In 2016, we launched the Leadership Society which recognizes those who have generously donated to the CCIM Foundation. The society recognizes four levels of donors who’ve contributed $1,000 or more to the CCIM Foundation:
- PLATINUM - $20,000 or more
- GOLD - $10,000-$19,999
- SILVER - $5,000-$9,999
- BRONZE - $1,000-$4,999
NAMED ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP HONOREES
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Bill Barnhill, CCIM, PhD., of Mobile, Alabama, has been involved in commercial real estate business for over 36 years and received the CCIM designation in 1981. Bill is a past president of the Alabama CCIM Chapter and was instrumental in starting the chapter’s Gulf Coast District. He is also a past president of the Alabama Real Estate Securities and Syndication Institute. Bill is currently President of Omega Properties, Inc., a commercial real estate management and brokerage firm.
Tom Crawford of Birmingham, Alabama, is Chairman of The Title Group Incorporated, which he founded in 1984. He was one of the founding board members of the CCIM Alabama Chapter, and has been an active member and supporter for over 30 years.
Chad Thomas Hagwood of Birmingham, Alabama, is Senior Vice President of Originations for Capital One Multifamily Finance. Over the course of his career, he has closed in excess of $5.7 billion in commercial real estate transactions and is consistently ranked as one of the industry’s leading loan originators. Chad has been an active member and supporter for many years of the Alabama CCIM Chapter, and currently serves on the Board of Directors.
John Lauriello, CCIM, of Birmingham, Alabama, is Principal of Southpace Properties, a company he co-founded in 1984 and now the largest independent commercial real estate firm in the state. He was one of the founding board members of the CCIM Alabama Chapter and has been active with commercial real estate in metro Birmingham since 1978, achieving more than $400,000,000 of leasing and sales activity and $250,000,000 of development activity.
Troy McClendon, CCIM, of Millbrook, Alabama, was the founder of a successful self storage business and served as a member of the Army National Guard. He was a founding board member and President of the Alabama CCIM Chapter, and also a CCIM instructor for over 30 years. Troy passed away in 2013 at 72 years of age.
Bill Moss, CCIM, of Birmingham, Alabama, is Associate Broker of Southpace Properties. He is a founding board member and past president of the Alabama CCIM Chapter, and has been a CCIM instructor for over 30 years. Bill is also a past president of the Greater Birmingham Association of Homebuilders.
Cotten Volman, CCIM, of Mountain Brook, Alabama, was a board member of the Alabama CCIM Chapter. Cotton graduated from the University of Alabama in 1994, being awarded a Bachelors of Science degree in Finance with a concentration in real estate. He passed away in 2013 at 40 years of age leaving behind his wife and two young daughters. At the time of his passing, Cotton was a mortgage banking executive with Capital Advisors in Birmingham.
Charlie White of Birmingham, Alabama, is a Partner with MCW Development. He has been a CCIM instructor for almost 20 years, and is one of the founding members and a past president of the Alabama CCIM Chapter.
David Miller, CCIM has been in real estate for 42 years, 35 years in Commercial Title Insurance Sales. He was the President of the Central Arizona Chapter of CCIM in 2003 and again in 2015. He is the only person to ever receive the CCIM designation based on his title company experience. He was President of the Arizona Commercial Mortgage Lenders Association (ACMLA) for the 2014-2015 term. Dave has served on numerous boards and committees over the years including First Business Bank, NAIOP, CCIM, ACMLA, ICSC, BIA (CA), NACORE and the Men’s Art Council (Phoenix Art Museum).
Tim Hatlestad, CCIM, of Scottsdale, Arizona, was a CCIM instructor, the Institute’s 2008 President, and graduate of the Jay W. Levine Leadership Development Academy. He was a Broker/Owner with RE/MAX , and served as President of the Arizona Association of REALTORS in 2005. Tim passed away in 2011 and is remembered for his tireless promotion of the designation, as well as service to his chapter and the Institute.
