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Northern California Chapter Earns CCIM Institute’s 2014 President’s Cup Award

Local chapter is honored for excellence at the organization’s Midyear Business Meetings.

NCalCCIM 2014-2015 President Mark Hinkins with Karl Landreneau, 2014 CCIM President
NCalCCIM 2014-2015 President Mark Hinkins with Karl Landreneau, 2014 CCIM President

CHICAGO, IL April 2nd, 2015—The NCalCCIM Chapter of the CCIM Institute, a Chicago-based commercial real estate affiliate of the National Association of Realtors, was recognized for excellence at the organization’s Midyear Business Meetings in Chicago, March 22–25. The annual CCIM President’s Cup Awards took place on March 24, honoring CCIM chapters that have demonstrated the highest degree of skill, ingenuity, and innovation in promoting the membership benefits of the Institute at the local and regional levels throughout 2014.

In accepting the award, Chapter President Mark Hinkins, CCIM of Hinkins Real Estate Analytics cited the chapter’s success in initiating new technological tools, enhancing programs and educational opportunities and expanding the member base to include a diverse group of successful Commercial Real Estate Professionals.

Mark Hinkins commented : “2014 was a significant year in the advancement of the Northern California CCIM chapter. Our Northern California Chapter has had a very successful 40 years of business but we felt that to continue to be relevant to our members business we needed to take another look at what we do, and how we do it.  Earning the CCIM Institute’s 2014 President’s Cup Award is a reflection of the dedication our local leadership made to transforming our chapter’s business to match the changing business practices in the wider Bay area and Northern California.”


Some of the goals achieved in 2014 where:

  • Grew our member base to over 200 by attracting a diverse group of successful CRE professionals from throughout the Bay Area and Northern California;
  • Continued to support our existing members and provide 21st century tools and ways of doing business that are of value to our members;
  • Featured top-notch speakers and panels at our Oakland, San Jose and Sacramento district meetings with programs tailored to investment and leasing across all property sectors: office, retail, industrial, NNN and multi-family;
  • Continued to bring our members the best education opportunities in the business-online and classroom;
  • Helped our members get connected, and keep connected through social media tools, technology mentoring, and a re-engineered chapter website.

CCIM Institute has more than 50 chapters across the U.S. and is represented in more than 30 global markets. Learn more about the CCIM Institute’s 2014 President’s Cup winners, CCIM Chapters, and the CCIM Institute.


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 160 classroom hours and professional experiential requirements. The CCIM curriculum was redesigned in 2010 to reflect changing student demographics and real estate brokerage services, growth in international markets, new technologies, and new delivery models. The core curriculum addresses financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis, investment analysis, and negotiation—the cornerstones of commercial investment real estate.


An affiliate of the National Association of Realtors®, the CCIM Institute also offers the powerful technology tool STDB, an online site analysis and demographics resource, and the Ward Center for Real Estate Studies, which provides timely education and training to keep commercial real estate practitioners current in an ever-changing market environment.


Currently, there are nearly 10,000 CCIMs in 1,000 U.S. markets and 31 additional countries, with another 3,000+ practitioners pursuing the designation, making the institute the governing body of one of the largest commercial real estate networks in the world. Visit for more information.