Washington State Chapter of CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) Announces 2013 Officers and Board of Directors

-The Washington State Chapter of CCIM, an internationally recognized and leading commercial real estate association, announces the newly elected 2013 board members and directors.

The Washington State Chapter of CCIM, an internationally recognized and leading commercial real estate association, announces the newly elected 2013 board members, including 2013 president, Gary Hunter, CCIM, managing broker at Westlake Associates in Seattle, Washington.

In addition to Hunter, elected officers include: Fred McConkey, CCIM, with McConkey Development Company, president elect; Chad Gleason, CCIM with Gleason and Company, Inc., secretary; and Craig Steinlicht CCIM, with Remax Victory, treasurer. 2012 president, Robert Messmer, CCIM, continues on the board as immediate past president.

2013 directors at large include: Chad Anderson, CCIM with Real Estate Investment Services (REIS); Michael Armanious, CCIM with KW Commercial; Lydia Bennett, CCIM, with Port of Bellingham; Constance Boyle, CCIM with Andover Company; Marianne Christian-Griffith, CCIM with Real Estate Strategies NW; Robert DiPietrae, CCIM of Hendricks & Partners; Derek Doke, CCIM of Barclay's Realty & Management Co.; and Bob Frederickson, CCIM of Coldwell Banker and Arie Salomon, CCIM, 1st regional vice president/national liaison.

Newly appointed 2013 chapter president, Hunter is a long-standing board member of the CCIM Washington State Chapter. He joined Westlake Associates, Inc. in 2011 after four years at Colliers International Commercial Real Estate Services where he specialized in investment real estate in the Puget Sound region. His accomplishments include University of Washington Commercial Real Estate; CCIM Designation; Lipsey School of Real Estate Broker Career Best; Colliers International 2010 Top Listing Broker; 2012 CCIM Washington State Chapter treasurer 2011; Washington Realtors Board of Directors 2013.

"I'm looking forward to working with this slate of talented officers and directors throughout 2013", says Hunter. "We are dedicated to providing our members with the best possible resources available to help them advance their real estate careers as CCIM members".

About the Washington State CCIM Chapter

The Washington State CCIM Chapter is a privately incorporated chapter of the CCIM Institute. The chapter is one of a network of more than 50 chapters across the United States dedicated to improving benefits to CCIM members and increasing their involvement in the CCIM Institute.

The Washington State CCIM Chapter encompasses western Washington and has nearly 200 members from various real estate and real estate-related firms in the Puget Sound area. Our chapter provides its members with the best in networking opportunities, designation promotion, candidacy guidance, and educational opportunities.

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. Currently, there are more than 9,000 CCIMs in 1,000 markets in the U.S. and 31 additional countries. Another 7,000 practitioners are pursuing the designation, making the institute the governing body of one of the largest commercial real estate networks in the world. An affiliate of the National Association of RealtorsĀ®, the CCIM Institute's recognized curriculum, powerful technology tools, and networking programs impact and influence the way CCIM members do business.