James is the Senior Commercial Associate Broker for Realty Executives International, Tucson, Arizona, USA. He received an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts, a B.S.B.A. Degree in Hospitality Management, and then his MBA. Mr. Robertson then secured his Arizona Real Estate Broker’s License and capped it off with his CCIM Designation. Mr. Robertso’s CCIM experiences include 2014 Chapter President, 2014 Vice Chairman, and 2015 Chairman International Activities Committee and 2016 – 2018 Board of Directors Member.
George Larsen, CCIM, of Tucson, Arizona, is an emeritus senior instructor for CCIM Institute, and has over 35 years experience in the commercial real estate industry. As Co-owner and Broker of Larsen Baker since 1993, he has been responsible for acquisitions, construction, leasing, and management of a commercial property portfolio in excess of 2 million square feet.
Carmela Ma, CCIM, of Beverly Hills, California, is the Founder of CJM Associates, a company specializes in real estate investment, advisement and global transactions. She has conducted business in more than 30 countries including projects in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Carmela is a senior instructor for CCIM Institute, and has also held several faculty and committee positions with the National Association of Realtors®.
Mary Dee Karp, CCIM, of Walnut Creek, California, was the President and Founder of Mary Dee Karp & Associates. She earned the CCIM designation in 1972, and was a strong supporter of CCIM Foundation and its predecessor, the CCIM Scholarship Committee. In addition to being generous with her time and expertise, Mary Dee is the only Foundation patron to have multiple named endowed scholarships with five in her honor. Prior to her passing in 2014, she was a Honorary Member of the CCIM Foundation’s Board of Directors for five years.
James Darr, CCIM, of San Diego, California, was involved with commercial real estate for 50 years until his passing in 2015. He was instrumental in establishing the San Diego CCIM Chapter, as well as the Commercial Investment Real Estate Association (CIREA) which was the predecessor to CCIM Institute. James was an instructor for both CIREA and the original San Diego Exchange Group. Over the years, he provided valuable support to the San Diego CCIM Chapter, and was a life member of both the chapter and Institute.
Gene Trowbridge, Esq., CCIM, is a California licensed attorney whose law practice focuses on syndication of commercial and investment real estate. Awarded the CCIM designation in 1977, he has served as a member of the CCIM faculty since 1979. Gene has served three times as the President of the Greater Southern California CCIM Chapter.
Phil Nesrallah, CCIM, of Ottawa, Ontario, was the President and Broker of Nescorp Realty Ltd. After achieving the CCIM designation in 1988, he became a CCIM instructor and taught throughout Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Puerto Rico, and China. Phil passed away in 2010.
Sandy Shindleman, CCIM, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, is President of Shindico, a company that he founded in 1975 which is active across Canada in development, tenant representation, and brokerage. He became a CCIM instructor in 1980, and has instructed throughout North America, Europe and Asia on behalf of the Institute. Sandy is a past president of CCIM Foundation.
Wayne D’Amico is President and Principal of Property Politics, a commercial real estate advisory firm based in Essex, CT. D’Amico served as President CCIM Institute in 2013 and was a member of the 2003 Charter Class of the Jay W. Levine Leadership Development Academy. He was president of the Connecticut CCIM Chapter in 2002, Region 11 Regional Vice President in 2004 and was a founding director of the New York City Metro CCIM Chapter formed in 2008.
Bob Ward, CCIM, of Orlando, Florida, became a CCIM instructor in 1972 and has been an invaluable asset to the Institute though his many contributions to its education program. The Institute’s non-designation education program was created in 2007 and, honoring Bob’s dedication and overall hard work with the education department, was named The Robert L. Ward Center for Real Estate Studies. Bob is also a past president of CCIM Institute.
The Central Florida CCIM District established an endowed scholarship to enable recipients to attain industry-leading commercial real estate education.
