CREW Utah member, Barb Johnson of CBRE recognized by SIOR for having completed one of the TOP 10 Office Transactions Nationally in 2016!

27 April 2017

The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) recently announced its Top Transactions Award Winners of 2016. The Top Transaction Awards list is a compilation of the largest sales and lease transactions, ranked by dollar value, completed by SIOR members throughout the world. The awards were derived from nearly 650 SIOR members who reported close to 2,000 transactions totaling more than USD $8.6 billion in leases and sales in categories including: industrial; investment; office; land; alternative assets; associate; and redevelopment.

In addition to the Top Transaction Awards, SIOR recently announced its Top 100 Office Transactions list of 2016. The top 100 list — which in the aggregate represents more than 12,343,138 in square feet — ranks the largest office transactions by square feet, completed by SIOR members during calendar year 2016. The largest office sale transaction, both by dollar volume and square footage, was Kenneth G. Block of Block Real Estate Services’ 806,864-square-foot office space sale in Kansas City for $94 million.

The Top 10 Office Transactions on the list also included:

·         Robert Horn, SIOR, of JLL, arranged a 756,000-square-foot office property transaction in Holland, MI;
·         Rico Pietro, SIOR, of Cushman and Wakefield, arranged a 585,000-square-foot office property transaction in Cleveland;
·         Neil Merin, SIOR, CCIM, of NAI Merin Hunter Codman, arranged a 447,667-square-foot office property transaction in West Palm Beach, FL;
·         Benton Benalcazar, SIOR, of The Robert Weiler Company, arranged a 375,034-square-foot office property transaction in Cincinnati;
·         Susan Gregory, SIOR, Michael Rosendin, SIOR, CCIM, Jeffry Nochimson, SIOR, and Martin Morici, SIOR, all of Colliers International, arranged a 365,502-square-foot office property transaction in San Jose, CA;
·         Frank Hird, SIOR, of O,R&L Commercial, arranged a 286,713-square-foot office property transaction in New Haven, CT;
·         Dandridge Adamski, SIOR, CCI, of JLL, arranged a 268,271-square-foot office property transaction in Pittsburgh;
·         Barbara Johnson, SIOR, CCIM,and Vic Galanis, SIOR, both of CBRE, arranged a 255,494-square-foot office property transaction in Salt Lake City;
·         Stuart Mackey, SIOR, CCIM, of Coldwell Banker Commercial Hathaway Group, arranged a 247,067-square-foot office property transaction in Little Rock, AL.

For a complete list of the 2016 SIOR Transaction Awards, click here. You can also view the list of the Top 10 Office Leases and the Top 10 Office Sales.

For the official press release please visit: SIOR Announces Top Transactions of 2016

About Barb Johnson, SIOR, CCIM:

Throughout her impressive career in commercial real estate, BARB JOHNSON has focused on the human and the financial sides of the business. She knows that every real estate transaction presents its own set of unique challenges and must be customized according to the specific needs of each client. She has a financial flair for designing deals, utilizes other industry experts when the situation warrants, and collaborates in a manner that will consistently exceed client expectations and produce the best possible solution. She is known for her deep market knowledge, integrity, negotiation skills, rock-solid work ethic, and impeccable attention to detail.

In 2000, after transitioning from academics into commercial real estate, Barb met Vic Galanis, with whom she partnered. The two complement each other professionally, working independently and as a team under the CBRE umbrella to strategically guide and empower tenants and buyers through the deal process. Each has assembled a network of dedicated professionals to assist clients with all matters around real estate interests, both within and outside of the State of Utah. Together, they bring a unique blend of analytical and intuitive capability that delivers the ideal market transaction and creates win-win scenarios for both tenant and landlord.

A lifelong learner and natural educator, Barb’s commitment to excellence is reflected in every aspect of her work. Having achieved the SIOR and CCIM designations, she is well-equipped to deliver value for tenants and buyers across a broad spectrum of market sectors. A tenacious client advocate unsurpassed in her due diligence, Barb is a tireless researcher into the latest trends, laws, and regulatory and compliance issues impacting the real estate decision. She is a skilled and principled negotiator with the capacity to explore all available economic incentives for tenants seeking to capitalize on the potential of their office space while decreasing occupancy costs.

Contact Barb Johnson at 801-869-8019 or

About the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors:

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® ( is a global professional organization that certifies commercial real estate service providers with the exclusive SIOR designation. Individuals who earn their SIOR 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 650 markets in 34 countries.