A Commitment to Community

CCIM Institute gives back to the communities it's involved in through volunteer work.

Giving Back

CCIM Institute believes in elevating its members to the highest levels of commercial real estate success, but the Institute also believes in giving back to the communities in which its staff and members are involved. Learn about the organizations that CCIM Institute has recently worked with.

Handmade cards created by CCIM Institute staff

Cards for Hospitalized Kids

Institute staff made a variety of handmade cards for hospitalized children during the winter holiday season. Cards for Hospitalized Kids has sent donated cards to over 100,000 kids across the U.S. Learn more about Cards for Hospitalized Kids.


Warm Up Chicago Winter Clothing Drive

Institute staff teamed up to collect winter clothing for Warm Up Chicago, a drive that provides critical cold-weather clothing to thousands of children, adults, and seniors. Warm Up Chicago is a project of Chicago Cares, a non-profit service organization that addresses hunger, job readiness, education, and other needs in the Chicago community. Learn more about Chicago Cares.


Two pictures: one of a staff volunteer unloading bread to be inspected; the other is the back of the shirts with the CCIM Institute logo that also says Taking time to give back to local communities

Greater Chicago Food Depository

In September 2015 and 2016, the Institute spent time at the Greater Chicago Food Depository, helping them quality check and pack food to be distributed to families in need. The Greater Food Depository distributes an average of 200,000 pounds of food to people in need across Chicago and Cook County. Learn more about the Greater Chicago Food Depository.


D.H. Stanton Elementary School student in uniform speaking at podium at the event

Emmaus House School Clothing Drive

CCIM Institute's 2016 annual governance meeting and conference took place in Atlanta where the Institute staff and members partnered with Emmaus House to provide donated uniforms, shoes, and undergarments to the students of D.H. Stanton Elementary School. CCIM Institute leadership personally delivered these items to the students at the school. Emmaus House offers about 100,000 hours of programming and services for people of all ages every year. Learn more about Emmaus House.