May, 2018: SIOR/CCIM/CREW hold Joint Tech & Development panel Event in New Haven
New Haven, CT – The local Chapters of CREW, CCIM CT, and SIOR recently partnered for a mid-May program, called Demand for Technology Amenities on the Rise: How Technology is Influencing Real Estate Development. The well-attended program, held at the New Haven Lawn Club, was generously sponsored by Shipman & Goodwin LLP. Serving as panel moderator was CREW Connecticut President, Colleen Sheridan of RM Bradley. Panelists included:
- Darren Seid, Founder of Epimoni
- Ginny Kozlowski, CEO of Economic Development Corporation of New Haven and REX Development
- Juan M. Salas-Romer, President & CEO of NHR Group
- Karin Patriquin, Principal, Patriquin Architects
L to R: Karin Patriquin, Darren Seid, Colleen Sheridan, Juan Salas-Romer, and Ginny Kozlowski
Click here for the full Press Release: Tech-Dev Panel & GHAR Event PR
May, 2018: CT & W MA Chapter SIOR Participates in UConn & GHAR Real Estate Alliance Event in Hartford
Held in early May, the Connecticut/ Western Massachusetts chapter of SIOR was pleased to be one of the sponsors for the UCONN Commercial Real Estate Alliance at the Hartford Marriott. The event attracted a sell-out crowd of 140 real estate professionals. The agenda consisted of an economic overview by Professor John L. Glascock, Director, UConn Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies, followed a Connecticut real estate panel moderated by, Mike Goman, Goman + York, Property Advisors, LLC and concluded with a panel discussion moderated by Greg Bordonaro, Editor, Hartford Business Journal. SIOR member Art Ross served on the panel discussion the industrial market.
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May, 2018: CT & W MA Chapter SIOR Members Recognized at University of Connecticut's Real Estate Awards Banquet
Two Chapter members were recently recognized at the UCONN Real Estate Center’s annual awards banquet. Nick Morizio, CRE, SIOR was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring real estate professionals who have made sustained and meritorious contributions throughout their careers to the UCONN Real Estate program. Mark Duclos, CRE, SIOR received the Individual Partner of the Year award, which recognizes real estate professionals who have provided distinguished service to the UCONN Real Estate program and the real estate profession.
L to R: Art Ross, SIOR; Larry Levere, SIOR; Mark Duclos, CRE, SIOR; Bruce Wettenstein, SIOR; Phil Gagnon, SIOR;
Keith Kumnick, SIOR; Jeff Ryer, CCIM, SIOR; David Glissman, Esq.; Nick Morizio, CRE, SIOR;
John Glascock, Professor and Real Estate Center Director.
Click Here for the full Press Release: SIOR - UConn Award Banquet
April, 2018: CT & W MA Chapter SIOR Members Attend SIOR Global Conference in Austin, TX
Several members of the Connecticut/Western Massachusetts Chapter of SIOR recently attended the Spring Society of Industrial and Office Realtors World Conference at the Fairmont Hotel in Austin, TX. The chapter was also delighted at the opportunity to sponsor University of Connecticut senior majoring in real estate, Will Golonka, to attend and participate in the conference with over 850 SIORs and industry professionals.
L to R: Michael Guidicelli, CCIM, SIOR; Will Golonka; Mark Duclos, CRE, SIOR;
Jeff Ryer, CCIM, SIOR;Art Ross, SIOR; Frank Hird, SIOR; Tom York, SIOR; and Larry Levere, SIOR
Click here for the full Press Release: SIOR _ UConn Award Banquet
April 11, 2018: CT & W MA Chapter SIOR Hold Spring Chapter Meeting
The Connecticut/Western Massachusetts chapter of SIOR recently held its quarterly Spring meeting at Il Palio Restaurant in Shelton, CT. The meeting guest speakers were Rob Scinto, who discussed his firm’s current real estate developments in Shelton and the region including Fairfield and Mark Barnhart, Economic Development Director in Fairfield, also spoke about recent initiatives in Fairfield particularly transit oriented developments in Lower Fairfield County.
The chapter would like to extend its thanks to RD Scinto, Inc. for sponsoring the event.
