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Education and Subcommittee Co-Chairs

Mike Armanious
  Mike Armanious, CCIM
Matt McLennan   Matt McLennan, CCIM

Committee members

Devin Mecham, Lien Ma, CCIM, Craig Steinlicht, CCIM, Lydia Bennett, CCIM, and Steve Clark

  • 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
  • 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
Membership Co-Chairs
Lydia Bennett
Lydia Bennett, CCIM
steveclark Steve Clark
Committee members
Arie Salomon, CCIM, Justin Sult, CCIM, Steve Cory, Hannah Cano, and Devin Mecham

  • Engage in recruitment and retention activities to grow the number of members of the local chapter
  • Maintain the local chapter roster of active members
Legislative & International Chair
Larry_Eu_Color.jpg Larry Eu, CCIM

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

  • 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 

  • 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

Programs & Networking Chair
Travis Baker
Travis Baker, CCIM

Committee members
Kelly Richardson, CCIM,
Gary Hunter, CCIM, and Lydia Bennett, CCIM
Sponsorship Chair
Larry Eu, CCIM

Committee members
Arie Salomon, CCIM, Leigh Wang, and Gary Hunter, CCIM

  • 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
Finance Chair
Leigh Wang
Leigh Wang
Committee members
 Larry Eu, CCIM, Matt McLennan, CCIM, Lien Ma, CCIM, Kelly Richardson, CCIM and Mike Armanious CCIM