Senior director in Cushman &Wakefield’s Minneapolis office wins top SIOR honor

Aaron Barnard, a Senior Director in Cushman & Wakefield’s Minneapolis-St. Paul office, was honored this month as the winner of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors’ (SIOR) distinguished Robert P. Boblett Award.

SIOR presented Barnard with the award at its annual awards ceremony in early December. The honor is given each year to one member in recognition of his or her dedication, service and commitment to the ideals and standards of SIOR. The award is the highest honor given each year by the Minnesota chapter of SIOR.

In an unrelated decision, Barnard has also been named the 2018 President of the SIOR Foundation.

Barnard is a 20-year veteran of Minneapolis commercial real estate, with a client list including such notable names as Cargill, Opus, Ryan Cos. and W.P. Carey Inc. Barnard previously served as SIOR Minnesota president in 2012 and served as a trustee of the SIOR Foundation since 2012. He’s actively involved in several SIOR committees, including the Conference Committee and Keynote Speaker Committee at the national level, and the Programs Committee for the Minnesota Chapter.

Sydney Johnson, also a Senior Director and a 12-year veteran of Cushman & Wakefield, attained her SIOR designation this quarter. The designation is awarded to specialists in industrial and office markets who are proven closers and meet production, ethical and educational requirements.