Past CCIM Institute President John Frank Jr., Retires

Posted on July 25, 2017

Past CCIM Institute president John Frank Jr., has retired after a storied 30-year career with Cushman & Wakefield. Frank has served as chairman of the Cincinnati office and becomes chairman emeritus upon his retirement. He was president of the Ohio CCIM Chapter in 1982 and became CCIM Institute president in 1994.

Earning his CCIM designation in 1980, Frank has been involved with CCIM Institute at both the local and national level for more than 37 years. Currently a CCIM Lifetime Member, he credits much of his success to his involvement with CCIM Institute.

“The CCIM designation taught me how to financially deal with real estate and helped me become a very successful commercial real estate investment broker,” Frank says.  “When three of my colleague and I started our own company, we made certain our fourth partner and the other brokers we brought in also obtained the designation.”

Frank was also a member of the Governing Council for 15 years, past-chairman of the Executive Committee, and served on the following committees: budget; designation courses; business development; education steering; executive; faculty; legislative; long-range planning; member services; nominating; and professional development.

Frank chaired a restructure task force in 1995 that helped to reshape the organizational structure of CCIM Institute and also helped to create CCIM regions. At a time when the economy was coming out a major downturn, Frank was instrumental in making CCIM Institute a more efficient and successful organization.

Having been heavily involved in the local community with a variety of volunteer activities, Frank has no plans to slow down in retirement. “My wife and I have also done a great deal of traveling and will continue to do so,” says Frank.  “We have talked about all the places we want to go and all things we have wanted to do, and now I think we will.”

Samuel S. Moon | Media Relations Manager | (312) 321-8554