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

Chris Fojo, CCIM

Chris Fojo, CCIM
Sperry Van Ness

Office: (407) 949-8162
Mobile: (407) 949-8162
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President Elect

Robbie McEwan, CCIM

Robbie McEwan, CCIM
Marcus and Millichap

Mobile: (407) 346-5547
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Kent Cooper, CCIM

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

Office: (321) 784-4222
Mobile: (321) 720-0429
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Past President

Bill Dehlinger, CCIM

Bill Dehlinger, CCIM
KW Commercial

Office: (407) 977-7600
Mobile: (407) 712-5166
Fax: (407) 977-7612
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Welcome and thank you for visiting the Florida CCIM Chapter Central District webpage.

It is an honor and a privilege to serve as the Central District President of the Florida CCIM Chapter for 2017. I want to thank all the past presidents for keeping the district on a path of continued growth and I will do my best to continue their great work.

Our mission is to promote the highest ethical standards in commercial real estate, provide quality educational programs to members and related professionals, serve as a forum where intelligence and success can be shared and celebrated, and finally, to enhance the awareness and recognition of the CCIM designation to the business community.

For 2017, the theme for the district is “Outreach”. We will focus on three main areas of outreach.

  • First, we will be reaching out to CCIM members who are not currently active to make them aware of all the benefits and opportunities the Central District can offer, to enhance their education, increase networking and income opportunities.
  • Secondly, The Central District covers 8 counties and we will be working hard to have events closer to those living and working in some of the outlying counties.
  • Third, CCIM will seek to strengthen the collaboration with other established commercial real estate organizations.

I would also like to take this opportunity to encourage our members to participate in all of our events, be it social, educational or conferences.  Further, if you are not a member and are considering going down the path of becoming a CCIM, please reach out to a CCIM member and we would be happy to help you get started on a truly valuable designation.

Finally, I would like to thank the Central District Board and Committee Chairs for the continued hard work to keep the Central District moving forward and growing.

It is an honor to be part of the CCIM organization and humbling to be elected to be the President of the Central District.  I pledge to do my best to continue the success of the Florida CCIM Chapter Central District.

Many thanks,

Chris Fojo, CCIM


DeeDee Steinbeck
Florida CCIM Chapter Central District

Candidate Guidance Chairman
Rick Gonzalez, CCIM, ALC
Crosby & Associates, Inc.

Dianne Grant
KW Classic Realty

Christy Kurtz-Clark, CCIM, ALC
Coldwell Banker Commercial

Paul Reynolds, CCIM
CNL Commercial Real Estate

Hunter Strickland, CCIM
Demetree Real Estate Services

Paul N. Ihrig
Transworld Business Advisors

Ginger Allen
NAI Realvest

Designation Promotion Chair
Scott Dahin, CCIM
KW Commercial

Education Committee Chair
Ben Brenner
C. Brenner, Inc.

Golf Committee Director
Lori Gagnon
Gagnon Real Estate Investments, LLC

Golf Committee Director
Gary Gagnon
Gagnon Real Estate Investments, LLC

Golf Committee Director
Buffy Gillette
Gagnon Real Estate Investments, LLC

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

Legislative Chair
Jerry Hanbery
Fisher Law Firm

Mentoring Committee Director
Chris Cucci
CenterState Bank

Mentoring Committee Chair
Jennifer Pollock
Valley National Bank

Mentoring Committee Director
Veronica Malolos
NAI Realvest

Membership Committee Chair
Rick Orr
Cornerstone Publishing, Inc.

RPAC Chair
Marie Boyle, CCIM
Palkiper Commercial Real Estate Services

Social Media Chair
Diana Lam
TRG Commercial Real Estate

Social Committee Chair
Ronn Medlock
Private Equity Finance

Sponsorship Committee Director
Vanesa Rodriguez
Katz & Associates

Sponsorship Committee Chair
Erik Vasquez
Demetree Real Estate Services

Sponsorship Committee Chair
Paul Partyka
NAI Realvest

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

Technology Committee Chair
David Brenner
C. Brenner, Inc.

University Alliance Committee Chair
Roman Petra, CCIM
Broad and Cassel

University Alliance Committee Director
Joshua Harris, MBA, CAIA