Message from the President: 2019 President Beverly Keith, CCIM
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January 1, 2019

North Carolina CCIM Chapter Members,

This year marks the 38th anniversary of the founding of our chapter. Your 2019 NC CCIM Board of Directors is a talented, hard working group of professionals dedicated to making this chapter the leading professional organization in North Carolina. Over the past 37 years and with outstanding leadership, we have grown to be one of the largest and most successful CCIM chapters in the country. With over 600 members from cities and towns across North Carolina, NC CCIM continues to provide the best CRE education available, and the universal global language of Commercial Real Estate.

2019 is on course to be a remarkable year for NC CCIM:

• In February, we celebrate 21 years of delivering Market Forecasts across this great state with a repeat of the CCIM Institute’s Chief Economist, KC Conway, MAI, CRE as the keynote presenter in all three market.

• Our Power Partner Program reached an all-time high with 40 companies and organizations committing to support our state-wide programs and initiatives.

• For the first time in our chapter’s history and in conjunction with the NC Realtors Association we are sending a Designee to this year’s MIPIM international conference with the sole mission of increasing international investments in North Carolina.

• And for the third year in a row, our annual State Conference will be held in Asheville on September 12 & 13th with the 2019 Institute President Barbara Crane attending.

This year, NC CCIM will again offer all four core courses required to earn the coveted CCIM Designation. We are proud to be one of the few state chapters offering all four core classes. Additionally, “Foundations for Success in Commercial Real Estate”, a CCIM Institute Ward Center course, “Commercial Real Estate Negotiations” and Site To Do Business advanced courses are included on the 2019 Education calendar. NC REC Continuing Education classes are again scheduled to accommodate BIC’s, Brokers and other licensees with commercial updates and electives.

And in case you had not heard; please join me in congratulating Eddie Blanton, CCIM on his election as the CCIM Institute’s 1st Vice President. Following Institute tradition, Eddie will become the 2020 CCIM Institute President with his inauguration to be held at the 2019 CCIM Conference Fall Conference in San Diego. Additionally, NC CCIM will be hosting the CCIM Institute’s Mid -Year Business Meetings in Charlotte in April 2020.

I am honored to have the opportunity to continue to serve through June 30, 2019, when Charlie Ellis, CCIM will take over the role of President of NC CCIM. I invite you to become involved in our great chapter and welcome your comments and suggestions on all things NC CCIM. Feel free to contact me via email at This chapter exists to serve all members and further your success. We look forward to a dynamic and very busy 2019. 

Wishing you the very best,

Beverly Keith, CCIM, CRX

NC CCIM State Chapter President