President's Desk

Diversifying Our Portfolio

A message from the global president of CCIM Institute.

Barbara-Crane-Headshot

As both our society and industry continue to grow, I'm excited to see more and more diversity. Not just diversity of people, but diversity of thought, diversity of new opportunities, and diversity of needs for commercial real estate professionals worldwide. 

CCIM Institute not only celebrates this diversity but answers the call to serve as the go-to resource for all sectors and markets of the industry. Whether that means grooming the next generation of CRE professionals or offering continuing education for seasoned practitioners, providing thought leadership and technology or honing our members' leadership skills, elevating industry standards or raising the visibility of the CCIM designation - the institute is here for you.

That diversity can also be seen in our membership, our educational offerings, and, of course, our official publication. This issue of Commercial Investment Real Estate does an incredible job of covering many areas of the industry we all love. The cover story tackles mega-trends in the industrial sector, including the critical effects of supply chain. 

Other articles feature topics like artificial intelligence and commercial real estate, what's ahead for hospitality, effective retail valuation best practices, managing your real estate portfolio, and an update on opportunity zones. Plus, this issue's CCIM Q&A spotlights one member who represents the growing world of “commercia-dential” professionals. 

This wonderful world of diversity that CIRE offers a glimpse into is what CCIM Institute is all about. It also means that you can rely on us to provide you with all of the latest tools, education, and resources, along with a vibrant community of CCIMs across the globe, to help you stay ahead of the curve and relevant, no matter what the future holds. I invite you to take advantage of all that the institute has to offer to drive your success and growth as a commercial real estate professional.

Barbara Crane, CCIM
2019 CCIM Institute President
bcrane@ccim.net

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