Charlotte, North Carolina – May 5, 2020 – CCIM Institute, one of the largest commercial real estate networks in the world with members in more than 30 global markets, announced an addition to its management team at the organization's midyear governance meetings on April 21, 2020. CCIM Institute confers the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation, commercial real estate's global standard for professional achievement.
Steve Rich, CCIM, Senior Director of Retail Services for Colliers International in Charlotte, N.C., will serve as 2021 Treasurer for CCIM Institute.
“I am truly honored to be able to serve in this leadership role with this great organization,” Rich says. “CCIM is a proven educator and leader in commercial real estate and will continue to be so during these uncertain times. I am dedicated to do all I can to ensure a successful future for the Institute and our industry.”
With over 23 years in the industry, Rich has extensive expertise in commercial brokerage services, which includes retail, land, and investment properties. His experience covers acquisitions, dispositions, single-tenant build-to-suit developments, retail development, site selection for retail/restaurants, and public agency representation.
In addition, Rich has a long history of service with CCIM Institute and his local chapter. He was a member of the North Carolina CCIM Chapter Board of Directors from 2008 to 2013, including serving as its 2012 President. At the institute level, he has been a member of the Board of Directors from 2016 to present and has served on the following: Chapter Activities Subcommittee, Finance Committee, Governance Committee, Member Services Committee, Networking Subcommittee, Regional Activities Subcommittee, and Marketing Committee.
The full 2020 executive management team includes: President Eddie D. Blanton, CCIM, principal and senior advisor with Tradd Commercial in Charlotte, N.C.; President-Elect Timothy S. Blair, CCIM, partner at Shannon Waltchack in Birmingham, Ala.; First Vice President Leslie G. Callahan III, CCIM, president of First Colony Financial Corporation in Atlanta; Treasurer Chuck Connely IV, CCIM, managing director of the Lewis White Real Estate Center at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and president of C.C. Connely & Associates in Kansas City, Mo.; Treasurer-Elect Steve Rich, CCIM; and CCIM Institute Executive Vice President/CEO Greg Fine, FASAE, CAE.
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-plus 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.