Eddie D. Blanton CCIM Named a 2014 CCIM Institute Presidential Liaison
CHICAGO, January 2014 – The CCIM Institute (www.ccim.com), one of the largest commercial real estate networks in the world, announced its 2014 leadership team during the organization’s 2013 annual conference in Denver, CO. The CCIM Institute confers the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation, commercial real estate’s global standard for professional achievement.
Eddie Blanton CCIM, Executive Vice-President of RE/MAX Executive Realty’s Commercial Division, has been appointed to serve as a Presidential Liaison to 2014 President Karl Landreneau, CCIM. Blanton will serve as an advisor on Member Services initiatives and be the primary liaison between the Leadership Team and the Institute’s related committees and task forces.
Blanton began his commercial real estate career in 1996. He specializes in the areas of retail and investment brokerage. Eddie holds real estate broker licenses in both North and South Carolina. He was awarded the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation in 2001. He serves on the North Carolina CCIM Chapter’s Board of Directors where he was the 2010 Chapter President. Blanton graduated from CCIM’s Jay W. Levine Leadership Development Academy in October, 2011 and was awarded the Susan J. Groeneveld Award of Excellence as voted on by the Class of 2011 participants.
The CCIM Institute’s 2014 Leadership Team includes President Karl Landreneau, CCIM, director of commercial sales and leasing for the New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Alexandria, and Lafayette, La., offices of NAI Latter & Blum; President-Elect Mark Macek, CCIM, president and owner of Macek Companies, Inc., in Great Falls, Mont.; First Vice President Steven Moreira, CCIM, president of Magic Properties and Investments, Inc., in Longwood, Fla.; and Treasurer Craig Blorstad, CCIM, chief financial officer of Wininger Stolberg Group in Bloomington, Ind.
Learn more about the CCIM Institute at www.ccim.com.
About the CCIM Institute
Since 1969, the Chicago-based CCIM Institute has conferred the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation to commercial real estate and allied professionals through an extensive curriculum of 200 classroom hours and professional experiential requirements. The CCIM curriculum was redesigned in 2010 to reflect changing student demographics and real estate brokerage services, growth in international markets, new technologies, and new delivery models. The core curriculum addresses financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis, investment analysis, and negotiation—the cornerstones of commercial investment real estate.
An affiliate of the National Association of Realtors®, the CCIM Institute also provides members with powerful technology tools including the Site To Do Business, an online site analysis and demographics resource.
Currently, there are nearly 10,000 CCIMs in 1,000 U.S. markets and 31 additional countries, with another 3,000 practitioners pursuing the designation, making the institute the governing body of one of the largest commercial real estate networks in the world. Visit www.ccim.com for more information.