CJM Associates, Inc.
Commercial Investment Real Estate Brokerage, Advisory and Global Real Estate
Founder

Carmela Ma, CCIM, CIPS,  AIR, FRICS

Ms. Carmela Ma, is regarded as one of the most influential women in real estate.  She was awarded the 2009 “Women at the Top” award by Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) and was named a World Top Broker by the Real Estate Global Summit.  She has also gained acclaim as an award-winning speaker.

Her company specializes in real estate investment, advisement and global transactions.  She has conducted business in more than 30 countries including projects in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas.

Education and Instructional Background

Educated at the University of Southern California and the University of Hong Kong, Carmela regularly speaks at conferences and real estate events around the world.  She is a senior instructor of the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute which confers the prestigious Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation.  She has also held several faculty and committee positions with the National Association of Realtors®.  She was awarded the “CCIM Instructor of the Year” 2003, a once in a lifetime award by the CCIM Institute. In addition, The CCIM “People’s Choice Award” 2003, and 2006; “Senior Instructor of the Year” for Financial Analysis in Commercial Real Estate CI-101 2001; the CI 104 CCIM Investment Decision Analysis Senior Instructor of the Year award in 2011 and the “Certified International Properties Specialist International Instructor of the Year” 1998, another once in a lifetime award, conferred by NAR®. A scholarship endowment was awarded in her name from the CCIM Education Foundation in perpetuity.

She has counseled clients on acquisition, disposition, strategic planning, broker selection, risk reduction, portfolio analysis and value enhancement. In addition, she has marketed properties ranging from high-rise office buildings, multi-family, land, industrial, shopping centers, hotels, R & D properties, 1031 Tax deferred exchanges, Charity real estate gifting.  Ms. Ma is a licensed real estate broker and consultant. Her clients include major Financial Institutions and Trusts.

Professional Designations:

  • CCIM: Certified Commercial Investment Member.  (BOD, Senior Faculty, President Liaison 2012, Founder of CCIM Greater Los Angeles Chapter and Executive Board.)
  • CCIM Education Foundation:  BOD
  • CREW advisory board member
  • CIPS: Certified International Property Specialist (Faculty, past dean)
  • NAR: National Association of Realtors (International President Liaison 2008, International Operations Chair, CIPS  Advisory Board)
  • CRE: Counselors of Real Estate (Past member & past BOD member SC)
  • FRICS: Fellow Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.  (Capital Market Board.)
  • AIR: Professional member of the American Industrial Real Estate Association.
  • AREAA: Asian Real Estate Association of America (International Conference co-chair 2007)
  • Faculty Member:  CB Richard Ellis University.
  • California Receivers Forum (CRF) Member


Global Speaking Engagements (as of 2005 )

Carmela Ma, CCIM, CIPS, FRICS

An Overview of Commercial Real Estate in the U.S.A.

-          Maastricht, Netherlands 1998

Nationale Vastgoed Manifestatie

Global Real Estate

-          Bellevue, Washington 1995

-          Association Executives, Los Angeles, California 2002

Real Estate Innovations 2000

-          Maastricht, Netherlands, 1998

Nationale Vastgoed Manifestatie

Keynote Speaker and Panelist for Pension Funds at

The 100th year NVM Convention

Efficient Frontier - Commercial Real Estate Investment

-          Wells Fargo Bank Speakers Series- High Net Worth Clients – 2001

Global Views 2001

-          Branson, Missouri- State 2001- one week after 9/11

-          Amelia Island, Florida 2001

U.S. and Global Real Estate Economic Forecast 2003

-          Global Economy 2003, General Session, CCIM/IREM Convention, Orlando, Florida

Keynote Speaker at the General Session

Cross Cultural Survival - Business Practies

-          Branson, Missouri- State 2001

Financial Analysis – Corporate Training

-          CB Richard Ellis, Lake Arrowhead, Long Beach, California 4X 2002

-          CB Richard Ellis, Lake Arrowhead, California 4X 2003

-          CB Richard Ellis National Convention, Las Vegas Nevada 2003

-          CB Richard Ellis, San Francisco, Long Beach 2004

-          CB Richard Ellis, Lake Arrowhead, Long Beach 2005

Financial Analysis- Education Summit 2001

-          Sao Paulo, Brazil

-          Buenos Aires, Argentina

Summer Spectacular 1998 – Commercial Real Estate Investments

-          Appraisal Institute


Real Estate Economic Forecast 1998

-          An Overview of the Economic Future of the Local Real Estate Market/Industry