Rob Scinto, RD Scinto Mark Barnhart, Town of Fairfield
Click here for the Press Release: SIOR Spring Meeting
March 12, 2018: CT & W MA Chapter SIOR Host Finance Panel
The Connecticut/ Western Massachusetts Chapter of SIOR hosted a breakfast finance panel at The Farms Country Club in Wallingford. The program, “Where to Get Dough”, the event featured industry experts representing all product types of commercial real estate lending in the regional market. Over forty commercial real estate professionals were in attendance.
Despite the recent uptick in interest rates, financing costs are still at historic low levels. The panelists expressed continued optimism with current capital markets and the desire to lend on all real estate classes, particularly multi-family and industrial. Pat Wellspeak, MAI from Wellspeak, Dugas and Kane moderated the panel which included:
L to R: Mark Cousineau, Jessica Bailey, Tim Breda, David Glissman, Steve Solecki and Pat Wellspeak.
- Steve Solecki, a Business Banking Market Manager & SVP at Bank of America
- Mark Cousineau, the President of the Community Investment Corporation (CIC)
- Jessica Bailey, the CEO & Co-Founder of Greenworks Lending
- David Glissman, a Transactional Attorney for MacDermid, Reynolds & Glissman
- Timothy Breda, a Principal & Office Manager at Goedeck & Co., LLC
Click here for the full Press Release: Where to get Dough
February 5, 2018: CT & W MA Chapter SIOR Announce Market Survey Results
The Connecticut/ Western Massachusetts Chapter of SIOR announced the results of its semi-annual membership survey of commercial real estate market conditions. The survey is based on market activity for the period July through December 2017 within the region.
SIOR survey results point to a continuation of the overall positive outlook established earlier in 2017. The industrial sector continues to outperform the office sector and overall the results indicate a market that is generally stable to improving although there is some negative outlook for the office sector.
Click here for the full Survey Results: SIOR Market Survey Results
January 11, 2018: CT & W MA Chapter SIOR & the CT Chapter of CCIM Sponsor March of Dimes "Fairfield County Real Estate Awards" in Stamford CT
For the second consecutive year, the Connecticut/Western Massachusetts Chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors sponsored a table at the prestigious Fairfield County Real Estate Awards Breakfast, recently held at the Stamford Hilton Hotel. An estimated 650 people were in attendance for the 22nd annual March of Dimes Fairfield County real estate event, which raised over $80,000 for the leading charity fighting for the health of babies and their moms. Click Here for the full Press Release: SIOR March of Dimes CRE Award Breakfast
L to R: Michael Guidicelli, SIOR, CCIM; Tom Pajolek, SIOR; Mark Duclos, SIOR; Jeff Ryer, SIOR, CCIM; Bryan Atherton, SIOR, CCIM; David Fugitt, SIOR; and Bruce Wettenstein, SIOR
October 3, 2017: CT & W MA Chapter SIOR & the CT Chapter of CCIM Holds Joint Continuing Education Sessions
The Connecticut/ Western Massachusetts Chapter of SIOR & the Connecticut Chapter of CCIM held a joint CE session on October 3rd. Over 50 of the top dealmakers among both organizations attended the daylong event that consisted of environmental regulatory panel in the morning followed by a Legal Fair housing afternoon session. The chapters wish to recognize Sam Haydock, Principal with BL Companies; Bob Carr, Principal with Zuvic-Carr; and Pamela Elkow, Principal with Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP for the informative morning panel discussion and Eugene Marconi, legal counsel with BHHS for the always engaging and entertaining afternoon session. The sessions were sponsored by Ten-X.
Environmental Panelists (l to r) Pam Elkow, Carmody Torrance Sandak &
Hennessey LLP, Sam Haydock,BL Companies, Bob Carr, Zuvic-Carr.
Gene Marconi, BHHS
September 28, 2017: CT & W MA Chapter SIOR Holds Fall Meeting at Essex Yacht Club
The Connecticut/ Western Massachusetts Chapter of SIOR held their fall business meeting at the well appointed Essex Yacht Club overlooking the Connecticut River. The meeting was followed by dinner and an economic presentation by CERC economist Alissa DeJonge.
