I am honored to be one of only three candidates on the ballot for 2014 First Vice President of the CCIM Institute. The vote will take place on October 24th at our Board of Directors’ meeting in Denver and I am respectfully asking for your support.
We are at a critical juncture as our industry makes the transition from the recent great recession to the next great recovery. The future of CCIM depends on: 1) expanding our presence, 2) staying ahead of the rapid advances in technology, 3) and reaching out and growing membership, primarily through the next generation of commercial real estate professionals.
At 35, I have 15 years of experience in the industry and 10 years of tenured service to CCIM, serving in various leadership positions, including Chapter President of Central Arizona (Phoenix), Chairman of the Member Services Committee, Board of Directors and the current President of CCIM Tech.
My enthusiasm for the organization knows no bounds and at my age, experience within the industry and the CCIM Institute and my technology background, I am uniquely qualified to bridge the gap of our seasoned membership and the new generation of professionals. Most importantly, I am dedicated to the organization that has provided so much to me over my career – that is why I ask for your vote this October 24th for 2014 First Vice President of the CCIM Institute.
I look forward to working with each of you and together we will ensure that the focus of the CCIM Institute will be to provide our members: cutting edge technology, new and expanded networking opportunities, and dynamic education and international business opportunities.
Recap of my CCIM History:
My entire real estate career has been built on the foundation of the education that the CCIM Institute provides. I was a beneficiary of a CCIM Education Foundation Scholarship, while I was attending the University of Nebraska-Omaha and also the recipient of the Nebraska Chapter CCIM Scholarship. Because of those 2 scholarship awards, I took my first CI class in Scottsdale, Arizona at the age of 20. I am still in continuous contact with both of my instructors, Steve Price, CCIM and Todd Clarke, CCIM. Sitting in that class were both of my future Arizona business partners, David Verwer, CCIM and Sean Bishop, CCIM.
I achieved my pin in April of 2003 in Washington, DC. I still remember sitting at dinner with people from my local chapter and specifically talking to Tim Hatlestad, CCIM. I asked him what was next and he gave me some of the best advice at that table that night. Most importantly he said, “get involved.”
I took his advice to heart and coming back to Phoenix, I did exactly that. I got involved with the local chapter (Central AZ CCIM) and, in short order, I was elected Chapter President in 2005. That same year, I was the Chair of Member Services Committee and went through the Jay W Levine Leadership Academy. That year, I also became engaged to my wife, Tiffany Miner, who currently serves as Chapter Administrator for the Central Arizona Chapter.
Anytime someone has asked for help, I have always rolled up my sleeves and assisted. I had the opportunity last year to serve as your Tech PL for Leil Koch, 2012 Institute President.
I am currently your CCIM Tech President and working with the negotiating team and our cutting edge vendors to make sure CCIM members continue to have access to the best data available to make them more successful in their endeavors. Technology is one of the items we are known for to our Designees once they obtain the pin. This technology will always be evolving and we need someone that understands technology and how to best provide it to our members.
I have more than 10-years of active involvement at both the local and national CCIM level which provides me the ability to know and understand what our current membership wants and needs, and at 35-years of age I still have the longevity in the business to engage and attract the future designees and candidates.
As current President of the CCIM Tech Board, as well as a past Chairman of the Member Services Committee and a past President of the my local Chapter I am already experienced to listening to the wants and needs of our members and provide leadership to meet those objectives and provide the insight and direction to lay the foundation for the organization’s future benefit.
What you can do to help:
Reach out to any of the voting members on the Board of Directors. Here is the list with a link to their CCIM Profile. Thank you in advance for your help!
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