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During the CCIM Institute 2015 Spring Business Meetings held March 22-25 in Chicago, the Foundation raised almost $8,000 with a raffle and announced six new Named Endowed Scholarships!

Timothy “TJ” Spencer and Britney Mroczkowski, both Foundation scholarship recipients and new CCIM designees, with Foundation President Robin Webb, CCIM.
Foundation President Robin Webb, CCIM, with Carlos Acosta, Foundation scholarship recipient and new CCIM designee.
Foundation board members Joe Larkin, CCIM, and Shirley Harpool, CCIM.
Foundation Board of Directors. Front: Barbara Crane, CCIM, and Shirley Harpool, CCIM. Back: Duncan Patterson, CCIM, Rhonda West, CCIM, Jeff Lyon, CCIM, Ralph Duarte, CCIM, Joe Larkin, CCIM, Byron Smith Sr., CCIM, Steve Moreira, CCIM, Silvia Gangel, CCIM, Doug Sawyer, CCIM, Robin Webb, CCIM, Patricia Tesluk, CCIM, Leil Koch, CCIM, and Lou Nimkoff, CCIM.

Raffle Winners

Foundation raffle prize winner Theresa Blauch-Mitchell, CCIM, with Foundation board member Silvia Gangel, CCIM, and Foundation President Robin Webb, CCIM.
Foundation raffle prize winner Joe Fisher, CCIM, with Foundation Vice-President Patricia Tesluk CCIM.
Foundation raffle prize winner Jay Taylor, CCIM, with Foundation board member Silvia Gangel, CCIM, and Foundation President Robin Webb, CCIM.
Foundation raffle prize winner Agnes Rivera, CCIM, with Foundation board member Silvia Gangel, CCIM, and Foundation President Robin Webb, CCIM.

Named Endowed Scholarships

Announcement of Named Endowed Scholarship honoring the Central Florida CCIM District. Pictured are CCIM Institute President-Elect Steve Moreira, CCIM, and Foundation board member Barbara Crane, CCIM.
Announcement of Named Endowed Scholarship honoring past Presidents of the Southern Nevada CCIM Chapter. Pictured are Foundation board member Barbara Crane, CCIM, and Southern Nevada CCIM Chapter President Robin Civish, CCIM.
Announcement of Named Endowed Scholarship honoring Colby Sandlian, CCIM. Pictured are Kansas CCIM Chapter Vice-President Daryl Crotts and Foundation board member Barbara Crane, CCIM.
Announcement of Named Endowed Scholarship honoring William (Bill) Cantey Jr., CCIM. Pictured are South Carolina CCIM Chapter President Jeff Yurfest and Foundation board member Barbara Crane, CCIM.
Charles (Butch) West, CCIM, and Rhonda West, CCIM, honored with Named Endowed Scholarship by the Central Texas CCIM Chapter for their outstanding lifetime achievements and contributions.
Announcement of Named Endowed Scholarship honoring Robert (Bob) White, CCIM. Pictured are Florida Southwest District Treasurer Theresa Blauch-Mitchell, CCIM and Foundation President Robin Webb, CCIM.


Michael Tseng Michael Tseng, CCIM was recently honored with an endowed scholarship through CCIM Foundation. CCIM President Mark Macek, CCIM, presented the awarded to Mr. Tseng on behalf of the foundation at a Taiwan CCIM forum which drew 900 participants. The endowed scholarship was created to recognize Mr. Tseng for his ongoing contributions to the commercial real estate industry, the Taiwan CCIM Chapter, and CCIM Institute. Mr. Tseng is the Executive Chairman of REPro Knight Frank in Taipei, Taiwan, and has over 20 years of experience in real estate. He founded his company with a vision of raising the commercial real estate services standard in Taiwan to international levels, and assisting investors to explore opportunities in Taiwan’s commercial real estate market.

