One of my key goals this year is to
promote the CCIM designation worldwide and the value CCIMs bring to the
marketplace. Our organization is made up of a diverse group of commercial real
estate professionals who reflect multiple disciplines within the industry,
including leasing, appraisal, commercial brokerage, investments, property
management, lending/mortgage banking, legal, and development. In fact, more
than 40 percent of our members are from disciplines outside the traditional
The 154 new designees who earned the pin in April
illustrate this diversity. These professionals come from all facets of the
industry and represent major corporate real estate organizations, including
PricewaterhouseCoopers, Walmart, Behringer Harvard REIT I, UBS, USAA,
McDonald’s, and NorthMarq Capital, among others. This range of professional
affiliations among our newest designees highlights the value of CCIM’s network.
Earlier this year, CCIM produced a series of corporate
videos that capture the essence of who we are and the value we bring to the
marketplace. These videos are a powerful marketing tool that can be shared with
clients, prospects, and colleagues. Visit CCIM.com to view the first of these
videos and watch for more to be released soon.
CCIMs also have an opportunity to further leverage our
global network at the International Council of Shopping Centers’ RECon 2013,
May 20–22, in Las Vegas. Visit CCIM in the Leasing Mall.
With the economy still in recovery mode, the education and
relationships available through CCIM are vital to success. Remember, CCIM is
your opportunity to excel — make the most of it.
Wayne D’Amico, CCIM
2013 CCIM Institute President