RECOGNITION


 

LEADERSHIP SOCIETY

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 EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP HONOREES


Timothy Blair photoTimothy S. Blair lead Shannon Waltchack’s second commercial real estate capital preservation fund, SW Neighborhood Centers, which is focused on purchasing neighborhood centers in affluent communities with necessity-based service tenants. A veteran real estate professional, he has been in the real estate industry for more than 25 years and a principal at Shannon Waltchack since 2010.

C. William Barnhill photoBill 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.

Tom Crawford photoTom 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 photoChad 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.

John Lauriello photoJohn 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.

Troy McClendon photoTroy 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 photoBill 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.

J. Cotten Volman photoJ. 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.

Charlie White photoCharlie 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.

Phil Nesrallah photoPhil 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 photoSandy 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.

Dave Miller photoDavid 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.

Tim Hatlestad photoTim 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.

Commercial Industrial Properties (CIP) ScholarshipWith 5 CCIM Designees in the office, including 3 past Chapter Presidents, Commercial Industrial Properties (CIP) is pleased to award an annual scholarship to the next generation of CRE professionals seeking the pin! Started in 1975, CIP has been an integral part of Austin s growth.

Len H. Layne photoLen H. Layne started in the real estate business on a small scale in 1978 and grew to be an industry leader in tenant representation. As Austin grew and changed, Len seized the opportunity to begin developing and leasing business parks founding his new company, L. H. Layne Company.

CCIM Foundation LogoThis scholarship was created to recognize the Central Texas CCIM Chapter.

Butch and Rhonda WestButch 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.

Steve W. Moyer photoA committed CCIM, Steve W. Moyer received his CCIM Designation (4008) in Washington D.C. on April 28, 1991. “Throughout my career, I have relied upon CCIM’s valuable education and networking,” Steve says. He has been a member of the national organization and local chapter since he passed the exam.

Steve Price CCIM PhotoIn his tenure, Steve Price served as the president of CCIM International in 2006. He has been honored as the 1999 CCIM Institute Instructor of the Year, the 2001 Victor L. Lyon Award recipient for outstanding contributions to CCIM Institute’s education program, the 2003 CI 101 Senior Instructor of the Year, and awarded the Jay W. Levine Award for Distinguished Service to the CI Institute in 2017.

Robert L. Behrens photoBob Behrens, CCIM, earned his CCIM designation in 1992 and became the CCIM chapter president of the Colorado/Wyoming CCIM Chapter in 1995. He served as president of the CCIM Institute in 2004. He was the founding director of Re/Max Commercial International’s Commercial and Investment Division, where he worked for more than 14 years before launching his own company, Behrens & Associates. Bob passed away in 2016 at 65 years of age.

Wayne D’Amico photoWayne 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.

Stan Gniazdowski photo Carl Russell photoStan Gniazdowski, CCIM, is president of Realty Concepts, Inc. a Guilford Connecticut based International Real Estate Consulting and Advisory Group, which he founded in 1984. He is a senior instructor for the CCIM Institute. Carl Russell, CCIM, is a specialist in investment analysis and offers his clients more than forty-two years of experience in the field of real estate.

H. Pat Wood photoH. Pat Wood (1928-2012) was a founder and principal of LawlerWood and Wood Properties, Inc. (now known as SVN | Wood Properties), later serving as Chairman of both firms. Having spent more than thirty years in the real estate industry, he was past chairman of the Tennessee Real Estate Commission and was awarded the designation of Certified Property Manager by the Institute of Real Estate Management.

Don Brewer photoAfter nearly a twenty-year career as a tennis professional in Dallas, TX, Don Brewer decided to start a new career in commercial real estate in 1995. After moving back to East Tennessee, Mr. Brewer went to work with Wood Realtors as an affiliate broker, working on commercial and development transactions.

Bob Ayoub photoBob Ayoub, an El Paso native, transitioned from Accounting to Commercial Real Estate Brokerage and Development in 1976. With over 40 years of experience, he is deeply involved in the El Paso community and the CRE industry. Currently serving as the Chief Public Relations Officer at MIMCO Properties, Ayoub holds leadership roles in various organizations.

