As a member of the CCIM Institute,
you are fortunate to have a strong legislative advocate working on your behalf.
CCIM, in conjunction with the National Association of Realtors and the
Institute of Real Estate Management, is one of the most active voices on all
aspects of real estate-related public policy at the local, state, and national
A look at CCIM’s legislative accomplishments over the past
year illustrates the value of this important member benefit. The Institute
participated in several coalitions related to proposed federal rules on credit
risk retention and commercial mortgage-backed securities. It also championed
legislation to provide favorable direction on the Financial Accounting
Standards Board’s proposed rules and extension of the Small Business
Administration’s 504 loan refinancing program and the National Flood Insurance
Program. In the fall, CCIM shared a U.S. Presidential Voting Guide to help
members understand the candidates’ initiatives that had an impact on the
commercial real estate industry.
Perhaps the most large-scale legislative effort CCIM puts
forth each year is the Capitol Hill Visit in the spring. CCIM invites you to
join us for this critical day on April 10 in Washington, D.C., where you will
have an opportunity to share insights on the legislative issues affecting
commercial real estate with influential members of Congress. In addition, CCIM
chapters that send an official representative to the Hill Visit will receive a
$500 reimbursement for travel expenses.
I invite you to make your voice heard at the 11th annual
Capitol Hill Visit and in your local and state legislative arenas by working
with your CCIM Chapter. Take advantage of the benefits available to you through
the CCIM Institute and display your CCIM designation. Remember that CCIM is
your opportunity to excel.