Times Are a Changing
A message from the global president of CCIM Institute
To say we live in an era of unprecedented change is an
understatement. Whether it’s technology, property use, consumer behavior, or
supply chain, to name a few, there’s no safe haven in commercial real estate
from the widespread changes affecting the industry.
They say change is inevitable. I say that it’s more of an
evolution. Evolution forces us to grow and become stronger, more skilled, more
sophisticated CRE practitioners. And it’s that sentiment that serves as the
backbone of CCIM Institute. Never stop learning. Stay ahead of trends and
changes affecting the industry. But we take it one step further by translating
all that information into powerful education and tools to make your evolution
as painless and convenient as possible.
Look no further than CCIM Institute’s Ward Center for Real
Estate Studies to see this driving principle in action. You’ll find a fairly
comprehensive offering of courses that reflects all these industry changes —
each taught by a successful CRE professional who shares real-world applications
to help jumpstart your evolution.
In this issue of CIRE,
evolution also is front and center. The cover story shares insights from CCIM
Institute’s chief economist on the ever-changing economic factors at play in
In other stories, hear about the microunit evolution in the
multifamily sector and how commercial real estate is changing in Mexico.
Charles Darwin said it best, “It is not the strongest of the
species that survives, not the most intelligent. ... It is the one that is the
most adaptable to change.” I invite you all to adapt and thrive together with
your CCIM community.