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Central Arizona CCIM, Southern Arizona CCIM chapters come together in time of COVID-19

Aug. 3, 2020

Central Arizona CCIM, Southern Arizona CCIM chapters come together in time of COVID-19

PHOENIX, ARIZONA (July 13, 2020) – As the COVID-19 pandemic takes its toll on business and industry in Arizona, in the spirit of being stronger together, the state’s two CCIM chapters have united in support of the commercial real estate industry.

Collaboration between the two chapters – Central Arizona CCIM and Southern Arizona CCIM – has included:

  • Regional activities as well as economic updates from CCIM Institute Chief Economist, K.C. Conway, MAI, CRE, CCIM.
  • Meaningful e-connection in support of chapter members and sponsors
  • Hosting webinars with relevant and timely content, increasing both chapters’ reach beyond the state. Content has included lender landscape; Arizona Commerce Authority incentives and opportunities; lease language and negotiations; insurance provisions; construction updates; and asset sector updates to name a few. These webinars are free and open to the community at large.
  • It’s not been all work. The chapters sponsored “Zoom Bingo” complete with prizes and have planned an upcoming virtual event “Deals and Drinks”.
  • The chapters have sponsored educational opportunities through continuing education renewal classes as well as on-line Ward Center and core classes through the CCIM Institute.

“From the global platform to the local market, CCIM has provided unity and support that is critical in these tenuous times,” said Central Arizona CCIM Chapter President Marina Hammersmith, CCIM, Senior Vice President, ORION Investment Real Estate. “The collaboration between our chapters has been exemplary, and we’re thrilled to see our members continue to close deals.”

The CCIM Institute confers the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation. To earn the CCIM designation, commercial real estate professionals must complete more than 160 hours of case-study driven education covering topics such as interest-based negotiation, financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis, investment analysis, and ethics in commercial investment real estate.

Candidates must also compile a portfolio demonstrating the depth of their commercial real estate experience and pass a comprehensive examination.

“In these ever-changing and uncertain times, without the ability to get together for our usual meetings, it has become more important than ever to provide our members with critical information,” said Craig Finfrock, CCIM, Managing Member, Designated Broker at Commercial Retail Advisors in Tucson and CCIM’s Region 2 First Vice President. “The Central Arizona Chapter has been a leader in this area so it was an easy move to align ourselves with them.”

About CCIM Institute

 CCIM Institute created the language of global real estate investment. Our courses and worldwide community deploy commercial real estate investment methodologies and tools that speed the pathway between opportunity, a go/no-go decision and success for an asset, taught by instructors who are themselves industry leaders.

Today, the organization, through its 50 chapters, continues to innovate best practices and elevate the commercial real estate professional through its core designation program to earn the CCIM pin— real estate’s most coveted credential — and its topical education courses offered through the Ward Center for Real Estate Studies.

In addition, membership in CCIM includes the industry’s best technology and operational platform, allowing entrepreneurial and mid-sized businesses to compete with the largest multinational providers. Today, almost 70 percent of designees hold the title of owner, partner, principal, or president, representing an exclusive worldwide referral network of 13,000 members in 30 countries. Ultimately, CCIM represents a larger vision of the commercial real estate provider, leveraging investment analysis, opinions of value, and underwriting to become a leader in sourcing capital, building a cash-flow vehicle, and ultimately creating value. Information at www.ccim.com.


Local CCIM Selected to be in the 2020 Class of Jay W. Levine Leadership Development Academy by the CCIM Institute

Aug. 3, 2020

October 28, 2019


Contact: BethAnn Neynaber at 520-382-8790 or [email protected]

Local CCIM Selected to be in the 2020 Class of Jay W. Levine Leadership Development Academy by the CCIM Institute

Tucson, AZ — The Southern Arizona Chapter of CCIM Institute - Craig Finfrock, CCIM, was selected to be in the 2020 Class of Jay W. Levine Leadership Development Academy by the CCIM Institute. The Selection was made from dozens of applications across the country and was announced by the CCIM Board at its annual Governance Meeting and Global Conference October 16, 2019 in San Diego, CA.

