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ReFocus on the Future 

CCIM Members This final column as your CCIM Institute president ends a challenging but exciting year. Many markets are starting to bounce back. Property is becoming more attractive and gaining attention from a diverse group of investors, according to the

Turn on the Power 

CCIM Members Are you ready for a brighter 2010? Then turn on the power of the new CCIM education. More than three years in the making, the new CCIM curriculum is designed to build your critical thinking skills, accelerate your

When the Going Gets Tough 

In many markets across the U.S. and around the globe, commercial investment real estate is holding its own and even thriving. However, some areas of the U.S. are in different stages and varying intensities of a downward economic cycle, which

The Designation Difference 

Commercial investment real estate professionals continually strive to differentiate their businesses and the services they provide. The CCIM designation is a distinct advantage that is exclusive to an estimated 6 percent of industry professionals. For those who are members of

Connect With Colleagues 

In today’s commercial real estate industry, sharpening your skills and building your network are essential to remain competitive in the marketplace. The CCIM & IREM Success Series 2007 conference, Oct. 19–20 in San Antonio, is an ideal opportunity to achieve

Easy Access 

CCIM Members Like me, I’m sure you know colleagues who are interested in the CCIM designation but don’t have the time or schedule to commit to the program. Now we’re making it easier for industry professionals to accelerate their participation

Going Global 

CCIM Members In May, 35 new designees were pinned in Warsaw, Poland, and 45 new members in Moscow. Both events gave me the opportunity to represent the institute not only as an instructor but also as the president. These designees

The Foundation's Future 

When hurricanes devastated the Gulf Coast in August 2005, CCIM Institute’sleadership rallied to identify the support and resources they could marshal to help real estate professionals get back into business. A key initiative allowed local CCIM chapters to host the

Policy Watch 

CCIM Members CCIM Institute’s legislative advocacy for the commercial real estate industry is a vital member benefit. Through our affiliation with the National Association of Realtors and our partnership with the Institute of Real Estate Management, CCIM is part of

Raise Your Voice 

CCIM Members On May 5, CCIM Institute members and their colleagues from the Institute of Real Estate Management will go to Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress. You need to be there. No matter what your role in

Renew Today 

CCIM Members As your 2011 president, I look forward to next year with excitement and hope. There are definite signs that the recovery will begin in earnest, expanding into the secondary markets and smaller cities where many CCIMs do business.

Renew and Be Ready 

CCIM Members Industry experts predict that 2010 will be unlike any other year in commercial real estate history. As the market reaches bottom, the real opportunities will be revealed. Be prepared and face 2010 with a strength others don&rsquo t

Relief Efforts Continue 

Months have passed since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. While the damage occurred overnight, the recovery will require years of planning, support, and hard work. I commend the CCIM Institute and its members for the unyielding support we as

Research Adds Value 

Commercial real estate is a highly competitive business, and professionals who don't utilize top notch industry information simply can't compete effectively. That's one of the reasons why CCIM Institute members are leading industry producers we have access to critical tools

Educating Designees 

One of the three primary objectives of the institute's strategic plan is to "provide the highest quality education for commercial and investment real estate professionals." There's no doubt among industry professionals that our designation program fulfills this mandate. CCIM Institute

Creative Collaborations 

The commercial real estate industry has come a long way in just a few years. Gone are the days when brokers kept their trade secrets under wraps, preferring not to discuss their business operations and strategies, much less their listings.

Tech Tools Are Key 

An online search of the word technology generates 1.8 billion results — but that’s not surprising. The proliferation of computers, the Internet, various types of software, and hand held communication devices has had a dramatic impact on all our lives.

Invest in Main Street 

As I begin my term as CCIM Institute president, I recall how this organization and its members have stepped up to the challenges of past economic downturns. It&rsquo s a scenario that is being repeated this year CCIM Institute has

Leverage Your Membership 

The waning U.S. dollar, unpredictable economy, and financial market upheaval have us all searching for ways to maximize our business. Though it&rsquo s easy to become overwhelmed in these challenging times, CCIMs and candidates who are working toward the designation

N.E.T. Working for You 

Commercial real estate is a great industry to be working in today Markets are performing well, capital is flowing, and opportunities for expansion are plentiful. But strong market fundamentals are not the only reason why commercial real estate is growing

CCIM Makes Strides 

Many in the commercial investment real estate industry may look back on 2008 and remember the challenges this year held. Despite this, it&rsquo s important to remind ourselves of the positive accomplishments we&rsquo ve made this year. As my term

CCIM Charts Future Course 

Commercial real estate is a goal oriented business. Yet as the industry and markets evolve, organizations must evaluate their objectives and methods for meeting those goals to ensure they function to their greatest potential. Currently the CCIM Institute is in

Advancing Education 

The CCIM Institute has pro&shy vided the commercial real estate industry&rsquo s premier educational resources since 1969. While many of the core invest&shy ment principles taught in CCIM courses are timeless, today&rsquo s busi&shy ness climate constantly is evolving, which

Changes Ahead 

Each year brings new challenges in commercial real estate, but along with them come new opportunities. It is precisely these opportunities that will add value to your CCIM Institute membership this year and well into the future. I'm honored to

CCIM Moves Forward 

At the October 2006 board of directors meeting, the ceremonial gavel was passed to me as CCIM Institute's 2007 president. Having been involved with the institute since receiving my designation in 1979, during these years I assisted in several of