Mr. Tseng was the first professional in Taiwan to earn the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation, the founding President of the Chapter, and graduate of the Jay W. Levine Leadership Development Academy – Class of 2006.

NEW ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS NAMED Jim Rosen, CCIM, of Chesterfield, Missouri and Chad Thomas Hagwood of Birmingham, Alabama were both recently honored with endowed scholarships in their respective names through the CCIM Foundation. Rosen was recognized for his ongoing contributions to commercial real estate education and the betterment of the industry, the St. Louis CCIM Chapter and the CCIM Institute. Hagwood was also recognized for his contributions to the commercial real estate industry as well as to the Alabama CCIM Chapter. To read more about these deserving nominees, please click here to view the press releases.

Mary Dee Karp The directors and staff of the CCIM Foundation mourn the loss of Mary Dee Karp, CCIM, who passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2014. Robin Webb, CCIM, President, said, “Mary Dee was a terrific lady with a great heart for both the CCIM Institute and the CCIM Foundation who will certainly be missed”.

Ms. Karp was a long-time board member and champion of the CCIM Foundation who was honored with lifetime membership to the board in 2012. Ms. Karp was very involved with the foundation’s scholarship programs both at the national and chapter level. She was honored with her first named endowed scholarship in 2004, and was subsequently honored with four additional scholarships in her name through the Northern California CCIM Chapter. (She is the only CCIM with more than one named endowed scholarship.)

Doug Sawyer, CCIM, Past President of the CCIM Foundation, shared that Mary Dee “always engaged in policy discussions out of concern and never for personal gains. No one loved or cared for CCIM more.”

Thanks to the many donors who made our 2014 Silent Auction such a success! We raised over $32,000 on the 50 items donated. Our thanks also to those who placed the winning bids. See below the complete list of this year’s donors.

Alabama CCIM
Chapter ALM’s Real Estate Media Group
Andrew Chan, CCIM
Belinda Rosthenhausler, National Commercial Escrow Services
Brad Umansky
Brass Real Estate Funds & Magi Real Estate Services
CCIM Institute
Cinnamon Shores
Creative Promotional Products
David Wilson, CCIM
Duncan & Beasie Patterson
Fairmont Chicago
Gainey Ranch Golf Club
Hugh Smith – BrookWeiner
Hyatt Regency Austin
Ivy Boutique Hotel
Jay Keenan, CCIM
Jeff Lyon, CCIM
Jon Heisler – Bernstein Global Wealth Management
Lauri Hines, CCIM
Leil Koch, CCIM
Lou Nimkoff, CCIM
Malibu Discovery
Mary Stark Hood
Millennium Biltmore Hotel
Nancy Johnston – No Limits Interactive
North Carolina CCIM Chapter
Patricia Tesluk, CCIM
Pius K. Leung, CCIM
Ralph Duarte, CCIM
Beth and Richard Juge, CCIM
Robin Webb, CCIM
Sandy Shindleman, CCIM
Shirley Harpool, CCIM
Sidney G. Saltz
Susan Groeneveld, CCIM
The Historic Pearl Brewery
Thomas Nordstrom, CCIM

CCIM Foundation held a raffle during the CCIM Institute 2014 Midyear Business Meetings in Nashville, raising net proceed of over $2,000.  Thanks to the many people that purchased raffle tickets, and congratulations to the following winners:

Carol Campbell (Dallas, TX) - IFit Richard Fulton, CCIM (Nashville, TN) - Apple ITunes Gift Card
Lauri Hines, CCIM (Cottage Grove, OR) - IPad Mini Joel Kahn, CCIM (Bedford, NH) - Flip Remote Speaker System
Mahnaz Khazen, CCIM (San Jose, CA) - Google Chromecast Michael Mallon, CCIM (Wheaton, IL) - Nashville Framed Poster
Nick Probst, CCIM (Tulsa, OK) - Kindle Gift Card Nahshon Roth (Nashville, TN) - Kindle Gift Card
Darice Silvestro-Pate (Franklin, TN) - Google Play Gift Card  
Richard Fulton Michael Mallon
Lauri Hines Nick Probst

