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Welcome to the first issue of our reimagined magazine: A message from the 2023 Global President of The CCIM Institute.

Welcome to the first issue of our reimagined magazine, Commercial Connections. As you can tell, The CCIM Institute's brand is evolving. Evolving but still completely committed to our core purpose: elevating our members to the highest levels of success in commercial real estate.

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In our business, it's crucial to stand out and let our colleagues and clients know who we are, what we offer, and why we are the only choice to enhance the value of their assets. You can read more about our branding initiative in our cover story, but here are just a few highlights.

The updated look and feel of The CCIM Institute is intended to keep us all engaged - from the market data and insights you'll find on Site To Do Business, to the articles you'll find in Commercial Connections magazine about trends, technology, and more. Innovation is the lifeblood of commercial real estate, and we're determined to keep our members on the leading edge.

We're invigorated, connecting our members, not just locally and regionally, but to our global network of elite deal makers. Most of all, we're committed in delivering to commercial real estate professionals the tools needed to make those deals - and not just survive in this market but thrive. We promise to partner with you to deliver dynamic, meaningful member benefits that empower you and your business. In our more than 56 years of operation, The CCIM Institute has seen plenty of change. I've seen it during my time as a member, just as I see it today as your President. The markets change. The cycles move. And CCIMs advance with the times.

In the opportunities I have to meet Designees, candidates, and commercial real estate practitioners all over the globe, I can see firsthand how CCIMs truly are a force in commercial real estate. Our 59 chapters and our other members worldwide are shaping the future of our industry. Our 13,500-plus members lead the way in earnings, deals, expertise, and success. With our Pin, we continually show the world what it means to set the standard for excellence in our profession - one deal at a time.

I am so proud to be a CCIM, and I am so excited to work with you to move The CCIM Institute forward. But most of all, I'm honored that we are doing it together.

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