PA/NJ/DE CCIM Chapter

With special gratitude to William Patterson, CCIM, Duncan Patterson, CCIMDarbin Skeans, CCIM and the CCIM Foundation, the PA/NJ/DE CCIM Chapter is pleased to offer the following educational scholarships:

The W. Duncan Patterson, Jr. and Darbin Skeans Scholarship ($1,000)

The Darbin Skeans CCIM & W. Duncan Patterson, Jr. Scholarship was created to support qualified real estate professionals in their efforts to achieve the CCIM designation. Recipient should exemplify the high caliber of professionals that comprise the CCIM Institute. W. Duncan Patterson, Jr., CCIM is the co-founder and president of Patterson Woods Commercial Properties of Wilmington, Delaware and served as President of the CCIM Institute in 2000. Darbin Skeans, CCIM is a principal of SVN | Imperial Realty of Allentown, Pennsylvania and served as President of the CCIM Institute in 2001. Both are active members of the PA/NJ/DE CCIM Chapter and their respective communities. 

Created in 2017 by the PA/NJ/DE CCIM Chapter with matching funds provided by the CCIM Foundation, this named endowed scholarship honor those who have shown great dedication, commitment, outstanding achievement and service to the Commercial Real Estate industry.

W. Duncan Patterson, Jr., CCIM (left) and Darbin Skeans, CCIM (right)

W. Duncan Patterson, Jr., CCIM (left) and Darbin Skeans, CCIM (right)

William Patterson, CCIM

William Patterson, CCIM

The William Patterson Scholarship ($1,000)

The William Patterson Scholarship was established to honor individuals for their outstanding service to their CCIM chapter, the Commercial Real Estate industry, and to their communities. William Patterson, CCIM, of Wilmington, Delaware, served in the U.S. Army during World War II. In 1961, he founded Patterson-Schwartz & Associates, which is now Delaware’s largest independent Realtor® firm. He served as President of the CCIM Institute in 1975, and was followed by his son Duncan as President in 2000, making them the only father-son combination to lead the organization in its history. William passed away in 2009 at 88 years of age.

Created in 2011 by the PA/NJ/DE CCIM Chapter with matching funds provided by the CCIM Foundation, this named endowed scholarship honor those who have shown great dedication, commitment, outstanding achievement and service to the Commercial Real Estate industry.


Scholarship applications for 2019 are now closed.

Scholarship Selection Criteria

  • Applicant should demonstrate a commitment to a commercial real estate career;
  • Applicant should demonstrate active involvement as a dues paying member with the PA/NJ/DE CCIM Chapter;
  • Applicant should demonstrate a need for financial assistance;
  • Applicants who have not already received previous scholarship assistance will be given preference.

Recipients will receive up to $1,000 to offset the cost of one of the following CCIM designation courses:

Scholarships may be applied for the following courses offered by the PA/NJ/DE CCIM Chapter:

There are no upcoming events at this time.

CCIM Foundation

The CCIM Foundation

The CCIM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and generously matches our Chapter’s funds from the above-named scholarships. The Mission of the CCIM Foundation is to advance and foster commercial real estate education through scholarships, programs and initiatives. Additional information about the CCIM Foundation can be found online at: ccimef.org