2016 Scholarship Recipients

Kraig Heeter, SIOR, Kidder Mathews

"I am honored and humbled to receive the David T. Houston, Jr. SIOR Memorial Scholarship. Mr. Houston was a leader in his community, his field and clearly believed that SIOR is the premiere professional development organization. I want to thank the SIOR Foundation for awarding me this scholarship and I look forward to becoming involved with SIOR on a local and national level."

Kraig Heeter, SIOR, is First Vice President, Partner at Kidder Mathews in Seattle, WA. He coaches youth soccer and baseball and is a Hillside College – Washington Alumni Board member. Kraig is a current SIOR Applicant and plans to use his scholarship to attend the SIOR Designation courses.



Jerry B. “Bill” Pendergist, Jr., Flake & Kelly Commercial

“I am delighted and humbled to have been selected as a recipient for the 2016 David T. Houston, Jr. SIOR Memorial Scholarship. In 2005 when I started my real estate career, the SIOR designation was a goal that I set for my career achievement. The David T. Houston, Jr. SIOR Memorial Scholarship will be instrumental in making it possible for me to achieve this designation. I highly valued being part of such an elite group of experienced real estate professionals and look forward to many future years of SIOR networking and educational events.”

Bill Pendergist is a Partner at Flake & Kelly Commercial in Little Rock, AR and was recently name an Arkansas Business 40 Under 40 honoree. He is actively involved in his church, volunteers in the local public school system and is a Board member of Pinnacle Classical Academy. Bill is a current SIOR Candidate and plans to use his scholarship to complete his SIOR Designation courses.