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
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.
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
David P. Wilson, CCIM
2018 CCIM Institute President