Letter from the 2020 SIOR Georgia Chapter President, Floyd Baldwin
If a career in industrial real estate hadn’t worked out for me, I know I would have chosen the life of a farmer. While both occupations share a passion for open spaces, I have always been drawn to growth, possibility and sustainability.
So, I’d like to just share a few thoughts with you about sustainability.
It means being continuous and perpetual -- using long term strategic thinking to power through agile and ever-evolving business cycles. And it signifies our intent and purpose -- to do less harm, and more good.
We sustain one another in good times and in bad. We lift up one another through challenges and celebrations. And we’ll relentlessly persist and get through this precarious time by using our skills, resources and experience to see us through to brighter days ahead.
As it turns out, I am a lucky guy. I not only get to enjoy a prosperous career in real estate, I am also a farmer -- not just in heart, but also in practice. I see the importance every day of giving something back when taking something away, and the miracle that takes place as I plant seeds today in hopes of a harvest in the future.
It seems like many of us are returning to our roots nowadays. We are connected to our families and are enjoying some simple, yet beautiful pleasures. And when we return to a sense of normalcy again, know that our strength and conviction will continue to guide and sustain us.
I encourage you to take some time to reconnect with old friends who helped nurture your career along the way. Give thanks for folks like Frank Carter, Pat Pattilo and Jack Rooker who planted seeds before us so that we can prosper today. And sharpen your tools so that you will be prepared when the harvest season comes around again.
May God bless you and your families!
2020 SIOR Georgia Chapter President