A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Dear Houston Gulf Coast Chapter members of CCIM,
I wish to express my sincere appreciation to Gary Martin, our immediate past president, as well as Evelyn Ward and Sandy Benak (past presidents in 2015 and 2014 respectively) for their service to our humble organization. Their leadership has been invaluable both to me and our board for the last several years. Please join me in thanking them for giving their time and energy to CCIM; our chapter is stronger because of all three of these individuals. And now…
Welcome to 2017!!! I am thrilled to serve as your new President and I’m looking forward to what is already an action packed slate of events for our chapter. Our Forecast Competition is coming up next month and Blake Willeford (President-Elect 2018) has done an admirable job chairing what promises to be our most highly attended event of the entire year.
Other events on the horizon include our Regional Oil & Gas Conference in Lake Charles to be held at the Golden Nugget, April 20-21. Evelyn and I are currently finalizing an impressive group of speakers that will focus on the energy industry and its effect on commercial real estate both in Texas and Louisiana. Jane Nodskov and Matt Moake are charged with planning our monthly luncheons and we’re proud to welcome back Patrick Jankowski of the Greater Houston Partnership to give us his thoughts on the economy this week. We have several other well-known speakers yet to be announced so stay tuned!
For anyone interested in getting more involved in our chapter (or especially anyone interested in completing the CCIM education requirements), please do not hesitate to contact me directly. I took my first CCIM class in Austin in March 2013 and received my pin in April of 2014, so please feel free to ask me any questions you like regarding the education process. It all starts with the CCIM 101 course and we have several course offerings in Texas this year: Dallas in February and September, Austin in March and November, San Antonio in July, and Houston in December.
If you have not signed up yet for the local CCIM membership (remember there is a local and national membership level), please go to www.ccim.com/renew and the renewal is automated on the national website.
Again, I am honored to be your President and look forward to what the year will bring. My best to all of you for a successful year!
Trey Miller, CCIM
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