Paul White, CCIM, CPM, CSM, RPA, of Miami, Florida, is a graduate of Georgia Tech with over 40 years experience in the real estate industry. He is currently the Managing Director of KW Commercial in Miami-Dade County, leading their commercial real estate brokerage operations, and also President of Paul L. White & Associates, a commercial real estate consulting company providing training and expert services to property owners, insurance companies and legal professionals. Paul has served two terms as President of the Miami CCIM District, and was President of the Florida CCIM Chapter in 2010.
Bob White, CCIM, of Fort Myers, Florida, has been active in real estate sales since 1973 and a principal real estate broker since 1975. He earned the CCIM professional designation in 1982, and served as President of the Southwest Florida CCIM District in 1994 and 2002. Bob been a successful leader for several real estate companies, and is now Senior Vice President at Lee & Associates.
Roger Broderick, CCIM, of Pinellas Park, Florida, is the owner of Broderick & Associates and has over 40 years of successful broad-based experience in the real estate. He is a past president of both the Florida CCIM Chapter and CCIM Foundation, and graduate of the Jay W. Levine Leadership Development Academy.
Wayne Kleinstiver, LTC (R), CCIM, of Vero Beach, Florida, is a Life Member of the CCIM Institute, a graduate of Colorado College and the US Army Command and General Staff College, with over 35 years’ experience in commercial real estate. He was the 2008 President of the Florida CCIM Chapter, served four terms as President of the East Coast CCIM District, and was Realtor of the Year (1996) and President of the Realtors Association of Indian River County, Florida (1999). He served two combat infantry tours in Vietnam (1966-1970), and commanded the 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry in the divided city of Berlin, Germany (1978-80).
Bob White, CCIM, of Atlanta, Georgia, is an agent with Adams Commercial Real Estate. Before entering the commercial real estate industry, he served as a Lieutenant in the Marine Corps, and then worked 20 years as a Geological Engineer and Geophysicist. Bob is an active member of the Georgia CCIM Chapter, currently serving as the Candidate Guidance Chair.
Edward A. Walsh, CCIM of Macon, Georgia served as president of Georgia CCIM Chapter in 1997. Ed was a graduate of The University of Georgia and earned his MBA from Georgia College and State University. In 1994 Mr. Walsh co-founded The Summit Group, a full-service commercial real estate firm serving Macon and middle Georgia. Mr. Walsh passed away in 2015 at 55 from a brain tumor and is survived by his wife and two daughters.
Kevin K. McBride of Cumming, Georgia served as Georgia CCIM Chapter’s finance manager from 2008 until 2015. Kevin, a native of New York, earned a BA from Molloy College in Rockville Centre, New York and an MBA from Kennesaw State University in Georgia. In addition to his duties for Georgia CCIM Kevin was the controller for First Colony Financial Corporation for nearly fifteen years and the part-time controller of the Lionheart School, a school for autistic children co-founded by his wife Victoria in 2000. Mr. McBride passed away in 2015 from a rare form of leukemia and is survived by his wife, son and daughter.
Allen Johnson, CCIM, of Honolulu, Hawaii, was a World War II veteran and CCIM instructor. He managed his own real estate exchange business for several decades, and was one of the founding members of the Hawaii CCIM Chapter. Allen passed away in 2006.
Jimmy Trask, CCIM, of Kailua, Hawaii, developed shopping centers, retail complexes and office buildings, as well as residential projects. He was a CCIM senior instructor, and one of the founding members of the Hawaii CCIM Chapter. Jimmy passed away in 2007.
Steve Cannariato, CCIM, has been selling, leasing, and developing commercial real estate since 1980. For thirty years, Cannariato has taught CCIM courses throughout the U.S. and Canada. He was the CCIM Institute’s Instructor of the Year in 1997, CI 101 Instructor of the Year in 2012, and CI 103 Instructor of the Year in 1999, 2000, and 2009. Cannariato has also served on numerous CCIM Institute course curriculum development and rewriting teams. Cannariato earned his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and his master’s degree from Boise State University.
Joe Fisher, CCIM, of Indianapolis, Indiana, is President of Fisher Investment Real Estate, a company specializing in real estate investment, development and consulting. He has been an instructor with the CCIM Institute since 1980 teaching in the U.S., China, Korea, U.K., Poland and Russia. Joe is a graduate of the Jay W. Levine Leadership Development Academy and was CCIM Institute President in 2007.
