Washington State CCIM Chapter

The Washington State CCIM Chapter is a privately incorporated chapter of the CCIM Institute. The chapter is one of a network of more than 50 chapters across the United States dedicated to improving benefits to CCIM members and increasing their involvement in the CCIM Institute.

The Washington State CCIM Chapter encompasses the State of Washington as well as Northern Idaho and has nearly 200 members from various real estate and real estate-related firms. Our chapter provides its members with the best in networking opportunities, designation promotion, candidacy guidance, and educational opportunities.

Chapter Mission Statement

We equip the best minds in commercial real estate with knowledge, skills, and professionalism.

It is the Mission of the Washington State CCIM Chapter to create a high level of value for its members so that it becomes “essential” for commercial real estate professionals to belong to the chapter. This is accomplished by:

  • Providing and promoting the core CI courses and by fostering a curriculum consisting of the highest quality commercial real estate education and continuing education available.
  • Providing and promoting training in the use of essential tools and skills, such as the Site-To-Do-Business website, that enhances each member’s ability to compete in today’s real estate marketplace.
  • Providing and promoting networking sessions and luncheons focused on networking that generates deal-making opportunities for our members.
  • Providing and promoting a membership culture that adheres to the highest degree of professionalism, ethics, and standards.

Everything we do at the Washington State CCIM Chapter reflects our mission. Through accomplishment of our four primary goals, our ultimate purpose is to elevate the CCIM designation to a recognized benchmark of excellence within the real estate community.

What is a CCIM?

For more than 40 years, Certified Commercial Investment Members (CCIMs) have been recognized as experts in commercial investment real estate. Backed by the most challenging commercial real estate education program in the industry, CCIMs bring an exceptional level of real-world experience, market knowledge, and negotiation skills to each client assignment.

Today, nearly 10,000 professionals hold the CCIM designation throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Commercial real estate users, owners, and investors recognize a CCIM as the first person to call for advice and direction in commercial real estate.

Only six percent of all commercial real estate practitioners hold the elite CCIM designation, which reflects not only the caliber of the program, but also why it is one of the most coveted and respected designations in the industry.

Each CCIM has successfully completed a graduate-level program comprised of 200 hours of education.

The curriculum focuses on financial, market, user decision and investment analyses – the cornerstones of real estate use and investment. CCIM courses are refined regularly to keep current with a changing and dynamic industry.

About CCIM Institute

The CCIM Institute was established in 1954 to give commercial real estate practitioners a previously unrealized opportunity to further their business practices through focused education and networking opportunities.

Today, with the addition of advanced technology tools, CCIM is the global leader in commercial and investment real estate education and services. And the coveted CCIM designation, recognized as a hallmark of professional competency, affords members an undisputed competitive advantage.

Belonging to CCIM means being part of an ethical and knowledgeable network that fosters lasting relationships based on mutual respect. Our membership represents diversity in culture, gender, and age from all disciplines in the commercial real estate industry.

CCIM Education

The CCIM Institute offers numerous paths to ongoing career enhancement through the industry’s most-respected curriculum. Whether the goal is to attend a class in person, study online with a successful commercial real estate practitioner, study online, or brush up skills with timely advanced education topics, CCIM provides an array of professional growth opportunities for real estate professionals.

Ward Center for Real Estate Studies
The webinars, workshops, and online courses available through the Ward Center teach commercial real estate professionals how to profit in a fast-changing industry.

CCIM Faculty
CCIM’s instructors are successful commercial real estate professionals who incorporate real–world methodologies that keep students ahead of their competition.

Corporate Education
With CCIM corporate education products, employees are able to attend a CCIM course or CCIM will bring a course directly to employees. CCIM offers volume course voucher pricing as well as opportunities to exclusively license courses for multiple employees.

Continuing Education
Commercial real estate brokers, appraisers, and sales professionals as well as other allied professionals.

Fast Facts


Washington State CCIM Chapter

  • The Washington State CCIM Chapter is a privately incorporated chapter of the CCIM Institute.
  • The chapter is one of a network of more than 50 chapters across the United States dedicated to improving benefits to CCIM members and increasing their involvement in the CCIM Institute.
  • The Washington State CCIM Chapter encompasses Washington and Northern Idaho and has nearly 200 members from various real estate and real estate-related firms in the Puget Sound area.
  • The Washington State CCIM Chapter provides its members with the best in networking opportunities, designation promotion, candidacy guidance, and educational opportunities.
  • It is the Mission of the Washington State CCIM Chapter to create a high level of value for its members so that it becomes “essential” for commercial real estate professionals to belong to the chapter.


