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Robert G. Thornburgh



Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®

Almost daily, we see discussions about  the value that real estate professionals provide to their clients and community. Beyond the generalities, I have a particular interest in continuing to help raise the standards for our profession. As I reflect on SIOR and our association with NAR, and in a greater sense the real estate industry, I find that we have an extraordinarily talented group. That said, in the theme of continual improvement, we must continue to find creative ways to increase our external presence and the cachet that can and should be associated with real estate. Specific to SIOR, in the coming year we will be dedicated to increasing opportunities for advanced education and providing a robust platform to take on tomorrow’s industry challenges.

Real estate is so much more than just a career path, though we expect that it will be empowering in that way. Instead, we see the value in our experience at SIOR as a transformative event, carrying its impact into our lives and the lives of the clients we serve. Our leadership team, and platform available through SIOR, will provide members with the ability to explore the highest levels of expertise and professionalism, and the encourage them to pursue their best selves in the context of their work.