Commercial Real Estate

NAI Global Featured in CCIM’s March/April issue of Commercial Investment Real Estate Magazine

In the most recent edition of CCIM’s Commercial Investment Real Estate Magazine, Jay Olshonsky, President of NAI Global, was featured discussing the importance of CCIM education and the benefits of a CCIM designation. The CCIM designation is a professional designation awarded by the CCIM Institute upon completing the required courses offered by the CCIM Institute. Currently, more than 9,500 individuals hold a CCIM designation and approximately 4,000 candidates are in the process of pursuing it.

NAI Global considers CCIM education as a vital component to the professional development structure for its worldwide independent and owner-operated network. What separates CCIM education from other commercial real estate education programs around the world are their instructors, all of whom are active industry practitioners with decades of experience and expertise in the continuously changing global real estate market. “They bring market insight, real-world experience and the best practices to their courses. When they teach the courses, they demonstrate how the concepts can be applied to specific properties and situations,” notes Olshonsky.

NAI Global members who have earned the CCIM designation have a distinctive competitive advantage in the marketplace over their competitors. Olshonsky states “The designation assures potential clients that we have a common platform for training and education, which provides a high level of consistent service delivery from market to market.” The skills and practices learned through CCIM’s CI 101 and CI 102 courses are the most useful for providing a foundation for success in commercial investment real estate. “CCIM courses give our members a clear advantage. In-depth market knowledge augmented by an ability to analyze trends and cash flows provides clients with a powerful resource in NAI brokers that hold the CCIM designation,” Olshonsky concluded.

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NAI Martens’ Steve Martens Named Philanthropist of the Year

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) designates November 15 as “National Philanthropy Day” as a way to acknowledge the entire spectrum of services provided by the nonprofit community.

“Deeply rooted local business leadership often goes hand-in-hand with philanthropy, and can have a profoundly positive impact on society,” said Jay Olshonsky, President, NAI Global.

Steve Martens, CEO, NAI Martens, was named this year’s Outstanding Philanthropist by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Wichita Chapter. Steve’s record of exceptional generosity, civic responsibility and the impact he’s made on his community through financial support were noted when the award was presented at a luncheon November 12.

Through his participation with human service organizations, local government, education, and economic development activities, he is committed to improving the quality of life in Wichita and surrounding communities. He is involved with: United Way of the Plains, serving as a campaign chair and later as a board chair; board member and past chair of the Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center; Exploration Place; Wichita/Sedgwick County Task Force to End Chronic Homelessness, the founding chair of the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition; University of Kansas 4-Wichita Advancement Board and United Methodist Open Door.

The AFP recognized Steve as a role model to his employees, demonstrating that community service is not just a necessity, but a privilege. He cares about the community organizations his employees are passionate about and weaves those causes into his yearly planning. Steve is a leader whose actions really do speak louder than his words.

“Congratulations to Steve. We are proud that his philanthropic leadership has been recognized with this award,” said Jay.

Thank you to NAI Martens for sharing the good news with us! Please remember to let know when your people or organization receive a special honor or recognition that we can communicate with other NAI Members.