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Prepare for Success 

Crane discusses the industry and her goals for CCIM Institute in the coming year, including the biggest CRE challenges and market opportunities.

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.

Runaway Growth in South Florida 

Connie Thomas, CCIM, senior director at Tower Commercial Real Estate, shares how growth in South Florida’s commercial real estate market offers lots of opportunities — particularly in Palm Beach, Broward, and Dade counties.

CCIM Q&A: You Can See Me Now 

Stephanie Coleman, CCIM, discusses her experiences to understand what to expect in health care real estate, what the CRE industry can do to improve diversity, and how her experiences have led her to where she is today.

Continuing to Serve 

Jackson Berry, CCIM, has built momentum as a commercial real estate professional after a successful career and veteran in the U.S. Air Force.

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

Global Guru 

 

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

Tuned Into the Market 

In a world where business professionals have instant access to information, some might think radio communication is a thing of the past. Not true, say listeners who tune into the “Commercial Real Estate Show,” a weekly online and on air

Experience Pays Off 

Commercial real estate is often a family business, and some CCIMs travel many paths before returning to their roots. “I grew up in a large commercial real estate family and some of my earliest memories are going with my dad

Seizing Opportunity 

The opportunity zone program will offer a source of equity for community development projects that was not readily available before.

CCIM Q&A: Blazing a New Trail 

Kenisha Robnett, CCIM, speaks of her unique path to CRE and advocates for tangible, measurable initiatives to increase diversity in the industry.

Preparing for the Real World 

2021 CCIM Institute President Timothy S. Blair, CCIM, discusses his big plans for the year ahead.

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

L.A. Confidential 

 

Building Knowledge 

As someone who has a passion for learning herself, Katya J. Naman, CCIM, senior vice president of Lowe Enterprises Real Estate Group in Washington, D.C., brings a unique perspective to her role as co chair of the 2012 CCIM Live

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

Diversity Proponent 

For Jean Kane, CCIM, the possibilities for careers in commercial real estate are limitless. “Everyone is needed in real estate, whether you're creative, a numbers person, or a people person,” she says. “We need lots of different kinds of talent.” Kane speaks from experience. In a career o

CCIM Q&A: A Fresh Start 

Beau Beery, CCIM, discusses starting his own brokerage in early 2021 and the bustling multifamily market in Florida.

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

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.

Good as Gold 

In 1997, J. Wesley Daniels Jr., CCIM, founded a boutique firm in Atlanta that specialized in urban public private partnerships and transit oriented developments. With a knack for securing grants and rezoning approvals, Daniels’ project list ranged from runway expansion

Breaking Down Barriers 

Q&A with Helen Chong, CCIM In real estate, the distinction between commercial and residential can be a wall that's not easily traversed - many feel you're either on one side or the other. But those who operate in the “commercia-dential” space strive to excel in both arenas. Commercia-dential re

CCIM Q&A: Surviving and Thriving Amid Disruption 
Blaine Strickland, CCIM, dives into the commercial real estate industry’s readiness to react and improve amid disruptive forces in technology, demographics, and global markets.
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