President's Desk

Mission Accomplished

A message from the global president of CCIM Institute.

Les Callahan

Summer is a time of celebrations of milestones of all kinds. Whether it is a niece graduating from kindergarten or a son receiving his college diploma, we are surrounded by occasions to recognize the dedication and achievements of others. CCIM Institute recently did just that when we welcomed 166 new designees who passed their comprehensive exam at CCIM Institute’s Midyear Governance Meetings in Charlotte, N.C., in April.

The CCIM designation pinning ceremony is a special moment for everyone involved — full of pride, joy, and accomplishment. It is also the beginning of a new chapter in a designee’s career. The power of the pin is not about one day or even one year. The CCIM designation is a commitment to being a highly skilled, professional, and ethical leader in commercial real estate.

CCIM Institute also has a commitment to industry practitioners across the globe — to offer the necessary resources and support so that they can grow their businesses. We believe that lifelong learning is the key to continued success and crucial to maintaining an edge in a highly competitive world. That is why we offer timely new courses to adapt to a constantly changing marketplace. One such new course is Inflation’s Impact on Commercial Real Estate. Foundational courses include CI 101: Financial Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate. Existing CCIM Institute courses are constantly being updated.

Outside of the classroom, CCIM Institute is committed to providing you with technology solutions and the latest industry insights. For example, Site To Do Business, our comprehensive digital toolkit, recently added five new offerings, including Market InSites. Formerly known as Reis Reports, Market InSites are detailed reports leveraging Moody’s property and market-supply data. 

When it comes to the latest industry updates, continue reading this issue (and all past issues) of the institute’s award-winning Commercial Investment Real Estate magazine. Combined with a companion podcast of the same name, you are sure to lead with the most current knowledge and tools. 

Leslie G. Callahan, III
2022 CCIM Institute President
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