CCIM Designation

  • For more than 40 years, Certified Commercial Investment Members (CCIMs) have been recognized as experts in commercial investment real estate. Backed by the most challenging commercial real estate education program in the industry, CCIMs bring an exceptional level of real-world experience, market knowledge, and negotiation skills to each client assignment.
  • Today, more than 9,000 professionals hold the CCIM designation throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa (30 countries total). Another 4,000 are currently in pursuit.
  • Only six percent of all commercial real estate practitioners hold the elite CCIM designation, which reflects not only the caliber of the program, but also why it is one of the most coveted and respected designations in the industry.
  • CCIM members close thousands of deal annually, representing more than $200 billion in value.
  • Each CCIM has successfully completed a graduate-level program comprised of more than 160 hours of education focused on financial, market, user decision and investment analyses – the cornerstones of real estate use and investment.
  • 39% of CCIM members are brokers. The remaining 61% includes investors, developers, consultants, property managers, tenant reps, corporate real estate executives, landlord reps, appraisers, and lenders/bankers.

CCIM

  • The CCIM Institute was established in 1954 to give commercial real estate practitioners a previously unrealized opportunity to further their business practices through focused education and networking opportunities.
  • CCIM is the global leader in commercial and investment real estate education and services. The coveted CCIM designation, recognized as a hallmark of professional competency, affords members an undisputed competitive advantage.


Leadership Biographies

Michael Armanious, CCIM
President

As a real estate broker for seven years in King and Pierce counties, Mike has specialized in the sales and leasing of all types of commercial properties. Appraisers, lenders and attorneys have consulted and relied on his expertise in these areas when verifying comparable market information. Mike also has experience on the development side, acquiring land and seeing it through the building process. Mike is a licensed broker in California. He is chair of the portfolio guidance committee for CCIM-WA.

Derek Doke, CCIM
President-Elect

Derek is an asset manager and managing broker with Barclay’s Realty & Management where he acquires, develops, and manages commercial real estate. He focuses on retail, office, industrial, and multifamily properties, primarily in the Puget Sound region. He identifies, evaluates, and acquires real estate investments with the goal of maintaining and creating value to ensure predictable returns consistent with ownership objectives. Derek also serves as the chair of the sponsorship committee.

Chris Bornhoft, CCIM
Secretary/Treasurer

Chris is head of the Commercial Real Estate Division at Windermere Manito. He is a qualified commercial real estate professional with experience in property development and management, financing, leasing, sales, and commercial property. Bornhoft was director of operations for Corporate Pointe Developers, while also serving as the managing partner and president of Starlen Properties, a commercial real estate and investment company he started. As director of development at Vandervert Developments, he worked on a variety of commercial projects, including bringing the first Trader Joe’s to Spokane in 2011. Bornhoft joined Windermere Manito in 2013, with an emphasis on commercial real estate, and earned his CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation. He is a member of ICSC, NAR, CBA, Spokane Real Estate Traders Club, and a board member of WSCAR and the Spokane-Kootenai Real Estate Research Committee.

Chad Gleason, CCIM
Immediate Past President

Chad Gleason, CCIM is a partner in Raven Commercial Real Estate and is a commercial real estate and investment broker in Kent, Washington. Chad handles clients leasing requirements from single tenant retail and shopping centers to general office leasing. Active in the Kent community, Gleason served as 2013 president of the Kent Downtown Partnership, is on the board of directors and chairs the programs committee for the Washington State chapter of CCIM and sits on the Legislative Affairs national CCIM committee. He is also a member of the Kent Rotary and Kent Chamber of Commerce.

Contact Info

Media Contact
Kelly Beckley
BDP Design
PO Box 386
Kent, WA 98035
206.755.1341
kellyb@bdpdesign.net

Washington State CCIM Chapter Contact
Amy Robitaille
Chapter Administrator
c/o Commercial Brokers Association
12131 113th Avenue NE, Suite 100
Kirkland, WA 98034
425.820.3348
amy@commercialmls.com

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