Florida CCIM Chapter Honors New CCIM Designees

Florida CCIM Chapter Honors New CCIM Designees


Photo of Frank Melo pinning Carlos Diez

CCIM designation signifies expertise in the commercial real estate profession.

CHICAGO, April 11, 2016 – The Florida CCIM Chapter has recognized 9 chapter members 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 commercial real estate networks worldwide.

“We are thrilled for these new CCIM Designees,” shared 2016 Florida CCIM Chapter President Chere Roane. “We offer them our heartfelt congratulations. We are glad they joined the Florida Chapter and earned not only the little red pin –  but the fabulous Florida Chapter Red Jacket,” she added.

The following Florida CCIM Chapter members were among 149 industry professionals who earned the CCIM designation during the organization’s 2016 Midyear Governance Meetings April 3–6 at the Fairmont Chicago Hotel in Chicago:

  • Carlos Acosta, LandQwest Commercial, Fort Myers
  • Luis Baez, Marcus & Millichap, Tampa
  • Carlos A. Diez, Waronker & Rosen, Inc., Real Estate Appraisers and Consultants
  • David Goffe, Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty, Lakeland
  • Dessiree Kane, Miami Property Advisors
  • Mary Patricia Leisner, RealTeam Realty, Inc. Clermont
  • Rebecca M. Monroe, CNL Financial Group
  • Michael O’Shaughnessy, Michael O’Shaughnessy Inc., Winter Park
  • Bruce Vaughan, Colliers International, Tampa

“Each designee has worked very hard and has made sacrifices to achieve the CCIM designation, which will pay off throughout their entire commercial real estate career,” says 2016 CCIM President and Florida Chapter member Steven Moreira, CCIM. “I am pleased to welcome this new group of designees into our esteemed network of CCIM real estate professionals that are consistently sought out in the industry for their competence, work ethic, and analysis expertise.”

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.

Learn more about the CCIM Institute’s education and designation program at www.ccim.com and more about the Florida Chapter at www.flccim.com.


About the CCIM Institute

Since 1969, the Chicago-based CCIM Institute has conferred the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation to commercial real estate and allied professionals through an extensive curriculum of 160 classroom hours and professional experiential requirements. The CCIM curriculum was redesigned in 2010 to reflect changing student demographics and real estate brokerage services, growth in international markets, new technologies, and new delivery models. The core curriculum addresses financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis, investment analysis, and negotiation—the cornerstones of commercial investment real estate.

An affiliate of the National Association of Realtors®, the CCIM Institute also offers the powerful technology tool STDB, an online site analysis and demographics resource, and the Ward Center for Real Estate Studies, which provides timely education and training to keep commercial real estate practitioners current in an ever-changing market environment.

Currently, there are nearly 10,000 CCIMs in 1,000 U.S. markets and 31 additional countries, with another 3,000+ practitioners pursuing the designation, making the institute the governing body of one of the largest commercial real estate networks in the world. Visit www.ccim.com or www.flccim.com for more information.

For information regarding our 2016 Florida Chapter agenda including Education Opportunities, Upcoming Events, Membership, Sponsorships, Scholarships, Leadership Opportunities, Listing Services, Member News, Technology and more, email DeeDee Steinbeck, Florida CCIM Chapter Administrator or Call The Chapter Office at 407.703.8173 or at www.FLCCIM.com.


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