John Keepper was born in Waukegan on Oct. 17, 1938. After graduating from Lake Forest College in 1961, he attended OCS in Newport, RI and was commissioned in the US Navy as a missile fire control officer aboard the USS Topeka. John spent his business career as a commercial real estate broker, both with his own company and with CB Richard Ellis and Coldwell Banker Commercial. He was the founding president of the Illinois chapter of the CCIM. Mr. Keepper passed away on August 18, 2012.
Patricia Tesluk, CCIM, entered the commercial real estate industry in 1991 and is the Vice President of Veritas Realty, where she directs the Corporate Retail Services division. Designated as a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) in 1997, Tesluk was the Indiana CCIM Chapter President in 2001, has served on CCIM Institute’s Board of Directors and numerous committees, and graduated from the Institute’s Jay W. Levine Leadership Development Academy in 2006. Tesluk is currently a member of the CCIM Foundation Board of Directors, serving as its president in 2016.
Bob Holland, CCIM, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, served in all offices of the Iowa CCIM Chapter, including President, and was an adjunct instructor in commercial real estate at the University of Iowa from 1998 until 2013. He has been an integral part of CCIM Institute since 1992 and is known across the organization as a dedicated volunteer. CCIM Institute awarded him the prestigious Jay W. Levine Award for Distinguished Service in 2013.
Tom Nordstrom, CCIM, of Venice, Florida, was Senior Vice President of AEGON USA Realty Advisors until his retirement. He served in all offices of the Iowa CCIM Chapter, including President. He also served on the CCIM Institute Board of Directors for three terms, and is currently on the CCIM Foundation Board of Directors.
Mark Patterson, CCIM, of Des Moines, Iowa, has served on the Iowa CCIM Chapter Board of Directors since 1993 and was the Chapter President in 1997. He was a founder of the Iowa Commercial Real Estate Expo, the premiere industry event in Iowa. Mark is currently the Commercial Deputy Assessor at the Polk County Assessor’s Office in Des Moines.
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..
Colby 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.
Walt Clements, of Glenview, 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 was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of CCIM Institute in 2015.
This scholarship was funded by CCIM Foundation and past presidents of the Kansas City CCIM Chapter.
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.
Jim Baker, CCIM, SIOR, is the principal broker of Baker Commercial Real Estate and has 39 years of experience in this marketplace. Jim works in the areas of retail, office and industrial, with a particular emphasis and expertise in the Southern Indiana side of the Louisville MSA. Jim Baker is a graduate of the University of Louisville and is a past president and Realtor of the year for the Southern Indiana Realtors Association. Mr. Baker served as the 2012 President of the Kentucky CCIM Chapter, the 2013 Regional VP for the CCIM Institute, served on the board of directors (2014-2016) for the CCIM Institute and is also the Secretary for the Indiana Commercial Board of Realtors.
Larry K. Baumgardner, CCIM, of Louisville, Kentucky, began his real estate career in 1970 with a residential real estate firm and moved into commercial real estate in 1980. He formed his own shopping center development firm in 1987. Larry is a CCIM instructor, and taught commercial and industrial real estate at the University of Kentucky’s Jefferson Community College for 10 years.
Frank Weisberg, CCIM, of Louisville, Kentucky, started his real estate career in 1964 and achieved the CCIM designation in 1970. He was the first President of the Kentucky CCIM Chapter from 1979 to 1980, and President of the Louisville Board of Realtors in 1981. Frank was a CCIM instructor for 23 years.
Richard Juge, CCIM, has been in commercial and investment real estate since 1988. Mr. Juge specializes in handling the needs of corporate clients on a regional basis for many national companies. He is a past President of the LA/MS Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Chapter as well as the Commercial Investment Division (CID) of the New Orleans Board of Realtors. He has served on numerous committees within CCIM and was a charter member of the CCIM Partners Advisory Board. Mr. Juge served in 2005 as the Commercial Business & Industry Chair of the LA State Assn. of Realtors and was a founding board member on the now statewide commercial database in LA, www.lacdb.com. Most recently, Mr. Juge served on the Board of STDBOnline.
