First Quarter 2019
President’s Message
Thank you all for the opportunity to serve as Chapter President this year. I am looking forward to continued growth of our chapter. It is hard to move into 2019, however, without thanking Leslie Biskner, Immediate Past President for her fantastic leadership, which is always conducted with a smile.

We ended the year with an education event and a social event. Ohio CCIM Chapter co-sponsored a Core Civil Rights class with NAIOP and we held our year-end holiday party. We gathered at Pins Mechanical Co. in Dublin to socialize, thank Leslie for her service and present Ohio State University student Cody Carey with the Shad Phipps, CCIM Scholarship, to be used towards his spring 2019 tuition. Thank you to Cooperative Business Services and Leslie for sponsoring the evening.

Entering 2019, we have a number of exciting programs on the schedule. CCIM’s outstanding Negotiations Class in Columbus was sold out! We are also partnering with Columbus Realtors at the Joint Industry Forecast Lunch later this month. Deals and Drinks throughout the state are coming your way. The next Deals and Drinks will be Thursday, February 7 at 4:30 at Winking Lizard in Independence.  

Check out the Ohio CCIM Chapter website and our Ohio CCIM Chapter Group on Linkedin ( ). 

Reminder to pay your CCIM dues AND your Ohio CCIM Chapter dues as soon as possible.

We are always looking for your ideas for courses and programs. Please contact me at 216-857-2075 to get involved.

Jeffrey Soclof, CCIM
Coldwell Banker Commercial Emmco Realty Group
2019 Ohio CCIM Chapter President.
Tech Corner
Perhaps lost in the holiday shuffle was an email to all members from the Institute regarding Site To Do Business (STDB). If you utilize STDB, STOP AND READ THIS. In 2019, there will be a new credit-based usage model in place. In the past, members have had unlimited access to demographics, business lists, geocoding and map storage. All of these services are still to be available but there will be credits associated with usage of each. For example, a demographic report will use 10 credits while a business list search will use 10 credits per 1,000 records. Every member has received 2,500 credits, which means that you need to be a heavy user of STDB in order to use all of your allotted credits. And for those that do, additional blocks of 1,000 credits can be purchased for $100. For more information, click here.
Education Update
The Ohio CCIM Chapter has a terrific lineup of courses for 2019. Our initial offering of the newly revamped live Negotiations class was sold out! But if you missed it, don’t worry – this success ensures that we will be offering it in Cleveland and Cincinnati later this year. The rest of our education calendar looks like this:
January 9 – Negotiations (Columbus)
April 8 thru 11 – CI102 (Columbus)
July 18 thru 19 – Foundations (Cincinnati)
September 25 thru 26 – Foundations (Columbus)
December 2 thru 5 – CI101 (Cleveland)
These courses will be available for registration thru by the end of January. 
Recent Events
Fair Housing, Civil Rights, and ADA for the Commercial Real Estate Professional was presented jointly by NAIOP Northern Ohio, ACAR, SIOR Ohio and CCIM Ohio. The December 13 program featured George Carr, Director of Sikora Law, LLC, Joe Berardi, Principal and Project Manager of Berardi + Partners, Inc., and Sarah Clapper, Marketing and Business Development Manager of Berardi + Partners, Inc. The three-hour class covered civil rights as it pertains to real estate and more specifically commercial real estate, and concluded with a walking-tour of the Halle Building in downtown Cleveland.
On December 19th the Ohio CCIM Chapter celebrated the season with Deals, Drinks & Deck the Halls Holiday Party. Sponsored by Cooperative Business Services LLC, the free event was held at Pins Mechanical at Bridge Park in Dublin. Thanks to Leslie Biskner organizing and sponsoring this fun night of networking.
Sponsor Spotlight
Since our inception in 1979, Lee & Associates has been steadily expanding our best-in-class platform of commercial real estate services across North America. With more than 900 brokers in 60 offices throughout the United States and Canada, Lee & Associates is the largest broker-owned commercial real estate firm in North America. Our culture, which is driven by entrepreneurialism, always attracts the best and brightest in our industry.
Our time-tested model allows for local offices to maintain autonomy and adopt local and national practices that encourage and incentivize our professionals to successfully navigate markets. We are very proud to provide our company’s professionals equity and decision-making capability. Lee & Associates’ entrepreneurial culture is at the foundation of all of our operations. This culture allows for open communications throughout the company, including a robust volume of referral business and the sharing of best practices. Our professionals combine the latest technology, resources and market intelligence with their experience, expertise and commitment to superior service to optimize your results.

In Ohio, Lee & Associates now has offices in Columbus, Cleveland, and Cincinnati and we are proud to be Platinum Sponsors of the CCIM Ohio Chapter.

Please visit for additional details.
Candidate Corner
For those planning on achieving the CCIM designation, the dates and locations for the next two years have been finalized
Spring 2019
La Cantera Resort – San Antonio, TX
Portfolio Due Date: 1/11/2019
Exam Registration Deadline: 2/22/2019
Core Concept Review (CCR) and Exam: 3/31 - 4/2/2019
Fall 2019
Manchester Grand Hyatt – San Diego, CA
Portfolio Due Date: 8/2/2019
Exam Registration Deadline: 9/13/2019
Core Concept Review (CCR) and Exam: 10/13-15/2019

Spring 2020
Charlotte Westin – Charlotte, NC
Portfolio Due Date: 1/24/2020
Exam Registration Deadline: 3/13/2020
Core Concept Review (CCR) and Exam: 4/18-20/2020

Fall 2020
Sheraton Grand – Chicago, IL
Portfolio Due Date: 8/14/2020
Exam Registration Deadline: 9/1/2020
Core Concept Review (CCR) and Exam: 10/28-30/2020
Ulmer & Berne
Elford Realty
Mannik Smith Group
2019 Board of Directors
Jeffrey Soclof, CCIM
CBC Emmco

President Elect
Paul Kwapich, CCIM
Kwapich Real Estate Companies
Jeffrey J. Greene, CPA, CCIM
Greene Advisory Services, LLC

Steve Masica, CCIM
Gerspacher Real Estate Group
Immediate Past President
Leslie A. Biskner, CCIM
Cooperative Business Services
888.697.9555 x 108
Members At Large
J erry Hall, CCIM
Equity Investments

Anthony Maronitis, CCIM
Coldwell Banker Commercial NGR
Alec J. Pacella, CCIM
NAI Daus

Shad Phipps
CBRE | Capital Markets

John Rickert, CCIM
SVN | RICORE Investment Management, Inc.

Todd Spencer
Lee & Associates - Columbus