Commercial Investment Real Estate May/June 2017 - Page 4

PRESIDENT’S D ESK Multiple Connections n a world of increasingly virtual connections, CCIM Insti- tute is committed to providing multiple venues for members to meet clients and colleagues face-to-face. CCIM Institute recognizes the value of facilitating personal interactions for its members at both a national and international level. One of the best venues is CCIM Institute’s prominent exhibit booth at ICSC RECon in Las Vegas, May 22–24, with plenty of tables for CCIM designees to meet with their clients and to showcase the CCIM brand. More than 37,000 attendees, 1,200 exhibitors, and participants from 58 countries are expected to attend the premier international conference for the retail industry. At the CCIM exhibit booth, CCIMs also can attend a cocktail reception to meet more participants and STDB demonstrations to learn new applications. In March, CCIM leaders met with many global industry participants at MIPIM, March 14–17, in Cannes, France. With 24,000 participants from more than 100 countries, cultivating relationships allows CCIM lead- ers to facilitate global business opportunities for our members. At the annual CCIM Institute Midyear Governance Meet- ings, April 1–5, in Chicago, 164 new CCIM designees were pinned, adding to recent CCIM designee pinning ceremonies that included 52 in China; 31 in South Korea; 35 in Taiwan; and 28 in Japan. In addition to committee meetings, instructor training, and networking events, CCIM held interactive sessions and a museum exhibit celebrating CCIM’s 50 years, highlighting the Institute’s groundbreaking training and technology through the years. Our strategic alliance with ALM — publishers of Real Estate Forum magazine and GlobeSt.com, as well as organizers of RealShare conferences — continued with a cover feature in Real Estate Forum’s 2017 January/February issue highlighting 50 years of CCIM Institute and what the future may bring. Facilitating national and international networking opportuni- ties while promoting the CCIM designation continues to take priority as CCIM Institute celebrates its 50th anniversary year. We hope members take advantage of these golden opportunities to enhance their businesses. As a CCIM Institute Member, you have 13,000 commercial real estate professionals at your fingertips who can help you: Build business relationships Promote your expertise Close more transactions I As a CCIM Designee, you can Increase your business. CCIM Designees average 42% more transactions than the typical brokerage specialist. Benefit from CCIM Institute’s National Designation Promotion Campaign. The CCIM designation is continuously promoted to top-level industry executives at local and national events, such as RealShare conferences – a platform for connecting with influential professionals who hire CCIMs. Top CCIM Member Benefits STDB.com – access to Esri-powered demographics and mapping tools Ward Center for Real Estate Studies – discounted education and professional development programs CCIM DealShare – members-only property marketing platform CCIM Connect – private social media platform FindaCCIM.com – online member directory “ All of my clients know that I am a CCIM and how it benefits them. They see the level of sophistication and the quality of the information that I provide, and that keeps them coming back to me for repeat business. – Nick Miner, CCIM ” Robin L. Webb, CCIM 2017 CCIM Institute President rwebb@realvest.com 2 May | June 2017 COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT REAL ESTATE