Brad Waken, CCIM, to Serve on 2019 CCIM Institute Board of Directors

 Waken lends his expertise and experience to help guide the leading commercial real estate organization.

CHICAGO, IL — CCIM Institute, one of the largest commercial real estate networks in the world with designees in more than 30 countries, announced its 2019 board of directors at the organization’s annual governance meetings in Chicago Oct. 7-11. CCIM Institute confers the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation, commercial real estate’s global standard for professional achievement.

Brad Waken, CCIM, Proprietor Broker at Waken and Company Investments, Enid, Oklahoma, was elected to the 2019 CCIM Institute Board of Directors.  Waken will complete his term as Vice President, Region 4 (Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana), at the end of the year and will serve as a member of the Education and Member Services Committees.

Waken moved up from leadership positions at the CCIM Oklahoma Chapter to an active role with the CCIM Institute, serving on Regional Activities, Education, and Member Services Committees.  Waken was elected as First Regional Vice President in 2017 and is currently serving the seven chapters of Region 4 as the 2018 Regional Vice President.  Waken served as the 2014 President of the Oklahoma Chapter and currently serves as Treasurer.

The full list of new members-at-large to the 2019 board of directors includes: William Adams, CCIM, president at Adams REALTORS® in Atlanta; Keith Andrews, CCIM, CEO at Sperry Commercial Global Affiliates – The Andrews Group in Birmingham, Ala.; Sandy Benak, CCIM, director of corporate marketing at Granite Properties in Houston; Lydia Bennett, CCIM, principal at CRE West Coast LLC and broker at Saratoga Commercial Real Estate in Bellingham, Wash.; Robin Civish, CCIM, executive vice president at ROI Real Estate in Las Vegas; Andie Edmonds, CCIM, managing partner and principal broker at NAI Cascade Commercial in Bend, Ore.; David Ellermann, CCIM, managing broker and owner at Sperry CGA – Ellermann Brokerage in Chicago; Mark Hinkins, CCIM, president and managing broker at Sperry Commercial Real Estate in Walnut Creek, Calif.; Beverly Keith, CCIM principal at Commercial Properties Development Company in Raleigh, N.C.; Glynnis Fisher Levitt, CCIM, commercial real estate CRA at BBVA Compass in Birmingham, Ala.; Walter Lui, CCIM, branch manager for Century 21 Leading Edge Realty in Toronto; Bobbie Mastracci, CCIM, designated broker/principal of sales and leasing at Phoenix West Commercial  in Phoenix; James Robertson, CCIM, senior commercial associate broker at Realty Executives Tucson Elite in Tucson, Ariz.; David Schnitzer, CCIM, partner at ASCEND Commercial Real Estate in Dallas; Brad Waken, CCIM, owner at Waken and Company in Enid, Okla.; and Evelyn Ward, CCIM, vice president at Transwestern in Houston.

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CCIM Institute created the language of global real estate investment. Our courses and worldwide community deploy commercial real estate investment methodologies and tools that speed the pathway between opportunity, a go/no-go decision and success for an asset, taught by instructors who are themselves industry leaders. Today, the organization, through its 50 chapters, continues to innovate best practices and elevate the commercial real estate professional through its core designation program to earn the CCIM pin — real estate’s most coveted credential — and its topical education courses offered through the Ward Center for Real Estate Studies. In addition, membership in CCIM includes the industry’s best technology and operational platform, allowing entrepreneurial and mid-sized businesses to compete with the largest multinational providers. Today, almost 70 percent of designees hold the title of owner, partner, principal, or president, representing an exclusive worldwide referral network of 13,000 members in 30 countries. Ultimately, CCIM represents a larger vision of the commercial real estate provider, leveraging investment analysis, opinions of value, and underwriting to become a leader in sourcing capital, building a cash-flow vehicle, and ultimately creating value. Information at www.ccim.com.