Houston– October 30, 2018- Granite Properties, a commercial real estate investment, development and management company, announced today that Sandy Benak, CCIM, Director of Corporate Marketing at Granite Properties, was elected by CCIM Institute to serve on the 2019-20 CCIM Institute Executive Committee. CCIM Institute is one of the largest commercial real estate networks in the world with designees in more than 30 countries.

“I’m honored to represent the CCIM designees by serving on the CCIM Institute Executive Committee. Having been a part of the national Board of Directors and Presidential Liaison Teams since 2015, I look forward to continue to find meaningful ways to contribute to the organization. My relationships with the other designees from all over the world are so important to me,” said Sandy Benak, CCIM, Director of Corporate Marketing, Granite Properties.

Benak is a current member of the national and local CCIM board. She served as president of the Houston CCIM chapter in 2014, and she is a graduate of the JWL Leadership Academy, a nine-month program by CCIM that she completed in 2015. The 2019 leadership team was announced at CCIM Institute’s annual governance meetings in Chicago on October 11, 2018. The full list of new members-at-large to the 2019 executive committee includes: Sandy Benak, CCIM, Director of Corporate Marketing at Granite in Houston; Susan Earnest, CCIM, Principal at Avison Young in Nashville; Harold Huggins, CCIM, CEO at Harold H. Huggins Realty, Inc. in Washington, D.C.; and David Schnitzer, CCIM, Partner at ASCEND Commercial Real Estate in Dallas.

About Granite Properties
Granite Properties is a privately held commercial real estate investment,
development and management company founded in 1991, with offices in Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Denver and Southern California. It has completed more than $6.8 billion in real estate transactions and more than 26 million square feet of real estate development and acquisitions. Granite focuses its expertise, business approach and financial resources to help their customers, communities and their people flourish through the places it creates. Granite, a NREI Top Office Owner, has been named as one of FORTUNE’s Best Workplaces for seven consecutive years. Please visit www.graniteprop.com for more information.

About CCIM Institute
CCIM Institute created the language of global real estate investment. Our courses and worldwide community deploy commercial real estate investment methodologies and tools that speed the pathway between opportunity, a go/no-go decision and success for an asset, taught by instructors who are themselves industry leaders. Today, the organization, through its 50 chapters, continues to innovate best practices and elevate the commercial real estate professional through its core designation program to earn the CCIM pin — real estate’s most coveted credential — and its topical education courses offered through the Ward Center for Real Estate Studies. In addition, membership in CCIM includes the industry’s best technology and operational platform, allowing entrepreneurial and mid-sized businesses to compete with the largest multinational providers. Today, almost 70 percent of designees hold the title of owner, partner, principal, or president, representing an exclusive worldwide referral network of 13,000 members in 30 countries. Ultimately, CCIM represents a larger vision of the commercial real estate provider, leveraging investment analysis, opinions of value, and underwriting to become a leader in sourcing capital, building a cash-flow vehicle, and ultimately creating value. Information at www.ccim.com.