Message from the President: 2019 President Charlie Ellis, CCIM
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July 1, 2019


To all North Carolina CCIM Chapter Members, Power Partners, sponsors and friends of NC-CCIM,


Summertime, at last!  It’s finally here, and as we settle into the more-relaxed rhythm (and heat) of the season, it is a great time to reflect back on what has been a very successful first half of 2019 for NC-CCIM.  As your new state chapter president, I am very pleased to report that NC-CCIM has accomplished quite a lot over the past six months.  Among the notable highlights to date, we have:

·         Presented our annual Market Forecasts in Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh;

·         Exhibited at the ICSC Carolinas Conference & Deal Making;

·         Sponsored CI-101, CI-103 and CI-104 core classes;

·         Hosted 8 hours of free Continuing Education;

·         Served as the title-sponsor for the annual Interface Carolinas Conference; and

·         Held numerous local networking events throughout the state.


We are very proud to have recently welcomed five new CCIM designees who earned their pin during the Mid-Year Governance meetings in San Antonio on April 2nd.  Congratulations and well done!


Byron Aynes, CCIM (Greenville)

Dorian Carter, CCIM (Charlotte)

Andrew Denton, CCIM (Wilmington)

Colin Rockson, CCIM (Greensboro)

Peter Stipicevic, CCIM (Charlotte)


On behalf of your leadership team and state Board of Directors, we are looking forward to seeing all of you at one or more of our upcoming events in the coming months.  In addition to our ongoing schedule of local networking meetings and programs, be sure to mark your calendar for our annual State Conference on September 12 – 13.  This will be our third year back in Asheville, and the conference committee has done an outstanding job to plan another exciting “can’t miss” event! 

Finally, I would like to express my appreciation and sincere gratitude to our immediate Past President Beverly Keith, CCIM.  Beverly has served as our state chapter president for the past 18 months, after many years of prior service to NC-CCIM as part of the executive leadership team and Board of Directors.  It is all but impossible to overstate the level of commitment, time and enthusiasm that Beverly has contributed since she first joined the chapter.  In addition to her unwavering support of NC-CCIM, Beverly has also been very involved nationally with the CCIM Institute where she presently serves as a Member at Large on the Board of Directors.  Please join me in extending a warm ‘thank you’ for all Beverly has done and continues to do for NC-CCIM.

Over the past 39 years, our chapter has been very fortunate to have strong, committed volunteer leadership.  I look forward to the months ahead, and am honored and grateful for the opportunity to serve with this great organization. 




Charles E. Ellis, Jr., CCIM

NC-CCIM State Chapter President