SIOR Europe, the European chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), has appointed Andrew Smith, commercial partner at advisory firm, Carter Jonas, as president. Smith succeeds past president, Paul Danks, and will serve from October 2022 until 2024.
Smith has been serving SIOR Europe as VP and treasurer since 2009.
He said: ‘The current market is challenging and ever-changing, so there has never been a better time to demonstrate the value of high-quality, professional, clear advice in the investment, development and management of real estate assets and portfolios. ‘
‘The focus of my presidency is to continue to build our great community of partners, advisors and clients so that they can collaborate to deliver work across Europe.'
Other strategic priorities for Smith’s term include continuing to improve diversity and inclusion in the industry and encouraging the next generation of professionals.
Danks, the past president, said it has been a ‘career highlight’ to lead the European chapter.
SIOR has more than 3,600 members in 722 cities and 45 countries.