Jerry Rubin photoJerry Rubin, founder and Executive Chairman of River Oaks Properties, has played an instrumental role in shaping the landscape of retail real estate in El Paso, Texas by focusing on high-quality neighborhood and community shopping centers. Prior to this, he founded Helen of Troy Limited, a globally recognized brand in household, personal care, and healthcare products.

Carleen Barth photoCarleen Barth, CCIM, is a veteran of the commercial investment real estate industry specializing in specializing in STNL and value add investment properties with specific interest in multi-family and retail properties, construction, and development.

Ruben Schaeffer, Sr. photoMr. Ruben Schaeffer, Sr., CCIM of El Paso, Texas was a U.S. Navy veteran who served during World War II and enjoyed a real estate career that spanned five decades. Mr. Schaeffer was one of the first CCIM Designees in El Paso whose career included serving as both President of the Greater El Paso Board of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors, as well as Mayor Pro Tem of the City of El Paso.

Chere Roane photoChere Roane was the 2016 President for the Florida CCIM Chapter. She has also served as the 2011 President of the Central Florida Commercial Association of Realtors (CFCAR) for the 10 county central Florida area, as well as other officer positions in commercial organizations throughout Florida. Chere has been licensed in Florida since 1971.

Robert L. Webb photoUnique is a word often used incorrectly, but when it’s applied to Robin L. Webb it is genuinely accurate! An acknowledged leader as the former managing member of Florida’s largest commercial brokerage company, Robin has an impeccable reputation for integrity, a record of high-level sales production, and is a recognized expert in the industry.

Robert L. Ward photoBob 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.

Cynthia Shelton photoCynthia Shelton, CCIM, CRE, CIPS is Senior Managing Director of Capital Markets at Landqwest Commercial and has extensive experience in the real estate industry since 1975. Cynthia is a senior instructor with the CCIM Institute and served as the CCIM Institute President in 2002.

CCIM Foundation LogoThe Central Florida CCIM District established an education scholarship to help recipients attain industry-leading commercial real estate education.

Nimkoff Family photoThe Nimkoff Family CCIM Scholarship honors Lou and Lee Nimkoff for their many contributions to the commercial real estate industry. Both Lou and Lee hold the CCIM designation (as well as the CPM designation). They are active volunteer leaders at the local, statewide and national levels of the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

Paul WhitePaul 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.

Bob WhiteBob 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.

Roger B. Broderick photoRoger 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.

Noble Properties logoThe Noble Properties Scholarship honors the company after which it’s named. Noble Properties, a fast growing, privately owned real estate investment & management company has been an active member of the Florida CCIM Chapter – East Coast District.

Wayne Kleinstiver photoWayne 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.

Leslie G. Callahan, III photoLeslie G. Callahan, III, CCIM is President of First Colony Financial Corporation, a real estate leasing, property management, and development firm founded in 1982. Les is a long-standing member of the Georgia CCIM Chapter and has the CCIM organization for over 37 years, including serving as the 2008 President of the Georgia CCIM Chapter.

Robert M. White photoBob 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 photoEdward 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.

Kevin K. McBride photoKevin 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.

Leil Koch photoLeil Koch, CCIM, is President and CEO of Equity One Real Estate, Inc., with four offices on Maui: Lahaina, Pukalani, Makawao, and Paia. A 25-year commercial & residential real estate veteran, he has been involved in the real estate industry since 1981.

Tina Egsegian Yap photoTina Yap has been the pillar of the CCIM Hawaii Chapter since becoming its Chapter Administrator in 2005. Her dedication and hard work on both local and national levels are the reason why the Chapter Board of Directors has seamless transitions every year.

CCIM Foundation LogoJ. 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.

James K. Trask photoJimmy 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.

Paul A. Lynn photoPaul A. Lynn, CCIM of Houston, Texas, has been involved in commercial real estate for over 45 years and is the owner of Paul A. Lynn & Associates, LLC which specializes in Real Estate Auctions. Paul received his CCIM Pin in 1987, served as 1993 President of the CCIM Houston/Gulf Coast Chapter and has maintained continued involvement in the Chapter serving on the Board and advisor to Chapter leaders.

H. Jim Crowley photoJim 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 photoFrank 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 K. Leung photoPius 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).

