President's Desk

Tech Ahead

A message from the global president of CCIM Institute.

Les Callahan

Change happens whether you are prepared for it or not. In commercial real estate, the proliferation of methods of aggregating and analyzing data has revolutionized construction, property development, asset operation, and energy efficiency. Technology has been an incredibly effective catalyst for change.

Every issue of Commercial Investment Real Estate magazine delivers dynamic content that will alert you to changes that have occurred and prepare you for changes that are yet to come. This issue details how an ever-evolving industry will impact the ways in which professionals conduct valuation of assets. Data is a key component to decision making — and having the most comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date information is essential. This issue also details how one hardware titan improved its logistics and order fulfillment by optimizing tools available through Site To Do Business. In the CRE Innovations department, an industry expert outlines the benefits of grid-connected CRE assets. As CCIM Institute has more information than could fit in a single magazine issue, we have continued to add podcasts about timely topics. Check out August’s episode with Joanna Frank, president and CEO of the Center for Active Design, which operates Fitwel. Joanna offers practical advice for CRE professionals who want to improve their property experiences through improved air quality, increased green space, and healthy food options.

CCIM Institute also keeps its members at the forefront of technological development. Site To Do Business, a comprehensive CRE toolkit for analyses and valuation, recently introduced Market InSites (formerly known as Reis Reports) and Moody’s Catylist, a premier all-in-one marketing and listings platform for commercial real estate brokers, combining fully researched CRE data, a suite of reporting and marketing tools, and national exposure for listings. Both of these products are available to CCIM Institute members at special pricing and incentives.

No one will ever know precisely what the marketplace of tomorrow will become, but it will undoubtedly rely on technological evolution. Prepare yourself for success by staying informed, improving your skills, and learning as much as possible with the CCIM Institute as your trusted partner. 

Leslie G. Callahan, III
2022 CCIM Institute President
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