President's Desk

Global Connections

CCIM Institute recognizes the value of providing international and national networking venues for members to meet clients and colleagues face to face. CCIM’s new exhibit booth at ICSC RECon in Las Vegas, May 17–20, enhances meeting opportunities for members and showcases the CCIM brand. More than 34,000 attendees and 1,000 exhibitors are participating in this global conference for the shopping center industry. From 2013 to 2014, CCIM doubled the number of booth visitors and we expect to continue building that momentum this year.

CCIM members may reserve meeting tables in 30-minute increments at tables.ccim.com. Additionally, the Institute is sponsoring a cocktail reception in the booth for members and their guests on May 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. Other perks include demonstrations of STDB’s new Esri ArcGIS and BAO Web platforms, which provide members with customized site evaluation and market analysis.

Across the Atlantic Ocean, CCIM leaders met with multiple global industry participants at MIPIM, March 10–13, in Cannes, France. The emphasis was on communicating CCIM members’ unparalleled knowledge and ability to analyze opportunities in commercial real estate. For the first time since 2006, CCIM exhibited in the prominent space reserved for the National Association of Realtors, gaining access to 21,000 participants from 93 countries. The strong CCIM presence reinvigorates business opportunities for CCIM members beyond U.S. borders.

Closer to home, CCIM is continuing its participation in the RealShare conferences that take place in numerous U.S. markets. These conferences are a great opportunity for local CCIM chapter members to build new business connections and promote the CCIM brand. Go to Globest.com/events to see which conferences are in a market near you.

Last but not least, I encourage you to join the Institute Oct. 27–28 for our annual conference, CCIM Thrive 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Austin in Austin, Texas.

Mark Macek, CCIM

2015 CCIM Institute President

mark@macekco.com

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