Interested in joining a committee? 

Fill out the CCIM Committee Interest form to apply for one of our committees listed to the right. 


The CCIM Central Texas Chapter is a volunteer-based organization which means we are always in need of help from our members. 

Volunteering can benefit both you and your company:

  • Develop and practice important business and leadership skills to broaden your professional network
  • Gain visibility in your field
  • Gain access to new developments and cutting-edge information in your field
  • Develop new business linkages and form lasting friendships

With everyone's help each person will not be responsible for tremendous workloads... just a few hours a month with a few phone calls and email correspondence in between. We need your input to continue our path to success. 

Here is a list of the committees & descriptions of their activities: 

Candidate Guidance Committee

The basic responsibility of the Candidate Guidance Committee shall be to assist or guide CCIM candidates through the entire candidacy process. Assistance shall be provided locally at the Chapter level, and from CCIM Institute on a national level. This may include the following: Explaining the procedures of becoming a candidate, assisting candidates on obtaining the CCIM designation, sponsoring portfolio writing seminars, familiarization with the comprehensive exam, etc. 

Candidate Guidance Chair
Colin Armstrong CCIM
Armstrong Commercial Partners
300 Bowie
Suite 106-A
Austin , TX 78703

Candidate Guidance Co-Chair
Paul Byars CCIM
Sayers Real Estate Advisors
906 Rio Grande St
Austin , TX 78701

Designation Promotion Committee

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

Designation Promotion Chair

Elise K Giles, CCIM CCIM
SouthStar Bank
5925 Steiner Ranch Blvd.
Austin , TX 78732

Education Committee

The Education Training Committee shall arrange for CI and MCE courses for the Chapter throughout the entire year. It will assess the Chapter members' education and training needs, select courses or topics, select instructors and meeting places, prepare and hold all details incident to the preparation of the courses or seminars; and promote attendance. The Scholarships Committee shall solicit, select and award scholarship winners for the Chapter each year. It gathers, reviews, analyzes and judges each applicant's submission. 

Education Chair

Preston Wolfe CCIM
Independence Commercial Real Estate
1801 Lavaca St
Austin , TX 78701

Education Co-Chair
Cameron Sykes
American Bank of Commerce
610 W. 5th Street
Austin , TX 78701

Golf Committee

The CCIM Central Texas Golf Tournament is held annually and the proceeds benefit the CCIM Central Texas Chapter Scholarship Fund.  The Golf Committee is responsible for securing a golf course, items for a raffle and multiple sponsors such as Premium Partners, Registration Table, Putting Green Contest, Dinner Partner, Hole in One, Door Prize, etc…  The Golf Committee also assists with registration and logistics on the day of the event.  

Golf Chair

Gayle Berkbigler CCIM
St. Croix Capital Realty Advisors
900 S Mo Pac Expy
Austin , TX 78746-5829

Membership Committee

The basic responsibilities of the Membership Committee shall be to build and maintain chapter membership, and develop and implement strategies for recruiting and retaining Chapter members. The Committee shall consist of members who are good at identifying people to bring into the Chapter, and good at "selling" the CCIM organization and designation to prospective members. Assist with registration at chapter events. 

Membership Chair
Andrew Seals
First Citizens Bank

Power Partners Committee

The Power Partner Committee shall solicit advertisers for the chapter and specific core events held throughout the year. It shall develop and call-on a list of commercial investment real estate practitioners and industry-related contacts. 

Power Partners Chair
Lauren Payne
CoStar Group
100 Congress Ave.
Suite 1500
Austin , TX 78701

Programs Committee

The Programs Committee shall strive to plan and promote programs of high quality that addresses "cutting edge" commercial real estate issues, and shall plan and promote socials to enhance relationship building. It shall plan, budget, select topics and speakers, select the meeting places, prepare and hold all details incident to the preparation of the programs; and promote attendance. 

Programs Chair

Nick Nelson CCIM
3737 Executive Dr
Austin , TX 78731

Programs Co-Chair
Hani Shafi
Commercial Industrial Properties, LLC
3737 Executive Center Drive
Suite 255
Austin , TX 78731

Social/Special Events Committee

The Social/Special Events Committee "dreams-up" new events for the members that may be both informative and entertaining. Coordinate venue, menu and registration for networking socials. It shall plan, budget, hold, and promote each event. Coordinate regional event with other chapters. 

Social/Special Events Chair

Margie Burciaga


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