AIRE names 2012 officers and board of director members

As seen in RE Journals The Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers (AIRE) recently named its officers and board of directors for the 2012 program year. The announcement was made by outgoing president Corey Chase, a principal with Riverwoods, Ill.-based Podolsky Northstar CORFAC International.

Taking over the helm as the 2012 president of the association is John Gledhill. His officer team includes vice president Thomas Boyle, Newmark Knight Frank Epic; secretary Chris Gary, NAI Hiffman; and treasurer Scott Duerkop, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc..

Serving as members of the board of directors are Sergio Chapa, Lee & Associates of Illinois, LLC; Brendan Green, Colliers International; Adam Marshall, NAI Hiffman; Michael Prost, Lee & Associates of Illinois, LLC; Jason West, Cushman & Wakefield of Illinois, Inc.; and John Coleman, Newmark Knight Frank Epic.

“Serving as president was a humbling experience,” Chase said. “It was great to be the leader of such a passionate group of professionals. I truly appreciate the hard work and  dedication of the officers,  board of directors,  volunteers and the AIRE staff. These are great people, and I enjoyed the opportunity to lead them.”

In looking ahead to the 2012 calendar year, Gledhill, who has one major focus for 2012, said, “Everything I ask our board and committee members to accomplish will be singularly focused on increasing value to the membership and their businesses.”

Gledhill specifically pointed to a revamping of the e-mail, Web site and information systems, all of which are core benefits to members. Other benefits include the “regular events and activities” that have become part of the fabric and camaraderie of the association:  the golf outing, trade show, virtual tour, charity events and the holiday  party.

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