SIOR chapter installs new officers at fall annual meeting

October 21, 2022 - Connecticut

Essex, CT The Connecticut/ Western Massachusetts chapter of SIOR held its annual fall meeting at the Essex Yacht Club. Despite the overcast rainy weather, no one’s spirits were dampened given the opportunity to meet at one of the chapter’s favorite venues nestled on the Connecticut River. A regular business meeting was held, followed by a networking hour, and then dinner. Just over 40 members, guests, and sponsors were in attendance. Highlights for the evening included the induction of new chapter officers; and acknowledging Michael Guidicelli, the chapter’s outgoing president, for his leadership over the past few years.

Shown (from left) are: Phil Gagnon, president; John Cafasso, secretary/treasurer; Frank Hird, past president; and Michael Guidicelli, outgoing president.


Shown are Art Ross, past president honoring Michael Guidicelli, outgoing president.


The newly inducted chapter officers serving two-year terms are Phil Gagnon, SIOR, president; Bryan Atherton, CCIM, SIOR, vice president, and John Cafasso, secretary/treasurer, CCIM, SIOR.

Following dinner, all in attendance shared market updates from around the region, as well as eliciting assistance with a few active client projects.
The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors is the leading professional office and industrial real estate association. With 3,600 members in 45 countries and 722 cities, SIOR represents today’s most knowledgeable, experienced, and successful commercial real estate brokerage specialists. The SIOR designation stands unchallenged for excellence in the performance of real estate services and is universally recognized as the prerequisite in the selection of a commercial real estate broker, agent, or consultant.

Please visit the chapter’s website to find additional information on the Connecticut/Western Massachusetts Chapter, members, and upcoming events.

Should you have questions or interest in the requirements and benefits of becoming an SIOR and joining the Connecticut/Western Massachusetts Chapter, please contact John Reed, SIOR at 860.987.4788.



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