CCIMs Prominent in CFCAR 2016 CRE Awards 

CCIM designation key to standing out in Central Florida.  CCIM Institute designees dominated the 2016 commercial real estate awards presented by the Central Florida Commercial Association of REALTORS (CFCAR) with six award winners holding the CCIM designation. Among th

Commercial Investment Real Estate Magazine Wins 2017 Tabbie Award 

CCIM wins Tabbie award for best single issue.  CCIM Institute has won a Tabbie award for “Best Single Issue” for the November/December 2016 issue of Commercial Investment Real Estate magazine Trade, Association and Business Publications International (TABPI) presents

US Veterans Enhance Careers with CCIM Veterans Program 

Having recently completed CI102 at CCIM Institute in Chicago, Jeff Guild, Steven Rosa, Jeremy Otto, and Jackson Berry are four of the current U.S. veterans taking advantage of the CCIM Veterans in Real Estate Program. CCIM Institute, in a partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, offers veterans the opportunity to fund their education toward earning the CCIM designation through the GI Bill.

“Through leadership roles, discipline in the field, and organizational skill sets, U.S. veterans have proven themselves in serving our country,” says 2017 CCIM Institute President Robin L. Webb, CCIM. “CCIM Institute courses provide them with further tools that are immediately applicable as they develop their careers in commercial real estate.”

CCIM Institute Announces 2018 Leadership Team 

Posted on Oct. 24, 2017 CCIM Institute, one of the largest commercial real estate networks in the world with chapters in more than 30 global markets, announced its 2018 leadership team at the organization's global conference in Toronto, Oct. 14-18. CCIM Institute confers

166 Commercial Real Estate Pros Earn the Prestigious CCIM Designation 

Posted on Oct. 24, 2017

CCIM's newest 166 designees were honored by CCIM Institute and their local chapter members during a pinning ceremony and cocktail reception on Oct. 17 during CCIM Institute's Annual Governance Meetings at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto. The new CCIMs hail from 39 states, the U.S. commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and Canada, with the highest concentration in Texas, Florida, and California, and have varying years of experience and work in all aspects of the commercial real estate profession.  

“Earning the CCIM designation occurs only after a long and arduous journey which does not end with the pinning,” says 2017 CCIM Institute President Robin L. Webb, CCIM. “It is the beginning of a new and expanded career journey for our new designees which will change their professional lives forever.”

CCIM Makes its Voice Heard on Capitol Hill 

More than 80 CCIM members from across the U.S. participated in the annual Capitol Hill Visit, held during National Association of Realtors Legislative & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C., May 14-19. CCIM Institute's legislative initiatives such as Internal Revenue Code 1031 l

CCIM Leaders Focus on Membership and Collaboration 

Enhancing membership, increasing collaboration with partner organizations, and nurturing global relationships dominated the agendas of the CCIM Institute Board of Directors and governing committees during the organization's Annual Governance Meetings, Oct. 14-18, at the Westin

Aging Population Fuels Steady Demand in Senior Housing Market 

Posted on July 30, 2016 As baby boomers start to age, the need-based facility market holds steady. With an excess of institutional and public capital at the start of 2016, the senior housing market began the year with a slight pause but has now steadied and is poised for l

Southern Nevada CCIM Chapter Members Are Fit to Print 

Magazine insert highlights innovative chapter marketing.   Branding CCIM and its chapter through a 32-page popular, local magazine insert is one of the primary marketing strategies for the Southern Nevada CCIM Chapter.  This annual CCIM Chapter insert in the Ne

Kiernan Conway Named CCIM Institute Chief Economist 

Posted on Oct. 10, 2017

CCIM Institute announced it has named Kiernan “KC” Conway, MAI, CRE, as its chief economist. Conway is the director of research and corporate engagement at the Alabama Center for Real Estate (ACRE) housed within the University of Alabama's Culverhouse College of Commerce. 

“KC Conway is a widely respected economist with extensive experience in commercial real estate investment,” says 2017 CCIM Institute President Robin L. Webb, CCIM. “His decades of research and expertise in the global capital markets, underwriting, analysis, and the regulatory environment is a welcome addition to the knowledge base of CCIM Institute, its instructors, and its members.”

CCIMs Prominent in 2017 NAR National Commercial Awards 

CCIM Institute congratulates the 18 CCIM designees on their selection as 2017 National Commercial Award winners presented by the National Association of REALTORS® for excellence commercial real estate: Frank Amodio, CCIM; Adrian Arriaga, CCIM; Tim Blair, CCIM; Robert Brissie Jr., CCIM; Barbara Davis-Hassan, CCIM; David Denton, CCIM; Louise Frazier, CCIM; Edward Gallacher, CCIM; James Creswell Gardner III, CCIM; Lynn Harris, CCIM; Jeff Hoffman, CCIM; James Lyons, CCIM; Brent Miller, CCIM; Alex Ruggieri, CCIM; Carl Russell, CCIM; Jose Serrano, CCIM; Jim Smith, CCIM; Steven Zacher, CCIM. 

CCIM Members Broaden Their Exposure at 2017 ICSC RECon 

CCIM members broadened their exposure and prestige with nationally based prospective clients by reserving tables in the 2,400-square foot CCIM Institute exhibit booth at ICSC RECon 2017, May 21-24, in Las Vegas.  “Using the resources of CCIM Institute at ICSC ReCon to reinf

Three CCIMs Honored with 2017 Women in Real Estate Awards 

CCIM Institute congratulates Sandy Benak, CCIM, Barbara M. Crane, CCIM, and Soozi Jones Walker, CCIM, on their selection as three of 40 Women in Real Estate award winners by Connect Media. They were selected from a pool of more than 450 nominations for their talent, drive, and fresh ideas. Ten honorees were selected from California, Texas, and New York, with ten additional national winners outside of those states.

