Romano Shaw of Sentry Commercial awarded CCIM designation

May 20, 2022 - Connecticut
Shown (from left) are: Stanley Gniazdowski, CRE, CCIM of Realty Concepts;
Stephanie Romano Shaw, CCIM, of Sentry Commercial;
CT Chapter president Eric Amodio, CCIM, of Amodio & Co. Real Estate, and
first regional vice president Gus Ryer, CCIM, of Ryer Associates.

Guilford, CT According to the Connecticut CCIM Chapter, Stephanie Romano Shaw, CCIM, an industrial specialist with Sentry Commercial recently earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation, the global standard for professional achievement in commercial real estate, from the CCIM Institute. Headquartered in Chicago, CCIM Institute is one of the largest global commercial real estate networks.

Romano Shaw was among the 166 industry professionals who earned the CCIM designation during the organization’s spring CCIM comprehensive exam testing session and spring governance meetings, held in Charlotte, N.C.

Romano Shaw was pinned by Connecticut chapter president Eric Amodio, CCIM. Also present to congratulate her was immediate past president of the Connecticut CCIM chapter and first regional vice president Gus Ryer, CCIM, along with past president, instructor, and current board member Stanley Gniazdowski, CRE, CCIM.

“For those who earn the CCIM designation, like this newest crop of designees, it is a career-defining moment,” says Leslie Callahan III, CCIM, 2022 global president of CCIM Institute. “CCIM designees have remained synonymous with the most advanced commercial real estate investment specialists anywhere for more than half a century with good reason. People rely on CCIMs to minimize risk, maximize ROI, and optimize the value of real estate.”

“Many years of hard work, long hours, much travel and countless transaction deals has led her to this day. Our chapter is proud and lucky to have Stephanie lead us as chapter president next year,” said 2022 chapter president Eric Amodio. “We wish Stephanie many years of success.”

To earn the CCIM designation, commercial real estate professionals must complete more than 160 hours of case-study-driven education covering topics such as interest-based negotiation, financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis, investment analysis, and ethics in commercial investment real estate. Candidates must also compile a portfolio demonstrating the depth of their commercial real estate experience and pass a comprehensive examination.

CCIM Institute is a global community of approximately 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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