Committees

Candidate Guidance

  • Assist or guide CCIM candidates through the entire candidacy process
  • Explain the procedures of becoming a candidate, assist candidates on obtaining the CCIM designation, sponsor portfolio writing seminars, familiarize candidates with the comprehensive exam, etc.
Michael Armanious, CCIM
Chair
(253) 988-6115

Designation Promotion

  • Increase CCIM visibility and credibility throughout our region.
  • Promote the CCIM designation through all media and other means to attract positive attention to the designation.
  • Highlight designees as “go-to” people in the CRE marketplace.
Craig Steinlicht, CCIM
Chair
(206) 780-6000

Diversity

  • Encourage people of color and from varying cultures, backgrounds, and ethnicities to join the commercial real estate industry
  • Provide guidance in the CRE field and direction for scholarships offered by the CCIM Institute
Lydia Bennett, CCIM
Chair
(360) 224-6600

Education

  • Provide relevant and topical premier educational opportunities at the best price and frequency possible to the membership and real estate community.
  • Raise the education level of the the commercial real estate practitioners thereby increasing their value to their clients and their community.
  • Strive to increase the participation of the universities and colleges in the region.
  • Work to interact with students to introduce the CCIM program and explain the benefits and the prestige of the designation within the commercial real estate industry.
Craig Steinlicht, CCIM
Chair
(206) 780-6000

Legislative

  • Monitor proposed legislation and rules and regulations being promulgated by local, county, state and federal governments, boards and commissions that impact the real estate industry and report critical issues to membership.
  • Support CCIM’s agenda within colleague organizations.
  • Expose areas of need within CCIM and evaluate potential of members to contribute.
Chad Gleason, CCIM
Chair
(253) 981-4098

Long Range Planning Taskforce

  • Determine long terms goals and vision for the Washington State CCIM Chapter
Gary Hunter, CCIM
Chair
(206) 505-9427

Membership

  • Engage in recruitment and retention activities to grow the number of members of the local chapter.
  • Maintain the local chapter roster of active members.
Kelly Richardson, CCIM
Chair
(425) 395-9580

National Liaison

  • Serve on national CCIM board
  • Represent the Washington Chapter of CCIM
Lydia Bennett, CCIM
Chair
(360) 224-6600

Networking

  • Develop networking themes such as “Why I am a CCIM?”.
  • Identify venues that promote participation and relationships that advance CCIM-WA members.
    • Coordinate promotion of networking events to appropriate attendees.
    Chad Gleason, CCIM
    Chair
    (253) 981-4098

    Nominating

    • Advertise officer positions for the coming year to the membership.
    • Interview member applicants and recommend a slate of nominations for all chapter officer positions.
    • Solicit students and other prospects.
    • Increase chapter involvement.

    NOTE: This committee is chaired by the immediate past president once removed. The Committee’s members are appointed by the current president and its members should represent all districts.

    Gary Hunter, CCIM
    Chair
    (206) 505-9427

    Portfolio Guidance

    • Assist with questions relating to preparing portfolio documents for submittal to the Institute
    Michael Armanious, CCIM
    Chair
    (253) 988-6115

    Scholarship

    • Promote the scholarship programs of the Institute, chapter and districts.
    • Coordinate the application process and educate the districts as to how the Institute and
      chapter scholarship programs work.
    • Solicit, select and award scholarship winners for the chapter each year.
    • Gather, review, analyze and judge each applicant’s submission.
    • Ensure all scholarships each year are awarded to qualified recipients and that the scholarships are use.
    Lydia Bennett, CCIM
    Chair
    (360) 224-6600

    Sponsorship

    • Seek out and develop financial partner relationships designated as sponsors that seek a medium for developing business relationships.
    • Ensure that those sponsors receive sufficient recognition and opportunity to network with the membership at all state meetings.
    Derek Doke, CCIM
    Chair
    425-889-1100