Karl Landreneau has been an active player in matters affecting commercial real estate in Louisiana for the past 10 years. Karl served as the 2006 Chair of the Commercial Business & Industry Team for the Louisiana Realtors Association and he served as President of Commercial Investment Division (CID) of East Baton Rouge Parish in 2007. Karl has been a key player in developing and continuing to improve the Louisiana Commercial Database (LACDB). Mr. Landreneau served as President of the CCIM Institute in 2014.
Edwin A. “Ed” White, CCIM is a 1972 graduate from the University of New Orleans with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration/Marketing. He has been in the Commercial/Investment real estate profession since 1976. Mr. White became a Louisiana Licensed Real Estate Broker in 1980, and received the CCIM professional designation from the Realtors National Marketing Institute in 1982. Mr. White has served as President of the Louisiana CCIM Chapter, as a Continuing Education Seminar Instructor for the Metro Board of Realtors, appointed member to the Louisiana Board of Realtors, Jefferson Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) serving on the Business Development and Expansion Committee.
Stewart Estopinal, CCIM, of New Orleans, Louisiana, was a CCIM instructor for 10 years and active with many aspects of CCIM Institute governance and leadership. He worked for several large companies in New Orleans including Joe Cannizaro Interests, RE/MAX Commercial, and Property One, Inc., and also owned his own company, The New Orleans Land Company. In addition to brokerage, he was often called on for appraisal and valuation work. He passed away in 2001 at 43 years of age leaving behind a son and daughter.
Barry Spizer, CCIM, of Metairie, Louisiana, is the Founder and the Managing Partner of SRSA Commercial Real Estate, a company he founded in 1991 that specializes in the leasing and management of office buildings and retail centers, as well as the sale of commercial land and investment properties. He has received numerous awards and has been honored twice by the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors with the award for the highest volume of commercial sales and leases in the city. Barry was President of the Louisiana CCIM Chapter in 1989, and President of CCIM Institute in 2003.
Lawrence Harwood is a Senior Director at Q10 Lutz Financial Services. Mr. Harwood holds a Bachelors and a Masters degree in business administration from the University of Michigan. He became a certified public accountant in 1978, is licensed as a Michigan Real Estate. He is the only CCIM designee in the State of Michigan, and one of the few in the United States, whose practice primarily focuses on commercial mortgage brokering. Mr. Harwood is a member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Mortgage Bankers Association, the Commercial Board of Realtors and the CCIM Institute.
Harold Huggins, CCIM, of Burtonsville, Maryland, started his real estate career in 1963 and is President and CEO of Huggins Realty. He is a past president of both the Montgomery County Association of Realtors® and the Maryland Association of Realtors®, and also served as regional vice-president of the National Association of Realtors®. Harold attained the CCIM designation in 1998 and soon became an active participant in the organization, including terms as president of the Mid-Atlantic CCIM Chapter and regional vice-president of CCIM Institute.
Alfred Lau, CCIM, of Potomac, Maryland, served as the principal broker and president of TMC Properties for 25 years. After earning the CCIM designation, he proceeded to become a CCIM instructor, member of the CCIM Institute Board of Directors, and president of his local CCIM chapter. Internationally, he pioneered the introduction of Western real estate models and practices into numerous Asian markets. Alfred passed away in 2012 at 65 years of age.
Karl Wagner of Richmond, Virginia, had a successful career in mini-storage development until his retirement in 2009. He served as a President of the Virginia CCIM Chapter in 1984, and Chairman of CCIM Foundation in the late 1990s. He was also an award-winning CCIM Institute instructor for almost 30 years.
