CCIM Institute Congratulates Texas Member on Connect Media’s 2018 Next Generation Honors

Posted on Sept. 4, 2018

Port San Antonio’s William Curtis, CCIM, Mentors Fellow Veterans for Careers in Commercial Real Estate

CCIM Institute celebrates William Curtis, CCIM, for his recent recognition as one of Connect Media’s 2018 Next Generation honorees. The commercial real estate news organization awarded 51 young leaders “who are likely to be influential in the commercial real estate industry for a long time — because of their talent, drive and fresh ideas.” Winners were chosen from nearly 500 nominations gathered from all sectors of the CRE industry across the country.

“I am thrilled to receive this honor,” says Curtis. “I’ve been fortunate enough to have a wonderful career in commercial real estate thanks in no small part to my CCIM designation. I am equally honored to give back to the next generation, especially to veterans like me.”

Currently the leasing manager with Port San Antonio, Curtis transitioned into CRE after seven years in the Army. He earned his Certified Property Manager designation in just four years, followed by his CCIM designation one year later. He also serves as an instructor in the basics of commercial real estate, “where he has established a goal of seeing his students reach $1 billion in transactions collectively.”

Additionally, Curtis has maintained a solid focus on helping fellow veterans follow in his footsteps of success. He serves as a volunteer mentor with Veterati, a free online mentorship agency that provides career resources for veterans, active duty service members, and military spouses, and runs a Facebook group for veterans who are real estate professionals.

Learn more about CCIM Institute’s own program for veterans at

To earn the CCIM designation, commercial real estate professionals must complete more than 160 hours of case-study driven education covering topics such as interest-based negotiation, financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis, investment analysis, and ethics in commercial investment real estate. Candidates must also compile a portfolio demonstrating the depth of their commercial real estate experience and pass a comprehensive examination.

Learn more about CCIM Institute’s education and designation program at

About CCIM Institute

CCIM Institute created the language of global real estate investment. Our courses and worldwide community deploy commercial real estate investment methodologies and tools that speed the pathway between opportunity, a go/no-go decision, and success for an asset, taught by instructors who are themselves industry leaders. Today, the organization, through its 50 chapters, continues to innovate best practices and elevate the commercial real estate professional through its core designation program to earn the CCIM pin - real estate's most coveted credential - and its topical education courses offered through the Ward Center for Real Estate Studies. In addition, membership in CCIM includes the industry's best technology and operational platform, allowing entrepreneurial and mid-sized businesses to compete with the largest multinational providers. Today, almost 70 percent of designees hold the title of owner, partner, principal, or president, representing an exclusive worldwide referral network of 13,000 members in 30 countries. Ultimately, CCIM represents a larger vision of the commercial real estate provider, leveraging investment analysis, opinions of value, and underwriting to become a leader in sourcing capital, building a cash-flow vehicle, and ultimately creating value. Information at

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