CCIM Foundation Announces 10 New Endowed Scholarships
At the CCIM Institute 2014 Midyear Business Meetings in Nashville, CCIM Foundation announced the creation of 10 new fully funded named endowed scholarships:
  • Tom Crawford Scholarship — Alabama CCIM Chapter
  • John Lauriello CCIM Scholarship — Alabama CCIM Chapter
  • Walt Clements CCIM Scholarship — Kansas City CCIM Chapter
  • Past Presidents CCIM Scholarship — Kansas City CCIM Chapter
  • Harold Huggins CCIM Scholarship — Mid-Atlantic CCIM Chapter
  • Alfred Lau CCIM Memorial Scholarship — Mid-Atlantic CCIM Chapter
  • Richard Fulton CCIM Scholarship — Middle Tennessee CCIM Chapter
  • Cindy Chandler CCIM Scholarship — North Carolina CCIM Chapter
  • William Patterson CCIM Memorial Scholarship — PA/NJ/DE CCIM Chapter
  • Jay Keenan CCIM Scholarship — South Carolina CCIM Chapter
CCIM Foundation Announces 10 New Endowed Scholarships
Richard Fulton, CCIM, is congratulated by CCIM Foundation Executive Director Susan Groeneveld, CCIM, at a reception held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.

The Foundation now offers 64 fully funded scholarships. Contact us to learn more about creating an endowed scholarship.

2013 CCIM Foundation Annual ReportLatest CCIM Foundation Annual Report Now Available

Click here for the 2013 CCIM Foundation Annual Report

Robin Webb Robin Webb, new CCIM Foundation President
Veteran Orlando Real Estate Executive Robin Webb Elected President of CCIM Foundation
ORLANDO, Fla. — Robin Webb, managing director of NAI Realvest in Orlando, was recently elected president of the CCIM Foundation, which fosters commercial real estate education programs and initiatives worldwide and funded scholarships worth more than $750,000 over the past five years.

Webb is well known among Florida real estate investors, brokers and lenders, having headed Coldwell Banker’s Florida division for 22 years before joining NAI Realvest, a dominant brokerage firm in Florida’s high-growth I-4 corridor.

Webb is equally well known at the CCIM Institute, where he serves as a member of the CCIM board of directors and on the boards of the CCIM Institute Foundation and CCIM Technologies.

A senior instructor on the CCIM faculty, Webb has made professional education a career objective. He has earned seven professional designations and launched a career mentoring initiative at NAI Realvest to develop the next generation of executives at the 32-year old firm.

“As a director and donor for a number of years and knowing what a dynamic and dedicated board of directors we have, it is truly an honor to serve as president,” Webb said.

Webb will continue to serve as managing director at NAI Realvest during his one-year term as president of the Foundation.

Webb said he plans to expand the CCIM Foundation’s real estate gifting program in 2014 by focusing on corporate giving from organizations that benefit from superior real estate education.

And that involves more than just asking for donations. Webb plans to be on hand when the CCIM Foundation hosts its first 2014 Real Estate Gifting Seminar Feb. 4 at the NAI Global Convention in Las Vegas.

Established in 1988, the CCIM Foundation’s mission is to advance and foster commercial real estate education through scholarships, programs and initiatives, according to its charter. The organization relies on donations.

The Named Endowed Scholarship Program within the Foundation additionally administers the granting of 53 named endowed scholarships created to recognize senior real estate professionals throughout the U.S.

New! Real Estate Gifts Webinar
CCIM Live!: Real Estate Gifts (Oct 26, 2013): A New Market Niche. View video here.

New! Real Estate Gifting Webinar
CCIM Institute and CCIM Foundation have produced a free webinar to educate real estate professionals about the array of options for donating real estate. The webinar speaker is Mary Stark Hood, J.D., CFP®View webinar here.

