President's Desk

Simply the Best

A message from the global president of CCIM Institute.

Les Callahan

A new year has begun and with it comes a wealth of possibilities and opportunities in commercial real estate. As we continue to navigate through the third year of the pandemic, CCIM Institute continues to provide the professional development, networking, innovative technology, and industry expertise you need to grow and evolve your business and adapt to the ever-changing investment landscape

We say that the institute is more than a designation and with good reason. We know that earning the pin is not for everyone, but CCIM Institute membership certainly is because it provides you with value and resources to thrive each and every year. 

Whether it’s honing your skills or learning some new ones through our core curriculum or any of the 60-plus courses in our Ward Center for Real Estate Studies; tapping into the global CCIM community for additional support, expertise, and dealmaking through the members-only online forum, CCIM Connect, or any of the many national and chapter networking events; or leveraging your complimentary access to Site To Do Business, our leading-edge CRE technology solution now with five new tools, you can stay well ahead of the curve to edge out the competition and boost your bottom line. 

Then there’s the magazine you have in your hand right now — Commercial Investment Real Estate. A recent member study revealed that the publication ranks as the second most valuable benefit of membership. The editorial team works tirelessly to bring you the highest quality content across all CRE sectors in every quarterly issue as well as each month’s companion podcast – insights, analyses, and best practices from industry experts that you’ve come to rely on. And the publication industry agrees wholeheartedly.

In addition to the Folio: Ozzie Award for Design Excellence for the redesign received in 2020, Folio: also bestowed a 2021 Eddie Award on Commercial Investment Real Estate with an Honorable Mention for Range of Work by a Single Author (the magazine’s editor, Nicholas Leider). It’s unanimous — CIRE is simply one the best magazines out there today.

So, with many resources, courses, and tools at your disposal as a member of CCIM Institute, I hope you take full advantage of all of them to make 2022 the best year ever. As your 2022 global president, I’m here to make sure of it. Here’s to a new year filled with success and happiness for us all.

Leslie G. Callahan, III      
2022 CCIM Institute President
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