Committees

If you are interested in joining a committee, please call 425-820-3348.

Education and Subcommittee Co-Chairs
 

Mike Armanious
  Mike Armanious, CCIM
253.988.6161
marmanious@kw.com
   
Matt McLennan   Matt McLennan, CCIM
253.722.1458
matt.mclennan@kidder.com
   

Committee members

Suria Elbietar, Devin Mecham, Lien Ma, CCIM, Craig Steinlicht, CCIM, Lydia Bennett, CCIM, Justin Sult, CCIM, and Steve Clark
 

Education
  • Provide relevant and topical premier educational opportunities at the best price and frequency possible to the membership and real estate community.
  • Raise the education level of the the commercial real estate practitioners thereby increasing their value to their clients and their community.
  • Strive to increase the participation of the universities and colleges in the region.
  • Work to interact with students to introduce the CCIM program and explain the benefits and the prestige of the designation within the commercial real estate industry

 
Candidate & Portfolio Guidance
  • Assist or guide CCIM candidates through the entire candidacy process
  • Explain the procedures of becoming a candidate, assist candidates on obtaining the CCIM designation, sponsor portfolio writing seminars, familiarize candidates with the comprehensive exam, etc.
  • Assist with questions relating to preparation of portfolio documents for submission to CCIM Institute
Scholarships
  • Promote the scholarship programs of the Institute, chapter & districts
  • Solicit, select and award scholarship winners for the chapter each year
  • Gather, review, analyze and judge each applicant's submission
  • Ensure all scholarships each year are awarded to qualified recipients
University & Military Outreach
 
   
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Membership Co-Chairs
 
Lydia Bennett
Lydia Bennett, CCIM
360-224-6600

lbennett@ccim.net
steveclark Steve Clark
206-355-5224
steve@nxnwrealestate.com
Committee members
Suria Elbietar, Jeffrey Bishop, CCIM, Arie Salomon, CCIM, Justin Sult, CCIM, Steve Cory, Hannah Cano, and Devin Mecham
 

Membership
  • Engage in recruitment and retention activities to grow the number of members of the local chapter
  • Maintain the local chapter roster of active members
 
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Legislative & International Chair
 
Larry_Eu_Color.jpg Larry Eu, CCIM
425-454-3388
larry@greatearthrealty.com


Committee members
Steve Clark, Devin Mecham, and Craig Steinlicht, CCIM
 

Legislative
  • Solicit from CCIM WA members, local state and federal legislative issues that affect the commercial real estate industry in general and Chapter members in particular 
  • Work with local, state, and federal agencies, lawmakers, and fellow real estate organizations to lobby for these issues on behalf of CCIM WA chapter members 
 

International
  • Promote Washington State as an investment destination of choice for foreign investments and CCIM WA chapter members as partner-of-choice for the foreign investors 
  • Increase networking opportunities for CCIM WA chapter members with foreign counterparts and provide linkup to knowledge about doing business overseas and foreign culture

 
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Programs Chair
 
Fred McConkey
Fred McConkey, CCIM
425-889-1180
fred@mcconkeydev.com
Committee members
Kelly Richardson, CCIM,
Gary Hunter, CCIM, and Lydia Bennett, CCIM
 
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Sponsorship Chair
 
KellyRichardson
Kelly Richardson, CCIM
425-395-9580
kelly@rowleyproperties.com
Committee members
Arie Salomon, CCIM, Larry Eu, CCIM, Leigh Wang, and Gary Hunter, CCIM
 

Sponsorship
  • Seek out and develop financial partner relationships designated as sponsors that seek a medium for developing business relationships
  • Ensure that those sponsors receive sufficient recognition and opportunity to network with the membership at all meetings
 
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Finance Chair
 
Leigh Wang
Leigh Wang
425.681.5159
leigh.wang@bofa.com
Committee members
Fred McConkey, CCIM, Larry Eu, CCIM, Matt McLennan, CCIM, Lien Ma, CCIM, Kelly Richardson, CCIM and Mike Armanious CCIM
 
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