Robert C. Watson photoBob 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.

Gary Hawkins photoGary R. Hawkins, CCIM, started developing small medical office buildings and neighborhood shopping centers and eventually became one of the first developers to build power centers and entertainment complexes anchored by mega-plex theaters. Since 1976, he has developed more than 200 different commercial properties in 23 states.

Steven H. Cannariato photoSteve 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.

Chuck Wiercinski photoCharles “Chuck” Wiercinski, CCIM, CRB, GRI, had a passion for teaching and mentorship in the real estate community. He was a Senior Instructor for the CCIM Institute and served on many of the Institute’s committees. Chuck specialized in teaching CI 101 and CI 103, which he taught throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

John Keepper photoJohn Keepper 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 photoPatricia 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.

Joseph Fisher photoJoe 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.

Patricia Tesluk photoPatricia 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.

David Wilson photo2018 CCIM Institute President-Elect David P. Wilson, CCIM, is the youngest President to hold the position in the Institute’s 51-year history. In addition to his leadership position at CCIM Institute, he is Vice President of Real Estate Development at Ryan Companies US, Inc. Wilson has closed about $600 million in transactions for development projects in 15 states.

Robert N. Holland photoBob 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. CCIM Institute awarded him the prestigious Jay W. Levine Award for Distinguished Service in 2013.

Thomas Nordstrom photoTom 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 photoMark 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.

Darrell Leason photoDarrell Leason began his real estate career in 1958 working for Colby Sandlian. Mr. Leason worked for Sandlian Realty for 12 ears, 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.

Jack R. Hunt photoJack 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 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. In 2005, Colby received the first annual Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kansas CCIM Chapter and the Wichita State University Center for Real Estate.

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 including manufacturing, warehouse/distribution, retail, office, municipal and entertainment properties.

CCIM Foundation LogoThis scholarship was established to assist current members of the Kansas City CCIM Chapter in their pursuit of the CCIM designation.

Walt Clements photoWalt 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.

CCIM Foundation Logo This scholarship was funded by CCIM Foundation and past presidents of the Kansas City CCIM Chapter.

John W. Bronaugh photoThe late John W. Bronaugh, CCIM, MBA retired in 2019 after a 30+ year career in Commercial Real Estate in Lexington, KY. John was the co-owner of the Lexington office of SVN (Sperry Van Ness) office with his business partner, Steve Pulliam from 2006-2015 and served as its Managing Director. He finished his career with SVN Stone Commercial Real Estate from 2016 to 2019.

James E. Baker photoJim 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.

Larry K. Baumgardner photoLarry 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 F. Weisberg photo 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.

Sharon Carz photoSharon Carz, CCIM of West Hollywood, California is a commercial real estate professional specializing in Multifamily, NNN and Senior housing developments. Sharon earned her CCIM designation in 2012 and has served twice as Chapter President, Region 2 RVP, Board of Directors and graduated from the 2015 Jay W. Levine Leadership academy.

Carmela Ma photoCarmela 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®.

Richard Juge photoRichard 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

Karl Landreneau photoKarl 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.

Edwin A. ‘Ed’ White photoEdwin 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.

Stewart J. Estopinal photoStewart 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.

Barry H. Spizer photoBarry 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.

Cherie Ganesh photoCherie Ganesh has always been a leader and someone who can guide others on committees and in their careers. From the time she joined the chapter until now, she has always jumped in whenever needed and helped get the job done. Over the years she has been very active in the Memphis Metro CCIM Chapter and early in her exposure to the CCIM Institute volunteered to be on committees and ultimately chair committees.

Memphis Metro Past Presidents CCIM ScholarshipThis scholarship was created to recognize the past presidents of the Memphis Metro CCIM Chapter.

Martin Edwards Jr. photoMartin 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.

Lawrence J. Harwood photoLawrence 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.

Harold Huggins photoHarold 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®.

Alfred Lau photoAlfred 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.

Karl Wagner photoKarl 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.

Holly Buchanan CCIM PhotoHolly Buchanan, CCIM, serves as Senior Director at Katz & Associate’s Nashville office, which she helped open in 2017, and has more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate in the Southeast region. Holly has been a driving force in the growth and development of the Middle Tennessee CCIM Chapter.

