Message from the President: 2018 President Beverly Keith, CCIM
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January 1, 2018

North Carolina CCIM Chapter Members,

This year marks the 37th anniversary of the founding of our chapter. Your 2018 NC-CCIM Board of Directors is a talented, hard working group of professionals dedicated to making this chapter the leading professional organization in North Carolina. Over the past 36 years and with outstanding leadership, we have grown to be one of the largest and most successful CCIM chapters in the country. With over 600 members from cities and towns across North Carolina, NC-CCIM continues to provide the best CRE education available, and the universal global language of Commercial Real Estate.

In 2018, NC-CCIM will again offer all four core courses required to earn the coveted CCIM Designation. We are proud to be one of the few state chapters offering all four core classes. Additionally, “Foundations for Success in Commercial Real Estate”, a CCIM Institute Ward Center course, “Commercial Real Estate Negotiations” and Site To Do Business advanced courses are included on the 2018 Education calendar. NC-REC Continuing Education classes are again scheduled to accommodate BIC’s, Brokers and other licensees with commercial updates and electives.

As for networking, more than 50 individual events are scheduled across the state including speaker breakfasts, Market Forecasts, “Have’s & Want’s”, the State Conference, Lunch & Learns, Durham Bulls and Atlanta Braves joint events, after-hours networking with Candidates and holiday socials.

Our most popular events, the Market Forecasts held annually in March are scheduled in Charlotte, the Triad and the Triangle. This year, each forecast features K.C. Conway, MAI, CRE, CCIM Institute’s Chief Economist. Mr. Conway is also Director of Research and Corporate Engagement at the Alabama Center for Real Estate (ACRE) in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. As in previous years, this is an event that you do not want to miss!

In case you had not heard; please join me in congratulating NC-CCIM Past President Eddie Blanton, CCIM on his election as the CCIM Institute’s 1st Vice President at the October 2017 Global Conference in Toronto Canada. Following Institute tradition, Eddie will become the 2020 CCIM Institute President.

I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as your 2018 NC-CCIM State Chapter President. I invite you to become involved in our great chapter and welcome your comments and suggestions on all things NC CCIM. Feel free to contact me via email at bbkccim@gmail.com. This chapter exists to serve all members and further your success. We look forward to a dynamic and very busy 2018.

Wishing you the very best,

Beverly Keith, CCIM, CRX

2018 NC CCIM State Chapter President