Skip Duemeland, CCIM, of Bismarck, North Dakota, has been in the commercial real estate market for over 35 years and earned the CCIM designation in 1987. He is the third generation in the Duemelands legacy; a history that began in 1905 as a pioneer in the real estate industry with the acquisition and sale of over one million acres of railroad land across the eastern portion of North Dakota. Skip is a graduate of the Jay W. Levine Leadership Development Academy.
Leland 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.
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.
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.
This scholarship was created to recognize the past presidents of the North Carolina CCIM Chapter.
Mike Barr of Greensboro, North Carolina, has been CEO for the North Carolina CCIM Chapter since 1999. He Is also CEO for the Greensboro Regional Realtors Association, and Association Executive for both the Carolinas Chapter of SIOR and Carolinas Chapter of the RLI.
Eddie Blanton, CCIM, of Charlotte, North Carolina, began his commercial real estate career in 1996 and was awarded the CCIM designation in 2001. He served as North Carolina CCIM Chapter President in 2010, and graduated from the Institute’s Jay W. Levine Leadership Development Academy in 2011.
Cindy Chandler of Charlotte, North Carolina, has her own consulting and training company, The Chandler Group, and has been in commercial real estate for over 30 years. She was the 2006 President of the North Carolina Association of Realtors®, and was named Realtor® of the Year by the Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors® in both 2003 and 2013. Cindy has been recognized as Educator of the Year twice by the North Carolina Real Estate Educators Association and the NC Real Estate Commission, once by the South Carolina Real Estate Educators Association, and once by the National Real Estate Educators Association.
John Daniel, CCIM, of Sanford, North Carolina, is President of Daniel & Associates, which provides brokerage and appraisal services. He is a graduate of the Jay W. Levine Leadership Development Academy. John has served on the CCIM Institute Board of Directors for several years, and is a past President of both CCIM Foundation and the North Carolina CCIM Chapter.
Bob Lewis, CCIM, of Burlington, North Carolina, has been involved in commercial real estate since 1992 and earned the CCIM designation in 1995. He is currently the Broker-in-Charge of NAI Piedmont Triad Commercial Properties in Burlington. Bob served as North Carolina CCIM Chapter President in 2001.
Tony Rickard, CCIM, of Charlotte, North Carolina, was a commercial real estate broker for over 30 years. He was a graduate of the Jay W. Levine Leadership Development Academy, and served as President of the North Carolina CCIM Chapter in 2007. Tony passed away in 2009 at 58 years of age.
John Frank Jr., CCIM, of Cincinnati, Ohio, served in the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps before entering the commercial real estate industry. He was designated as a CCIM in 1980 and is currently Chairman of Cassidy Turley in Cincinnati. John served as President of the Ohio CCIM Chapter in 1983 and President of CCIM Institute in 1994. He is extensively involved in his local community through a variety of business, civic, and philanthropic organizations, and received the Real Estate Professional Award of the Year award in 2002 from the University of Cincinnati.
Bob Nelson, CCIM, of Eugene, Oregon, started his career as a real estate investment broker in 1968 and owns Pacwest Real Estate Investments, LLC. He was recognized as Realtor of the Year by the Eugene Association of Realtors in 1984. Bob served as President of the Oregon/SW Washington CCIM Chapter in 2003, and as a CCIM Regional Vice President in 2004 and 2005.
Palmer Berge, CCIM, of Mercer Island, Washington, began his real estate career in 1946. He was one of the founding members of CCIM Institute, an instructor, and the CCIM Institute 1977 President. Palmer was a pioneer in the development of financial analysis software , and pushed for incorporation of computers into CCIM courses. He passed away in 2006.
The Connie Sombs Boyle Scholarship honors the late Connie Boyle, CCIM, as a local, regional, and national leader in commercial real estate and the CCIM Institute. Connie was active for many years on the Board of Directors of the Washington State CCIM Chapter and served as President as well as chair of many committees. She also was involved as member and chairperson of numerous national committees with the CCIM Institute, and as CCIM Region 1 Vice President. Connie strove for excellence in all that she did, and helped to create a strong membership and financial foundation for the Washington State CCIM Chapter.