We extend our thanks and appreciation to the following individuals who, through their generous donations, helped us to raise over $25,000 to support the CCIM Foundation’s Scholarship programs. Here are the donors:

Persian Rug Cleaning from Cyrus Rugs
Donated by: Memphis Metropolitan CCIM Chapter
Four (4) Night Stay at the Happiest Place on Earth - Orlando, FL
Donated by: Pius Leung, CCIM
Dinner for Ten (10) at Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant - Vancouver, BC
Donated by: Andrew Chan, CCIM
Handcrafted Wood Vase
Donated by: Ryan Lorey, CCIM
2 Pair of Handcrafted Folding Adirondack Chairs
Donated by: Ralph Duarte, CCIM
Alabama Crimson Tide Vs. LSU Tigers - Be a Part of History!
Donated by: Alabama CCIM Chapter
My Next Step Experience - Denver, CO
Donated by: ReMax International
Excitement - Speed - Motor Racing - the Thrill of it All!
Donated by: Patricia Tesluk, CCIM
One (1) Week Beach Getaway Stay at Seapoint Resort, Carlsbad CA
Donated by: Soozi Jones Walker, CCIM
Two (2) Night Stay at Chez Pomme in Julian, CA
Donated by: Lauri Hines, CCIM
Chicago Shopping Spree
Donated by: Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel & No Limits Interactive
Visit the Live Music Capitol of the World - Austin, TX
Donated by: Hyatt Regency Austin & BrookWeiner, LLC
Enjoy Southern Hospitality in Buckhead Atlanta, GA
Donated by: Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
Two (2) Night Stay at Omni Nashville - Headquarters for CCIM Spring Meetings
Donated by: Omni Nashville & Nashville CVB
Night Out on the Town - Denver, CO
Donated by: Denver Sheraton
Two (2) Night Stay at the Chicago Marriott on the Magnificent Mile
Donated by: Chicago Marriott
Welcome to Memphis - Birthplace of Rock and Roll Package
Donated by: Memphis Metropolitan CCIM Chapter
Winter Week in Picturesque Setting of Swiss Mountain Village - Blowing Rock, NC
Donated by: Robin Webb, CCIM
Three (3) Night Weekend Stay in New Orleans, Louisiana
Donated by: Richard Juge, CCIM and Beth Juge
One (1) Online Registration for CI 101
Donated by: CCIM Institute
One (1) Online Registration for CI 102
Donated by: CCIM Institute
One (1) Online Registration for CI 103
Donated by: CCIM Institute
One (1) Online Registration for CI 104
Donated by:CCIM Institute
One (1) Full Page Color Ad in CIRE - Promote YOU and Your Firm!
Donated by: CIRE Magazinee
One (1) Year Bulk Subscription to CIRE - Perfect Gift for Clients
Donated by: CIRE Magazine
Biltmore Estate Gift Card
Donated by: North Carolina CCIM Chapter
CCIM Belt Buckle
Donated by: Adrian Arriaga, CCIM
Golf Outing - Bluegrass Yacht and Country Club
Donated by: Rhonda West, CCIM
Flint Oak - America’s Premier Shooting Resort - A Must For Any Hunting Enthusiast!
Donated by: Kansas CCIM Chapter
Two (2) Tickets for Indianapolis Colts Vs. St. Louis Rams on November 10, 2013
Donated by: Patricia Tesluk, CCIM
Two (2) Night Stay at the Fairmont Chicago Milennium Park
Donated by: Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park
Enjoy Two (2) Nights in Beautiful Mustang Island, TX
Donated by: Denise Morris & Bernstein Global Wealth Mgt.
iPad Mini 16GB
Donated by: Houston/Gulf Coast CCIM Chapter
CCIM Products Merchandise
Donated by: Creative Promotional Products

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