Matthew A. Laraway
Matthew A. Laraway, Executive Vice President and Partner of Chesapeake Real Estate Group, LLC, has been elected President of the Maryland/District of Columbia/Northern Virginia Chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR). The local chapter of the national organization encompasses the District of Columbia, the state of Maryland and the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William, as well as the cities of Alexandria, Falls Church and Manassas within the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The SIOR designation is a professional achievement for highly-qualified commercial real estate practitioners with a strong and sustained transactional history in brokerage, fee-based services or executive management. SIOR members work exclusively in the industrial and office sector of real estate, while also functioning in sales management, executive management and advisory services functions. The local chapter, part of a network of nearly fifty chapters located throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, contains approximately sixty members.
“Membership in SIOR has made a significant impact in the advancement of my career, and I am ready to take this leadership role to further elevate the local chapter to the benefit of the entire membership base,” explained Matt Laraway. “SIOR is unique among professional real estate organizations due to the qualifying requirements necessary for membership, based on ethics and transactional history. As a result, SIOR consistently attracts and retains the highest performing real estate professionals in the region.
“Together with the local SIOR executive team, we plan to improve the value proposition of membership by focusing on the offering of innovative educational programs and networking events, as well as elevating the quantity and quality of resources available. The velocity of industrial real estate activity currently occurring in the Maryland-Washington, D.C.-Northern Virginia marketplace is unprecedented, and our members continue to play significant roles in the leasing and sale of high-profile transactions.
Chesapeake Real Estate Group, LLC, headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland is a full-service commercial real estate operating company that includes brokerage, property management and development services.
The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors is comprised of approximately 3,100 members in more than 630 cities in 34 countries. SIOR represents the most knowledgeable, experienced and successful commercial real estate brokerage specialists in a specific region. SIOR also includes associate members who include corporate executives, developers and educators. For additional information visit www.sior.com