CCIM Foundation LogoMonte Turner, CCIM, is the President of Turner & Associates Realty, Inc. in Nashville, Tennessee. He has three decades of experience working in the commercial real estate industry with a primary focus on retail development. Mr. Turner received his CCIM designation in 1996 and has long been an advocate for the Middle Tennessee CCIM Chapter.

James Dunn photoJim Dunn is President of Keystone Realty Services a commercial and investment real estate brokerage and property management firm operating primarily in the Nashville-Middle Tennessee market area. His real estate focus is assisting users and investors in acquiring property and he has more than 35 years of experience in this market area.

H.G. Hill Realty Company LogoThe 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.

Richard Fulton photoDick 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. 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.

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.

Walter D. Becker Jr. photoWalter 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.

Bank Plus logoBankPlus 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.

Skip Duemeland photoSkip 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.

Nebraska Past Presidents CCIM ScholarshipThis scholarship was created to recognize the past presidents of the Nebraska CCIM Chapter.

Nebraska Chapter Founders CCIM ScholarshipThis scholarship was created to recognize the founders of the Nebraska CCIM Chapter.

Robin Dyche CCIM PhotoRobin Dyche, CCIM, is Managing Member at RIO Real Estate Investment Opportunities LLC in Albuquerque, N.M. During his 45 years in commercial real estate, Dyche has negotiated many transactions with companies including TempurPedic Mattress, Sennheiser, Facebook and more. Dyche has been a CCIM Institute instructor since 1980.

John M. Henderson photoJohn Henderson CCIM is a graduate of the University of New Mexico with over thirty-four years of experience as a dedicated real estate professional. John’s many awards for excellence include Realtor of the Year and Sales Manager of the Year for the Albuquerque Board of Realtors, and Realtor of the Year for CARNM.

North Carolina Past Presidents CCIM ScholarshipThis scholarship was created to recognize the past presidents of the North Carolina CCIM Chapter.

Michael P. Barr photoMike 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 photoEddie 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 photoCindy 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.

John C. Daniel photoJohn 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.

Robert M. Lewis photoBob 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 photoTony 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.

Robert Carter photoRobert Carter, CCIM, earned his CCIM designation in 1977. In 1980-82 he became the Charter President of the North Carolina CCIM Chapter and was responsible for securing the first CCIM courses in North Carolina. He is the owner and founder of Carter Realty – a 46-year old company.

Allen Feltman CCIM PhotoAllen Feltman, CCIM, has practiced commercial real estate for over 45 years. He received his CCIM designation in 1984 in Washington, D.C. He thankfully credits his mother, who was a broker and leader for many years at Ebby Halliday Realtors, who “pushed” him to get attain the CCIM designation.

John M. Stone CCIM PhotoJohn M. Stone, CCIM, is the chairman of John M. Stone Company, John M. Stone Management Corporation, Stone Financial Corporation, and Stone Equities Corporation of Dallas, Texas and Texarkana, Texas. He holds an MBA in commercial investment real estate from Southern Methodist University.

Susan Barbee McClure photoSusan McClure, CCIM, is President at McClure Partners in Dallas. McClure has been a CCIM Institute instructor since 2008. McClure earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and History from Stephen F. Austin State University. She also holds a Texas Teacher's Certificate.

Ralph Bullard photoRalph Bullard established Bullard Construction in 1978. It is a Texas owned company based in Addison, Texas and opened their second office in 1999 in McAllen which serves the Rio Grande Valley. Ralph Bullard and Bullard Construction have been fervent supporters of the North Texas Chapter’s Sporting Clays Event since it began.

Jay R. Lucas photoJay 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.

Charles A. “Mac” McClure photoMac 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.

Mary Dee Karp photoMary 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 education scholarships with five in her honor.

Brad Bonkowski photoA CCIM since 2002, Brad Bonkowski was the broker/owner of NAI Alliance Carson City. Brad served as the President of the local Board of Realtors, was selected as Realtor of the Year twice, and was recognized as one of the fairest, most ethical, and sharpest commercial real estate brokers in Northern Nevada.

