Message from the President: 2020 President Charlie Ellis, CCIM
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January 1, 2020

 

Happy New Year to all North Carolina CCIM Chapter Members, Power Partners, sponsors and friends of NC-CCIM!!  The start of 2020 marks the beginning of both a brand new decade and a very exciting year ahead for NC-CCIM.


First, I would like to offer congratulations to Eddie Blanton, CCIM, our CCIM Institute 2020 Global President!  Eddie previously served as the NC-CCIM Chapter President in 2010, and has been a member of the CCIM Institute’s Board of Directors since 2011.  It is truly exciting to have ‘one of our own’ as the first-ever CCIM Institute President from the Old North State.  

In February, NC-CCIM will host our 23rd annual Market Forecast events in the Charlotte, Triangle and Triad regions.  KC Conway, CCIM Institute Chief Economist, returns as our keynote speaker for all three forecasts and will offer his unique perspectives on both commercial real estate and the national economy, with a particular focus on each of our major market areas.  Individual and table registrations are now open at https://www.nc-ccim.org/. Global President!  Eddie previously served as the NC-CCIM Chapter President in 2010, and has been a member of the CCIM Institute’s Board of Directors since 2011.  It is truly exciting to have ‘one of our own’ as the first-ever CCIM Institute President from the Old North State.

While we may not see Eddie very often this year as he will be traveling extensively as part of his official duties, we are certain that he will be back home in Charlotte by mid-April.  For only the second time, North Carolina is honored to again host the CCIM Mid-Year Governance Meetings from April 17 – 21, 2020.  NC-CCIM will host a huge chapter networking event in conjunction with the governance meetings on Sunday evening, April 20th at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.  Please mark your calendars now and make plans to be in Charlotte for a fun evening and to help us welcome hundreds of CCIM members from across the country and around the world!  https://www.ccim.com/midyear-governance-2020

As expected, there will be a large number of NC candidates sitting for the exam in Charlotte during the Mid-Year Governance Meetings.  Please offer them your encouragement to ‘Push for the Pin’ in April!  For any candidates who may still be considering, portfolio submissions are due January 17 and the exam registration deadline is March 13. 

Finally, on behalf of your leadership team and state Board of Directors, I am pleased to welcome four new CCIM designees who earned their pin during the annual meetings in San Diego on October 15th.  Congratulations and wll done!

 

  • Andre Collins, CCIM (Charlotte)
  • Troy Demers, CCIM (Greenville)
  • Tiffany Jackson Stowers, CCIM (Greensboro)
  • Karl Nelson, CCIM (Asheville)
  • Robert Settle, CCIM (Charlotte)

 

Best wishes to everyone for a healthy, happy and prosperous 2020!

Cheers, Charlie

 

Charles E. Ellis, Jr., CCIM

NC-CCIM State Chapter President