training opportunities so that our designees and members can offer excellent services to those who need commercial real estate expertise. If you need commercial real estate services, CCIM is the first place to look. Only 6% of commercial real estate practitioners in the United States hold this coveted designation. To attain this designation, they must complete a curriculum that covers many critical skills, including financial analysis, market analysis, user decision-based analysis and ethics. They must develop a portfolio of experience that demonstrates a depth of real estate experience. And they must pass a comprehensive examination.
The Kansas City chapter works hard to provide opportunities for members and the community. It hosts monthly breakfast meetings, educational classes, social networking events and community service activities. This year, the chapter will host an event on the Missouri River to raise money to help keep our waters clean. Our monthly meetings include guest speakers whose disciplines re-elect current trends in commercial real estate. If you attend a meeting, you are likely to leave with both new insights into the local market and new business contacts.