Kenneth G. Block, SIOR, CCIM Receives SIOR Award
For Largest Dollar Volume Transaction, Non-Member-to-Member Office Category in 2016
KANSAS CITY, Mo.--- April 21, 2017 --- Kenneth G. Block, SIOR, CCIM of Block Real Estate Services, LLC (BRES), was recently recognized by the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® (SIOR) for his achievements in real estate transactions. Block won the award for Largest Dollar Volume Transaction in Non-Member-to-Member Office category for his efforts in the sale of 806,864 square feet for $94 million. The SIOR Transaction Awards honor SIOR members who have completed significant transactions in several categories within the award year.
Nearly, 650 SIORs reported SIOR Transactions in 2016, with a total dollar volume of USD $12.9 billion for all reported transactions. That sum is just a fraction of the total business done by SIOR members around the world. Twenty-one SIOR members were honored individually for their accomplishments in 14 different transaction award categories.
Block has 42 years of experience as a licensed industrial real estate professional and has been a member of SIOR since 1981. He is the Managing Principal of BRES and specializes in investment sales and the development of industrial, office, and business park properties. To date, he has been involved in the development of over 240 buildings with a total value in excess of $2.75 billion. Ken has also been heavily involved in the representation of REITs, pension funds advisors, and insurance companies in both acquisition and disposition of real estate properties. Over his career, he has been involved in more than $3.0 billion of property sales and dispositions in all asset classes. He has also been involved as a consultant and/or developer in numerous build-to-suit projects for national companies, including General Electric, IBM, AT&T, Harte-Hanks Communications, Inc., Corporate Express, Xerox, Amazon.com, Kiewit Corporation, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and many others. In addition, Ken is currently the managing member of nearly $1.5 billion of property including Pine Ridge Business Park, a $135 million, 223 acre, mixed-use business park, and CityPlace, a $400 million mixed-use development.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® (SIOR, www.sior.com) is a global professional organization that certifies commercial real estate service providers with the exclusive SIOR designation. Individuals who earn their SIOR designation adhere to the highest levels of accountability and ethical standards. Only the industry’s top professionals qualify for the SIOR. Today, there are 3,100 SIOR members in 680 markets in 34 countries.
Block Real Estate Services, LLC (BRES) is a full-service commercial real estate company managing over 37 million square feet of retail, office, industrial property and nearly 7,500 units of multifamily property for equity partnerships and third party owners. BRES’s portfolio of services continues its role as the most comprehensive commercial real estate firm in Kansas City by providing and specializing in: real estate brokerage services, tenant representation, investment services, asset and property management, economic incentives consultation, financial services, construction and development services, and the Block Funds.
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Kenneth G. Block, SIOR, CCIM
Block Real Estate Services, LLC