Chapter News

Hampton, VA - Foundations For Success in Commercial Real Estate, instructed by Byron Smith, CCIM, was held in Hampton, VA April 25-26. The course, offered as part of CCIM's Cultural Diversity Education Program, attracted 23 students from the Hampton Roads region. 

"Taking the Foundations for Success course has provided such insight into the commercial real estate industry. It's a great steppingstone for anyone looking to get started in the business," stated Yvonne Wild. “This class helped me obtain more of an understanding of the commercial world. It will help me with my plans to be a resource to small/minority owned businesses just starting out. I am now able to have more knowledge to spread to the community for those who would like to move their business to the next level,” continued Janel Hall. 

Foundations is a case study-driven course that provides agents, brokers, students, and allied professionals with an understanding of the skills, resources, and business practices that pave the way for success in commercial real estate. 

CCIM Institute's Cultural Diversity Education Program is committed to advancing the professional growth of underrepresented groups in the commercial real estate industry. Qualified applicants will learn the CCIM approach to investment strategy, financial analysis, and market analysis.


Mid-Atlantic CCIM Chapter Honors New CCIM Designees


The CCIM designation signifies expertise in the commercial real estate profession.



Lemoyne, April 27, 2022 — The Mid-Atlantic CCIM Chapter has recognized five members who recently earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation, the global standard for professional achievement, from the CCIM Institute.


The following Mid-Atlantic CCIM Chapter members were among 166 industry professionals who recently earned the CCIM designation:


  • Michael Allen, CCIM, Harvey Lindsey CRE, Norfolk, VA
  • Anita DiPietro, CCIM, AED Asset Management, Washington, D.C.
  • Holland Hargrove, CCIM, Naval Facilities Engineering Colman’s Washington, Washington, D.C.
  • Zac Price, CCIM, Capital Square, Glen Allen, VA
  • Prescott Woolley, CCIM, Capital Square, Glen Allen, VA


“We are proud to celebrate and recognize these five new designees”, said Tim Churchwell, CCIM, president of the Mid-Atlantic CCIM Chapter. “Their commitment to excellence in their field, paired with this distinction, will serve them well throughout their careers,” Churchwell continued.


To earn the CCIM designation, commercial real estate professionals must complete more than 160 hours of case-study driven education covering topics such as interest-based negotiation, financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis, investment analysis, and ethics in commercial investment real estate. Candidates must also compile a portfolio demonstrating the depth of their commercial real estate experience and pass a comprehensive examination.


CCIM Institute is a global community of 13,000 members, more than 50 chapters, and 30 countries that educates and connects the world’s leading experts in investment strategy, financial analysis, and market analysis.