President's Desk

Cultivating Connections

President's Desk


Building relationships laid the foundation for CCIM Institute 51 years ago - and keeps the organization advancing today. These relationships connect individuals and organizations at the local, regional, national, and global levels. Like an airport hub, the Institute serves as the center for outreach to our members, chapters, and education partners in eight nations.

Our success comes from sharing resources, creating interactive conversations, and facilitating new alliances that help our members develop and improve their businesses and careers every day. Through the CCIM network, 22 percent of our members have closed a transaction with another designee during 2017. Some designees have closed multiple transactions with other CCIMs, and even more designees receive referrals from designees throughout the U.S. and the world. The Institute enables those connections and helps members become even more successful in their careers.

Globally, several countries in Asia also have embraced earning the CCIM pin. During 2017, nearly 100 new designees hailed from Japan, South Korea, and China. Currently, CCIM designees live in 30 countries.

To unite our members, the Institute is creating a stronger brand identity to enhance the prestige and recognition of the designation.  During 2018, a major focus will be to refresh CCIM education promotions through a new digital course catalog, featuring videos of instructors and concise course content descriptions.

Another top priority for 2018 is to enhance CCIM chapter marketing resources. Chapters are our essential grassroots organizations, attracting new members and designees; delivering courses; and providing many networking opportunities for our members to meet face to face to develop professional and personal relationships.

Cultivating these connections improves the power of the CCIM pin and keeps our members ahead in this fast-paced, dynamic industry.

David P. Wilson, CCIM
2018 CCIM Institute President

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