Central District


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.

The Central District serves the Volusia, Seminole, Orange, Brevard, Osceola, Lake, Sumter, and Marion counties.



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District President

Robbie McEwan, CCIM

Robbie McEwan, CCIM

Mobile: (407) 346-5547
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President Elect

Kent Cooper, CCIM

Kent Cooper, CCIM, CVA
Capstone Commercial of Brevard, Inc.

Office: (321) 784-4222
Mobile: (321) 720-0429
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Chuck Hollis, CCIM

Chuck Hollis, CCIM
Pennington Development Group

Office: (407) 679-2214
Mobile: (309) 303-4466
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Past President

Chris Fojo, CCIM

Chris Fojo, CCIM
Sperry Van Ness

Office: (407) 949-8162
Mobile: (407) 949-8162
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Welcome and thank you for visiting the Florida CCIM Chapter Central District webpage. If you have any questions in regard to getting more involved with CCIM Central District please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly.

I am honored to have the privilege of serving as the President of the Central District of the Florida CCIM Chapter in 2018 and look forward to another great year for Central Florida. I am happy to report that membership within the District continues to climb year after year thanks to the great leadership of our past presidents and Board of Directors.

As a visitor to our site I want to provide you with an overview of our initiatives, events and classes for the year. I encourage you to visit the calendar for specifics including dates and times. Whether you have already received your designation, are currently pursuing or just want to learn more about CCIM this is the best place to start.

In 2018, we are focused on three core initiatives, which include Education, Brand Awareness/Networking and Partnership/Outreach. As the premier educational provider of commercial real estate best practices our core initiative always focuses on education. This year we will have four core courses, a foundations course, three “outreach” courses, which will focus on locations outside Orlando and two tertiary classes focusing on useful topics for our everyday business. When it comes to networking opportunities look no further. Our events are filled with top notch real estate professionals from Central Florida and beyond providing a great opportunity to have some fun and further your career. These events are open to the general public so we hope you can join in the fun. Finally, our partnerships with local educational institutions as well as volunteer organizations provide a platform for outreach to help elevate your career and give back to the community. If you are new to CCIM check out the Mentor/Mentee program as well as our scholarship opportunities to help you pay for the cost of pursuing your CCIM designation.

Again, welcome to CCIM Central District – I encourage you got get involved!


Robbie McEwan, CCIM
2018 CCIM Central District President


DeeDee Steinbeck
Florida CCIM Chapter Central District

Mentoring Committee Co-Chair
Dianne Grant
KW Classic Realty

Marketing Committee Chair
Paul N. Ihrig
Transworld Business Advisors

Education Committee Chair
Ben Brenner
C. Brenner, Inc.

Membership Committee Chair
Rick Orr
Cornerstone Publishing, Inc.

Sponsorship Committee Chair
Paul Partyka, CCIM
NAI Realvest

RPAC Chair
Marie Boyle, CCIM
Palkiper Commercial Real Estate Services

Rick Gonzalez, CCIM, ALC
Crosby & Associates, Inc.

Scholorship Committee Chair
Lou Payas, CCIM, SIOR
Payas Commercial Real Estate

Paul Reynolds, CCIM
CNL Commercial Real Estate

Technology/Social Media Co-Chair
Kaveh Albekord
Albekord, Inc.

Bill Dehlinger, CCIM
KW Commercial

Technology/Social Media Co-Chair
Amy Calandrino
Beyond Commercial

Hunter Strickland
Demetree Real Estate Services

Mez Birdie, CCIM
NAI Realvest

Rory Swindell
ProTech Air Conditioning & Plumbing Services

Don Ruizzo, P.A.
Assist 2 Sell Ace Full Service Realty

Chris Cucci
CenterState Bank

Mentoring Committee Director
Veronica Malolos
NAI Realvest

Sponsorship Committee Director
Vanesa Rodriguez
Katz & Associates

University Alliance Co-Chair
Roman Petra, CCIM
Broad and Cassel