Despite an uptick in
activity, the real estate industry remains a tricky market to maneuver.
Economic road bumps such as minimal job growth are slowing the spread of the
recovery to smaller markets where many CCIMs operate. To succeed as a commercial
real estate professional, you must leverage every available advantage and that
is where your CCIM membership makes a difference.
Your affiliation with the
CCIM Institute provides you with a ready-built networking platform that
operates in every state and 30 countries. The CCIM education gives members a
common language and approach to deal making. CCIM MailBridge puts you in touch
with members who are leasing, buying, and selling properties in markets like
yours. Can you really afford not to be a CCIM member?
And speaking of
opportunities, our crown jewel networking event, CCIM Live!, debuts Oct. 12–14
in Phoenix. This new conference format combines the essentials of what you need
to succeed: a chance to discuss deals with CCIMs from around the country,
education sessions that explain where the market’s headed, tips on how to use social networking and
other technology effectively, and ideas on where to find today’s real estate jobs.
Kicking it off is football
Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith, who is making a run for the CCIM pin. As
co-chairman of ESmith Legacy, a Dallas-based commercial real estate development
and investment company, Smith will talk about his legendary football career as
well as how he plans to use his CCIM education in upcoming projects. As Smith
is noted for “running
I think he will provide a fascinating perspective on CCIM and the industry!
Get a jump on the action
by logging on to live.ccim.com today and setting up your profile. Find out who
is attending, schedule a meeting, post a discussion topic, or link to your
Twitter account. Start networking today to get the most from this conference
see you there.
Frank N. Simpson, CCIM
President, CCIM Institute