Focus on Education
As reported in the 4Q13 CCIM
Institute Quarterly Market Trends, CCIMs around the country are
experiencing positive economic and transactional momentum in their markets. One
of my top goals as 2014 president is to further equip industry professionals
for the rebound by delivering the best possible commercial real estate
The real-world application of investment, market, and
financial analysis concepts is what sets CCIM education apart from other
professional development and advanced education programs in the field. Our
instructors, who are also active practitioners, illustrate the concepts they
teach through their own professional experiences.
This year the Institute plans to build on its solid
educational foundation by infusing more technology into CCIM’s designation
curriculum. By using STDB and other top technologies in the courses, students
will gain the skills necessary to provide high-level, technology-based service.
Another focus this year will be continued refinement of
CCIM’s Ward Center for Real Estate Studies, which offers professional
development in one- and two-day online and classroom courses. The Ward Center
is designed to meet the rapidly changing needs of today’s industry
professionals. From improving business communication skills to learning how to
apply time value of money concepts, the Ward Center’s education is some of the
most timely and relevant available in the market.
As CCIM furthers its position as commercial real
estate’s premier education and information resource, I encourage all designees
to capitalize on CCIM’s growing prominence. Update your online member profile
in CCIM’s Find a Professional database to ensure that industry pros searching
for CCIMs in your market can find you. And get involved with CCIMs in your area
by attending chapter events and networking sessions. Be ready for the many
opportunities ahead this year.
Karl Landreneau, CCIM