Del C. Markward takes office as 2018 Global President of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors ® (SIOR)

November, 2017—WASHINGTON, DC— Del C. Markward, SIOR, President and CEO of the Markward Group in Allentown, PA, recently took office as President of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors ® (SIOR) and Chair of SIOR’s Board of Directors. He was installed as President during the October 25-28 SIOR Fall World Conference in Chicago, Illinois.

Mr. Markward has owned and operated Markward Group since 1995 as a real estate consulting, advisory, and brokerage firm. He has worked with some of the largest companies in the world, including Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Dell, GE, Pepsi, GM, Chrysler, Dun and Bradstreet, amongst many others.

He also owns Caracor, LLC, a thriving development and investment company.  Caracor has created multiple industrial parks, mixed use neighborhoods, retail, office, medical office, and senior living communities.  His companies follow high ethical standards and lead the way in significant, cooperative, business dealings.  He is also currently President and Chair of North Hills Country Club, and Facilities Chair and on the Board of Gwynedd Mercy Academy.

The SIOR network provides connectivity to over 3000 of the brightest and most successful real estate brokers in the world, and gives access to best practices by clients and brokers in all aspects of corporate and commercial real estate. An SIOR designee for 20 years, Markward has served in a variety of leadership positions with the organization, including Treasurer, Chair of the Non-Dues Revenue Committee and the Member Coalition Council, Chapter President, member of the Board of Directors for the past six years, and member of the Budget & Finance Committee. As President, he also serves as Chair of SIOR’s Governance Committee.

“It’s a privilege and honor for me to take the helm as President of SIOR. I look forward to working with our Board of Directors, our chapters, our affiliates, and our Global membership, We will continue to grow and spread the SIOR brand as we move forward with new strategic initiatives which will benefit our members and clients in the US and the world,” said Markward.

SIOR is a global professional 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 than 3,200 members in 680 cities in 36 countries. For more information, visit

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