June 2016
Partnership with Sponsors
Our sponsors for the CCIM IL Chapter play an important role in the success of our Chapter.  Without our sponsors we wouldn't be able to bring some of the program and networking opportunities to you.
The Board of Directors would like to remind our chapter members that it is important to engage with our sponsors and find ways of working together to create new business opportunities that will benefit both you and the sponsor. 
Take a moment and review a list of our sponsors in the right column of this newsletter and see how you might be able to create a new partnership today.
John Keepper
Scholarship Fund

We are very proud to announce that the JKS Scholarship is now fully funded in partnership with the CCIM Foundation.  This perpetual scholarship fund will allow the John Keepper Society to provide a $1,000 scholarship to a qualified University of Illinois student studying real estate.  Gifts were received from generous donations by IL chapter past presidents and IL chapter members.  Without their support this perpetual scholarship would not exist.
  CCIM Redevelopment Forum: Adaptive Reuse in Chicago A Success! 
Our May 12th  event at The Fields in Logan Square, brought more than 50 chapter members together for a mix of business, pleasure, and networking.  Attendees enjoyed cocktails and appetizers while partaking in our panel discussion on Adaptive Reuse in Chicago. The panel consisted of Paul Fishbein, Merit Partners, LLC, David Baum, Baum Revision LLC and Max Meyers, R2 Companies. 

Legislative Update
Earlier in May, Jennifer Cole visited Washington DC as part of the National Association of Realtors' Annual Legislative Meetings.  The purpose of the visit is to assist with commercial legislation discussion.  As in prior years, there was discussion of the importance of the 1031 Exchange as well as NAR's position on a proposed bill to amend the Dodd-Frank Law (HR4620). 

During the trip, Jennifer met with Senator Mark Kirk, Congressman Bill Foster and Congressman Mike Quigley.  
CCIM also held a reception for members who attended the legislative meetings.  Jennifer Cole with Allen Gump from Colliers Texas, SIOR Global President 2016. 
Speed Networking 

Join us on Thursday, July 21st for our popular Speed Networking Event.


We will again host this event at 1130 S. Michigan Ave. starting at 4:30 pm with cocktails and the speed networking will follow at 5:30 pm.  We will wind down the evening at 6:30 pm with appetizers and cocktails.


For the third year running, relationship building expert and trainer, Jackie Loewe, Founding Partner at Sheridan Park Consulting will guide you through the Speed Networking Session and provide you with a few tips on how to be a better Connector.


Come prepared with 30+ business cards, your unique elevator speech, pen and small note pad and a spirit of adventure.


Register today only $50 for CCIM Chapter Members.  $75 for non-members.  Registration fees will increase after July 18th, so don't wait, register today!

Chicago's First Lady
BBQ Boat Cruise

Time for a good ole' Chicago backyard barbeque, cruising style!
Join us on Monday, August 8th for the CCIM Networking Boat Cruise.  Meet and network with other CCIM's from across the country as well as our own backyard.  
The cruise will leave at approximately 5:00 pm from the Chicago's First Lady docks on the Riverwalk in downtown Chicago.  We will cruise up and down the Chicago River and out on to Lake Michigan while being guided by our industry partner and good friend of the CCIM IL Chapter, Mary Ludgin.
Watch your email for registration information.
Voting for the 2017 Chapter Board Coming Soon!

Watch your email in July to cast your vote for the new 2017 Board.


If you are interested in running for the Board or to be on one of the committees, please complete the "Willingness to Serve" form.  This is your organization so it is important to get involved.  Leave your mark on the industry.  Participate today.

New CCIM IL Chapter Web site Coming Soon!

The CCIM IL Chapter Marketing committee has been working diligently with Mauge and Coach Marketing to develop a new look, new message, a new membership and event management system and overall user-friendly web site for our members.  Watch for the new site in the coming months.
In This Issue
IL Chapter Upcoming
Calendar of Events
July 21, 2016
Speed Networking Event
1130 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

August 8, 2016
CCIM BBQ Boat Cruise
Chicago ' s First Lady
Chicago, IL
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
September 15, 2016
Chicago Neighborhood Tour
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
October 20, 2016
CCIM/CREC Luncheon
Retail Review & Outlook
Maggianos - Chicago
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
October 24 - 29, 2016
CCIM Business Meeting
CCIM Annual Conference
Grand Hyatt Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
November, 2016
Black Diamond Event
December, 2016
Sponsors Recognition Event
2016 IL Chapter Sponsors

The Illinois Chapter would like to thank all of our sponsors.  We would like to remind our members that when you are looking for products or services, to remember to call upon one of our generous sponsors. Their sponsorships allow us to continue providing great programs and networking events.
Please contact Patrick Brady, CCIM, Sponsor Chair at (312) 595.2987 if you would like to partner with the CCIM Chapter in 2016.


Enhance your career and deepen your knowledge with the comprehensive educational resources available from the CCIM Institute. Gain valuable insight from a  faculty of industry professionals  with years of experience in commercial real estate.

The following classes are now being offered in Chicago:

Commercial Real Estate Negotiations
July 11, 2016, 

CI103 User Decision Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate
July 12-15, 2016

CI101 Financial Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate
August 1-4, 2016

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.
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.
Still not a member? Join now.
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