Who We Are

The Middle Tennessee CCIM Chapter (Certified Commercial Investment Member) is a commercial real estate association that brings together Middle Tennessee’s best and brightest professionals for networking events, behind-the-scenes access to new developments, trends and best practices, and educational opportunities.

The Middle Tennessee CCIM Chapter was established in 1981 to promote professionalism in the commercial investment brokerage industry through education. We have more than 200 active members throughout the region who are engaged in every facet of corporate and institutional real estate, general commercial and investment brokerage, as well as related professions in which real estate is a major concern, such as accounting, appraisal, and law.

What is CCIM?

  • A CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) is a recognized expert in the commercial and investment real estate industry.

  • The CCIM lapel pin is earned after completing a designation process that ensures CCIMs are proficient not only in theory but also in practice. 

  • Only then is a designation candidate awarded the coveted CCIM pin, joining the ranks of highly skilled commercial and investment real estate experts.
  • A CCIM is part of a global commercial real estate network with members across North America and more than 30 countries.
  • This professional network has enabled CCIM members to close thousands of transactions annually, representing more than $200 billion in value.
  • As a result, the experts who possess the CCIM designation are an invaluable resource for commercial real estate owners, investors, and users.
  • CCIMs have completed a designation curriculum that covers essential CCIM skill sets including ethics, interest-based negotiation, financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis, and investment analysis for commercial investment real estate.
  • CCIMs have completed a portfolio demonstrating the depth of their commercial real estate experience. Finally, they have demonstrated their proficiency in the CCIM skill sets by successfully completing a comprehensive examination.
  • This elite corps of CCIMs includes brokers, leasing professionals, investment counselors, asset managers, appraisers, corporate real estate executives, property managers, developers, institutional investors, commercial lenders, attorneys, bankers, and other allied professionals.

Board of Directors


Angela Heering, CCIM

Turner & Associates Realty, Inc.

Past President / Mentorship

Brian Forrester, CCIM

Colliers International Nashville

President Elect / Sponsorship

David Rosenblum, CCIM

Alliant Commercial Realty Services, LLC


Allen Bolden, CCIM



Jodi Ripp, CCIM

Chapter Administrator

Tiffany Pruett, CCIM




This committee works to grow and retain the Chapter’s membership through interaction within the CCIM community and the commercial real estate industry.

Contacts: Scott Andrews, CCIMElliott Morrissey


This committee is committed to pairing mentees with with industry veteran mentors to assist those new to commercial real estate or recently pinned in establishing relationships and providing resources to navigate their new roles in the industry.  

Contact: Chad DeRossett, CCIM

Programs/Social Events

The Programs Committee is responsible for creating the Chapter’s informational programs and planning social events to promote networking opportunities within the Chapter as well as with other industry organizations.

Contact: Bridget ZieglerTreanor Granbery, CCIMW.B. Scoggin, CCIM

Social Media

This committee is responsible for getting all our chapter news and events out on social media outlets.

Contact: Georgia Fletcher 

Designation Promotion

The Designation Promotion committee works to promote the CCIM designation throughout the middle Tennessee region.

Contact: Tracy Ayers, CCIM

University Alliance

This committee is responsible for working with area colleges and universities to promote the CCIM designation.

Contact: Holly Buchanan, CCIM


Education is one of the three tenants of the CCIM organization. This committee is responsible for planning and implementation of core curriculum courses hosted by the Middle Tennessee CCIM Chapter. This committee offers courses on portfolio review and designation exam preparation and facilitates the Candidate recommendation process. In addition to planning courses, this committee manages the identification, selection, and award process for Endowment and sponsored scholarship programs.

Contact: Tammy Walton

Legislative Affairs

Legislative Affairs provides updates on national, regional, and local legislation that impacts the commercial real estate industry.

Contact: Jeff Thomas, CCIM

Veterans Affairs

This committee is responsible for working with area veterans to promote the CCIM designation and provide resources for scholarship and educational opportunities.

Contact: Michael Dean, CCIM

Past Presidents

2020 - Brian Forrester, CCIM
2019 -  JP Lowe, CCIM
2018 - Ben Burns, CCIM
2017 – Trey Kirby, CCIM
2016 – Shane Douglas, CCIM
2015 – Holly Buchanan, CCIM
2014 – Joe Massa, CCIM
2013 – Mike McGuffin, CCIM
2012 – Sue Earnest, CCIM
2011 – Phil Dildine, CCIM
2010 – Steve Kenagy, CCIM
2009 – Jim Dunn, CCIM
2008 – Celeste Paterson, CCIM

2007 – Cheri Thomas, CCIM
2006 – Britin Boatright, CCIM
2005 – Catherine Collins, CCIM
2004 – Monte Turner, CCIM
2003 – Gregory Peck, CCIM
2002 – Nathaniel Greene, CCIM
2001 – Anne Taylor, CCIM
2000 – Robert Carlton, CCIM
1999 – Leslie Pomeroy, CCIM
1998 – Timothy Stowell, CCIM
1997 – Cindy Morse, CCIM
1996 - Michael Murphy, CCIM
1995 - Kneel Robinson, CCIM

1994 - Axson E. West, CCIM
1993 - Wayne Wilkinson, CCIM
1992 - Patricia Morton, CCIM
1991 - James Talley, CCIM
1990 - James Farris, CCIM
1989 - Edward T. Herbert, CCIM
1988 - Edward T. Herbert, CCIM
1987 - Edward T. Herbert, CCIM
1986 - Edward T. Herbert, CCIM
1985 - Edward T. Herbert, CCIM
1984 - Edward T. Herbert, CCIM
1983 - Edward T. Herbert, CCIM
1982 - William Armstrong, CCIM
1981 - William Armstrong, CCIM