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Friends of Downtown Business Meeting

September 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This meeting will be hosted by the Louisville Downtown Partnership. Topics from previous meetings included: LMPD policy changes Crime downtown Update on social equity The future of downtown Louisville Return of workers to the downtown area Join Meeting via Go To Meeting

This Course Will: • Apply key investor decision-making analyses to optimize investment returns; • More effectively forecast investment performance by quantifying real estate risk; and • Leverage CCIM analytical tools to improve decision making.   CI 104 encompasses the entire life cycle of an investment, from refinancing to capital improvements to disposition. Within each case study, you will encounter a key investor decision: Should a non-taxable investor [...]

KCREC 10th Annual Conference (Virtual)

October 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

2020 KCREC CONFERENCE | OCTOBER 21, 2020 Join real estate professionals from across Kentucky for an extraordinary day of unparalleled networking, lively panel discussions, informed conversation, and comprehensive one-hour courses covering a variety of commercial real estate and land use law topics. DATE: October 21, 2020 LOCATION:  Virtual Sessions TIME:  Login at 8:15 a.m. / First Class 8:30 a.m


  • James E. Baker, CCIM Endowed Scholarship Fall 2020 Application Deadline is October 1, 2020

    DATE: Thursday, December 03, 2020  |  Time: 9:00 a.m.
    LOCATION: Virtual Platform

    The Commercial Real Estate Achievement Award (REACH) honors an outstanding individual in the commercial real estate industry who has made significant achievements both professionally and philanthropically. REACH has had enormous success since its inception in 2001, raising over $1,500,000 to support the life-saving mission of the March of Dimes. This year REACH is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and although we will not be able to come together in person, we can still make a real difference for moms and babies at a time when they need us the most.



The Kentucky CCIM chapter remains the leader in organizations for professional development through education and networking in commercial real estate. As the second half of our 41st year begins, I continue to be grateful and humbled to serve as the 2020 Kentucky CCIM chapter president.

The vision ‘Clarity for 2020’ has been clouded by the COVID 19 pandemic. Some moments to date have been like piloting a plane in turbulence, briefly nosediving then back up to the proper elevation, altering our flight pattern and adjusting to different wind directions; all with our masks on and hand sanitizer ready while social distancing. As an organization that thrives on networking, we have been affected by social distancing resulting in limited networking events.

My hope is that you have successfully pivoted and adapted to a new normal in your business practices. This is a unique time to appreciate the relationships that have been developed through the Kentucky CCIM Chapter. Outcomes from this new normal include opportunities for joining with region seven chapters on virtual events, the ability to attend the CCIM conferences without the expense of travel, and adapting to virtual programming. The virtual events have been well attended; thank you to many of our members who have participated as panelists and presenters.

Highlighted events for the second half of 2020 are the CCIM Book Club, CCIM annual Golf outing, an August STDB virtual presentation, virtual Kentucky Commercial Real Estate Conference in October, and a CI 104 class in October.

Scholarship winners in 2020 include Nick Grisanti- the Frank F. Weisberg, CCIM Endowed Scholarship, and Jeff Obryan-the Larry K. Baumgardner, CCIM Endowed Scholarship, congratulations.

A BIG ‘Thank You’ to our Chapter Sponsors and to our event sponsors who provide resources that result in chapter programming successes. The Kentucky CCIM chapter is organizationally and financially sound and we are planning to continue building on this foundation of success.

Your chapter officers, the board of directors, and I look forward to serving you for the remainder of this year.

Warmest Regards,

Kimberly S. Baker, CCIM
2020 Kentucky CCIM Chapter, President


“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.”

Fred D. Faulkner, CCIM, Faulkner Real Estate Corp.

“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.”

Kimberly S. Baker, CCIM, CIPS, Baker Commercial Real Estate

“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.”

W. Andrew Holden, CCIM, Park National Bank

“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.”

Rick Ashton, CCIM, JLL

“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.”

Kevin A. Grove, CCIM, CBRE Louisville




Sponsorship opportunities for 2020 are now available. Corporate sponsors get recognition on KY CCIM’s marketing materials throughout the year including weekly email blasts, social media, ads placed in Business First, luncheons and annual events.