PHOENIX, ARIZ. (Sept. 30, 2020) – The Central Arizona chapter of CCIM, commercial real estate’s global standard for professional achievement, has announced its leadership and board for 2021.

Todd Hamilton, CCIM, SIOR, Citywide Commercial Real Estate, will serve as 2021 President. The leadership team includes Marina Hammersmith, CCIM, ORION Investment Real Estate, Vice President/Immediate Past President; and Sabrina Walters, SLW Realty Group, Treasurer.

The 2021 board comprises Jenette Bennett, CCIM, Kidder Mathews; Bettina Hunt, Healthcare Trust of America; Chad Kirkorsky, Citywide Commercial Real Estate; Nicole Marucci, Kensington Vanguard; Michael Marsh, CCIM, Lee & Associates; Bobbie Mastracci, CCIM, SIOR, Phoenix West Commercial; Belinda Rosthenhausler, CDC Small Business Finance; Kaitlyn Shepard, CCIM, Bay Area Health Trust; and Brian Teske, CCIM, Casita Capital Realty.

“I’ve always been told to surround yourself with people who are even more talented and competent than you, and the 2021 CCIM Board and Chapter members do that well,” Hamilton said. “In 2021 CCIM Central Arizona Chapter will continue to bring world-class education, programming and networking opportunities to the local real estate community. I guaranty that our members will enjoy a more enriched life, full of new opportunities.”

      The CCIM Institute confers the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation. To earn the 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.

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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 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. Information at