CCIM Institute Bestows Honorary CCIM Designations on Three Industry Leaders
Posted on April 27, 2020
Congratulations to CCIM Institute Chief Economist K.C. Conway, NAI Global CEO Jay Olshonsky, and Real Estate Advisor Junji Ono.
Institute, one of the largest commercial real estate networks in the world with
members in more than 30 global markets, recently bestowed honorary CCIM
designations on three industry leaders at the organization's midyear governance
meetings on April 21: CCIM Institute Chief Economist K.C.
Conway, MAI, CRE; NAI Global President and CEO Jay
Olshonsky, SIOR, FRICS; and Real Estate Advisor Junji
Ono. CCIM Institute confers the Certified Commercial Investment Member
designation, commercial real estate's global standard for professional
honor has been bestowed upon only nine individuals in the institute’s 53-year
history. Approved by the institute’s board of directors, each honoree was
nominated by an existing CCIM, who detailed how each demonstrates an
exceptionally high level of knowledge, service, and success in the commercial
real estate industry.
Institute’s Chief Economist K.C. Conway, MAI, CRE, continues to provide
forward-looking thought leadership and invaluable analyses of industry sectors
and trends. His insights are available in the institute’s Commercial Real
Estate Insights series he authors, as well as being a recognized go-to
expert in the media and the industry. Conway also serves as the director of
research and corporate engagement at the Alabama Center for Real Estate and on the
board of directors for Monmouth REIT.
president and CEO of one of commercial real estate’s leading firms, Jay
Olshonsky, SIOR, FRICS, remains an ardent supporter of CCIM Institute and its
education. NAI Global completes in excess of $20 billion in CRE transactions across
the globe and maintains 375-plus offices worldwide and more than 6,000 professionals.
Olshonsky advocates for professional development and continuing education
through the institute’s robust offerings by providing all his employees bulk
education vouchers from the institute.
Real Estate Advisor at both Engel & Volkers Honolulu and Urban REC Tokyo, Junji
Ono is not only a successful broker but also has been instrumental in the
growth of CCIM Institute in Japan. Ono is the primary translator of course
materials and a staunch advocate for the institute. He is also part of a team
currently working to develop an online application called SuperREIFA, which
will improve the transparency of the real estate industry in Japan and educate
the general public on real estate investment based on CCIM Institute
honorary CCIM designee embodies the values, integrity, and mission of the institute,”
says Gregory J. Fine, FASAE, CAE, CCIM Institute CEO. “These three commercial
real estate leaders exemplify these traits beautifully, each in their own way,
making a powerful and enduring impact on those fortunate enough to work
alongside them, as well as the industry as a whole.”
Olshonsky, and Ono join the ranks of Sam Zell, CCIM, the billionaire American
businessman, philanthropist, and founder of Equity Group Investments; Richard
A. Mendenhall, CCIM; Jeffrey Lenn, CCIM; Dr. Donald R. Epley, CCIM; Susan
Groeneveld, CCIM; and Gary P. Taylor, CCIM.
Institute is a global community of 13,000 members, more than 50 chapters, and
30 countries that educates and connects the world’s leading experts in
investment strategy, financial analysis, and market analysis.
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-plus 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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