CIC's longtime Director of Property Management Training, Taft West, retired on February 28.
Having trained thousands of property investors and managers, Taft is one of the most recognizable faces of CIC.
Taft first joined CIC in 2002 as the deputy director of the program and was named Director of Property Management Training in 2007. Thanks to his hard work, the Property Management Training program has trained more than 17,000 current and prospective property managers.
On January 26, Taft was honored by the Dearborn Realtist Board with its President's Special Recognition Award (shown right). The award was presented at the organization's 75th anniversary gala.
Taft will be missed in the CIC offices, but he will still contribute to Property Management Training workshops as a guest lecturer. Jessica Sivels has joined CIC as Director of Property Management Training. Jessica has worked for the American Bar Association, Jenner & Block, LLC, the Chicago Association of REALTORS®, and the Chicagoland Apartment Association. She will work to expand upon Taft's successful program and continue to carry out CIC's commitment to Property Management Training.