“There was a time when there were very few women in the industry,” says Crane. “But women are now helping to shape the future of commercial real estate.”

Retail Expert Teaches Market Analysis at ICSC RECon in Las Vegas 

A feasibility study can help investigate potential outcomes of commercial real estate projects before investing too much time and money, according to CCIM Institute Senior Instructor Gary Ralston, CCIM, CRE, SIOR, who will be speaking at ICSC RECon at the Westgate Hotel in Las Vegas on May 21 at 9 a.m.

“Retail Real Estate Market and Feasibility Analysis” will be based on the user focused CCIM Institute strategic analysis model which includes: location, site, and business analysis; demand and supply analysis; political and legal characteristics; and financial analysis.

CCIM Designation More Relevant Than Ever 

Posted on Aug. 9, 2016 It has been more than 37 years since Christian Johannsen, CCIM, received his CCIM designation in November 1978. As one of the earliest recipients of the CCIM pin, he has seen the relevance of the designation evolve and believes it is even more relevant

CCIM Leaders Focus on Strategic Advancement at the Midyear Meetings 

Strategic direction, enhanced brand promotion, and Toronto 2017 CCIM Global Conference, Oct. 15-16, dominated the agendas of the CCIM Institute Board of Directors and governing committees during the organization's Midyear Meetings, held April 1-5 at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago. While celebrating its 50 years throughout 2017, CCIM leaders are looking ahead to the next 50 years.

“CCIM's golden anniversary is a great time to reflect on how CCIM Institute instructors and designees have advanced the entire commercial real estate industry,” says 2017 CCIM President Robin L. Webb, CCIM. “More relevant are how CCIM Institute continues that tradition for future generations of CCIM designees and members. With many changes occurring in commercial real estate, our strategy is to keep CCIMs at the forefront of the industry in training, networking, and technology.”

Chapter Leadership Training 2017 

On its 50th anniversary year, CCIM Institute hosted more than 140 CCIM chapter leaders for the CCIM Institute 2018 Chapter Leadership Training event at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Fla. Chapter officers and administrators attended best practice forums, met with national leadership, and networked with fellow CCIMs.  

The highlights of this year's annual event included: a leadership panel featuring current and future CCIM Institute presidents; a President's Cup winning strategies panel; speaker Jay Olshonsky, president of NAI Global; and a keynote address on industry disruption from KC Conway, senior vice president of credit risk management for SunTrust Bank in Atlanta. 

CCIM Institute and FIABCI-USA Form Collaborative Partnership 

Posted on Sept. 26, 2017 Commercial real estate's premier professional organization establishes a partnership with the International Real Estate Federation.  Celebrating its 50th anniversary, CCIM Institute further enhanced its global presence with a partnership agre

Iowa Chapter Plays Pivotal Role at Iowa Commercial Real Estate Expo 

As the largest and most comprehensive networking and educational event of its kind in the state, the 20th Anniversary Iowa Commercial Real Estate Expo, Sept. 27, attracted more than 40 exhibitors and speakers with more than 400 real estate professionals in attendance. Sponsore

U.S. Veterans Utilize New CCIM Vets in Real Estate Initiative 

Posted on June 14, 2016 Matthew Mellott and Matthew Kirchoff are two of the newest U.S. veterans to take advantage of the CCIM Vets in Real Estate program. CCIM Institute, in a partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, offers vets the opportunity to fund their

Jeff Lyon, CCIM, SIOR, Brings Victor Lyon and Alvin Wolff Endowed Professorships to the University of Washington 

Funded with aid and guidance from The CCIM Foundation, the Victor Lyon and Alvin Wolff Endowed Professorships were originally established at Washington State University more than 25 years ago. Victor's son, 2018 Vice President of the CCIM Foundation Board of Directors, Jeff Lyon, CCIM, SIOR, was integral in transferring funds to the current Victor Lyon and Alvin Wolff Endowed Professorships at the University of Washington Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies. As a past CCIM Institute instructor and champion of university programs, Jeff continues his father's legacy of supporting commercial real estate education.  

Conceived by CCIM Institute founding father Victor L. Lyon, CCIM, and others, the CCIM Foundation sought to support advanced real estate academics, research, and provide scholarships in the commercial real estate industry. As the son of one of the original small group of CCIM instructors, Jeff always knew he wanted to pursue real estate and be involved with CCIM Institute. 

CCIM Institute Announces 2017 Leadership Team 

CCIM Institute, one of the largest commercial real estate networks in the world with chapters in more than 30 global markets, announced its 2017 leadership team at the organization's annual conference in Atlanta, Oct. 24-28. CCIM Institute confers the Certified Commercial Inve

Steven R. Price, CCIM, Awarded Prestigious Service Award 

Steven R. Price, CCIM, was honored with the prestigious Jay W. Levine Award for Distinguished Service by CCIM Institute. Price was honored during CCIM Institute's Midyear Governance Meetings at the Fairmont Chicago in Chicago. A commercial real estate broker from Colorado Spri

Two CCIMs Inducted into RPAC Hall of Fame 

National Association of Realtors honors two CCIMs at Midyear Meetings in Washington, D.C. Two CCIM designees were inducted into the 2015 Realtors Political Action Committee Hall of Fame at the May 10 ceremony during the National Association of Realtors' Midyear Meetings in

Engaging the Learner: Notes from 2017 CCIM Instructor Training Seminar 

More than 40 CCIM Institute instructors gathered at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Fla., July 29-31, for the 2017 Instructor Training Seminar. The annual instructor training provides CCIM core course instructors with innovative and relevant training to create enhanced learning experiences for students. 

This year's instructor training emphasized creativity in teaching with the theme, “Engage the Learner.” The new approach received an overwhelming positive response from all instructors.