August 11, 2017: CT & W MA Chapter SIOR Announce Market Survey Results
The Connecticut/ Western Massachusetts Chapter of SIOR announced the results of its semi-annual membership survey of commercial real estate market conditions. The survey is based on market activity for the period January through June 2017 within the region.
SIOR member responses regarding market conditions during the first six months of 2017 were positive and continued the trend established in late 2016. The industrial market leads and survey results show limited to no concerns about future price declines. The office market is still sluggish with concerns noted about the potential for future price declines. Predictions for the remainder of 2017 indicate stability with 68% anticipating no change in market conditions and 32% indicating improvement.
Members also reported details of recent significant transactions.
Click here for the full Survey Results: SIOR 1st Q 2017 Market Survey
July 7, 2017: CT & W MA Chapter SIOR Members Attend Hartford Yard Goats Baseball Game
Hartford, CT: Approximately 30 members and guests of the Connecticut/Western Massachusetts Chapter of SIOR recently attended a Hartford Yard Goats game against the Trenton Thunder in the new Dunkin' Donuts Park. During the casual member meeting preceding the game, new Associate Members Tim Lescalleet of Griffin land Trust and Ralph DiCristofaro of ServPro of Enfield/Bloomfield were introduced and provided an overview of their firms.
L to R: Tom Hill, Brittney Gondek, Stephanie Romano, Jeff Ryer, L to R: Art Ross, Tom Pajolek, Larry Levere and Bob Carr
Joe Wrinn and Ed Godin
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May 1, 2017: CT & W MA Chapter SIOR Members Make Mark at the Spring World Conference In New Orleans
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ix members of the Connecticut/Western Massachusetts Chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors attended the Spring World Conference recently held at the Sheraton Hotel, in New Orleans’ French Quarter. During the conference a new slate of officers to serve the Society was elected. The Chapter is proud to announce the election of two of its members to national positions. Mark Duclos, SIOR was elected as Vice President; after serving a one year term as VP, Mark will serve as President Elect for a year before stepping into the Global Presidency of SIOR in the fall of 2019. Additionally, Frank Hird, SIOR was elected to a two year terms as Regional Director of the Northeast Region.
L to R: Jeff Ryer SIOR Chapter President, Frank Hird, SIOR, Art Ross, SIOR, Tom York, SIOR,
Mark Duclos, SIOR and Nick Morizio, SIOR
General Session speakers included Mary Matalin and James Carville, political advisors and pundits who provided an entertaining and candid discussion, in a session moderated by Geoff Kasselman SIOR Global President. Married and from opposite ends of the political aisle, the two provided their views of today’s American political landscape, particularly the growing polarization of the two parties. Click here to download the entire Press Release: SIOR Press Release - Spring World Conference
March 22, 2017: CT & W MA Chapter SIOR holds Tech-Talk event at the Quinnipiack Club in New Haven
The Connecticut/Western Massachusetts Chapter of SIOR hosted a technology educational panel and discussion, in New Haven Connecticut on March 22nd. Fifty-five real estate professionals attended the event, including SIOR Chapter members, other commercial brokers, lenders, and attorneys from around Connecticut.
The event featured SIOR Global President Geoff Kasselman, who provided a futuristic keynote presentation and then moderated a panel to comment on their diverse technology perspectives. The panelists included John Glascock, Professor & Director Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, University of Connecticut; Robert Santy, President & CEO of the Connecticut Economic Resource Center, a public and utility partnership which provides demographic and related data along with real estate site information; Wayne D’Amico of Xceligent/CommercialSearch, an emerging commercial real estate data base service; and David Genovese founder of Baywater Properties a developer based in Darien, CT, who recently used social media promoting a project undergoing zoning approvals.
L to R: Wayne D’Amico, Bob Santy, Geoff Kasselman, David Genovese, Jeff Ryer SIOR Chapter President, and John Glascock
Click here for the full Press Release: SIOR Tech-Talk Press Release
March 10, 2017: CT & W MA Chapter SIOR hold Spring Membership Meeting at the New Haven Lawn Club
The Connecticut/ Western Massachusetts Chapter of SIOR recently held its quarterly membership meeting at the historic New Haven Lawn Club. The evening's speaker was Pat Wellspeak, a principal of the appraisal firm Wellspeak, Dugas & Kane who reviewed the commercial real estate market by sector and provided insights on future values and trends.
