John Birkeland, CCIM Elected PA/NJ/DE CCIM 2019 Chapter President

The PA/NJ/DE CCIM Chapter has elected John Birkeland, CCIM as its Chapter President for the 2019 calendar year. Birkeland replaces Jeffrey Hoffman, CCIM who served as Chapter President since 2016.

john birkeland, ccim

John Birkeland, CCIM

Mr. Birkeland has been an active member of the chapter, and has served on its board since 2016. He served as Chairperson of the Central Pennsylvania Region.

“Due to Jeffrey Hoffman’s tireless efforts, our chapter is headed in the right direction and has good momentum to continue educating commercial real estate practitioners on the benefits of earning the CCIM designation. I am grateful for the foundation that Jeffrey has built for our Chapter and am excited to build upon that foundation through educational and networking events,” says Birkeland.

“After three years, I am very excited to turn over the presidency to John Birkeland. I’m also looking forward to continuing to serve under his direction and help wherever I can,” says Hoffman on the transition.

The PA/NJ/DE CCIM Chapter is comprised of over 150 members, both CCIM designees and candidates. The CCIM Designation is awarded to commercial real estate professionals upon successful completion of a graduate-level education curriculum and presentation of a portfolio of qualifying industry experience. Less than one percent of commercial real estate professionals in the world hold the CCIM designation. All CCIMs earn the designation by passing the Institute’s Comprehensive Examination, the final element in the designation process.

CCIMs are recognized experts in commercial real estate brokerage, leasing, asset management, valuation, and investment analysis. The Chicago-based CCIM Institute is an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors® and is the governing body of the largest commercial real estate network in the world. For more information about CCIM, please visit:

The mission of the PA/NJ/DE CCIM Chapter is to provide its designees and candidates with the highest quality of marketing and networking opportunities, services and education to broaden, enhance and enrich their business. For more information, please visit:

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