N.E.T. Working for You
Commercial real estate is a great industry to be working
in today: Markets are performing well, capital is flowing, and opportunities
for expansion are plentiful. But strong market fundamentals are not the only
reason why commercial real estate is growing at an unprecedented pace.
Business-building opportunities, education, and tools, such as those offered
through the CCIM Institute, are distinguishing an elite group of professionals
-- CCIMs -- who provide their clients with unmatched knowledge and service. I'd
like to highlight a few of the benefits you receive as a member of our
The institute's brand is built on three important principles:
networking, education, and technology. Networking long has been a primary focus
of our organization. However, recent programs such as CCIM Partners, which
provides the framework for designees to connect with other CCIMs around the
country, have been created to formalize this important aspect of our business.
Local chapter events and activities provide another conduit for CCIMs to form
partnerships and meet new colleagues. We've made great strides in our efforts
to collaborate with industry organizations, such as the Institute of Real Estate
Management, to provide networking and educational
opportunities that enhance business opportunities for members of both groups.
The CCIM & IREM Success Series 2006 conference, which took place Oct. 20-21
in Tampa, Fla.,
is just one example of our commitment to creating alliances with like-minded
Education is the foundation upon which the institute was
built and continues to drive our growth today. The institute is in the process
of refining its educational curriculum to ensure the courses we provide are at
the forefront of the profession. Part of this process is to evolve the
institute's advanced educational offerings. These online courses, which focus
on topics such as taxation, disposition strategies, and sale-leasebacks, can
help CCIM designees sharpen their skills and gain a clear understanding of
leading practices in today's market.
Technology is the area where the institute has
accelerated to the front of the pack in recent years, and there are no signs of
a slowdown. The institute's premier tech tool -- STDBOnline -- ranks No. 1 of the
institute's many benefits, according to recent member surveys. No other online
platform in commercial real estate provides as many critical tools for CCIMs to
conduct business. From site analysis to marketing packages to demographic
reports to satellite images, STDBOnline provides members with top-of-the-line tools. The institute is committed to building
its partnership with STDBOnline and ensuring our members have access to the
most-advanced online resources in the market.
In addition, CCIMNet, the institute-backed national
property database, just added its 200,000th listing, providing a public venue
branded with the CCIM name where members can list properties for sale and
lease. CCIMNet users can search by company and CCIM name as well as by property
type, offering designees a one-point online marketing contact.
While these are a few of the key resources the institute
makes available to you, there are many more worth exploring. Visit www.ccim.com
or call the headquarters at (312) 321-4460 for more details about our programs