Michael Hammond has been in commercial real estate since 1978 and is Founder and CEO of Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR, Southern Arizona’s leading independent commercial real estate brokerage and management firm. As a national trainer for many years for the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), he taught sales and marketing to incoming real estate professionals early in their careers. In 2002, with his background in industrial real estate and interest in regional economic development, he began focusing on the border region and, more specifically, the State of Sonora, Mexico. Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR subsequently incorporated in Mexico and has successfully expanded their services into Southern Arizona and Sonora, Mexico. Hammond received “Tucson Man of the Year” honors from Greater Tucson Leadership in 2013.