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PRESIDENT’ S DESK Media Momentum a As one of the world’s most prestigious commercial real estate educa- tion and networking organizations, CCIM Institute continues to raise the prof le of its members. From stories in local and regional media outlets to a commercial that aired on Fox Business News in up to 30 million households in 240 markets, CCIM is being recognized as the global standard for professional achievement in commercial real estate. Promoting the CCIM designation and the value CCIMs bring to the marketplace is one of my top goals for 2013, and the Institute’s emphasis on this initiative has yielded a variety of opportunities. For instance, CCIM’s corporate video, which was released in May, provides an excep- tional overview of the Institute. Take a few minutes to watch this video on CCIM’s YouTube channel. In addition, New York mayoral candidate John Catsi- matidis spoke at the June New York City Metro CCIM Chapter luncheon. T is opportunity for CCIM members to network with a top business professional has value for the entire organization. At another high-prof le industry event, the National Real Estate Investor High Net Worth Investor Conference, I was interviewed by NREI’s editor on how CCIM’s investment analysis insights of er a highly skilled approach to serving high net worth investors. T rough the f rst half of 2013, more than 125 million unique viewers have seen CCIM Institute or designees highlighted in print and online media pieces. T is fall, a CCIM designation promotion campaign will be launched via print and Web advertisements in several key industry media sources, including NREI, GlobeSt.com, and Real Estate Forum. CCIM strives to elevate your prof le as a designee. Now, do your part: Update your prof le information in Find a Professional and in November, renew your dues for 2014 to keep CCIM working on your behalf in the future. Sincerely, Wayne D’Amico, CCIM 2013 CCIM Institute President wdamico@ccim.net @wdccim 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 Quarterly 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 2013 CCIM Membership Survey Only CCIM.com @ Network with your fellow CCIMs at CCIM Live! Oct. 25-26 in Denver. Register at live2013.ccim.com. 2 September | October | 2013 Commercial Investment Real Estate