NASHVILLE (November 2, 2011) – After serving a one-year term as SIOR’s Vice-President, Terry E. Smith, SIOR, CCIM, Partner of Colliers International in Nashville, TN, was recently elected President-Elect of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR). The induction took place during the SIOR Fall World Conference in Chicago, Illinois in late October.

A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Smith has over 30 years of commercial real estate experience specializing in industrial and office sales and leasing. During this time, Smith has been responsible for the zoning, planning, development, and sale of over 300 acres of mixed-use land in Hendersonville, TN. Additionally; he has represented numerous owners and users in the acquisition of industrial and office properties throughout Middle Tennessee. Furthermore, Smith has provided corporate real estate services for companies with real estate needs throughout the country.

An SIOR member since 1992, Smith has served on the Board of Directors since 2006. Previous SIOR leadership positions include President, Vice President, Treasurer of the East Tennessee Chapter, and Mid-South Regional Director. He has also served as the President of the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors and President of the Commercial Division of the Tennessee Association of Realtors.

“It’s an exciting opportunity to serve SIOR as President-Elect. I look forward to pursuing new and existing organization initiatives with the integrity and professionalism that is expected from SIOR,” said Smith.

SIOR is the most prestigious and elite organizations in the commercial real estate industry with over 3,000 active members around the world and 30 SIOR members in Middle Tennessee.  An SIOR membership is only awarded to those who achieve and maintain the highest business, ethical, and performance standards in the industry.