President's Desk

Bonus Benefits

The CCIM Institute continues to look for ways to make your membership more valuable. I’m pleased to tell you about three new benefits that will increase the return on your investment in our organization.

In May, the Institute finalized a master service agreement with Xceligent to enhance the technology offered through CCIM’s Site to Do Business. These improvements include the integration of Xceligent’s powerful CommercialSearch product and ESRI’s Business Analyst Online 4.0, a dynamic, customized web-based site evaluation and market analysis system. These expanded tech tools will allow CCIM members to improve their productivity and service to clients. Thanks to the following members and their committees for the countless hours spent bringing this product forward: Wayne D’Amico, CCIM, Joel Kahn, CCIM, Leil Koch, CCIM, Nick Miner, CCIM, and Robin Webb, CCIM.

The Institute also rolled out the new CCIM Green online building efficiency platform in May. With this free service, members can analyze their properties — and their clients’ properties — to improve energy efficiency and obtain competitive bids from a range of local service providers to assist in retrofitting projects. Visit www.ccim.com/green for my personal story about how CCIM Green improved the net operating income of many properties in my brokerage company’s portfolio.

Finally, I’m excited to unveil the Institute’s annual conference partnership with ALM Real Estate Media Group, publishers of Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com. This designation promotion effort was initiated by Steve Moreira, CCIM, and Wayne D’Amico, CCIM, and has already produced great success in moving our designation promotion forward. We have been collaborating with ALM this year for the RealShare industry networking events. Our annual conference, CCIM Thrive, will be held Oct. 21–22 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Mark your calendar for this high-level industry event.

I invite each of you to take advantage of these new member benefits as well as the many existing programs and services CCIM offers.

Karl Landreneau, CCIM

2014 President

CCIM Institute

klandreneau@latterblum.com

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