Joel Fountain of Dickson Commercial Group recently achieved the SIOR industrial designation awarded by the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors.
Fountain, who joined DCG in 2014 with a focus on industrial sales and leasing, started his commercial real estate career in the office division for Grubb & Ellis working there for three years, according to a June 14 press release.
For the next four years, he served as an associate for SVN Gold Dust Commercial Associates, specializing in the sales and leasing of office, retail, industrial and land in Northern Nevada.
He began his brokerage career in 2012; he is currently pursuing his Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation and is an active member of the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP).
“I feel grateful to have earned my SIOR designation and join the ranks of some of the best and most respected brokers in the country and look forward to continuing to serve my company and clients to the best of my ability,” Fountain said in a statement.
Prior to starting his real estate career, he played minor league baseball in Florida and North Carolina for the Miami Marlins organization.
“We’re very proud of Joel and his recent SIOR designation. Joel has established himself as a respected broker and an expert in the industrial market here in Northern Nevada,” Tom Fennell, CCIM and Principal with DCG, said in a statement. “The SIOR network is something that our firm holds in high regard as it’s composed of a group of professionals who exemplify much of what we strive for in our company. Joel will be a great addition to the SIOR network, and we are fortunate to have another one of our senior brokers associated with the organization and everything that comes along with it.”
SIOR is a Washington, D.C.-based international professional organization of more than 3,400 commercial real estate professionals who have earned the coveted SIOR designation. To achieve the SIOR designation, Fountain completed at least five years of creditable experience in the highly specialized field of industrial real estate; met stringent education requirements; and demonstrated professional ability, competency, ethical conduct, and personal integrity.
Individuals who hold the SIOR designation are top producers in the commercial real estate field and are represented in more than 685 cities in 36 countries around the world. SIOR enforces a strict code of ethics and requires designees to complete its ethics course within their first three years of membership.