Seattle, WA (October 25, 2017) – Kraig M. Heeter, SIOR, senior vice president and partner at Kidder Mathews in Seattle, Washington, has joined The Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® (SIOR) Foundation Board of Trustees along with four other SIORs from different firms and markets around the United States. Heeter will serve a three-year term that went into effect this month. The beginning of the term coincides with SIOR Global’s annual fall summit which runs October 25-28 in Chicago and has more than 850 registered attendees for the conference.
The mission of the SIOR Foundation is to promote and support initiatives that educate, enhance, and expand the commercial real estate industry. Over the years, the SIOR Foundation has promoted and funded programs that advance the real estate profession through educational scholarships, critical research projects, publishing and development of real estate curricula for higher education, and professional development for practitioners. Because of the SIOR Foundation, deserving students who could not otherwise have studied on the college level have graduated in real estate-related fields, bringing new energy and excitement to the commercial real estate industry.
Heeter has been in the commercial real estate industry for over 15 years. He specializes in industrial sales and leasing primarily in the Kent Valley. Clients he has represented include GLP, Weyerhaeuser, PacTrust, RREEF, and Walgreens. Heeter recently represented a buyer in one of the largest industrial land sales in the Northwest, which was valued at approximately $32,000,000.
About SIOR Foundation
SIOR Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) not‐for‐profit organization that solicits and accepts charitable contributions, which are tax deductible for income estate and gift‐tax purposes. Established in 1962 as the Society of Industrial REALTORS® Educational Fund (SIREF), the organization’s original purpose was to publish the industry’s first graduate-level textbook on industrial real estate. When the Society was expanded to Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® in 1985, the Fund became the SIOREF. In 2006, the SIOREF broadened its scope to provide future support to SIOR members and communities. At that time, it also adopted a new mission and changed its name to the SIOR Foundation. As the Foundation recently celebrated its 55th anniversary in 2017 it continues to develop and promote educational initiatives, as well as working to enhance and expand the commercial real estate community in a variety of ways.
About Kidder Mathews
Kidder Mathews is the largest independently owned commercial real estate firm on the West Coast, with more than 700 real estate professionals and staff in 20 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 $5.6 billion in transactions, manages over 47 million square feet of space, and conducts 1,300 appraisals annually. For more information, visit kiddermathews.com.