President's Desk

CCIM: The Clear Choice

Credibility. Community. Integrity. Membership. These four words are just a few of the attributes shared by more than 13,000 CCIM members worldwide. This powerful network of industry leaders is your pathway to more transactions, new referrals, and better opportunities in 2013 and beyond. As the year comes to a close, remember to renew your membership and position yourself for growth in the new year.

CCIM Institute has embarked on many new paths this year, including the National Virtual Deal Making Sessions. These free webinars serve as an online marketing platform that brings buyers, sellers, and investors together to do business. Community Caring in Motion is another new initiative. In September, more than 20 CCIM chapters gave back to their local communities. From rebuilding a tornado-ravaged home in Arkansas to packaging meals for third-world countries, CCIMs made a difference.

With the positive momentum we’ve gained in 2012, we hope you’ll make the clear choice to continue your journey with CCIM in the year ahead. CCIM offers distinct advantages in the marketplace. Our technology tools, public policy efforts, and education and networking give members an edge in the highly competitive business climate. Without a doubt, CCIM is the clear choice.

Finally, as my term comes to a close, I would like to thank 2013 President Wayne D’Amico, CCIM; First Vice President Karl Landreneau, CCIM; Treasurer Craig Blorstad, CCIM; CCIM Institute Executive Vice President/CEO Hank White; and Institute staff members in Chicago for their unbelievable help and dedication in leading the organization this year. It has truly been an honor to be your 2012 President. I look forward to CCIM’s continued growth in 2013 and beyond.

Leil Koch, CCIM

2012 President, CCIM Institute

leilkoch@ccim.net

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