The Kentucky CCIM Chapter has announced it is honoring Frank F. Weisberg, CCIM, who founded the chapter in 1979 and served as its first president, by endowing a $1,000 annual scholarship, Frank F. Weisberg, CCIM Scholarship, in his honor.
The CCIM (Certi-fied Commercial In-vestment Member) designation is awarded to those in the commercial/investment real estate industry, who have met stringent qualifications, and it takes many candidates five years to achieve. CCIM designees must take a series of courses and pass the examinations associated with each course as well as a comprehensive examination at the end. They must also document, through actual case studies, their ability to put the concepts learned into actual sale or lease transactions.
The designation, awarded by the CCIM Institute, an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors, is the highest real estate designation in that field.
Weisberg was the first CCIM designee in the state of Kentucky. He served two terms as president of the local chapter and remains active today. Weisberg taught CCIM courses to Realtors across the country for 23 years. He received his own CCIM designation 40 years ago and was the 329th person to receive it worldwide. Today there are nearly 20,000 designees worldwide with members in 33 countries.
Weisberg was previously awarded the “Senior Emeritus” status by the CCIM Institute for his years of dedication to teaching in the program.
He is a past president of the Louisville Condominium Association, the Louisville Board of Realtors and the Louisville Visual Art Association. He was honored as “Teacher of the Year” by Jefferson Community College, as well as “Realtor of the Year” by the Louisville Board of Realtors.
Weisberg has served on the Boards of Directors of Jewish Hospital, the Jewish Community Federation of Louisville and Jewish Family and Career Services. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the Louisville Visual Art Association and the University of Louisville Foundation.