CCIM Mother Pins Daughter

Posted on Nov 22, 2016

History was made by the Florida CCIM Chapter when Sandy Kahle, CCIM, pinned her daughter, Cindy McLain, CCIM, during a pinning ceremony and cocktail reception on Oct. 26 during CCIM Institute's Annual Governance Meetings at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Atlanta. Both mother and daughter are with Keller Williams First Coast Realty Commercial in Jacksonville, Fla. 

Kahle has been involved with the CCIM Florida Chapter since 2005 when she earned her own CCIM designation. Having mentored her daughter since 2014, she encouraged her early to pursue the CCIM designation. “Even with an MBA and a license to practice law, earning my own designation has enhanced my own career considerably,” Kahle says. “It was an incredibly proud moment for me to experience the honor of pinning my own daughter.”

McLain was among CCIM Institute's newest 201 designees hailing from 37 states, with the highest concentration in Texas, Florida, and California. Exhibiting a strong work ethic and high determination, she completed her designation requirements in only two years.

“It was incredibly special to have my parent and partner in business, the one who mentored me, pin me to create this legacy,” McLain says. “It is wonderful to have such a great businesswoman to follow into the commercial real estate industry.”

McLain is also following in her mother's footsteps in membership and service with the Florida CCIM Chapter. She serves as 2016 Secretary and Treasurer of the Chapter's North District and will serve as Vice President in 2017.  McLain is also the recipient of the Florida CCIM Chapter's Bob Ward Scholarship in 2016.

The CCIM designation is considered the most rigorous commercial real estate professional designation to obtain due to extensive coursework, a peer-reviewed commercial portfolio, and a final comprehensive exam lasting six hours. Five years is average time to complete the CCIM designation requirements. 

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