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CCIM Education Evolves 

Though the term hybrid model usually evokes visions of compact cars with alternative fuel systems, the CCIM Institute has created its own unique prototype that is poised to revolutionize commercial real estate education. On Feb. 21, CCIM’s new hybrid education

The Corporate Climate 

Spurred on by the unyielding economic malaise, corporations have retooled their real estate portfolios along with their business plans. Some are capitalizing on a scarcity of competition by expanding operations, while others are weathering the storm by consolidating investments and

International Expansion 

As commercial real estate continues to evolve into a global industry, CCIM members such as Michael T. Tseng, CCIM, CRE, CRS, chief executive officer of REPro International in Taipei, Taiwan, are helping to expand the designation’s presence worldwide. The first

Broker Wisdom 

Success can be defined in many different ways, but according to Rod Santomassimo, CCIM, founder and president of Massimo Group, there’s no “secret” to being successful. “Great brokers learned from the advice they received from other great brokers,” Santomassimo says

Government Watchdog 

After more than 30 years in commercial real estate, first in New York City and most recently in Orlando, Fla., Lou Nimkoff, CCIM, CPM, president of Brio Properties in Winter Park, Fla., has seen the effects of both good and

Political Contender 

In March of 2015, commercial real estate broker and  developer, Dolly Elizondo, CCIM, was running to become the first Latina from Texas to serve in the U.S.  Congress. Placing third in a six-way Democratic primary, she  narrowly missed the runoff by a mere 1,026 votes out of more than 50,000 cast.

As she continues her commercial real estate career and contemplates her political future, Elizondo appreciates the long path that brought her to where she is now.

The Rainmaker 

On most days, you will find Yakhin Israel, CCIM, vice president and commercial real estate lender in Fifth Third Bank's Southeast region, calling upon fellow CCIMs in preparations for his travels to towns and cities all over the southeastern U.S. “Nowhere else except CCIM have I found so many people will

Novel Inspiration 

Commercial real estate may not seem like suspense novel material, but truth can be stranger than fiction, according to literary great Mark Twain. On a quest to follow in his footsteps, Robin Eschliman, CCIM, senior vice president of business development

L.A. Confidential 

 

The Innovator 

Foreign Capital Buys Offices In 2014, foreign capital was particularly focused on office assets, purchasing $17 billion of U.S. office properties, according to CBRE. That amount represents 45 percent of last year’s foreign investment in U.S. commercial real estate. More

Investment Track 

While many novice investors jumped on the fast and furious multifamily train in recent years, the stalwart industry pros were focused on finding the best tracks — not necessarily the ones most traveled. Multifamily investment and asset management expert Michael

Leadership Driven 

Investment is a concept that transcends the commercial real estate arena for Jordan Weidner, CCIM, LEED AP, vice president and principal of Cassidy Turley in Cincinnati. Not only does Weidner invest his skill and expertise in negotiating office deals for

Building the Foundation 

As a pillar of education in the commercial real estate industry, CCIM Institute has helped thousands of members advance their careers and expand their business opportunities. In the early 1990s, the Institute formalized the Education Foundation of the CCIM Institute,

Retail Forecaster 

The dynamic intersection of online and in store sales is changing many dimensions of the retail marketplace, according to Gary M. Ralston, CCIM, CRE, SIOR, a managing partner of Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty LLC in Lakeland, Fla.

Networking Value 

With 25 years of retail property management experience, Yvonne Jones, CCIM, CPM, managing director of asset and property management for McCaffery Interests in Chicago, has seen many retail trends come and go. She has helped her clients make the most

Asset Expert 

Though many industry pros learn the fundamentals of real estate in their first CCIM course, Leslie H. Cox, CCIM, asset manager for Iron Creek Ventures in Frisco, Texas, gained real life real estate experience during his sophomore year at Texas

Inspired Entrepreneur 

As an experienced marathon runner, David P. Ellermann, CCIM, managing broker owner of Ellermann Commercial Brokerage in Chicago, knows the importance of pacing yourself to reach the finish line. Yet his path to the designation, which he earned in just

Chapter Collaboration 

Being successful isn’t just about closing the most transactions or landing the biggest deals. Success is also measured by the contributions industry professionals, such as Sandy Benak, CCIM, leasing manager at Granite Properties, make to the commercial real estate industry.

Adept Adviser 

In March of 2015, commercial real estate broker and  developer, Dolly Elizondo, CCIM, was running to become the first Latina from Texas to serve in the U.S.  Congress. Placing third in a six-way Democratic primary, she  narrowly missed the runoff by a mere 1,026 votes out of more than 50,000 cast.

As she continues her commercial real estate career and contemplates her political future, Elizondo appreciates the long path that brought her to where she is now.

Influencing Education 

Experience is one of the most valuable assets in a commercial real estate professional’s portfolio. For Barbara Crane, CCIM, who was hooked on real estate at just 12 years old, learning the fundamentals was also a family affair. “Back when

Virtual Visionary 

With more than 50 years in the business, John M. “Jack” Peckham III, CCIM, CIPS, RECS, of Peckham Boston Advisors in Boston, has played a pivotal role in commercial real estate’s evolution. Peckham has not only served as one of

Sharing a Passion 

From disc jockey to deal maker, 2012 CCIM Institute President Leil Koch, CCIM, was hooked on CCIM from day one. “I loved the numbers, the analysis, and the concepts,” he says of the first course he took back in 1991.

Globe Trotter 

Ensuring the safety and security of U.S. embassies and ambassador residences globally are of prime concern to David Lauster, CCIM, CIPS, CRS, senior realty specialist for property acquisitions at the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations. “The laws in the U.S. generally do not ch

International Force 

In 12 years, Yong Nam Kim, CCIM, has developed a vibrant, thriving commercial real estate business in South Korea, providing full commercial real estate services to clients nationally and internationally. Currently, Kim is the president of the South Korea CCIM Chapter, as well as a real estate columnist for

Master Collaborator 

29433 Straddling the worlds of commercial real estate and law is not always easy. However, Roman Petra, Esq., CCIM, CRE, takes it in stride. “As an attorney, I was trained to work alone. Business is the opposite. Through CCIM, I have learned to collaborate with other people in a more holistic approach