L to R: Pat Wellspeak; Jeff Ryer, Chapter President
Click here for the full Press Release: SIOR Spring Chapter Meeting
February 10, 2017: CT & W MA Chapter SIOR Announce Market Survey Results
The Connecticut/ Western Massachusetts Chapter of SIOR announced the results of its semi-annual membership survey of commercial real estate market conditions. The survey is based on market activity for the period July through December 2016 within the region.
SIOR survey results point to a continuation of the positive trend established earlier in 2016. Responses have trended away from negative to either stable or improvement. In general, it indicates a market that continues to improve although the pace of improvement in the office sector is lagging behind the industrial sector.
Click here for the full Survey Results: SIOR Market Survey
February 10, 2017: CT & W MA Chapter SIOR Award UConn Scholarships
The Connecticut/Western Massachusetts Chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) is pleased to announce recent University of Connecticut Scholarship recipients for the 2016/2017 academic year.
A total of $10,200 was awarded to six deserving students from UCONN’s School of Business, all majoring in Real Estate and Urban Economics. The scholarships are funded from the Chapter sponsored Samuel F. Pierson and Carl F. Traub scholarships, with matching dollars provided by The SIOR Foundation.
Scholarship Recipients (L to R): Brad Canova, Kyle Ernest, Katherine Lynch, Katy Lepeturin, Nelson
Jayakar and Zitao Zhang.
Click here for the Press Release: SIOR P Awards UConn Scholarship
December 12, 2016: CT & W MA Chapter SIOR hold Winter Meeting At Stony Creek Brewery
L to R: Jeff Ryer, SIOR, CCIM, Chapter President, Art Ross, SIOR, Chapter Secretary/Treasurer, Dennis Hennessy, SIOR, Regional Director, Gabriel Silverstein, SIOR, NY Downstate Chapter, Kristin Geenty, SIOR, Chapter Vice President & Frank Hird, SIOR, Chapter Past President
On December 12, 2016, The Connecticut/Western Massachusetts Chapter of The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) held its winter holiday meeting and dinner at The Stony Creek Brewery sponsored by Zuvic-Carr & Associates. Forty-two members and guests were in attendance; including the SIOR Regional Director for the Northeast Region, Dennis Hennessy, of COR Brokerage, Inc., Syracuse, NY and The New York/Downstate Chapter President Gabriel Silverstein, of Angelic Real Estate, New York City.
Click here for the full press release: SIOR Winter Meeting
December 8, 2016
CT & W MA SIOR Chapter Sponsors the March of Dimes Real Estate Breakfast in Stamford, CT
SIOR chapter members in attendance at the March of Dimes Awards Breakfast L to R: David Fugitt, SIOR;
Dave Gorbach, SIOR; Jeff Ryer, CCIM, SIOR; Rob Scinto, SIOR; Joe Wrinn, SIOR; Tom Pajolek, SIOR;
Bruce Wettenstein, SIOR; Mark Duclos, SIOR; and Michael Guidicelli, CCIM, SIOR. Not shown - Tom Hill III
The CT & W MA Chapter of SIOR recently participated in the 21st annual March of Dimes Fairfield County Real Estate Breakfast in Stamford, CT as a bronze sponsor. Ten Chapter members attended the event which raised $438,000. Click here for the full Press Release: SIOR - March of Dimes Breakfast
October 24, 2016
SIOR recently capped its 75th anniversary year with a record breaking conference in New York City. Over 30 CT & W MA SIOR members attended the event which featured top notch speakers like Tom, Brokaw, Rudy Giuliani and Eric Qualman as well as programs and speakers addressing the top commercial real estate issues of the day and the future.
The conference started with a "ring" as SIOR members rang the New York Stock Exchange opening bell on October 19th. SIOR was sponsored by Stewart Title
The following is a link to the event: SIOR Rings NYSE Opening Bell.
