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CCIM Connections Podcast

The name says it all. CCIM Connections Podcast, the companion to The CCIM Institute's quarterly magazine, features leading industry personalities tackling the topics that matter most to commercial real estate professionals today. You'll hear their stories, their insights, and their best practices to inspire, motivate, and make a tangible difference in how you do business. 

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Achieving Success Through Accountability: A Conversation with Nate Worthen, CCIM

Nate Worthen is the primary founder and principal of Professional Real Estate Services in Salt Lake City. He has been responsible for more than $2.1 billion in closed real estate sales spanning more than 1,600 transactions in more than 40 countries. In this episode, we discuss the actions successful people take to hold themselves and the people around them accountable for their commitments, leading to more success and fostering a culture of integrity and high performance.

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The Office Revival: Unveiling Trends, Perspectives, and the New Normal With Evelyn Ward, CCIM

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Evelyn Ward, CCIM is Senior Vice President for Agency Leasing and Land Services with Transwestern in Houston. With nearly 20 years of commercial brokerage experience, Evelyn focuses on agency leasing for office, as well as tenant and owner/user representation throughout the greater Houston area. Ward’s expertise lies in market knowledge, negotiations, marketing, and finding the best solution for her clients based on their goals and individual needs. She earned her CCIM Designation in 2011 and is a senior instructor for the CCIM Institute for CI 103 Designation courses. In this episode, we dive into the dynamic world of office space leasing and tenant and owner-user representation. Ward uncovers strategies, insights, and her views on vacancies and where she believes office is heading in the future.

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Level-Up Your Business With Rod Santomassimo, CCIM

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Rod Santomassimo, CCIM, is the founder and President of the Massimo Group, CRE Perform, and Co-Founder of CREInvestor.Coach and CRE Listing Launcher. The Massimo Group is the world's #1 commercial real estate broker coaching and consulting organization, assisting over 4,200 commercial real estate professionals in building their desired business and life. Santomassimo is the author of four best-selling books – Brokers Who Dominate, Teams Built to Dominate, and Knowing Isn’t Doing – which became America's #1 sales book when it launched. In this podcast, Santomassimo shares his success strategies for business growth and how AI is transforming commercial real estate.

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A Discussion on the Top 10 Issues in Commercial Real Estate with Kathleen Rose, CCIM, CRE

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Kathleen Rose, CCIM, CRE, is a Founder, President, and CEO of Rose and Associates Southeast, Inc. She has combined decades of development and commercial real estate experience to build a boutique woman-owned consulting practice. Rose is a Chief Problem Solver consultant, facilitator, instructor, developer, investor, speaker, and author. She received her CCIM Designation in 1989 and holds the Counselor of Real Estate (CRE) designation. Each year the Counselors of Real Estate identifies current and emerging issues expected to have the most significant impact on all real estate sectors. Now in its 11th year, and with many of the issues interrelated, the 2024 Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate can be grouped into three general categories: Economy & Markets, Government & Regulatory, and Change & Risk Management. Listen now to hear Rose talk more in-depth about some of the most pressing issues in this year’s Top 10.

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Leading From Within With Heather Kreiger, CCIM

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Heather Kreiger, CCIM, is the Regional Research Director of Lee & Associates of Eastern and Western Pennsylvania. Her expertise spans research, marketing, operations, sales, and leasing, encompassing a diverse range of commercial and industrial projects. Heather's commitment to the industry is evident through her active involvement in local, statewide, and national real estate committees and boards. She earned her CCIM Designation in 2020.

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Paying it Forward with Ellen Hsu, CCIM

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Ellen Hsu, Founder & the Executive Director of Prominent Real Estate Services and Co-Founder & Managing Director of Promont Management, stands as an emerging figure in the real estate domain. She brings a collection of specialized disciplines having worked at eXp Realty (Vice President of Operations, Canada), Ernst & Young LLP (Transaction Real Estate Group), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Real Estate Division), and Southwestern Oklahoma State University's Small Business Development Center (Head of Research Division). In addition to her real estate practice, she most recently served as President for The CCIM Institute Foundation. Ellen’s story is both inspirational and fraught with challenges and achievements—a story of transcending cultural barriers, dedicated community service, and the enrichment of lives through resilience, innovation, and altruism.

 

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Faith and Family: How Commercial Real Estate Paved a Prosperous Path for Candis Pressley, CCIM

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Candis J. Pressley, CCIM, MSRE is the Founder and CEO at Trinity Property Advisors. Candis acts as a strategic planner and advisor for her clients in their investment real estate goals. She is also relaunching the Philadelphia Real Estate Entrepreneur Academy, a real estate school in Philadelphia. One of her goals is to introduce commercial real estate as a career path for minorities in the area and as an investment vehicle. Listen to our newest blog to learn more about Candis and her commercial real estate narrative in 'Faith and Family: How Commercial Real Estate Paved a Prosperous Path for Candis Pressley, CCIM.

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Hit Hard, Run Fast, and Turn Left: From Sports to Commercial Real Estate with Landon Williams, CCIM

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From professional sports stars to investors, throughout his career, Landon Williams, CCIM, has enjoyed leveraging hard data and anecdotal feedback to connect the dots and bring the two sides together for a successful transaction. Williams is a negotiator. Listen now to hear from Williams about his negotiation playbook and find out why he has an affinity for all things commercial real estate. From the ballfield to the commercial real estate market, Williams has set his sights on reaching the best deal for his clients.

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Now Trending: Using LinkedIn to Build Conversation, and Community with Faraz Cheema, CCIM

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The podcast, “Now Trending: Using LinkedIn to Build Conversation, and Community with Faraz Cheema, CCIM,” details how how Faraz Cheema uses social media to build connections, further his business, and inspire commercial real estate brokers online. Faraz Cheema, CCIM, is the Managing Group Principal with Coldwell Banker Commercial Realty. With over 7 years of experience as a financial analyst and 6 years as an asset manager, Faraz has a unique understanding of the investment side of commercial real estate. Recently, Faraz was named top 45 out of 150 LinkedIn influencers in commercial real estate. His approach to social media has garnered thousands of followers in a few short months and has captured a lot of buzz within the industry.

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Mastering 8 Mindsets to Guarantee Your Success in the Real Estate Brokerage Business with Greg Fitzgerald, CCIM

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The podcast, “Mastering 8 Mindsets to Guarantee Your Success in the Real Estate Brokerage Business with Greg Fitzgerald, CCIM,” discusses the book written by Greg Fitzgerald, CCIM, founder of Tri-Oak Consulting Group. Fitzgerald joins the podcast to detail his jump into commercial real estate brokerage in two thousand and two in order to take charge of his professional destiny. His book, “The Broker Success Formula: Mastering 8 Mindsets to Guarantee Your Success in the Real Estate Brokerage Business,” introduces 8 key mindsets that when mastered will help you build a sustainable real estate sales business that constantly grows and gives you endless energy, opportunities, and freedom.