2024 CCIM Institute Treasurer-Elect, Brad Waken, CCIM, is the Proprietor Broker for Waken and Company Real Estate. Waken has more than 35 years of experience in the shopping center industry. Prior to Waken and Company, Waken grew up in the five-generation family grocery business in Enid, Oklahoma. In 1984, Enid Development Company was created to manage the grocery store-anchored shopping centers, along with multiple downtown and stand-alone retail and office buildings. In 2003, Waken joined J. Herzog & Sons Investments, a national, full-service real estate company that manages over five million square feet of malls and shopping centers, along with other assets, including hotels, restaurants, industrial, office, and mineral rights. Waken earned his CCIM Designation in 2009.