Central Arizona CCIM Chapter members at the 2019 national conference in San Diego are (left to right) Jenette Bennett, Marina Hammersmith, David Verwer, Bobbie Mastracci, Eli Mastracci, Belinda Rosthenhausler and Nick Miner.

Local chapter is honored for excellence at the organization’s midyear meetings

     CHICAGO (April 27, 2020) — The Central Arizona CCIM Chapter of CCIM Institute was recognized recently for excellence, garnering the President’s Cup Award at the organization’s Midyear Governance Meetings, held virtually this year.

The annual CCIM Institute President’s Cup Awards ceremony took place on April 17, honoring CCIM chapters that have demonstrated the highest degree of skill, ingenuity, and innovation in promoting the membership benefits of the institute at the local and regional levels throughout 2019.

     “Our chapter serves the Central and Northern Arizona commercial real estate community in providing best-in-class education and networking, and in turn they support us,” said Jenette Bennett, CCIM, 2019 Chapter President, with Kidder Mathews. “From attending a class or event to sponsorship, we couldn’t do this without an immense amount of collaboration. The 2019 Central Arizona Chapter board volunteered tirelessly all year to bring new and relevant content and events. Receiving this award is a welcome ‘thank you’ to our members, sponsors, and board. It affirms the value of CCIM nationally.”

The Central Arizona CCIM Chapter implemented a full schedule of events in 2019, some of which were new and had robust attendance. The year’s highlight was a record attendance of more than 400 at the annual Economic Forecast.

In addition, the chapter sponsored a new golf fundraiser “Par-tee on the Green.” It featured team-centered lawn games, a putting contest, longest drive, live music and a picnic lunch. It held a joint networking event with IREM, CREW, and BOMA at Top Golf with nearly 200 attendees.

The chapter also created a mentorship program featuring CCIM curriculum.

“Our top local CCIM brokers and Grand Canyon University undergrads worked together on property valuation and sales marketing case studies over the fall semester,” Bennett said. “Other mentorship events included Speed Networking, Career Day featuring all CRE disciplines, and live CCIM instructor-led Ward Center classes. We look forward to building on these events for years to come.”

The Central Arizona CCIM 2019 Chapter board members were Vice President Belinda Rosthenhausler, CDC Small Business Finance; Matt Harper, CCIM, NAI Horizon; Tracy Altemus, CCIM, Ensemble Real Estate Solutions; Bonnie Halley, CCIM, Colliers International; Marina Hammersmith, CCIM, ORION Investment Real Estate; Bobbie Mastracci, CCIM, Phoenix West Commercial; David Miller, CCIM, Chicago Title; Rick Padelford, CCIM, Realty Executives Commercial; and Bennett.

CCIM Institute is a global community of 13,000 members, more than 50 chapters, and 30 countries that educates and connects the world’s leading experts in investment strategy, financial analysis, and market analysis.

Learn more about CCIM Institute’s education and designation program at ccim.com.


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CCIM Institute created the language of global real estate investment. Our courses and worldwide community deploy commercial real estate investment methodologies and tools that speed the pathway between opportunity, a go/no-go decision and success for an asset, taught by instructors who are themselves industry leaders. Today, the organization, through its 50-plus chapters, continues to innovate best practices and elevate the commercial real estate professional through its core designation program to earn the CCIM pin— real estate’s most coveted credential — and its topical education courses offered through the Ward Center for Real Estate Studies. In addition, membership in CCIM includes the industry’s best technology and operational platform, allowing entrepreneurial and mid-sized businesses to compete with the largest multinational providers. Today, almost 70 percent of designees hold the title of owner, partner, principal, or president, representing an exclusive worldwide referral network of 13,000 members in 30 countries. Ultimately, CCIM represents a larger vision of the commercial real estate provider, leveraging investment analysis, opinions of value, and underwriting to become a leader in sourcing capital, building a cash-flow vehicle, and ultimately creating value.