PHOENIX, ARIZ. (April 8, 2021) – The Central Arizona CCIM Chapter is making it easy for industry professionals to stay ahead of changing technology, market conditions and government regulations by taking a Ward Center workshop for real estate studies.

Real estate remains one of the largest contributors to gross domestic product across the globe. Whether it’s changes in the economy, the local market, or government programs and regulations, real-time information from the industry’s most renowned thinkers and practitioners is crucial.

Non-members taking the first workshop course will receive 2021 Chapter membership free. This will allow participants Central Arizona CCIM Chapter member pricing on all courses, events and socials.

The first workshop course, “Lease Modification Strategies & Solutions” will be held virtually from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, April 30. Additional workshop courses are scheduled for August 15 and November 12.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, mandatory closures and restrictions for businesses across the globe have severely impacted their ability to generate revenue, increasing the possibility of lease default. While the inability of tenants to pay rent greatly concerns commercial real estate professionals – especially in the retail and office sectors – much-needed mutually beneficial solutions are needed.

Instructors for the April 30 workshop course are Lydia Bennett, CCIM, CRE West Coast President and Soozi Jones Walker, CCIM, Commercial Executives RE Services President.

The course is also approved for 3 hours of General CE Credit (students will be emailed on the first day of the course with the CE documentation resources that they will need to complete in order to secure CE).

Registration fee is $55 for members and $175 for non-members (who will also receive a complimentary 2021 Central Arizona CCIM Chapter membership).

Register here.

To earn the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation, commercial real estate professionals must complete more than 160 hours of case-study driven education covering topics such as interest-based negotiation, financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis, investment analysis, and ethics in commercial investment real estate. Candidates must also compile a portfolio demonstrating the depth of their commercial real estate experience and pass a comprehensive examination.


About CCIM Institute

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.

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.

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. Information at