President's Desk

Renew and Reconnect

Despite the commercial real estate market’s ups and downs, the most successful CCIMs have one thing in common: A powerful network. There’s no better way to stay connected to the industry’s top professionals than through the CCIM Institute. As you look to 2013, renew your CCIM membership and recommit to staying involved in a diverse global commercial real estate network.

Whether your preferred strategy is meeting face to face or connecting online, CCIM can enhance and expand your professional contact base. National events, such as the CCIM Live! annual conference, bring together CCIM members from companies and markets of all sizes. Local chapter activities offer opportunities to connect with commercial real estate professionals in your own market and region.

If you find value in making connections through online sources, CCIM has the tools you need. CCIM’s newly launched National Virtual Deal Making Sessions offer a unique way to share your listings in a free webinar format. The Institute’s MailBridge email system gives designees direct access to other CCIMs who have property needs and wants in markets nationwide. In addition, members who join the conversation through CCIM’s Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn sites are expanding their professional brand among colleagues — and potential clients.

As you reflect on the professional affiliations that can help you prosper and thrive in 2013, keep in mind CCIM Institute and the many valuable benefits of our global network and world-class education. Let the power of CCIM continue to fuel your future. Go to and click on the membership tab to renew your membership now.

Leil Koch, CCIM

2012 President


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