Matt Weiss, son of Garry Weiss, SIOR, accepts the Richard G. Levy Presidents Award from the Chicago Chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) on behalf of his father
The Chicago Chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) presented the Richard G. Levy Presidents Award to Garry Weiss, SIOR, Vice President and National Director of Business Development and Strategic Initiatives at ARCO/Murray. The award was given at SIOR Chicago’s Holiday Luncheon on December 1, 2023, and accepted by Garry’s son Matt Weiss. The event attracted more than 80SIOR members, platinum sponsors and guests to the Glen View Club in Golf, IL. The award was presented by Peter Billmeyer, SIOR, President of the SIOR Chicago Chapter and Co-Founder and CEO of Bespoke Commercial Real Estate.
One recipient is chosen each year by the SIOR Chicago Chapter Executive Board as a member they feel exemplifies outstanding achievements both in and out of the commercial real estate industry. The award’s namesake, Richard G. Levy, SIOR, was a highly revered leader within the real estate community who typified professionalism, business acumen and strong personal and business ethics that represent the goals of each Chicago Chapter SIOR member.
Weiss is one of the most respected commercial real estate professionals in the industry and in the SIOR Chicago Chapter. In his prepared remarks he noted the tremendous respect that he has for Richard Levy, who he considered one of his early mentors and an industry “father figure”. The two worked closely together on Weiss’ first-ever industry transaction, and Weiss went on to a successful career with an industrial brokerage, capital markets and development focus with firms included First Industrial Realty Trust, JLL, and his own firm, GSW Ventures Ltd. He was also Head of Sales for Enova Decisions, an Analytics as a Services (AaaS) business unit within Enova International. Now, with ARCO/Murray, he delivers design-build services to corporations as well as institutional owners, operators and developers.
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