CCIM Leaders Focus on Education and Member Benefits at the Midyear Meetings

Continued improvements in educational offerings, new technology benefits, and increased marketing resources for members and chapters dominated the agendas of the CCIM Institute Board of Directors and governing committees during CCIM Institute's Midyear Governance Meetings held April 8-12 at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay in Tampa, Fla.  

“Because of the excellent chair/vice chair training conducted in Scottsdale in Feb., the Tampa meetings ran very smoothly,” says 2018 CCIM Institute President David P. Wilson, CCIM. “Committee members came prepped and prepared, making the meetings efficient and effective.”

In addition, CCIM Institute honored the newest 164 designees during a pinning ceremony and cocktail reception on April 4. These designees passed the six-hour comprehensive exam held during the meetings, the last step in earning the CCIM designation, which includes rigorous coursework and commercial real estate portfolio requirements.

“The CCIM designation prepares me for a lifetime of learning and in developing a sustaining career in commercial real estate,” says new designee Melissa Moran, CCIM, vice president of Advisory and Transaction Services at CBRE in Fort Collins, Colo. “The value of the instruction and materials was immeasurable, and it became evident that to prosper in this dynamic, competitive industry, I would need best-in-class training and resources.”

Current Initiatives

CCIM Institute leaders discussed multiple initiatives at the Midyear Governance Meetings. A focus on continuous improvements to CCIM Institute's educational offerings-to both core courses and Ward Center offerings-as well as providing new technology benefits and increased marketing resources for chapters and members took precedence. 

“The Midyear Governance Meetings were outstanding,” says 2018 CCIM President-Elect Barbara M. Crane, CCIM. “Members in attendance participated in very productive committee meetings where important initiatives were addressed including updates to our CCIM core content to reflect the December 2017 Tax Reform, a program to assist our Puerto Rico Chapter members, and the imminent relaunch of our STDB platform.”

For marketing, the Designation Promotion Matching Grant Program for CCIM Chapters continues its ongoing success with $54,415 already approved for many CCIM chapters and a remaining budget of $45,585. 

Honoring CCIM Chapters

More than 50 CCIM chapters globally attract new members by promoting the benefits of being a CCIM. Nine CCIM chapters were recognized for their marketing excellence through the presentation of the President's Cup Awards: Florida, Central Texas, Pa./Del./N.J., Houston, Hawaii, Southern Arizona, North Carolina, Middle Tennessee, and Northwest Arkansas.

“Our members and chapters consistently strive for excellence and the enhancement of the CCIM designation and the awards are designed to recognize that excellent performance which are an integral part of the CCIM experience,” says 2017 CCIM Institute President Robin L. Webb, CCIM. “The 2017 awards were another outstanding example of the charity and selfless performance by CCIM members at a local level.”

National Election Results

Election results included Leslie G. Callahan III, CCIM, as the 2019 CCIM Institute Treasurer and Harold H. Huggins, CCIM, to fill the 2017-2018 vacancy seat on the Executive Committee. 

Eight CCIM designees achieved Life member status: Rollin Caristianos, CCIM, of Hot Springs, Ark.; Swain R. Chapman, CCIM, of Tucson, Ariz.; Deborah E. Harry, CCIM, of Elverson, Pa.; Paul A. Lynn, CCIM, of Houston, Texas; Carmela Ma, CCIM, of Beverly Hills, Calif.; William McDavid, CCIM, of Birmingham, Ala.; Douglas G. McKinnon, CCIM, of Ridgeland, Mo.; and John Reed, CCIM, of Oakhurst, Calif. 

“I was so impressed by the commitment and engagement demonstrated by CCIM Institute's volunteer leadership at the meetings,” says CCIM Institute Executive Vice President and CEO Gregory J. Fine, FASAE, CAE. “Their service is why CCIM Institute thrives.” 

The CCIM Institute's Board of Directors and national committees will convene again during the organization's Annual Governance Meetings held Oct. 7-11 in Chicago, which is also the site for the 2018 CCIM Global Conference, Oct. 8-9.

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