Robert Thornburgh named 2019 Global President of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® (SIOR)

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Los Angeles, Calif. (October 23, 2018) – Robert Thornburgh, SIOR, executive vice president and partner at Kidder Mathews, was named 2019 global president of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® (SIOR) during the SIOR Fall World Conference on October 10, 2018 in Denver, Colorado.

Thornburgh is a member of Kidder Mathews leadership team, and is involved with the firm’s strategic business development and brokerage recruitment in the Greater Los Angeles region. He has over 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. Before joining Kidder Mathews, he was the CEO of Heger Industrial, which merged with Kidder Mathews in 2017.

Thornburgh holds three of the most respected designations within the commercial real estate industry – SIOR, Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, CCIM, Certified Commercial Investment Member, and CPM, Certified Property Manager through the Institute of Real Estate Management. This is a distinction that less than one percent of all national Commercial Real Estate practitioners hold. Thornburgh is also immersed within various local, prominent organizations.

“I am honored and excited to take over as the SIOR Global President, and look forward to working closely with our board of directors as we pursue new industry leading initiatives that benefit our members and the CRE community,” said Thornburgh.

SIOR has thousands of certified members who are recognized as the most capable and experienced professionals in the industry. Thornburgh has served on the board of directors since 2013. Previous SIOR leadership positions he has held include president of the Greater Los Angeles SIOR chapter, chapter leadership council regional director, communications and branding chair, and independent brokerage member group chair.

About SIOR
The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® (SIOR) is the leading society for industrial and office real estate professionals. Individuals who earn their SIOR designation adhere to the highest levels of accountability and ethical standards. Only the industry’s top professionals qualify for the SIOR designation. Today, there are more than 3,200 SIOR members in 685 cities in 36 countries. For more information, visit sior.com.

About Kidder Mathews
Kidder Mathews is the largest independently owned commercial real estate firm on the West Coast, with over 700 real estate professionals and staff in 21 offices in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, and Arizona. Kidder Mathews offers a complete range of brokerage, appraisal, property management, consulting, project & construction management, and debt & equity finance services for all property types. The firm performs $7 billion in transactions, manages over 50 million square feet of space, and conducts over 1,500 appraisals annually. For more information, visit kiddermathews.com.

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