NAMED ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS


MISSISSIPPI CCIM CHAPTER

Following are the Named Endowed Scholarships that are fully funded by the Mississippi CCIM Chapter to honor individuals for their outstanding service to their CCIM chapter, the commercial real estate industry, and their communities.

Leland Speed Scholarship
Established – 12/28/2016
Leland Speed photoLeland R. Speed is a Chairman of EastGroup Properties, a real estate investment trust, specializing in the development, ownership and operation of industrial properties, and as Chairman of Parkway Properties, a REIT specializing in the ownership and operation of office buildings in the Sun Belt and Chicago. He also serves as Chairman of Delta Industries. Most recently, Mr. Speed was Executive Director of the Mississippi Development Authority, the state’s lead economic development agency. Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Speed graduated from the Jackson public school system, received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from Georgia Tech, and was awarded the MBA Degree from Harvard Business School.

Scholarship Value: $1,000

Scholarship Used Toward:
CCIM Core Course

Past Recipients:
David Mosal – 2017

Walter D. Becker Jr. CCIM Scholarship
Established – 09/05/2007
Walter D. Becker Jr. photo
Walter Becker Jr., CCIM, of Madison, Mississippi, has been the owner of Commercial Real Estate Services since 1985, and specializes in commercial and industrial properties throughout Mississippi. He was designated as a CCIM in 1982.



Scholarship Value: $1,000

Scholarship Used Toward:
CCIM Core Course

Past Recipients:
Pat Mashburn – 2008
Pat Mashburn – 2009
Brian Chadwick – 2010
Shelton Bounds – 2013
Allen Carr – 2014
Gerald Peoples – 2015
Andrew Bush – 2017

BankPlus Scholarship
Established – 09/24/2013
Bank Plus logo
BankPlus was founded in 1909 as Citizens Bank & Trust Company (CB&T) in Belzoni, Mississippi. CB&T grew to include locations in central Mississippi and the Delta, and was renamed BankPlus in 1994. BankPlus now has over $2 billion in total assets and 60 offices in 33 Mississippi communities, and has been the leading sponsor of the Mississippi CCIM Chapter for over 10 years.


Scholarship Value: $1,000

Scholarship Used Toward:
CCIM Core Course

Past Recipients:
Brett Bailey – 2014
Jared Carlson – 2015
Harrison Putt – 2017

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