CCIM September Newsletter
President's Message
As summer winds down, the CCIM IL Chapter is gearing up to finish the year strong!!!  The very popular Retail Outlook Panel: The Retail Model of the Future, is scheduled for Thursday, September 29th at the University Club along with CREC.  We are looking forward to an informative and timely session in this sector of real estate.  We have 4 amazing panelists and one great moderator who will give us valuable insights and provide you with important information to take back and use in your business.  You do not want to miss this outstanding event.  Plan to register today.


Congratulations to the incoming Illinois CCIM Chapter Board of Officers and Directors.  The Board consists of:


David Ellermann, President

Ankur Patel, President-Elect

Tim Rasmussen, Vice President

Jackson McLarty, Treasurer

Peter Giadla, Secretary

Mike Mallon, Past President

Tom Krug, Director

Marielee Macapagel, Director

Graham Gold, Director

Ruth Minnick, Director

Steve Caton, Director

Joel Miller. Director

Diana Peterson, Director 

Mark Meskauskas, Director

Jim Conrad, Director

Ken Robberechts, Director

Jeff Feste, Director


Under the leadership of David Ellermann,, 2017 promises to be another exciting and outstanding year for the Illinois Chapter.  Plan to get involved and join a committee. 

Coming Soon!
New CCIM IL Chapter Web Site
The IL chapter will be launching our new web site in the fourth quarter.  This web site will be much easier to navigate and will be much more user friendly than our current web site.  We are also incorporating a new membership database management program.  This program will allow you to update your profile, register for events, pay your chapter membership dues, and print receipts for any transactions you do through the chapter site.  You can even set-up your membership record to auto pay your chapter membership dues annually.  Watch your email for the launch announcement.
Retail Outlook Panel
Join the CCIM IL Chapter and the Chicago Real Estate Council (CREC) on Thursday, September 29th at the University Club for "The Retail Model of the Future" presentation. 

Join  Bill Shiner, Chairman and CEO of Shiner Capital Partners as he moderates this session with our panelists:

Joe Parrott, Senior Vice President of Retail Services at CBRE

Ryan Murphy, Principal and Founder of Vequity LLC

Michele Dodd, Director of Real Estate for Roti Modern Mediterranean

John Melaniphy, III, Director of Economic Development for the Village of Wheeling

Registration begins at 11:30 am, lunch will be served at noon.  Register by noon, on September 28th to attend.
August Boat Cruise Re-Cap
Chicago Cruisin'
On Monday, August 8th, the IL Chapter and CCIM National members and leaders cruised down the Chicago River, while learning about the architecture and history of many of our cities famous buildings.  Attendees from all over the U.S. and some from as far as Japan enjoyed a relaxing night with plenty of networking and deal making.  View photos of the event.
J. Krug & Associates, Inc. has been selected to be a part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big "I") "Best Practices" Study Group. 

Only 254 independent agencies throughout the U.S. qualified for inclusion in the 2016 Best Practices Study.  An IIABA affiliated state association or an insurance company must first nominate the agency which then must qualify based on outstanding customer retention, growth, stability and financial management.  More than 1,800 agencies were nominated this year.  Read more
Global Commercial Real Estate Boot Camp
Acquire the Skills Necessary to Work with Inbound Real Estate Investment
$28.6 Billion from China alone in 2015.  With global financial changes including BREXIT, major shifts in capital flow are in the works
This 2-day boot camp provides U.S.-based real estate practitioners, developers, asset managers, bankers, attorneys, CPA's and allied professionals with the keys to successfully do business with inbound commercial real estate investors.  Read more.
In This Issue
Congratulations Alex Ruggieri, CCIM
Alex Ruggieri, CCIM, Senior Investment Advisor for SVN-Ramshaw real Estate as accepted an appointment to Chair the National Association of Realtors' Commercial Leadership Forum.  Ruggieri will begin his one-year term in November 2016 at the conclusion of the REALTORS Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL.  Ruggieri has been a REALTOR member for
over 40 years specializing in commercial and investment sales.  He holds the CCIM, CRE, and GRI designations and has served on the Board of Directors for the Champaign County Association of REALTORS.
CCIM Thrive Conference
Plan on attending CCIM Thrive from October 24-25 in Atlanta, GA.  This outstanding event is packed with hands-on education sessions and topical panels.  Hear from industry leaders about using big data, the current climate of commercial real estate, and the future of brokerage.  The event will be held at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead.  Register now for this event.
Save the Date!
Join us for our Black Diamond Reception
Mark your calendars to join us for our Black Diamond Reception at Bottled Blonde, one of Chicago's newest hotspots, on Thursday, November 17th.
If you haven't had a chance to get out to many CCIM Chapter events this year, make this the one you attend.
Watch your email for more information and to register.   
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