William Patterson, CCIM, of Wilmington, Delaware, served in the U.S. Army during World War II. In 1961, he founded Patterson-Schwartz & Associates, which is now Delaware’s largest independent Realtor® firm. He served as President of CCIM Institute in 1975, and was followed by his son Duncan as President in 2000, making them the only father-son combination to lead the organization in its history. William passed away in 2009 at 88 years of age.
Jay Keenan, CCIM, is a life long resident of Charleston, South Carolina, and founding partner of Palmetto Commercial Properties. His professional experience in commercial real estate comprises more than 40 years selling, leasing, developing and managing all property types. Jay is an instructor for CCIM Institute and has taught for over 30 years throughout the United States, Canada, Taiwan, and Eastern Europe.
Bill Cantey, CCIM, CRE, of Columbia, South Carolina, has been active in the commercial investment real estate business since 1969. He graduated from Davidson College with a B.A. degree in Economics and from Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration with a M.B.A. degree in Finance. Bill is a Senior Instructor on the national faculty of the CCIM Institute, and has been teaching courses required for the CCIM designation since 1987. He has served as President of the South Carolina Association of Realtors and as President of the South Carolina CCIM Chapter.
Andy Hantges, CCIM, was a 15-year veteran of the Las Vegas commercial real estate and finance industry and was a member of the Southern Nevada CCIM Chapter’s board of directors for 6 years. During this time he served as the membership chair. Over his career, Mr. Hantges was successful in closing over $500 million in transactions. Mr. Hantges was also the youngest unrestricted gaming license recipient in Las Vegas history. Mr. Hantges left an indelible mark on the chapter and community.
Soozi Jones Walker, CCIM, of Las Vegas, Nevada, has been working in commercial real estate since 1979 and is the Broker/Owner of Commercial Executives. She attained the CCIM designation in 1991 and became a CCIM instructor in 2002. Soozi served as a Real Estate Commissioner for the Nevada Real Estate Division from 2007 to 2010, and as President of the Southern Nevada CCIM Chapter for three different terms.
The Southern Nevada CCIM Chapter recognized the work of previous Presidents by establishing an endowed scholarship.
Michael Tseng of Taipei, Taiwan, is the Executive Chairman of REPro Knight Frank and has over 20 years of experience in real estate. He is a State Certified Real Estate Appraiser and a State Certified Real Estate Broker in Taiwan. Michael was the first person in Taiwan to earn the CCIM designation, and served as the founding President of the Taiwan CCIM Chapter. He is a senior instructor for CCIM Institute, and also Vice President of the Taipei Association of Real Estate Brokers.
Martin Edwards Jr., CCIM, of Memphis, Tennessee, is President of Edwards Management, Inc. Realtors. He began his real estate career in 1965 and became the first commercial practitioner in the Memphis area to earn the CCIM designation in 1975. Martin is a CCIM instructor, and served CCIM Institute as President in 1989. He also served the National Associations of Realtors as Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer in 1996 and 1997, and as President in 2002.
The H.G. Hill Realty Company Scholarship was created by the Middle Tennessee CCIM Chapter to honor the company’s achievements and generosity to the Middle Tennessee real estate community.
Dick Fulton, CCIM, of Nashville, Tennessee, is Vice President of Colliers International and has more than 30 years of experience assisting corporations with their commercial real estate needs. He has taught CCIM courses throughout North America for 15 years. Dick has served as a president of the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors, Commercial Investment Division of the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors, and Commercial Investment Division of the Tennessee Association of Realtors. He is also a past chairman of both the Legislation Committee for the National Association of Realtors® and the Education Committee of CCIM Institute.
Jim Crowley, CCIM, of Houston, Texas, served four years in the Navy during World War II and became a real estate broker in 1963. He was the first president for the Houston/Gulf Coast CCIM Chapter in 1981 and the only president to serve two terms for the chapter. Jim passed away in 2010 at 86 years of age.
