SE Tennessee Chapter CCIM/Chattanooga Installs Officers

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Southeast Tennessee Chapter of Certified Commercial Investment Members/Chattanooga recently installed a new slate of officers and board members.  

The chapter is the local arm of Chicago-based CCIM Institute, an organization for commercial real estate professionals, which promotes excellence in industry practices. The chapter presents quarterly events of interest to the local business community with activities emphasizing continuing education, technology focused programs, and professional networking.

The CCIM designation is conferred to individuals, who have completed a graduate-level program comprised of 200 hours of education and who have met a high standard of experiential requirements. CCIM designees are bound to the strictest ethical standards of practice in the real estate industry. 

2014 Board of Directors:
President - Jelena Butler, CCIM (Real Estate Partners)
Vice President - Josh Fox, CCIM (Hudson Commercial)
Secretary - Joe del Valle (KW Commercial)
Treasurer - Lee Harper, CCIM (Hudson Commercial)
Director - Jason Lehn (Herman Walldorf Commercial)
Director - Judy Webster (Keller Williams)
Director - Brian Eades, MAI (Benchmark Trust)
Director - Sally Bacon (ReMax Renaissance)
Director - Robert Fisher, CCIM (KW Commercial)

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