October 2014                                                                           www.SIORChicago.com 








Clayco is a full service, turnkey real estate development, architecture, engineering and construction firm that delivers clients around the world the highest quality solutions on time, on budget, and above  and beyond expectations. With $912 million in revenue for 2013, Clayco specializes in the "art and science of building," providing fast-track, efficient solutions globally for commercial, institutional, industrial and heavy civil infrastructure related building projects. For more information, visit www.claycorp.com.


In June 2014, Clayco broke ground on the state of the art headquarters for Zurich North America.  The 735,000-square-foot-headquarters will offer many amenities, including a wellness center, learning and conference center, state-of-the-art work environment and parking garage.   Completion is set for fall of 2016. 

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ARCO/Murray has continued to grow and diversify since opening its doors in Chicago 2003.  The company, which was founded 1992, now has 10 offices nationally including recently opened offices in Dallas and Indianapolis.  ARCO/Murray has refined the design/build process with a customer service oriented approach to complete a variety of different project types.  The company attributes its success to forming excellent relationships and working hard to fully understand the client's business.  ARCO/Murray has experience in everything from warehousing and cold storage to office renovations, multi-family, and hospitality projects.  The company is under construction on projects in 28 states, Canada, and the Bahamas, and maintains licensing in 45 states.


The company recently relocated its headquarters to Downers Grove to accommodate growth.  The headquarters was designed  with the company's "work hard, play hard" motto in mind.  The new office features a design center, training center, and interactive teleconferencing rooms as well as a  basketball court, fitness center, showers and lockers, café with  built-in bar, and outdoor patio.



Dear SIOR Colleagues:


The First Annual Midwest Regional networking conference was held on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 23th and 24th in Grand Rapids, MI.  Eighty members from 6 chapters gathered to discuss current market conditions, exchange best practices and network in a fun and informative setting. This event was at no cost to members due to our generous sponsors Ashley Capital, Wells Fargo, ARCO Design/Build, STAG Industrial, Van Trust, Crosslake Partners, NGKF, and CBRE. Everyone had a great time exploring several breweries, attending the annual ArtPrize: the world's most radically open arts competition in Grand Rapids, and dinner at the famous San Chez restaurant.   I am thrilled to say this event was a great success, and I'll be looking forward to seeing all of you at the Second Annual Midwest Regional conference in 2015.


The SIOR Fall World conference in Nashville is Thursday. These conferences have been considered the most important events of the year for designees and others involved in the sale or lease of commercial real estate   In addition to attending the most sophisticated educational programming, listening to excellent keynote speakers, and facilitating business, you'll have a chance to network with your fellow SIORs in a city that offers something for every kind of taste, sound and fun.   I hope to see many of you there!


Our next chapter event will be the Platinum Appreciation Reception on Thursday, November 6th at the Rosewood Restaurant. This is a Platinum sponsor and members-only event. All members and Platinum Sponsors must be registered to attend.


The annual Holiday Party will be held on Friday, December 5th at the Glen View Club.


As always, we want to thank our Platinum Sponsors for their continued generosity and support of SIOR Chicago!



Best regards,





Elise A. Couston, SIOR

2014 Chicago Chapter President 

Paine/Wetzel TCN Worldwide







October 23rd-25th

Thursday -Saturday            

Fall World Conference

Omni Nashville

Nashville, TN

November 6th

Platinum Appreciation Event  - Members Only

December 5th

Holiday Party - Members Only 
Glen View Club | Golf, IL     
11:30am Cocktails - 12:00pm Lunch

SIOR Chicago Members Attend SIOR Midwest Conference


SIOR Chicago members and leadership traveled to the SIOR Midwest Conference in Grand Rapids, MI on September 23 and 24. Highlights included a tour of the redevelopment of Brewery Vivant and speakers at the McKay Tower Ballroom. 


From left to right:Dave Liebman, SIOR, Merit Partners (Chicago), Brad Kitchen, SIOR, Alterra Real Estate (Columbus), Dan Smolensky, SIOR, The Modal Group (Chicago), Diana Lee (SIOR National - Vice President of Chapter Relations / Executive Director, SIOR Foundation), Doug Swain from The Opus Group.


Q3 M2M

Justin Bennett  of DCT Industrial Trust of Houston, TX, brokered the industrial lease of 34,893 SF ($3.53 million) with Curt Stanton, SIOR of Paine/Wetzel.

Curt Stanton, SIOR, of Paine/Wetzel brokered the industrial lease of 130,200 SF ($2,134,331) with Steve Schwegman, SIOR and Brian Seitz, SIOR of JLL of Indianapolis, IN.      

David Kahnweiler, SIOR of Colliers International brokered the industrial sale of 91,399 SF ($3,000,000) with Steven Schaub, SIOR, of Summit Realty Group of Indianapolis, IN.      

Bill Ginder, SIOR, CCIM of Caldwell Companies of Houston, TX, brokered the industrial sale of 146,000 SF ($4,000,000) with Curt Stanton, SIOR, of Paine/Wetzel.

Bill Ginder, SIOR, CCIM, of Caldwell Companies of Houston, TX brokered the land sale of 142 acres ($3,750,000) with Curt Stanton, SIOR of Paine/Wetzel.

Geoff Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP of Newmark Knight Grubb Frank brokered the industrial lease of 149,039 SF ($2,722,955) with John Cash, SIOR of NAI Hiffman

Felix Tejada, SIOR of Alles Group of Monterrey of Mexico brokered the industrial lease of 125,400 SF ($1,695,000) with Curt Stanton, SIOR of Paine/Wetzel.

Curtis Berlin, SIOR, of NAI Ohio Equities of Columbus, OH, brokered the industrial sale of 26,000 SF ($665,000) with Curt Stanton, SIOR of Paine/Wetzel. 

Steven Tick, SIOR, and Steven Podolsky, SIOR, of Podolsky | Circle CORFAC International brokered the industrial lease of 361,176 SF ($487,740) with James Estus, SIOR of Colliers International. 

Steven Tick, SIOR, and Steven Podolsky, SIOR, of Podolsky | Circle CORFAC International brokered the industrial lease of 172,310 SF ($357,558) with James Estus, SIOR, of Colliers International

Thomas Govier, SIOR, RICS of Occupantes Consoltoria Imobiliaria LTDA of Sao Paolo, Brazil, brokered the industrial lease of 30,450 SF ($248,465) with Curt Stanton, SIOR, of Paine/Wetzel.

Chris Nordling, SIOR of Newmark Knight Grubb Frank of Denver, CO, brokered the industrial lease of 19,931 SF ($157,200) with Curt Stanton, SIOR, of Paine/Wetzel.

John Morrissey, SIOR, of Jackson Cross Partners of King of Prussia, PA brokered the office lease of 2,033 SF ($143,326) with Curt Stanton, SIOR, of Paine/Wetzel. 

Damian Rivera, SIOR, of E Smith Realty Partners of Dallas, TX, brokered the industrial lease of 145,000 SF with Daniel Smolensky, SIOR, of the Modal Group and Christopher Lydon, SIOR, of Cushman & Wakefield of Illinois. 
New Members  

SIOR Chicago Chapter is pleased to welcome three new members to its ranks. They include:

David Ariola, Founder
Chicago Realty Company


Mark Nelson,Principal  





Michael Nelson, Principal


Elise Couston, SIOR
Roy Splansky, SIOR
Vice President
Larry Johnson, SIOR
Adam Roth, SIOR, CCIM
Dan Smolensky, SIOR
Director at Large
David Liebman, SIOR
Past President
Joanne Works
Executive Director

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