SIOR President Geoff Kasselman (with camera) and Gabriel Silverstein (on his left)
prepare to open the Oct. 19th trading day at the NYSE. Ted Jones, Stewart Title (far left)
The 75th anniversary celebration started at the SIOR Spring World Conference with a fireworks laden gala on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier Midway. At that time a symbolic torch began its worldwide tour of SIOR Chapters that ended with the CT & W MA Chapter and arrival in NYC. While with the Chapter, the torch highlighted projects including the new MGM Casino and Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield MA and commercial/industrial developments from Hartford to Stamford illustrating the area's vibrancy and strength. The torch was then flown around the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan before its arrival at the conference.
July 08, 2016: SIOR Sponsors Habit for Humanity Charity Concert
Bruce Wettenstein, SIOR (L) and Kristin Geenty (SIOR & Chapter Treasurer (R)
present Eileen Bakos of Habitat of Coastal Fairfield County (C) with the net
proceeds from the event.
The Connecticut/Western Massachusetts Chapter of the Society of Industrial
and Office Realtors recently sponsored an evening Blues concert at the Fairfield
Theatre Company to support Habitat for Humanity’s Veteran’s Initiative. A fun
evening featuring two spectacular artists, Jane Lee Hooker and SaRon
Crenshaw, performed original and cover rock as well as out-of-your-seat blues.
The event raised over $8,000 to benefit the organization.
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SIOR Sponsors Habitat Fundraising Concert
July 08, 2016: CT & W MA SIOR Chapter Members Attend SIOR European Conference
CT & W MA SIOR Chapter members Frank Hird, SIOR, Chapter president and Mark Duclos, SIOR, CLC Speaker attended the SIOR European Conference held in London.Sitting in investment workshops moderated by renowned real estate and financial leaders, and networking with European colleagues as the historic BREXIT votes were being tallied, created lasting memories of the conference for both Frank and Mark.
Frank Hird, SIOR (L) and Mark Dulcos, SIOR (R) at the London Conference
May 16, 2016: CT & W MA SIOR Chapter Members Attend the SIOR Spring World Conference in San Diego, CA
On the Flight Deck of the USS Midway:
L to R - SIORs - Michael Guidicelli, Chapter VP Jeff Ryer, SIOR Speaker Mark Duclos, Art Ross, Chapter President Frank Hird, Larry Levere.
Members of the Connecticut / Western Massachusetts Chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors attended the Spring World Conference, recently held at the Marriot Marquis Hotel in San Diego. Located on the San Diego Bay, in close proximity to the Gaslamp Quarter, Petco Park, and many other attractions this was the perfect location for the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors to celebrate its 75th Anniversary. The highlight of the conference was the Panattoni 75th Anniversary Celebration Party aboard the USS Midway, culminating with fireworks over the flight deck.
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SIOR 2016 Spring World Conference
March 09, 2016: CT / W MA Chapter SIOR hold Spring Meeting
L to R: Frank Hird, SIOR, Chapter President, Dennis Hennessy, SIOR, SIOR Northeast Regional Director, Kristin Geenty, SIOR, Chapter Secretary/Treasurer and Jeff Ryer, SIOR, CCIM, Chapter Vice President.
The Connecticut & Western Massachusetts Chapter of SIOR held their spring meeting on March 9, 2016 at Il Palio restaurant in Shelton CT. The event was sponsored by RD Scinto and Regional VP Dennis Hennessy attended and Tim Breda from Goedecke & Company spoke to the members and guests following dinner about capital markets and recent lending trends.
For the full press release, click here: Spring Meeting Release
February 12, 2016: CT & W MA Chapter SIOR Release Results of Late 2015 Market Survey
SIOR Chapter member responses indicate continued positive trends for the second half of 2015 with almost 2/3 membership noted improved market conditions. Click below for the full discussion on the survey and specific member transactions:
SIOR Market Survey - Second Half 2015
January 11, 2016: CT & W MA Chapter SIOR Award UConn Scholarships
The Connecticut/Western Massachusetts Chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office
Realtors (SIOR) is pleased to announce recent University of Connecticut Scholarship recipients for the 2015/2016 academic year.
A total of $11,000 was awarded to four deserving students from UCONN’s School of Business, all majoring in Real Estate and Urban Economics. The scholarships are funded from the Chapter
sponsored Samuel F. Pierson and Carl F. Traub scholarships, with matching dollars provided by The SIOR Foundation.
Click here for the full Press Release:
SIOR Chapter Awards Scholarships