NAMED ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS


KANSAS & MISSOURI CCIM CHAPTERS

Following are the Named Endowed Scholarships that are fully funded by the Kansas and Missouri CCIM Chapters: Kansas CCIM Chapter, Kansas City CCIM Chapter, and St. Louis CCIM Chapter to honor individuals for their outstanding service to their CCIM chapter, the commercial real estate industry, and their communities.

KANSAS CCIM CHAPTER

Darrell Leason Scholarship
Established – 04/16/2020
Darrell Leason photoDarrell Leason began his real estate career in 1958 working for Colby Sandlian. Mr. Leason worked for Sandlian Realty for twelve years, before striking out on his own in 1970 forming Brokers Investment Corporation with Jack R. Hunt and James R. Burns At one point, Brokers Investment Corporation was the largest commercial real estate firm in Wichita. In 2015, Mr. Leason received the Wichita Business Journal’s Commercial Transaction of the Year award as well as the Kansas CCIM/Wichita State University Lifetime Achievement Award for Commercial Real Estate. Mr. Leason was not motivated by awards but always sought to create “win/win” transactions. Mr. Leason passed away in 2016 after 57 years as a commercial and investment real estate broker, exchanger, real estate problem solver and developer. He was an active member of the Kansas Chapter of CCIM, the National Council of Exchangers and the Society of Exchange Counselors.

Scholarship Value: $1,000

Scholarship Used Toward:
CCIM Core Course

Jack R. Hunt CCIM Scholarship
Established – 01/08/2009
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Jack Hunt, CCIM, of Wichita, Kansas, received a Purple Heart during World War II. His career included building over 500 homes, developing and building shopping centers, apartments, mobile home parks, nursing homes, and a multitude of real estate interests throughout the U.S. Jack received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kansas CCIM Chapter in 2006. He passed away in 2008 at 86 years of age.

Scholarship Value: $2,000

Scholarship Used Toward:
CCIM Core Course (or other course deemed appropriate by the chapter)

Past Recipients:
Scott Harper – 2011
Don Piros – 2012
Kristin Stang – 2013
Daniel Moeder – 2014
Jake Ramstack – 2015
Trent Garman – 2016
Ryan Al Sharieh – 2017

Colby Sandlian CCIM Scholarship
Established – 03/01/2015
Colby SandianColby Sandlian, CCIM, S.E.C., of Wichita, Kansas, has been in the commercial investment real estate business for a career spanning over 50 years, having developed everything from strip centers and service stations in the 1950’s to self-storage facilities starting in the 1970’s. His career includes activities in all aspects of the real estate brokerage industry, as well as the ownership and development of various investment properties and income producing real estate. In 2005, Colby received the first annual Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kansas CCIM Chapter and the Wichita State University Center for Real Estate.

Scholarship Value: $1,000

Scholarship Used Toward:
CCIM Core Course (or other course deemed appropriate by the chapter)

Past Recipients:
Kameron Rich – 2015
Blake Heiman – 2016
Ben Gartner – 2017

KANSAS CITY CCIM CHAPTER

Charles C. Connely, IV CCIM Scholarship
Established – 04/01/2019
Charles C. Connely photoCharles C. (Chuck) Connely, IV, CCIM, CFP, CPM is the Director of the Lewis White Real Estate Center at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he is an Associate Teaching professor where he teaches real estate and finance. He is also the President of C.C. Connely & Associates that specializes in new commercial real estate development opportunities including manufacturing, warehouse/distribution, retail, office, municipal and entertainment properties. Chuck has served on the CCIM Institute board of directors for over ten years and is the 2020 Treasurer. He is a past President of the CCIM Kansas City Chapter.
Scholarship Value: $1,000

Scholarship Used Toward:
Junior, Senior, or Graduate real estate student at University of Missouri – Kansas City Bloch School of Management

Kansas City Future Leaders Scholarship
Established – 4/10/2018
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This scholarship was established to assist current members of the Kansas City CCIM Chapter in their pursuit of the CCIM designation.


Scholarship Value: $1,000

Scholarship Used Toward:
CCIM Core Course

Walt Clements CCIM Scholarship
Established – 12/17/2013
Walt Clements photo Walt Clements, of Highland Park, Illinois, is a 40-year veteran of commercial real estate and development. He has worked as an assistant professor and consultant to the Lewis White Real Estate Center at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and an adjunct professor for the University of Denver, University of St. Thomas, and New York University. Walt has been an Instructor for CCIM Institute since 1980, having taught in eleven countries and led rewrite teams for CCIM courses. He is a graduate of the Jay W. Levine Leadership Development Academy and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the CCIM Institute from 2015-2016.

Scholarship Value: $1,000

Scholarship Used Toward:
CCIM Core Course

Past Recipients:
Ted Odell – 2014
Thavis Gage – 2015
Ferdinand Niemann – 2016
Kale Joyce – 2017

Kansas City CCIM Chapter Past Presidents Scholarship
Established – 12/17/2013
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This scholarship was funded by CCIM Foundation and past presidents of the Kansas City CCIM Chapter.


Scholarship Value: $1,000

Scholarship Used Toward:
CCIM Core Course

Past Recipients:
Marcy Ritter – 2014
Guneet Gorawara – 2015
John Hoefer – 2016
Daniel Moye – 2017

ST. LOUIS CCIM CHAPTER

Steven V. Jacquemin CCIM Scholarship
Established – 07/27/2017
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Steve Jacquemin, CCIM, has been a part of the commercial real estate industry for over 35 years. Prior to real estate brokerage, Steve was a managing partner of a New York based CMBS lender. Steve has been an active CCIM member since 2001 and has been an integral part of the St. Louis Chapter Board of Directors since 2006. He served as the St. Louis Chapter President in 2012, was named the St. Louis 2013 CCIM Member of the Year. Most recently, Steve served as Regional Vice President of the CCIM Institute.

Scholarship Value: $1,000

Scholarship Used Toward:
CCIM Core Course

James K. Rosen CCIM Scholarship
Scholarship #1 Established – 10/20/2014
Scholarship #2 Established – 10/29/2015
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Jim Rosen, CCIM, of Chesterfield, Missouri is Vice President of Brokerage for Pace Properties, specializing in leasing, landlord and tenant representation, and disposition of retail properties. He is an accomplished instructor for CCIM Institute receiving numerous awards including CI-101 Senior Instructor of the Year, CI-103 Senior Instructor of the Year, and The People’s Choice Award. Jim he has also served as both Assistant Dean and Dean of the College of Financial Analysis for the ICSC University of Shopping Centers program.

Scholarships Value: $1,000

Scholarships Used Toward:
CI 101

Past Recipients:
Daniel Lesinski – 2015
Alexia Anderson – 2016
James Van Iseghem III – 2017
Jason Thomas – 2017
Mallorie Owens – 2017

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