A MESSAGE FROM OUR 2020 CHAPTER PRESIDENT
The Kentucky CCIM Chapter is the top organization for professional development through education and networking in Commercial Real Estate and is recognized by the CCIM Institute annually as one of the premier CCIM chapters globally.
This year marks the 41st anniversary of the founding of our chapter and I am gratefully humbled to have the opportunity to serve as the 2020 Kentucky CCIM Chapter President. In 2004, I earned the CCIM designation and have served on the Board of Directors of the Kentucky CCIM Chapter since 2015. At the CCIM Institute I have served on the Marketing, Member Services, and Government Affairs Committees, as well as the Foundation Board as Secretary, and Scholarship Chair and am a 2017 graduate of the Jay W. Levine leadership academy. I look forward to leveraging these connections at the national and global levels to benefit the Kentucky CCIM chapter.
Our 2019 chapter president Brent Dolen stated that “Knowing the market is the number one piece of information that we must possess in order to ad value to any transaction”. The Kentucky CCIM chapter is committed to providing excellent resources for you to ‘know the market’ and the Kentucky CCIM Board of Directors is dedicated to elevating the benefits of membership. We will continue to provide the best in education, networking, designation promotion and business development opportunities. Our calendar of events for 2020 will include Industry Leading presentations, an Economic Outlook event, Site Tours, Networking opportunities, a Golf outing, Educational classes, Kentucky Commercial Real Estate Conference and a Hospitality/ Bourbon event coordinated with Louisville’s Bourbon and Beyond festival in September.
A BIG Thank You to our Chapter sponsors and Event sponsors, essential members of the Kentucky CCIM team, who make our programming possible. There are numerous opportunities to get involved in the Kentucky CCIM Chapter. As your president, I will be honored to assist with chapter involvement, designation or any other questions.
Kimberly S. Baker, CCIM
2020 Kentucky CCIM Chapter, President
WHAT’S THE VALUE OF A CCIM DESIGNATION?
“Having a CCIM designation separates you from all others in the commercial real estate industry and gives you professional credibility with others. Personally, it establishes methods for everyday business practices that make you a success or confirms you are using an intelligent business approach to the analysis of commercial real estate.”
“As an independent brokerage owner, the CCIM designation has connected me to a worldwide network of real estate professionals and the most successful real estate industry affiliates and professionals in the Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Kentucky markets. The CCIM designation provides the commercial real estate practitioner with the basic knowledge required to compete and succeed in the commercial real estate industry.”
“Obtaining the CCIM designation signifies an additional level of commitment and education within the commercial real estate industry. Further, the knowledge gained through the curriculum provides designees with the tools for success.”
“Becoming actively involved in the Kentucky CCIM Chapter has been one of the best decisions in my commercial real estate career. The CCIM designation, curriculum, and educational luncheons enable me to effectively advise my clients in a dynamic economic climate.”
“Being a CCIM is a definite advantage when pursuing and winning business! I use the CCIM tools every day and the designation signifies a level of knowledge and experience that creates immediate credibility.”