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As a member of the CCIM Institute, you are fortunate to have a strong
legislative advocate working on your behalf. CCIM, in conjunction
with the National Association of Realtors and the Institute of Real
Estate Management, is one of the most active voices on all aspects of
real estate-related public policy at the local, state, and national levels.
A look at CCIM’s legislative accomplishments over the past year
illustrates the value of this important member benef t. T e Institute
participated in several coalitions related to proposed federal rules on
credit risk retention and commercial mortgage-backed securities. It also
championed legislation to provide favorable direction on
the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s proposed
rules and extension of the Small Business Administra-
tion’s 504 loan ref nancing program and the National
Flood Insurance Program. In the fall, CCIM shared a
U.S. Presidential Voting Guide to help members under-
stand the candidates’ initiatives that had an impact on
the commercial real estate industry.
Perhaps the most large-scale legislative ef ort CCIM puts forth each
year is the Capitol Hill Visit in the spring. CCIM invites you to join us
for this critical day on April 10 in Washington, D.C., where you will
have an opportunity to share insights on the legislative issues af ecting
commercial real estate with inf uential members of Congress. In addi-
tion, CCIM chapters that send an of cial representative to the Hill Visit
will receive a $500 reimbursement for travel expenses.
I invite you to make your voice heard at the 11th annual Capitol Hill
Visit and in your local and state legislative arenas by working with your
CCIM Chapter. Take advantage of the benef ts available to you through
the CCIM Institute and display your CCIM designation. Remember
that CCIM is your opportunity to excel.
Wayne D’Amico, CCIM
2013 CCIM Institute President
The Top 10 CCIM Member Beneﬁ ts
CCIM membership gives industry professionals the
resources they need to succeed. Here are the 10
beneﬁ ts CCIM members value most.*
1. CCIM Designation Promotion. National
advertising, marketing, and public relations
campaigns promote the value of the CCIM brand
and the beneﬁ ts of working with a CCIM.
2. STDBonline.com. STDB is a one-stop shop for
valuable site-speciﬁ c demographic analysis tools.
3. CCIM.com. Find CCIM news, events, and
education, membership, and networking
information in one place.
4. Find a Professional Directory. Industry
professionals looking to do business with CCIMs
can ﬁ nd designees in every market and specialty
at CCIM.com/ﬁ nd-a-pro.
5. Commercial Investment Real Estate (CIRE).
CCIM’s award-winning magazine is a bimonthly
source for analysis and insight into all facets of
commercial investment real estate.
6. CCIM Chapters. CCIM’s 57 local afﬁ liates help
members expand networks and build relationships
in their home markets.
7. CCIM Market Trends Report. This online report
provides national and regional real estate
transaction analyses, an economic outlook, and a
survey of CCIM member activity for every quarter.
8. Member Discounts. CCIM members enjoy access
to the National Association of Realtors Discount
and Afﬁ nity Program, which includes the Realtors
Federal Credit Union and special offers on
insurance, travel, and more.
9. Life After the Pin Program. CCIM designees can
refresh their skills by taking one CCIM designation
course per year at a reduced tuition rate.
10. Lobbying and Legislation. CCIM is part of a public
policy team that monitors local, state, and federal
legislative and regulatory developments. Members
have access to a database of state legislation.
But the value of CCIM membership doesn’t stop at
10. Go to CCIM.com to ﬁ nd all the resources that put
CCIM members ahead of the game in every market.
*Based on responses to the 2011 CCIM Membership Survey
Find out how the Realtors Political Action Committee beneﬁ ts
CCIM members at http://bit.ly/13xmmJW.
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