events, join a committee, and be active. There is no downside to being a part of an association of top producers. It can only help your business and personal success.

Kurt Love – Avison Young

How long have you been working in CRE? What do you enjoy the most about working in it?

The passing of this years “Oxford Cup” in Toronto signifies the anniversary of my 17th year practicing Office Leasing & Investment Sales within the Greater Toronto Area. What do I enjoy most about this industry – Aside from the entrepreneurial nature of the work it has to be the people and the always changing environment in which we practice. Few careers can offer so much variety and a consistently changing landscape.

How did you first hear about SIOR?

I have been involved in SIOR functions whether it be Education, Golf or Social based for most of my career.

 

What convinced you to get your designation and become a member?

After sitting on the sidelines, I want to take full advantage of not only the locally sponsored SIOR functions but be more involved and connected in the global reach of the organization (3,100 members in more than 630 cities). In only a short period of time I have made great work connections across North America.

As a new member, what are you looking to get out of being a part of SIOR?

As one of the Canadian Central Chapter’s newest members I look forward to building lasting relationships forged between members outside of employment or brokerage house affiliations.

What advice would you give to any brokers out there who are unsure about joining SIOR?

Even with all of the changes in technology and social media, Real Estate remains a people and relationship based business. Connections forged through membership far outweigh the costs. Plus CRA allows for membership write-offs 😉 so invest in yourself!

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