Dear Fellow AIRE Members:
It is an honor to be elected and serve as the 2018 President of AIRE. In our 62 years of uniting the industrial brokerage community in Chicago, I am humbled to follow such a distinguished list of individuals who have led this organization in the past.
It is my intention to continue growing the organization and build upon the initiatives of the past while promoting our core values of cooperation, ethics, and education.
Participation was robust in all AIRE activities this past year including our lunch meetings, cocktail receptions, virtual market tour, annual golf outing, developers showcase and holiday party. Our financial condition remains strong with no debt, membership continues to increase and we are well situated with a great board of directors.
The focus for 2018 will include the following initiatives and programs:
- New AIRE Website – Developing and launching a completely new and updated website that is mobile friendly.
- AIRE Broker Developer Events – Initiated in 2014, we will continue to host after work outings to facilitate social events between developers and brokers.
- Media Campaign – We have renewed our contract with Coach Marketing to further promote AIRE and its members to the community.
- Emerging Leaders Group – Based on a tremendous 2017, we will continue to host events and target brokers with five (5) years or less experience to encourage collaboration and grow membership.
- Lunch programs – AIRE will continue to provide relevant, can’t miss topics and presentations. We are excited about our 2018 programs and will continue to host our lunch programs at Gene and Georgetti’s.
I would like to thank the outgoing president, Adam Marshall and the other past presidents that I have served under. It is by their direction and endeavors that AIRE is where we are today and have pointed the direction forward. In addition to thanking the devoted Board of Directors I would like to thank, Terry Stevenson and Gina Fisher with AMS, along with all the active volunteers that continue to make AIRE the great organization it is.
We look forward to making the upcoming year our best yet and thank you for your commitment to AIRE and participation in our great organization!
If we can do anything to make your membership more valuable, please contact me anytime.