President's Desk

Lifelong Learning

President's Desk

Dave Wilson, CCIM

As commercial real estate decision-makers increasingly adopt new technologies such as blockchain and 3D printing, seasoned professionals and beginners alike will need to update their skills to remain indispensable to the transaction. In the shorter term, rising interest rates, tax reform, and new approaches to adaptive reuse are causing practitioners to reassess their knowledge of investment and site-selection fundamentals.

CCIMs are well-positioned to face these challenges. But we can no longer just rely on the concepts we learned 20, 10, or even five years ago.

In May, CCIM Institute’s Ward Center for Real Estate Studies offered a webinar on blockchain led by representatives from Deloitte that was free for our members. More than 400 people enrolled. The Ward Center also hosted a webinar called Capitalizing on Tax Reform in the wake of the recent tax bill. Members can access these archived recordings at www.ccim.com via Members Only. We plan to offer at least two more free-for-members webinars on topical subjects this year.

In addition, CCIMs now have access to low-cost Ward Center courses that that focus on specific CCIM core concepts that are integral to commercial investment, such as applying statistical methods to market analysis and understanding the key financial factors that influence user decisions.

Also, watch for the the new education microsite. This is where CCIM students and instructors tell their stories about the CCIM education experience through an immersive multimedia platform. 

And please join us for the CCIM Global Conference, Oct. 8-9 in Chicago, which will feature industry leaders who are shaping the future of commercial real estate. We’re happy to host keynote speaker Walter Robb, former co-CEO of Whole Foods, who will discuss Amazon, Whole Foods, and the future of corporate decision-making. Don’t miss this. 

We believe in true continuing education. The pin is only the beginning. Through market cycles and new technologies, CCIM Institute is committed to providing you with relevant, timely knowledge to help you adapt and thrive.

David P. Wilson, CCIM 
2018 CCIM Institute President
dwilson@ccim.net

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