March 1, 2015
Ann Trandai, CIPS, CCIM, Inducted as  Chairperson of AREAA Greater Chicago

Our very own Ann Trandai was selected as the next Chairperson of the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) - Greater Chicago. AREAA was established in 2003 and is a national business trade organization focusing on expanding housing opportunities for Asian American communities and creating business opportunities for real estate business leaders who serve this growing market. 


The AREAA Installation of Officers was held on February 12th at The Mid-America Club. The event was attended by several CCIM members to support Ann's induction.

Chuck Wiercinski CCIM Course Scholarship Program
Applications are due today for the Chuck Wiercinski Course Scholarship Program. This scholarship was created to support qualified real estate professionals in their efforts to achieve the CCIM designation .


Applications need to be submitted to 

Jay W. Levin Leadership Development Academy

The JWL Leadership Academy is named in honor of Jay W. Levine, CCIM, the Institute's first president and its second designee. Levine was instrumental in the creation and growth of the CCIM Institute and the Institute's Education Foundation.

Two of our current Board members were selected to participate in this nine-month Academy Program. David Ellermann and Mike Mallon participated in the first meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona on February 6 th  - 7 th .  

CCIM / CAR Roundtable Networking Event

Over 170 commercial real estate professionals from CCIM and Chicago Association of Realtors attended the 3rd Annual Roundtable Networking Event on February 12th at Gibson's - Chicago. 

This outstanding event provided a lively exchange of ideas on the Chicago commercial market and concluded with networking. Plan on attending again next year before the event sells out.
Resimercial Course & Financial Analysis Workshop - March 6th
T he Illinois CCIM Chapter and the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS are sponsoring a CCIM Residential Real Estate and Financial Analysis Workshop on Friday, March 6 th  at their Downers Grove Office. 

The class will be conducted by Thomas Bothen, CCIM. The class will offer 6 hours Elective C.E.
Spring Midyear Business Meetings
March 22-25th - Chicago
Now is the time to sign up for the upcoming 2015 Spring Business Meetings in Chicago. The event will be held at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel from March 22 nd  - 25 th

The meetings are a great way to find out what's going on at the Institute level and with other Chapters around the World. 
CCIM "Taste of Chicago" Reception
March 23rd - Chicago
The Illinois Chapter will be hosting the "Taste of Chicago" Reception during the upcoming Spring Midyear Business Meetings on March 23 rd . The event will be held at One Prudential Plaza, on the 11 th  floor overlooking Millennium Park. 

Food will be served showcasing the diversity of Chicago's dining community, an open bar featuring Chicago's local beers and wines, complemented by a live band. 
Wishing our CCIM Candidates the Very Best!!

The Chapter will have one of our best classes sitting for the CCIM exam on March 24th. Best of luck to Brad Boersma, John Cassin, Daniel Dowd, David Levy, Joel Miller, Joe Zivoli, Brian Hellgeth, Mary Kennedy, Marielee Macapagal and 

Mark Meskauskas.

CCIM Membership Drive

Don't forget to be a Chapter Member in 2015!  Please register and don't miss the benefits of being an Illinois CCIM Chapter member.


The IL Chapter is an invaluable organization for not only Designees and those taking the CCIM education coursework, but also allied professionals in the field that benefit from fostering relationships with notably the best practitioners in the Commercial real estate industry.  


For very nominal yearly dues, Chapter membership provides access to guidance, technology, and trusted resources through a forum of elite professionals that are always willing to help build your business. Read more. 

Designees/Candidates  $125.00

Associates  $175.00

Students  $25.00 

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