President's Message

SIOR Inland Empire & Orange County Chapter
Message from the Chapter President, 2021(January)


The SOCIETY OF INDUSTRIAL AND OFFICE REALTORS is the leading global professional industrial and office real estate association, representing today’s most knowledgeable, experienced, and successful commercial real estate brokerage specialists. SIORs are recognized as thought leaders in the industry and the designation is seen as a symbol of ethics, knowledge, and success. As the highest professional designation a broker can earn, the SIOR organization is a great source of both transaction flow and continual professional education and networking. 

With over 80 members, the Inland Empire & Orange County Chapter has grown into one of the largest SIOR chapters around the world. With multiple events hosted each year, our Chapter’s purpose is to provide our members and sponsors with valuable educational resources and opportunities to network, learn, and expand relationships within the industry, while also giving back to the community.

As we prepare for 2021, we have the opportunity to reflect on what will certainly be one of the most unique and challenging years of our lifetime. Our daily lives have been greatly changed during the course of this pandemic.  We altered the way we do business and found new ways of connecting with each other. We have implemented new ways of working remotely, adopted new routines for our children to learn from home, celebrated birthdays through zoom or a caravan drive by, and meeting virtually instead of in person. Despite the pandemic and the obstacles it has presented to all businesses, including our own, we continue to witness SIOR professionals set themselves apart from the competition by going above and beyond to deliver exceptional results for our clients by persevering, innovating, and collaborating with one another. We have learned a lot from this challenging time and have adapted to remain quite productive in accelerating the success of our clients even in virtual environments. Whether working in the office, from home, or some other remote area, the same high standard of productivity is expected from an SIOR.

I am honored to be working with such knowledgeable and highly regarded real estate industry members on our board, and would encourage anyone looking to get more involved within our chapter to reach out to me or any other board member. Thank you for the opportunity to serve in this role for 2021 and 2022, I look forward to strengthening existing relationships and developing new ones with members of this esteemed community. I also look forward to introducing some new ideas while sustaining the SIOR tradition that we are so used to and appreciate.

Mark your calendar for the excellent conferences and local events planned for this year. Between - TransACT 360 in Montreal, Quebec in April, - SIOR International European Conference in Dublin, Ireland in July, and - CREate 360 in Nashville, TN in October, AND the many quality local chapter events in the works, there are many great opportunities to connect with SIORs across the country. The SIOR Inland Empire & Orange County Chapter looks forward to the continued collaborative success with our sponsors and members in the year to come.


Scott Sanders, SIOR | Senior Vice President

Colliers International