The Georgia Chapter of CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) is a commercial real estate association that brings together Georgia’s best and brightest professionals for networking events, behind-the-scenes access to new developments, trends and best practices, and educational opportunities.

The Georgia Chapter of CCIM was established in 1972 to promote professionalism in the commercial investment brokerage industry through education. We have more than 300 active members throughout the state who are engaged in every facet of corporate and institutional real estate, general commercial and investment brokerage, as well as related professions in which real estate is a major concern, such as accounting, appraisal, and law.



  • A CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) is a recognized expert in the commercial and investment real estate industry. 
  • A CCIM is part of a global commercial real estate network with members across North America and more than 30 countries.
  • CCIMs have completed a designation curriculum that covers essential CCIM skill sets including ethics, interest-based negotiation, financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis, and investment analysis for commercial investment real estate.
  • The CCIM lapel pin is earned after completing a designation process that ensures CCIMs are proficient not only in theory but also in practice. 
  • This professional network has enabled CCIM members to close thousands of transactions annually, representing more than $200 billion in value.
  • CCIMs have completed a portfolio demonstrating the depth of their commercial real estate experience. Finally, they have demonstrated their proficiency in the CCIM skill sets by successfully completing a comprehensive examination.
  • This elite corps of CCIMs includes brokers, leasing professionals, investment counselors, asset managers, appraisers, corporate real estate executives, property managers, developers, institutional investors, commercial lenders, attorneys, bankers, and other allied professionals.
  • As a result, the experts who possess the CCIM designation are an invaluable resource for commercial real estate owners, investors, and users.
  • Only then is a designation candidate awarded the coveted CCIM pin, joining the ranks of highly skilled commercial and investment real estate experts.



Ryan Denbow

JWB Realty Services, LLC.


Kenisha Robnett

RE/MAX Platinum Access

Secretary Treasurer

Michael D Reeves, CCIM

Adams Commercial Real Estate

Membership Chair

Ethan Armentrout

Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services

Candidate Guidance Chair

Dionne Edwards


Technology Chair

Brian Hughs

The Simpson Company

Designation Promotion Chair

Detra Reid

T. Dallas Smith & Company

Designation Promotion Chair

Marcy Thomas

BB&T Grandbridge

Governmental Affairs Chair

Denise Lo

Landmark Commercial & Residential Properties, LLC

Programs/Networking Chair

Clara Fishel

KW Commercial

Programs/Networking Chair

Alan Joel

Joel & Granot Real Estate

Programs/Networking Chair

Katie Sentell

Pollock Commercial, Inc

Scholarship/Univ. Outreach Chair

Marion Williams

Adams Commercial Real Estate

Sponsorship Chair

Daniel Weingarten

Realty Trust Group


William Adams

Adams Commercial Real Estate


Andrew Joyner

The Simpson Company

Director-at-Large/2015 President

Kirk Rich

Avison Young

2014 Past President

Paul Aase

Active Senior Concepts

2014 Past President

J. William Butler

JWB Realty Services, LLC

2018 Past President

Richard Slaton

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

2019 Past President

Jason Holland

The Simpson Company

2020 Past President

Leonardo Terrazas

Mimms Enterprises

Amy Norton

Georgia CCIM Chapter Administrator


Designation Promotion
The Designation Promotion committee works to promote the CCIM designation throughout the Georgia marketplace.

Contact: Marcy Thomas, CCIM

Legislative Affairs
Legislative Affairs 
provides updates on national, regional, and local legislation that impacts the commercial real estate industry.

Contact: Denise Lo, CCIM

The Scholarship committee manages the identification, selection, and award process for both Chapter sponsored and CCIM Institute scholarship programs.

Contact: Marion Williams, CCIM

Candidate Guidance
The goal of the Candidate Guidance committee is to assist candidates through the CCIM education and designation process. This committee offers courses on portfolio review and designation exam preparation and facilitates the Candidate recommendation process.

Contact: Dionne Edwards, CCIM

This committee works to grow and retain the Chapter’s membership through interaction within the CCIM community and the commercial real estate industry.

Contact: Ethan Armentrout, CCIM

This committee is responsible for securing industry partners to support the Chapter on an annual or special event basis.

Contact: Daniel Weingarten, CCIM

Education & University Outreach
 is one of the three tenants of the CCIM organization. This committee is responsible for planning and implementation of core curriculum courses hosted by the Georgia CCIM Chapter and working with area colleges and universities to promote the CCIM designation.

Contact: Marion Williams, CCIM

Programs & Networking
The Programs Committee is responsible for creating the Chapter’s informational programs and planning social events to promote networking opportunities within the Chapter as well as with other industry organizations.

Contact: Katie Sentell, CCIM

The primary objective of the Technology Committee is to promote and educate members on available technology from the CCIM Institute as well as industry-specific tools. Additionally, this committee manages technology utilized by the Chapter.

Contact: Brian Hughs, CCIM