As we begin 2015, the CCIM Institute is looking toward the
future to enhance our position as the commercial real estate industry’s
global standard for professional achievement. I look forward to building on the
efforts of the Institute’s outstanding staff, volunteer leaders, and former
leadership teams. Together we are embracing a new educational delivery model,
new technology for members, and strategic growth opportunities that will have a
significant impact on the entire industry.
Blended Learning. This year CCIM will focus on the continued
development of the blended learning environment that combines both traditional
in-class education with a facilitated online component. A key advantage of
incorporating a wide range of web-based tools, multimedia assets, and online
resources into CCIM’s traditional curriculum is improved student comprehension
Expanded Technology. To improve members’
business opportunities in an increasingly mobile environment, CCIM launched the
new DealShare property sharing platform last fall. DealShare’s
significant enhancements are creating more real-time opportunities for CCIMs to
do business together. The new CCIM Connect social network is another tool that
offers members a unique opportunity to communicate and share their expertise in
an online environment. Finally, our agreement with Xceligent to provide
enhanced capabilities in the STDB platform solidifies CCIM’s place
as one of the industry’s top technology providers.
Strategic Growth. Finally, I’m excited to lead the organization as
we pursue a number of new strategic initiatives in the coming year. These
the highest quality education for commercial real estate professionals;
that the CCIM designation is the global standard for professional achievement in our industry;
commercial real estate professionals with innovative business resources;
global commercial real estate education and business opportunities for our members; and
managing our organization to sustain and enhance our relevance in the commercial real estate industry.
Ultimately, CCIM’s goal is to elevate our members to
the highest levels of success in the commercial real estate profession. The 2015
leadership team appreciates your membership and looks forward to serving you.
Mark Macek, CCIM