Commercial Real Estate Professionals to Convene in Orlando October 22 - 23

Delegates at CCIM Institute Conference to Discuss State of Industry
The CCIM Institute, a 15,000-member commercial real estate organization and the governing body of one of the largest commercial real estate networks in the world, will hold its 2010 conference, ReFocus, October 22-23 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek resort. More than 25 speakers will share their expertise on how to get commercial real estate transactions financed, generating revenue through technology, business opportunities in emerging markets, and several other popular topics.

Keynote speakers include Pat Williams, senior vice president of the NBA’s Orlando Magic, who will open the conference by sharing the seven keys to leadership in a turbulent market. K. C. Conway, senior real estate specialist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, and Ken Riggs, CCIM, chief real estate economist of the CCIM Institute, will discuss key commercial real estate challenges and the impact of new financial regulations on property lending and values.

In all, the conference will feature 20 hours of relevant education and nine hours of networking opportunities. The event is open to all commercial real estate and allied professionals. The registration fee is $375. For additional information, visit


About the CCIM Institute
Since 1969, the Chicago-based CCIM Institute has conferred the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation to commercial real estate and allied professionals through an extensive curriculum of 200 classroom hours and professional experiential requirements. The CCIM curriculum was redesigned in 2010 to reflect changing student demographics and real estate brokerage services, growth in international markets, new technologies, and new delivery models. The core curriculum addresses financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis, investment analysis, and negotiation—the cornerstones of commercial investment real estate.

An affiliate of the National Association of Realtors®, the CCIM Institute also offers powerful technology tools such as the Site To Do Business, an online site analysis and demographics resource, and CCIMREDEX, a single-entry listing and data exchange.

Currently, there are more than 9,000 CCIMs in 1,000 markets in the U.S. and 31 additional countries, with another 6,000 practitioners pursuing the designation, making the institute the governing body of one of the largest commercial real estate networks in the world. Visit,, and for more information.