Shad Phipps Elected to the 2018-2020 CCIM Institute Board of Directors

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COLUMBUS – Shad Phipps, CCIM, a senior associate at CBRE’s Columbus office, was elected to a three-year term to serve as a member of CCIM Institute’s Board of Directors during the organization’s global conference in Toronto, Oct. 14–18. The Board of Directors serves as the governing body for the Institute and convenes at the organization’s spring and fall annual governance meetings.

Mr. Phipps has been a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Designee since 2005. He was the President of the Ohio CCIM Chapter Board of Directors in 2012 and has been a CCIM Scholarship Chairperson since 2007. The CCIM Foundation recently honored Mr. Phipps with a named endowed scholarship. The Shad J. Phipps, CCIM Scholarship honors Mr. Phipps as a past president and scholarship chairperson of the Ohio CCIM Chapter.

CCIM Institute’s 2018 executive leadership team includes President David P. Wilson, CCIM, executive vice president at Lockard Cos. in Cedar Falls, Iowa; President-Elect Barbara M. Crane, CCIM, president at Barbara M. Crane in San Antonio, Texas; First Vice President Eddie Blanton, CCIM, principal and senior advisor with Tradd Commercial Real Estate in Charlotte, N.C.; Treasurer Les Callahan III, CCIM, president of First Colony Financial Corporation in Atlanta; and Treasurer-Elect Chuck C. Connely, CCIM, President of C.C. Connely & Associates in Kansas City, Mo.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, 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. The organization’s leadership teams convene at the CCIM Institute’s spring and fall governance meetings.

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About the 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. 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

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