Welcome to the Florida CCIM Chapter


CCIM stands for Certified Commercial Investment Member, and its members are recognized as experts in the disciplines of Commercial & Investment Real Estate.

“Come for the pin, stay for the networking!”


The mission of the Florida CCIM Chapter is to provide the highest quality marketing and networking opportunities, services, and education that will enhance our members’ ability to conduct business successfully.

To assist with becoming a CCIM, we have several Chapter Scholarships available to apply for using our online Scholarship Applications.


The Florida CCIM Chapter is comprised of 8 districtsNorth, Panhandle, Central, West Coast, East Coast, Southwest, Ft. Lauderdale-Broward, and Miami-Dade/Monroe – serving the entire state of Florida.



Stephen Rigl, CCIM

Rick Gonzalez, CCIM, ALC

In 2022, I had the distinct pleasure of working alongside our Executive Committee members, Stephen Rigl, Chepe Serrano, Liz Menendez, Michael Hinton, Francisco Jaramillo, William Wilson, Paula Clair Smith and Artem Nashman as we sought ways to provide better service to our members. Midyear we added to this Committee by elevating Joe Pelayo to the new position of Vice President of Marketing. Joe Pelayo continues to spread the word about why one should hire a CCIM. The Executive Committee, the leaders of our 8 Districts, the volunteers who served on numerous committees, and last but not least, the best administrator we have ever had, FAM, are the glue that hold the FL Chapter together. We are blessed that Mary Kay Brickey nudges, cajoles, and reminds me of the many things I forget each week and to her the FL Chapter is very grateful.

The FL Chapter’s success is reflected in the fact that we are the largest Chapter in the CCIM family and in the following accomplishments (this is not a comprehensive list; there are too many to list in this brief message):

  • 12 Core Courses were held throughout the State with a net profit of over $31,000
  • Chapter Sponsorships brought in over $22,000 to the Chapter – our major sponsors included RealNex, Miami REALTORS Commercial, RockVal, CompStak, Maguire Eminent Domain Attorneys, Social Stack Pro and The FitBiz CPA
  • Commercial Real Estate Outlook conferences were held in Miami, Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale, and Orlando
  • The FL Chapter reinvigorated our relationship with Florida Realtors and local Realtor Boards
  • Chapter leaders attended the National Association of Realtors EXPO in Orlando in November
  • Chapter and District leaders attended CCIM Institute meetings in Chicago and Charlotte and 7 FL Chapter members were appointed to the Institute Board of Directors
  • 16 new designees from Florida were pinned in Chicago
  • 15 new designees from Florida were pinned in Charlotte
  • Chapter and District leaders attended Chapter Officer Training in Nashville
  • Live socials were held in numerous locations throughout the Districts
  • FL Chapter members raised considerable funds for hurricane disaster relief with the guidance of Adam Palmer

Florida’s wonderful weather and business friendly environment will continue to beckon new Floridians from throughout the US and abroad. CCIMs are uniquely equipped with the skills needed to accommodate this growth and to continue adapting our practices and our skills to better serve our clients. In our collective effort to improve the FL Chapter and give back to our members, in 2023 we will strive to:

  • Hold 12 Core Course in 2023 with at least one Core Course in each of our 8 Districts, many of which will be held at a local Realtor board office
  • Improve our social media presence with the assistance of our newest sponsor – Social Stack, our expanded social media committee and our Vice President of Marketing
  • Invigorate a new generation of CRE professionals by improving our relationships with universities
  • Build on our relationships with other CRE organizations, with Florida Realtors and with the National Association of Realtors with educational offerings, CRE receptions at our January/ August meetings, and attendance at other CRE events

We need your input! The value of the CCIM designation is demonstrated by the tremendous accomplishments of our designees and the FL Chapter wants to highlight your success. Send news of your deals, your events, and your professional accomplishments to Joe Pelayo and our administrator Mary Kay Brickey, they will see to it that the news gets spread. And don’t hesitate to reach out to me with your ideas on how we can continue to improve the FL Chapter.

Looking forward to 2023!

Rick Gonzalez, CCIM, ALC
2023 FLCCIM Chapter President


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