CCIM Indiana News, January 2021 Print

Chapter News

President's Message

As the newly installed CCIM Indiana Chapter President, I want to wish everyone a happy New Year and best wishes to your businesses going forward. Last year was a year that no one was expecting or could possibly plan for. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the world and caused a major hit to the global economy which blind-sided many in Commercial Real Estate.  We also had an eventful year on the political and social scale which, coupled with mandatory quarantine across the nation, threw many communities into unrest, demonstrations, and protests.

Though 2020 has presented its challenges to our industry, 2021 brings a new year filled with possibilities to prosper, hopefulness for a recovering economy, and an effective vaccine to help get business back to a pre-COVID state.

To meet that 2021 hopefulness, the CCIM Indiana Chapter has a strong and robust program slate discussing various issues in Commercial Real Estate today. Topics for these events include tax forecast, market analysis, legal challenges, development, corporate services, capital markets, and growing your practice. I encourage all designees, candidates, and members to join us for these events, so you can be prepared to better serve your clients and grow your real estate business going forward. These program will provide you with leading industry knowledge to set you apart from other commercial agents.

As a CCIM, one of our core responsibilities is advisory to our clients. This is even more paramount during economic turmoil and recoveries. Having the CCIM designation next to your name shows your client that you have the industry leading knowledge to help guide them in their decision-making process and that you have their best interest at heart. The CCIM designation sets us apart from others in our field that might try to take advantage of clients and unfortunately, can give all of us a negative connotation. We are responsible for maintaining that standard of excellence that the CCIM pin has conveyed since 1991 and carrying it forward to encourage others to set the goal of pursuing the Pin and what it offers them.

As we run toward our goals in this new year, we also need to remember the challenges that we faced in the last year and previous years so that we can better ourselves, our communities, and our businesses. We must look forward with hope, tenacity, and integrity; but also with the knowledge that we cannot perfectly predict the future and must prepare of any and every scenario. We are the people that those looking to buy, sell, or invest come to when they are unsure of what the future holds.

I look forward to seeing all of you at the CCIM 2021 events so that we can, together, go out into the community and help guide them towards that brighter future.


James Storey, CCIM, Keller Williams

Q1 Member Virtual Breakfast:  Tax Forecast & 2020 Transaction Awards 

Please join us for our first quarter virtual "breakfast" program January 29 with a critical update on tax changes impacting the commercial real estate industry led by experts at CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP). We will also be revealing the winners of our 2021 Transaction Awards! Be sure to register for this informative presentation and join us in recognizing some of the key CRE transactions of the challenging year that was 2020.

Important Membership Renewal Information

Thank you for being a CCIM Indiana chapter member!  We don't want you to miss all of the excellent programming we have planned for 2021.  If you have not renewed your membership you can renew now online through the membership website portal.  The renew now button below will take you to the portal, which includes a helpful instructional video if needed.  If you have difficulty with your Institute login/password, click here to fill out an assistance form.  Indiana chapter membership questions may be directed to Kerry Hacker at [email protected]

Candidate Guidance

If you are a CCIM candidate, or you're considering becoming a candidate, we're here to help.  Our Candidate Guidance Chairperson Deb Olinger can answer questions and help direct you to resources.  Any candidate with questions may contact her directly at  [email protected].


News from Our Members

Do you have news you'd like to share with fellow CCIMs and candidates? Send your information to [email protected]

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Calendar of Events

2021 Calendar

We have a full calendar of programs and events planned for 2021, both virtual and in person.  Save these dates on your calendar, and watch your email inboxes for details and registration.

We look forward to seeing our members next year!

  • January 29, 2021 8-9:30 AM ET Member Breakfast featuring tax update discussion from CliftonLarsonAllen and 2020 Transaction Awards VIRTUAL
  • February 25, 2021 11 AM ET Virtual Program:  "Knowing Isn't Doing" Book Talk with Rod Santomassimo
  • March 22-25, 2021 8:30 AM-4:30 PM ET CI-102 Market Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate (in-person course at Indiana Wesleyan North)
  • April 30, 2021 8-9:30 AM ET Member Breakfast:  Capital Markets Panel
  • July 30, 2021 4-5:30 PM ET Member Program and Reception:  Legal Forum with Taft Law
  • September 30, 2021 9 AM-12 PM ET Corporate Services Representation (WARD Center Course) at Indiana Wesleyan North
  • October 29, 2021 8-9:30 AM ET Member Breakfast:  Development Panel
  • December 7, 2021 Year-End Member Reception

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Sponsor News

Welcome 2021 Chapter Sponsors!

Without the support of our chapter sponsors, the Indiana CCIM Chapter could not offer members the services we do! The Indiana Chapter of CCIM is grateful to announce the following companies support for our chapter in 2021.  

Please keep our 2021 Sponsors in mind when seeking products and services.  Here's how to contact them:

Alderson Commercial Group
Daniel Taylor, Vice President
c 317.408.9706 p 317.889.3800 f 317.889.3801
425 W South St, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46225
Bradley Co.
Sam Smith, Executive Managing Director/ Principal
9000 Keystone Crossing, Suite 850 Indianapolis, IN 46240
CBS-Cooperative Business Services
Michael Quigley, Commercial Lending Group
O: 888.697.9555 x 132 | M: 260-515-3250
[email protected] |
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Randie Dial, CPA/ABV, Managing Principal, CLA Indiana
Direct 317.569.6212
CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP)
9365 Counselors Row, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46240
[email protected]
Meridian Title
Denise Kouril, Commercial / Residential Account Manager
317.571.3330 ext. 8115
251 E. Ohio Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46204
[email protected]
Sponsorship opportunities are still available.  Click here for details about 2021 sponsor benefits and levels.

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