Nick DeVito, SIOR, of Sarasota-based Ian Black Real Estate recently achieved the SIOR designation awarded by the Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® (SIOR). DeVito is the only practicing commercial real estate broker in the Sarasota/Manatee market to hold this designation.
Individuals who hold the SIOR designation are top producers in the commercial real estate field. To achieve the SIOR designation, candidates must have completed at least five years of creditable experience in the highly specialized field of industrial and office real estate; met stringent education requirements; and demonstrated professional ability and ethical conduct.
SIOR is a Washington, DC-based international professional organization. More than 3,200 commercial real estate professionals worldwide have earned the SIOR designation.
“SIOR is the best of the best in industrial and office brokerage services,” said DeVito, partner at Ian Black Real Estate. “Three years ago, I recognized that there was no active SIOR in our market. With the help of the many businesses and individuals whom I have serviced over that time, I was able to qualify for this elite designation.”
DeVito has been with market leader Ian Black Real Estate for over eight years, the last two of which he’s served as a partner. In the past five years, DeVito has achieved a transaction volume of over $80 million and totaling over 1.2 million square feet of property.
DeVito’s deep experience and expertise in the office and industrial market made him a strong candidate for the SIOR designation.
“SIOR is a global network of not only brokers around the country and world, but also many developers and individual businesses looking for help solving problems such as racking hardware for warehouses, creating cooler space in distribution facilities and space planning,” said DeVito. “Those are the types of specialized challenges we can help our clients solve.”
About Ian Black Real Estate
Ian Black Real Estate (IBRE) is a boutique commercial real estate brokerage firm located in Sarasota, Fla. The firm is one of the largest commercial brokerage firms in Southwest Florida and boasts a deep knowledge of the commercial real estate market in Sarasota and Manatee counties and the surrounding area. For more information, visit ian-black.com.
About Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® (SIOR)
SIOR is the leading global professional office and industrial real estate organization that certifies commercial real estate service providers with the exclusive SIOR designation, based on achievement, knowledge, accountability and ethical standards. Only the industry’s top professionals qualify for SIOR. Today, there are more than 3,200 members in 685 cities and 36 countries. For more information, visit www.sior.com.