Cassidy Turley, a leading commercial real estate services provider in the U.S., announced today that David Kelpe, SIOR, CCIM, Senior Vice President and Principal, will serve as president of the St. Louis chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) this year.
SIOR is the leading professional commercial and industrial real estate association. With members in 630 cities in 31 countries, SIOR represents today’s most knowledgeable, experienced and successful commercial real estate brokerage specialists. The St. Louis chapter has 57 designees and 13 associate members. Mr. Kelpe has previously served in a number of roles for the chapter, including secretary, treasurer, vice president and as an Executive Committee member for the past seven years.
He noted that the chapter currently is focused on the 30th anniversary of its largest annual event, the Metro Market Forecast, which 500-700 people will attend on March 4 at the Ritz Carlton. He has served as chairman of the event twice. Mr. Kelpe also said that the chapter will focus on supporting philanthropic causes and will re-introduce two college scholarships for students whose studies include an emphasis on real estate.
“I am excited to lead the chapter this year, particularly with the celebration of our 30th Metro Market Forecast,” said Mr. Kelpe. “We also will be following the national SIOR’s lead in working on membership goals, including modernizing techniques, use of social networking and recruiting younger members who qualify.”
Mr. Kelpe joined Cassidy Turley in July 2000 as an Office Property Specialist. He was promoted to Second Vice President in 2002, Vice President in 2004, Senior Vice President in 2010 and became a Principal in 2011. Mr. Kelpe specializes in office leasing and sales. He recently completed more than 4 million square feet of office sales and lease transactions, valued at more than $300 million.
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Cassidy Turley is a leading commercial real estate services provider with more than 3,800 professionals in more than 60 offices nationwide. With headquarters in Washington, DC, the firm completed transactions valued at $22 billion in 2012, manages approximately 400 million square feet on behalf of institutional, corporate and private clients and supports more than 23,000 domestic corporate services locations. Cassidy Turley serves owners, investors and tenants with a full spectrum of integrated commercial real estate services—including capital markets, tenant representation, corporate services, project leasing, property management, project and development services and research and consulting. Cassidy Turley enhances its global service delivery outside of North America through a partnership with GVA, giving clients access to commercial real estate professionals in 65 international markets. Please visit www.cassidyturley.com for more information.