May 2016
President's Message

The first quarter has been very busy for the Illinois Chapter. We started the year off with our first annual CCIM  Expo in January at River Roast, then headed to the University of Illinois for an outstanding networking event with the Rho Epsilon Real Estate Club in February. Our Annual CCIM/CAR Roundtable event was held on February 18th with an expanded format at Morton's on Wacker. The Chapter hosted networking event "Cocktails with a View" at the Wyndham Grand Chicago River was a big success!!! Several of your Board members attended the Spring Governance Midyear Meetings here in Chicago. The Chapter received a Chapter Excellence Award for  2015 during the meeting.
The second quarter promises to be just as busy with a mix of networking, programs and educational events planned. Plan to join us on May 12th for the CCIM Redevelopment Forum: Adaptive Reuse in Chicago at the former Marshall Field's Warehouse in Logan Park. An outstanding panel of reuse experts will share their secrets and successes. The event will start at 3:30 and will include cocktails and appetizers. Plan to join us.
The Chapter Committees have been busy working behind the scenes on everything from a new website to a branding message. These exciting initiatives will help to grow our membership and continue to promote our current value proposition. More details and information will be forthcoming.
Our sponsors are an integral part of our Chapter, so please be sure to contact them for any of your needs.
I look forward to seeing everyone on May 12th.
Congratulations to Our New Designees

Please join us in congratulating the twelve new CCIM designees of the Illinois Chapter. The designees were pinned during the Spring Meeting on  April 5 th . Michael Cerny, CCIM, Capital One Healthcare, Laura Collins, CCIM. Collins Commercial Partners, Mark Deady, CCIM, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Rachel Marie Fox, CCIM, PWC, Antje Gekrken, CCIM, A.R.E. Partners, Mark Goodwin, CCIM, Goodwin & Associates, Ankur Patel, CCIM, Old Second National Bank, Steven Rapoport, CCIM, Chicago Real Estate Resources, Timothy Rasmussen, CCIM, Sperry Van Ness, Ken Robberechts, CCIM, Baum Realty Group, Belinda Schuster, CCIM, NWI Commercial Real Estate and Michael Williamson, CCIM, Premier Commercial Realty. The Chapter recently provided the new designees with a Chapter membership and an invitation to our upcoming networking event in May.
Cocktails with a View

The Chapter hosted an unbelievable networking event on April 4th at the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront. The event was held during the recent Spring Governance meeting and was attended by over 200 people from around the world. Special thanks to Ruth Minnick and her Networking Committee for an outstanding job on Cocktails with a view. For an inside look at the event please click here.  Enter in password:  Saycheezebooth2016CCIM
  CCIM Redevelopment Forum: Adaptive Reuse in Chicago 
Now is the time to sign up for our May 12th  event! Join us at The Fields in Logan Square for a mix of business and pleasure, networking with your colleagues and cocktails and appetizers during an exciting panel discussion on Adaptive Reuse in Chicago. The panel will consist of Paul Fishbein, Merit Partners, LLC, David Baum, Baum Revision LLC and Max Meyers, R2 Companies. The event is from 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm. Register Now!

Legislative Update 
On April 5, our Legislative Chair, Julie Cole took part in the annual Illinois Realtors Capital Conference "Realtor Lobby Day" in Springfield.  This was also the 100th Anniversary of the Illinois Realtors.

Hundreds of Realtors from across the state took part and as a member of CCIM, Julie represented commercial concerns.  Julie teamed with Sharon Gorrell of the Illinois Realtors and they were able to meet with two State Senators and one Representative to discuss pending legislation that affected the concerns of Illinois Realtors.
It was a fast-paced, productive day capped off with a Reception where members of the State Legislature were invited to attend.
Chuck Wiercinski Scholarship
We are excited to announce that we have raised $ 6,950 toward our goal of $ 12,500 for the funding of a CCIM scholarship in the name of Chuck Wiercinski.
Chuck was a friend who loved life, the real estate profession and teaching others about real estate.  This is a great tribute to Chuck and all the lives he influenced in his life and career.  We ask that you consider a donation to this cause via the link found below. 

Donate Now
CI 103 Course
Instructor Garry Weiss, CCIM with the help of translator Tadeusz Dworakowski, brought the CI 103: User Decision Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate course to Warsaw, Poland last week. 
In This Issue
IL Chapter Upcoming
Calendar of Events
May 12, 2016
Office & Industrial Overview
The Fields in Logan Square
4000 W Diversey
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
June, 2016
Summer Networking Event
July 21, 2016
Speed Networking Event
1130 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

August 8, 2016
CCIM Networking 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.


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The following classes are now being offered in Chicago:

CI102 Market Analysis for Commercial Real Estate
June 6-9, 2016

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

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