Frank Fitzgerald, CCIM, of Houston, Texas began his commercial real estate career in 1973. He served as President of Houston/Gulf Coast CCIM Chapter in 1983, and President of the Houston Association of Realtors in 1988. Frank was awarded Realtor of the Year by the Houston Association of Realtors in 1991, and received a Life Time Achievement Award from the Houston/Gulf Coast CCIM Chapter in 2005.
Pius Leung, CCIM, of Sugar Land, Texas, is Principal of SPAK Interests, a company he founded in 1991. He was born in Hong Kong and moved to the U.S. in 1977. Pius served as CCIM Institute President in 2005, and is a graduate of the Jay W. Levine Leadership Development Academy. He is a senior faculty member of CCIM Institute and faculty emeritus of the Institute of Real Estate Management
(IREM). The Houston Association of Realtors named Pius as International Realtor of the Year in 1998 and Realtor of the Year in 2002, and the National Association of Realtors awarded him the CIPS Instructor of the Year in 1999. The Houston/Gulf Coast CCIM Chapter named him 2004 CCIM of the year.
Bob Watson, CCIM, of Houston, Texas, started his career as an accountant for 6 years before entering real estate in 1970. He has owned his own real estate company since 1977, and was recognized as CCIM of the Year in 2004 by the Houston/Gulf Coast CCIM Chapter. Bob has served the chapter as a board member since 1992, and President in 1996 when Houston/Gulf Coast was first recognized as Chapter of the Year. He is a graduate of the Jay W. Levine Leadership Development Academy and served CCIM Institute as a board member from 2000 to 2006 and Treasurer in 2005.
Jay Lucas, CCIM, of Dallas, Texas, is a Senior Director with Cushman & Wakefield of Texas. He created the Site to Do Business for CCIM Institute. Jay was President of the North Texas CCIM Chapter in 1990 and 1991, and President of CCIM Institute in 1995.
Mac McClure, CCIM, of Dallas, Texas, is Chairman of the Board of McClure Partners, a real estate development company. Mac was a founding member of the North Texas CCIM Chapter. He has been a CCIM instructor since 1985, and served as CCIM Institute 2009 President. Mac is also a past president of the Abilene Board of Realtors® where he received a Realtor® of the Year award.
The John Vogel Endowment Scholarship honors John Vogel, CCIM as a Past President of the San Antonio/ South Texas CCIM Chapter. The John Vogel Endowment Scholarship was created in 2010 by the San Antonio/ South Texas Chapter with matching funds provided by the CCIM Foundation. Named endowed scholarships honor those who have shown great dedication, commitment, outstanding achievement and service to the commercial real estate industry.
This scholarship was created to recognize the Central Texas CCIM Chapter.
Butch West, CCIM, and Rhonda West, CCIM, CPM, RPA, of Austin, Texas, started their commercial real estate careers in 1979, initially working in Texas and later in Hawaii. In 1993, they returned to Texas and founded West Commercial Real Estate Services to oversee the acquisition, management, leasing and sales of client portfolios. Rhonda now leads West Commercial Real Estate Services, while Butch is a Managing Director with Kennedy Wilson. Butch and Rhonda continue to be tireless volunteers at local and national levels for CCIM, including both having served as President of the Central Texas CCIM Chapter and as members of the CCIM Institute Board of Directors.
Wallace Woodbury was born Sept. 4, 1925 in Salt Lake City. After graduating with a B.A. majoring in Mathematics and Physics from the Univ. of Utah in 1947, Mr. Woodbury earned a Juris Doctorate degree from George Washington University in Washington D.C. in 1949. In 2003, he endowed a University Professorship in his name at George Washington University Law School. Mr. Woodbury pursued a distinguished career in law and real estate for 57 years. He acted as Regional Vice President of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) for four years, President of the Utah Association of Realtors (1971), and President of the Salt Lake Board of Realtors (1966) and was named “Realtor of the Year” by the Utah Association in 1966. Mr. Woodbury earned the CCIM designation). Mr. Woodbury passed away on September 27, 2006.