The JWL Leadership Development Academy is named in honor of Jay W. Levine, CCIM, the Institute's first president and its second designee. Levine was instrumental in the creation and growth of CCIM Institute and the Institute's Foundation. The nine-month Academy program is designed to build the skills and self-knowledge participants need to fulfill leadership roles with the Institute, as well as in their communities and professional careers. The program format includes a blend of on-site and web-based sessions, as well as reading, assignments and participant interaction between sessions for a continuous, integrated learning experience. A class project allows participants to apply the knowledge and skills gained during the program and contribute in a tangible way to the Institute. The curriculum of the Academy is built upon core competencies for effective leadership in association, business and community settings, with a focus on both understanding and application of leadership principles and techniques to further the personal and professional leadership development goals of participants. Craig Finfrock is the immediate past President of the Southern Arizona Chapter of CCIM Institute and has served on this Chapter’s Board since 2015. Currently, Mr. Finfrock serves on the CCIM Institute’s Designation Committee and Chapter Activities Subcommittee. In 2020, Mr. Finfrock will additionally serve on the Institute’s Regional Activities Subcommittee, University Outreach Subcommittee and will be the Region 2 First Vice President. CCIM Institute is a global community of 13,000 members, more than 50 chapters, and 30 countries that educates and connects the world’s leading experts in commercial real estate investment strategy, financial analysis, and market analysis. Learn more about CCIM Institute’s education and designation program at ccim.com.

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About CCIM Institute
CCIM Institute created the language of global real estate investment. Our courses and worldwide community deploy commercial real estate investment methodologies and tools that speed the pathway between opportunity, a go/no-go decision and success for an asset, taught by instructors who are themselves industry leaders. Today, the organization, through its 50 chapters, continues to innovate best practices and elevate the commercial real estate professional through its core designation program to earn the CCIM pin— real estate’s most coveted credential — and its topical education courses offered through the Ward Center for Real Estate Studies. In addition, membership in CCIM includes the industry’s best technology and operational platform, allowing entrepreneurial and mid-sized businesses to compete with the largest multinational providers. Today, almost 70 percent of designees hold the title of owner, partner, principal, or president, representing an exclusive worldwide referral network of 13,000 members in 30 countries. Ultimately, CCIM represents a larger vision of the commercial real estate provider, leveraging investment analysis, opinions of value, and underwriting to become a leader in sourcing capital, building a cash-flow vehicle, and ultimately creating value. Information at www.ccim.com.


James B. Marian, CCIM Earns Graduate of REALTOR University

Jun. 24, 2020

James Robertson, CCIM, (left) and James B. Marion, CCIM

Earning a degree from REALTOR® University is a significant achievement. While working toward their degrees, most of our students manage many additional responsibilities including full time jobs, caring for their families, and managing community commitments, among other things. The students at REALTOR® University are differentiating themselves by earning a Master of Real Estate degree which includes courses and concentrations tailored specifically to the needs of real estate professionals

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Isaac Figueroa earns CCIM designation among 166 industry professionals

Jun. 24, 2020

Southern AZ CCIM Chapter Honors New CCIM Designee

CCIM designation signifies expertise in the commercial real estate profession. Tucson, AZ, October 23, 2017

The Southern AZ CCIM Chapter has recognized one (1) chapter member who recently earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation, the global standard for professional achievement, from the CCIM Institute.

Headquartered in Chicago, CCIM Institute is one of the largest global commercial real estate networks. The following Southern AZ CCIM Chapter member was among more than 166 industry professionals who earned the CCIM designation during the organization's 2017 Annual Governance Meetings October 14th - 17th at The Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, Canada


Isaac Figueroa Medical & Investment Properties with PICOR – Cushman & Wakefield Tucson, AZ

Jun. 24, 2020

"Through hard work, dedication, and sacrifice, these designees have earned real estate's most coveted credential," says 2017 CCIM President Robin L. Webb, CCIM. "I am pleased to welcome this new group of designees into our global network of the world's leading experts in investment strategy, financial analysis, and negotiation."

To earn the CCIM designation, commercial real estate professionals must complete four core courses that are comparable to university courses, as well as select two elective courses. CCIM designation courses cover topics such as interest-based negotiation, financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis, investment analysis, and ethics in commercial investment real estate.

Candidates must also compile an extensive portfolio demonstrating the depth of their commercial real estate experience and pass a comprehensive examination.


James P. Robertson, Jr., MBA, CCIM - Region 2 Elected First RVP 2018

Jun. 24, 2020

I am pleased to announce James Robertson of our Southern Arizona chapter as the elected Region 2 First RVP for 2018. Jim will work with our 2018 RVP, Robin Civish of our Southern Nevada Chapter. In Jim’s words he will work to ‘streamline our Chapter systems, promote our professional achievements, encourage long lasting and trusting relationships and continue the continuity of the Region 2 Vice President predecessors.’

Congratulations Jim on behalf of Region 2 and all within the Institute.

 - Mark

Mark Hinkins CCIM, FRICS