President's Desk

Designation Driven

It’s my privilege to serve as 2013 CCIM President in this pivotal year for commercial and investment real estate. The Institute will focus on promoting the CCIM designation worldwide and the value CCIMs bring to the marketplace.

Last year CCIM designees marketed more than $359 million in properties through CCIM’s National Virtual Deal Making Sessions. This year you can benefit by participating in these online property marketing events. The value of this CCIM benefit far exceeds the cost to renew your annual membership.

If you’re considering taking a new direction in this year, use the Leadership Assessment Tool, a free online service in the CCIM Career Center, to glean insight into your strengths as well as areas in which you can sharpen your skills.

The CCIM education and network played an important role in shaping the careers of the five industry experts on the CCIM All-Star Panel at the 2012 CCIM Live! conference in Las Vegas. I had the honor of moderating the conversation among Richard E. Frazier Jr., CCIM, director of real estate for Kaman Industrial Technologies; Ryan Lorey, CCIM, senior director at Broadcom Corp.; Mark Lee Levine, CCIM, professor and former director of the University of Denver’s Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management; Jeffrey Lyon, CCIM, CEO of Kidder Mathews; and Curt Johnson, CCIM, vice chairman of First American Insurance Corp. My thanks to them for sharing their experiences.

Good things are coming your way in 2013. Get involved: Take advantage of the many benefits and services available through the Institute. Let’s work together to ensure the year ahead is prosperous for everyone in our CCIM network.


Wayne D’Amico, CCIM

2013 CCIM Institute President


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