Success Stories

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“Through the chapter, I was able to network and land at a local brokerage straight from college. Additionally, being from Missouri, I only knew one person in the industry (David Ellermann) who was able to connect me to my position. Also, this all happened while I was a student member.”

Graham Gold
Baum Realty Group
Chicago, IL

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“Earlier this year, after our CCIM Board meeting in February, CCIM coordinated an event with CAR Commercial Forum, during which I connected with another CCIM member who was working on an off market property and about to list it. During that same time, I was representing a 1031 exchange client where time was of the essence to buy a replacement property. Shortly after the CCIM event, and upon receipt of the property economics and further information on the investment, my client decide to proceed to contract and in May closed on the $3M+ off market property.”

Peter Giadla, CCIM
Seneca Real Estate Group
Chicago, IL

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“Due to being a CCIM, I was engaged by Jerry Monash, CCIM, Lancet Realty Advisors in 2014 to represent Walmart in their disposition of excess buildings in Illinois. Since that time, we have sold over 500,000 square feet totaling in excess of $10 million dollars. In addition our role with Lancet has evolved and we are also involved with bringing several retailers including Sbarro Pizza, Famous Wok and Fast Fix into the Walmart stores throughout the Unites States.”

Mike Mallon, CCIM, CRX
Draper and Kramer
Chicago, IL

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“I was able to finance the purchase of a property for a borrower from Vancouver, Canada by working on the transaction with a CCIM out of Arizona (borrower’s broker) and a CCIM from Chicago (Property Manager). I was able to source this deal because the CCIM in Arizona was looking to work with a CCIM lender in Chicagoland and found me through the CCIM search. We have since worked on multiple other opportunities together since successfully closing that transaction.”

Ankur Patel, CCIM
Old Second National Bank
St. Charles, IL