LONG TIME SIOR CHAPTER MEMBER, MIKE MONKS, PASSES AWAY
With heavy hearts the Chapter learned that long-time member, Mike Monks, SIOR from NH passed away. Mike was President of Monks & Co. and specialized in industrial real estate. Earlier in his career, he was a broker with The Norwood Group and Karl Norwood. Mike was involved with Chapter SIOR panels in the 1980s with the SIOR End of the Year Events that the SIOR Chapter solely held in Boston.
His recent obituary read that Michael Henry Monks, 71, of Nashua, NH, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 17, 2020. Born on November 15, 1948 in Brighton, MA, he was the son of the late Michael J. and Theresa (Delvin) Monks.
Michael was a resident of Nashua for 16 years. He earned an undergraduate degree from Northeastern University and a MBA from NYU. After building a career in commercial real estate that spanned over 40 years and included establishing his own firm, he retired and continued his passion for international travel, exploring nearly 70 countries. He enjoyed spending time with his family and serving on the Board at the PLUS Company in Nashua.
He is survived by his son, two daughters, and three grandchildren. Mike Monks was a fellow member of the Society of Office and Industrial Realtors (SIOR) and joined as a designee as Society of Industrial Realtors (SIR). He is a commercial real estate industry veteran whose ethics and high standards helped elevate the practice in New Hampshire and New England. Tom Farrelly, SIOR stated that there were many funny stories and fond memories of working on transactions with Mike. He was a fierce but fair competitor. As a solo practitioner Mike accomplished more than many much larger firms did. Mike is highly respected and will be missed! Mike was a long standing member and strong promoter of all that SIOR stands for. He will be missed. We all need to meet to raise a glass to our Friend Mike Monks very soon!