Brad Bonkowski photoA CCIM since 2002, Brad Bonkowski was the broker/owner of NAI Alliance Carson City. Brad served as the President of the local Board of Realtors, was selected as Realtor of the Year twice, and was recognized as one of the fairest, most ethical, and sharpest commercial real estate brokers in Northern Nevada.

Dewey Struble  photoDewey Struble, CCIM, has practiced commercial real estate for over 30 years. He has held numerous positions of leadership within the Institute, most notably serving as 1998 national president. Beyond his work on the board of directors, in his local CCIM chapter, and as a member of the CCIM TECH board of directors, Struble is known across the organization as a dedicated friend and mentor.

Kutak Rock LLP
This scholarship was created to recognize Kutak Rock, LLP as a longtime platinum sponsor of the Northwest Arkansas CCIM Chapter.

Alec Pacella photoAlec has received numerous professional accolades during his career. He is a three-time winner of NAIOP’s Investment Deal of the Year, winning the award in 2004, 2005 and 2006. He completed the largest individual investment transactions in Cleveland five times since 2000.

Shad J. Phipps photoShad Phipps, CCIM, is a member of CBRE Investment Properties and has been working in commercial real estate since 2000. Prior to his career in commercial real estate, he served 6 years active duty in the United States Army. Shad is a graduate of the Ohio State University, having majored in Real Estate and Urban Analysis.

John J. Frank photoJohn 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.

Oklahoma CCIM Leadership Scholarship - CCIM Foundation logoThe Oklahoma CCIM Leadership Scholarship is presented each year to Oklahoma CCIM Chapter members who strive for commitment and excellence to support the commercial real estate industry in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Past Presidents CCIM ScholarshipThe Oklahoma CCIM Past Presidents Scholarship is presented each year to Oklahoma CCIM Chapter members who strive for commitment and excellence who have volunteered their leadership and enthusiasm to support the commercial real estate industry in Oklahoma.

Waken Family photoThe Waken Family has help shaped the retail and property industry of Oklahoma for over 125 years. From the mercantile and general merchandise stores in the Cherokee Strip to the management of neighborhood and regional shopping centers, the Waken Family has assisted business owners in the growth of their businesses and the retail trade of Enid and the surrounding areas.

Craig Johnson Push for the Pin photoThe scholarship was named after Craig Johnson for the tremendous contributions he has made to the chapter over the last 18+ years. In 2005 he was chapter President, came back on the board in 2015 and was Treasurer from 2017 – 2022. He continues to run the Marketing Session after 20+ years of dedicating his time to this.

Robert W. Nelson photoBob 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.

William Patterson photoWilliam 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. William passed away in 2009 at 88 years of age.

Darbin Skeans photo Duncan Patterson, Jr. photoDarbin Skeans, CCIM, with over 31 years of commercial real estate experience, serves as Senior Advisor with Sperry Van Ness. He served as President of the CCIM Institute in 2001 and received the Past President Award from the PA/NJ/DE CCIM Chapter in 1983. W. Duncan Patterson Jr. began his career in the real estate industry in 1973 and is the co-founder and President of Patterson Woods & Associates, LLC.

Gene Trowbridge photoGene 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.

Alfred W. “Tom” Rohde, III photoHaving developed over 100 shopping centers over the course of his 50-year career, Rohde Ottmers Realty President Tom Rohde has been active in commercial real estate brokerage and development since 1970 after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin. It all started at his dad’s real estate firm in 1963.

John T. Crone III photoJohn T. Crone, CCIM was heavily involved with the real estate community after moving to San Antonio in 1983. He was on the boards of the San Antonio/South Texas Chapter of CCIM, San Antonio Board of REALTORS (SABOR), Realtors Commercial Alliance (RCA), Real Estate Council of San Antonio (RECSA) and South Texas Commercial Realtor Alliance.

CCIM Foundation LogoThe 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.

CCIM Foundation LogoJames 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.

Tom DeMint photoTom DeMint, CCIM serves as a Senior Advisor for SVN | GASC, specializing in retail, office, multifamily, and hospitality assets. DeMint received a BA from The University of Tennessee and an MBA from Clemson University. He holds the CCIM designation and has served as President of the SC CCIM Chapter and has served as a member of the SC CCIM Board of Director for many years.

