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Puerto Rico’s Promise 

Agnes Rivera, CCIM, shares how Puerto Rico is recovering nearly two years after Category 5 Hurricane Maria devastated the island.

Land Magnet 

 Beginning his career in politics, Dean Saunders, CCIM, learned diplomacy and negotiation skills that have served him well in commercial real estate. His commitment to agriculture and land have become his professional specialty. He discusses his legislative career, the commercial real estate profession, and the insights he has learned along the way with Commercial Investment Real Estate Magazine.

 

Transit Guru 

Richard Slaton, CCIM, director of real estate for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), talks about the intersect of public transit and real estate.

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

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.

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.

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

Preparing for the Real World 

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

System for Success 

The path to the designation is unique for every CCIM. For some, it’s a direct dash to the pin. For others, such as Bo Barron, CCIM, vice president of organizational development for Sperry Van Ness International Corp. (www.svn.com), there are

L.A. Confidential 

 

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

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.

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

Seizing Opportunity 

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

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,

Career Chameleon 

 

CCIM Q&A: A Fresh Start 

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

Serving Clients A to Z 

 

CCIM Q&A: The Gift of Perspective 

George Larsen, CCIM, looks back on his 50-year career in CRE, highlighting lessons learned, deals done, and advice for the next generation of CCIMs.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.