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John S. Filli, SIOR, Appointed Chair of SIOR’S Benefits and Services Committee



John S. Filli, SIOR, Senior Vice President of NAI Horizon was appointed chair of the Benefits and Services Committee at the recent Fall Professional Conference of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® (SIOR), held in Toronto, Canada. In this position, Filli will oversee the committee’s management objectives and direct the activities of the committee to achieve its objectives.

SIOR has set forth the following definitions and mission statements for the Benefits and Services Committee:

SIOR Mission: The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® maintains and promotes a professional designation of the highest quality for the benefit of its members and their clients.

SIOR Vision: The professional SIOR designation stands unchallenged for excellence in performance and is universally recognized as the prerequisite in the selection of a commercial real estate service provider.

Committee Function: Identify and/or provide advice and expertise about products and services that may qualify as benefits of membership (i.e. Professional Report Magazine, the SIOR Membership Directory, SIOR web site, etc.); report findings; make recommendations to the Board of Directors; and assist staff in the promotion or production of selected products or services intended as benefits of membership.

Filli achieved his industrial designation in SIOR in October of 2000 and has since served SIOR both nationally and locally in various leadership positions including: Vice Chairman- SIOR Professional Report Magazine Editorial Advisory Board (2007-2009); Membership and Retention Committee Chairman- Southwest Chapter SIOR (2002 & 2003); Secretary/Treasurer-SWC SIOR (2004 & 2005); Vice President SWC SIOR (2006 & 2007); and Chairman- NAI Global Industrial Council (2004 & 2005). Filli is also active in NAIOP, CCIM, SEVRAR and Valley Partnership.
As Senior Vice President of NAI Horizon, Filli’s primary responsibilities include the sale and lease of industrial properties and the acquisition and disposition of income properties.

Among some of Filli’s more notable achievements are the following:

• 1999- Recipient of the Mesa Broker of the Year Award
• 1999- Nominated for NAIOP’s Industrial Broker of the Year Award
• 2004- Recipient of NAI Global’s Industrial Council Service Award
• 2005- Recipient of NAI Global’s Industrial Council Leadership Appreciation Award
• 2007- Recipient of SIOR’s Largest Dollar Volume Transaction Award for the $20,000,000 disposition of 22.34 acres of land (The year long transaction involved the demolition of an 182,000 SF Manufacturing building, the relocation of a large electrical sub station, the removal and replacement of approximately 365,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil, and a lot split)
• 2008-Achieved NAI Global Gold Elite Status (Only a few of NAI Global’s 5,000 real estate agents qualified for this recognition in 2008)

The SOCIETY OF INDUSTRIAL AND OFFICE REALTORS®, based in Washington, D.C., is an international association of commercial real estate professionals who have been certified with the SIOR designation. SIOR designees are the most knowledgeable, experienced and ethical commercial real estate brokers. Individuals who hold the SIOR designation, working throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and overseas, are top producers representing more than 1,400 offices in 590 cities globally. To learn more about SIOR, go to


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