Jay Keenan photoJay 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.

William C. Cantey, JrBill Cantey, CCIM, CRE, of Columbia, South Carolina, began his career in commercial investment real estate business in 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.

Margaret Larsen photoMargaret Larsen lived an active, interesting, and meaningful life. She married George Larsen in 1989 and they had a daughter Olivia in 1994. George and Margaret worked together in commercial real estate for 33 years and she had her CCIM Designation for almost as long! Margaret’s passion for helping the Tucson community reflected in everything she did.

Humberto Lopez photoIn 1975 Humberto Lopez co-founded HSL Properties, Inc. a real estate company with diversified assets of approximately $2.5 billion. He has had direct responsibility for the acquisition, capitalization, financing, renovation and marketing of over 30,000 apartment units, over 2,000 hotel rooms, shopping centers, office buildings, industrial buildings, and thousands of acres of land.

Ryan W. Heinfeld  photoRyan Heinfeld was born on January 30, 1988 in Tucson, Arizona to Amy and Gary Heinfeld. He received his degree from the University of Arizona in 2012 and was a graduate of Catalina Foothills High School. Ryan was a successful Realtor, earned his CCIM designation and served as Secretary of the Southern Arizona CCIM Chapter. He touched so many lives and will be forever missed by his family and friends.

James Robertson photoJames Robertson 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.

George C. Larsen photoGeorge 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.

Tiah Brooks photoTiah Brooks passed too young at 57. She was survived by her Husband Mark Brooks and 3 children. Tiah was a valued member of the Southern Nevada CCIM Chapter. Always in attendance at our events and helping on committees to make the Southern Nevada CCIM Chapter successful. She spent over 25 years of her career with First American Title Insurance and received numerous accolades for revenue, leadership and teamwork.

Andy Hantges photoAndy 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.

Soozi Jones Walker photoSoozi 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.

Southern Nevada Past Presidents NES ScholarshipThis scholarship was funded by CCIM Foundation and past presidents of the Southern Nevada CCIM Chapter.

Robert A. BuschRobert A. Busch, ESQ, was a licensed attorney with a distinguished commercial real estate career. As an Executive Vice President with Intelica, he had a successful 15-year career at the Gundaker Commercial Group, where he was perennially the Top Overall Producer. Bob was a Board member of the Xcelligent Advisory Board, the St. Louis Arc, Places for People, and was a CRE News Midwest Hall of Fame Inductee.

Steven V. Jacquemin photoSteve 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.

James K. Rosen photoJim 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.

Michael Tseng photoMichael 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.

Vasilios Priskos photoVasilios Priskos, of Salt Lake City, Utah, was the founder of InterNet Properties in 1994. Vasilios became well known as one of the major influencers of downtown Salt Lake City – having been named by the Downtown Alliance as one of the Top 25 People Who Shaped Downtown. Vasilios passed way on 2017. He is survived by his wife and 4 sons.

Joseph H. Florence photoThe Joseph H. Florence CCIM was created by the Utah CCIM Chapter in memory of Joseph Howard Florence who passed away at age 85 on August 12, 2017. His life was filled with education, work, community and church service. While supporting their young family, Joe attended night classes for 10 plus years at Weber State College where he graduated with his bachelor’s degree in 1966.

Wallace Woodbury photoWallace Woodbury was born Sept. 4, 1925 in Salt Lake City. 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), President of the Salt Lake Board of Realtors (1966) and was named “Realtor of the Year” by the Utah Association in 1966.

Palmer Berge photoPalmer 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.

Connie Sombs Boyle photoThe 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.

Elise Lyon photo Victor L. Lyon photoThe Elise and Victor L. Lyon CCIM Family Scholarship honors the late Victor Lyon, CCIM, and his wife, Elise Lyon. Victor was a founder and guiding force in the establishment of the CCIM Institute and (in 1969 (the national education program. He was one of the first two CCIM instructors.Victor and Elise were the parents of four children, including Jeff Lyon, CCIM. Elise passed away in 2005 at 80 years of age.

Wisconsin CCIM Scholarship
This scholarship was created to recognize the Wisconsin CCIM Chapter.

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