President's Desk

Thriving Amid Change

Crowdfunding and big data are the hot topics in the industry these days. However, making personal connections has always been the cornerstone for commercial real estate professionals. Join us at CCIM Thrive, October 24-25, at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Atlanta to learn how to integrate the best practices into your business and meet industry experts and colleagues worldwide.

At CCIM Thrive, renowned experts will serve as the moderators and panelists on sessions addressing the pivotal issues for the industry. Bringing sweeping changes to how CCIMs do deals, Jeff Frieden, executive chairman and co-founder of Ten-X, will discuss how a standardized online commercial real estate marketplace can significantly increase the speed and ease of transactions.

As CEO of NAI Global, Jay Olshonsky will share his perspective on how quickly and fundamentally commercial real estate is changing and discuss the best ways for brokers to respond to these new opportunities.

Famous for his record-breaking performance and double-digit revenue increases, Joe Stettinius, chief executive of the Americas region for Cushman & Wakefield, will discuss what factors will decide the future of brokerages.

Other distinguished presenters include Yan Khamish, managing director of Ten-X; Scott Nelson, president of occupier services and corporate solutions for Colliers International; Yahkin Israel, CCIM, vice president of investment commercial real estate lending, southeast region, for Fifth Third Bank; Art Rendak, president of Inland Mortgage Capital; Chuck Taylor, managing director of; and Glenn Muller, PhD, professor at the University of Denver.

Topics include the future of commercial brokerage, new options for funding, and current and developing technology that will enhance and deliver better services to brokers and their clients.

Attending CCIM Thrive is the perfect opportunity to meet industry leaders face-to-face and discover how to profit from where the profession is headed. Register now at

Steve Moreira, CCIM
2016 CCIM Institute President or (407) 256-9081

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