CCIM Institute Appoints Gregory J. Fine, FASAE, CAE, to Serve as EVP/CEO

Fine brings extensive association experience to the organization.

Chicago, Nov. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

CCIM Institute, one of the largest commercial real estate networks in the world with chapters in more than 30 global markets, has named Gregory J. Fine, FASAE, CAE, to serve as Executive Vice President/Chief Executive Officer starting February 1, 2018. Fine’s appointment ends a yearlong search for a new EVP/CEO to lead the 13,000-member association.


Appointed by CCIM Institute’s Executive Committee, Fine brings more than 21 years of association experience, serving most recently as chief executive officer of Turnaround Management Association (TMA). Prior to his role with TMA, Fine served as vice president of marketing and communications for the Association for Corporate Growth® (ACG).


“We are thrilled at identifying and recruiting such a highly skilled professional as Greg Fine. He brings a stellar reputation and diverse background that makes him the ideal fit for an organization as dynamic and diverse as CCIM Institute,” says 2017 CCIM Institute President Robin L. Webb, CCIM. “His international experience brings yet another dimension to our global expansion and branding for CCIM, and we are honored to have Greg join us at CCIM Institute.”


Fine holds the Fellow of the American Society of Association Executives (FASAE) designation, and the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation, both conferred by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Montana.

“I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to join the team of such a universally respected and relevant organization,” says Fine. “Over the last 50 years, CCIM Institute has forged a world-wide reputation of excellence based on the highest professional standards and ethics, and it is a true honor to be asked to lead the organization as it enters the next 50.”


Fine is a recognized leader in the association community including serving on the boards of ASAE, ASAE Foundation, and Association Media & Publishing. He is a sought after international speaker on strategy, management development, and association trends. Most recently, Fine is the recipient of Association Forum’s 2017 Inspiring Leader Award.


“Greg is a true visionary who exhibits a level of passion and excitement that is infectious,” says 2017 CCIM Institute President-Elect David P. Wilson, CCIM. “I am confident that the skillsets he brings will help propel us into the future by motivating staff, cultivating new business, and growing our membership.”


Celebrating its 50th anniversary, CCIM Institute is a global community of 13,000 members, more than 50 chapters, and 30 countries that educates and connects the world’s leading experts in investment strategy, financial analysis, and market analysis.


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About the CCIM Institute

CCIM Institute created the language of global real estate investment. Our courses and worldwide community deploy commercial real estate investment methodologies and tools that speed the pathway between opportunity, a go/no-go decision and success for an asset, taught by instructors who are themselves industry leaders. Today, the organization, through its 50 chapters, continues to innovate best practices and elevate the commercial real estate professional through its core designation program to earn the CCIM pin— real estate’s most coveted credential — and its topical education courses offered through the Ward Center for Real Estate Studies. In addition, membership in CCIM includes the industry’s best technology and operational platform, allowing entrepreneurial and mid-sized businesses to compete with the largest multinational providers. Today, almost 70 percent of designees hold the title of owner, partner, principal, or president, representing an exclusive worldwide referral network of 13,000 members in 30 countries. Ultimately, CCIM represents a larger vision of the commercial real estate provider, leveraging investment analysis, opinions of value, and underwriting to become a leader in sourcing capital, building a cash-flow vehicle, and ultimately creating value. Information at


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