March 2020 Edition
Upcoming Events
 
Your 
Florida CCIM Chapter has eight districts working hard to serve your needs throughout Florida.  
 
You are welcome to participate statewide, so check out these upcoming events around the state (click on the meeting link for more information):


UPCOMING
EVENTS
SCHEDULE
 
                     
March 13
CENTRAL


March 18

March 19
EAST COAST


March 20
MIAMI-DADE/MONROE


March 26
FT. LAUD/BROWARD


March 26
FT. LAUD/BROWARD


March 30
CENTRAL


April 7
CENTRAL


April 10
CENTRAL


April 14
WEST COAST


April 14
WEST COAST


April 15
SOUTHWEST


April 17
MIAMI-DADE/MONROE


April 23
FT. LAUD/BROWARD






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In 2003, I acquired with my partner, Jeff Chamberlin, an established commercial real estate company in Vero Beach, adding Broker to my resume of engineer, General Contractor, and developer. 
Jeff, a CCIM and SIOR with considerable experience in commercial brokerage, advised me that I needed to get my CCIM designation. Asking what that entailed, he responded that I had to complete 4 week-long core courses followed by a 3-hr exam, 3 electives, submit a $10,000,000 qualifying portfolio of transactions, and finally pass a 6-hour comprehensive exam. After pondering this for a few minutes, I shared with Jeff that I spent 5 years in college studying engineering and after much partying and some dedicated effort, I accidentally graduated. I did not particularly enjoy the tedious difficult subject matter and now Jeff was telling me I had to go back to school. I heeded his excellent advice and in 2010 attained the coveted CCIM designation. The tools I acquired through CCIM accelerated my career through application of analytical skills combined with a social network that is second to none. Application of these skills has grown our business to a higher level and enabled us to share our success with our dedicated clients.
It is with great pride and humility that this year I will serve as your  2020 Chapter President . An added perk for me is the stimulation I received daily through my association with "the brain trust" of our CCIM Chapter members. Having served the last three years on the executive committee, the one thing that strikes me is that each year the executive team takes the leadership up another notch. This year's  executive team of  Jose "Chepe" Serrano Carol Tanner Stephen Rigl Rick Gonzalez Kent Cooper Tina Marie Eloian Michael Hinton Liz Menendez Adam Palmer Gary Ralston , and  Barbara Monahan will be no exception. We are here to serve you, our members, in any and every manner on which we are called upon. 



Have you ever thought to yourself - "I really enjoy what I do for a living, but it would be great to have a mentor who could help me network and find answers to tough questions"?
If the answer is "yes", you might want to consider the CCIM Florida Chapter Mentorship Program for calendar year 2020.

Florida CCIM Chapter Welcomes  New Members



The  Florida CCIM Chapter welcomed 54  new members since December 19th, 2019. Please extend a warm welcome!


David
Bush Associate
Sam Dattoo Affiliate
Sergio Duarte Associate
Andrew Hebert Affiliate
Barbara Interlicchio Affiliate
Thomas Jedlinski Affiliate
Jianguo Li Associate
Bill Mang Affiliate
Rick Norwood Affiliate
Vipin Shah Associate
Linda Sheehan Associate
Michael Sjuggerud Affiliate
Reinaldo Sobrino Associate


Rick Nash Designee
Erik Johnson Candidate


Daniel
Acosta Designee
Jamil El-Srouji Associate
Paulina Kucharska Associate
Traci Miller Affiliate


Jorge
Acosta Affiliate
Victor Beraja Associate
Dwight Aristotle
Borelli Associate
Enrique Castelo Associate
Carl Crawford Associate
Edward Crews Associate
Walter Montenegro Affiliate
Robert Palacios Associate
Angela Prada Associate
Teri Rios Associate
Colin Rockson Associate
Evian Rodriguez Candidate
Stephen Smith Associate
Gavin Winston Associate


Amber
Crawford
Designee

SOUTHWEST DISTRICT

Lori
Buhs Affiliate
Jeff Jones Associate
Gary Donabed Affiliate
Rachael Okerstrom Associate
Alec Salmeh Associate
Maddison Sawatzky Candidate
Justin Thibaut Designee


Paul
Bachmann Associate
Neal Chambers Associate
Mitchell Collins Affiliate
Scott Hutchison Affiliate
Missy LaPorte Affiliate
Thao Le Associate
Fred Miller Affiliate
Roberto Saez Affiliate
Jeannie Sampson Affiliate
John Saunders Affiliate
Jenny Spencer Associate
Theodore Theodore Affiliate
RJ Walker Affiliate




The  coronavirus disease 2019 , or COVID-19, is a respiratory illness, which was first detected in China. As of this writing, the virus has been detected in approximately 90 locations worldwide, including the state of Florida. COVID-19 was declared a  public health emergency  in the state of Florida by Governor Ron DeSantis on March 1, 2020.

Although the Florida Department of Health, has stated that the risk to the public in Florida remains low, we would like to reiterate the importance of following the  preventative actions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) some of which are listed below:

●  Avoid close contact with people who are sick
● Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
● Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
● Wash your hands often with soap and water for at  least 20 seconds (if soap and water are not available,  use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least  60%  alcohol)

As CCIMs, we are constantly in close proximity to people - whether this is at property showings, meetings, closings, negotiations, etc. It is up to us to do our part and proceed with caution.

We highly recommend that you closely monitor the information distributed by the  Florida Department of Health  and the  CDC .

Stay safe everyone.






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