-          IREM Institute of Real Estate Management

Pacific Rim 1997

-          National Association of Realtors New Orleans

Learn From the International Experts: Perspectives on Global Markets

-          New Orleans, Louisiana 1997

International Real Estate Symposium

-          Passport to Success Torrance, California 2002

-          Denver Colorado 2005

An Overview of Some Universal Techniques in Financial Analysis

-          Honolulu, Hawaii 2002

-          Singapore 2000

A Taste of CCIM

-          United Kingdom 2003

Doing Business in Asia

China and Hong Kong Real Estate

-          Anchorage, Alaska 1995

International Real Estate

-          Conejo Valley 1996

-          RIAOC Anaheim, California

Asian Real Estate- Panal of Esperts from Asia

-          Moderator, Anaheim, California 1998

International Transactions

-          Anaheim, California 1998

 Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)

 Financial Analysis for Commercial Real Estate (CI-101)
-          Tacoma, Washington 1995
-          San Francisco, California 1997

-          Los Angeles, Marina Del Rey, California 1997

-          Portland, Oregon 1998

-          Walnut Creek, California 1998

-          Glendale, California 2001, 2003, 2005

-          Redondo Beach 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2004

-          Atlanta, Georgia 1997, 1998, 2001

-          Herndon, Virginia 2002

-          Columbus, Ohio 2002

-          Albuquerque, New Mexico 2002

-          London, United Kingdom 2003, 2004, 2005

-          Lake Tahoe, Nevada 2005

-          Moscow, Russia 2005

 Investment - Decision Analysis (CI-104)

-          Oakbrook, Illinois 2001

-          Atlanta, Georgia 2000, 2004, 2005

-          Louisville, Kentucky 2001

-          Charlotte, North Carolina 2001

-          Redondo Beach, California 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

-          Pleasanton, California 2005

-          Glendale, California 2005

-          London, United Kingdom 2005

 Instructor Seminar Global Real Estate Practice

-          Albuquerque, New Mexico 2005

 Award Program for the CCIM Instructors

-          MC “Wizard of Oz” award program

 International Operations –NAR Updates and Reports

-          Washington D.C. and San Francisco 2005

  Certified International Properties Specialist (CIPS)

 Essentials in International Real Estate

-          Singapore 1997, 1998, 1999

-          San Antonio, Texas 1995

-          Houston, Texas 1996

-          Beverly Hills, California 1997

-          New Orleans, Louisiana 1997

-          San Jose, California 1997

-          St Louis, Missouri 1997

-          Redondo Beach, California 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

-          Honolulu, Hawaii 2002, 2004, 2005

-          Scottsdale, Arizona 2003

-          Bangkok, Thailand 2004

-          San Gabriel, California 2005

-          Pleasanton, California 2005

-          Denver Colorado 2005

-          Cape Cod, Massachusetts 2005

 Europe and International Real Estate

-          Singapore 1997, 1998, 1999

-          Atlanta, Georgia 1995

-          San Antonio, Texas 1995

-          Houston, Texas 1996

-          West Palm Beach, Florida 1997

-          Beverly Hills,  California 1997

-          Redondo Beach, California 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

-          Bangkok, Thailand 2004

-          San Gabriel, California 2005

-          Pleasanton, California 2005

-          Denver Colorado 2005

-          Cape Cod, Massachusetts 2005

 Asia/Pacific and International Real Estate

-          Singapore 1997, 1998, 1999

-          Anchorage, Alaska 1995

-          Atlanta, Georgia 1995, 2002

-          San Antonio , Texas 1995

-          Houston, Texas 1996

-          Beverly Hills, California 1997

-          Tampa, Florida, Coldwell Banker 2001

-          Denver, Colorado 2001, 2002

-          San Antonio, Texas Coldwell Banker 2002

-          Redondo Beach, California 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

-          Honolulu, Hawaii 2002

-          Bangkok, Thailand 2004

-          San Gabriel, California 2005

-          Pleasanton, California 2005

-          Denver Colorado 2005

-          Cape Cod, Massachusetts 2005

 Americas and International Real Estate

-         Singapore 1997, 1999

-          Houston, Texas 1996

-          Beverly Hills, California 1997

-          Redondo Beach, California 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

-          Scottsdale, Arizona 2003

-          Bangkok, Thailand 2004

-          San Gabriel, California 2005

-          Pleasanton, California 2005

-          Denver Colorado 2005

-          Cape Cod, Massachusetts 2005

 Investments and Finance in International Real Estate

-          Singapore 1997, 1998, 1999

-          San Antonio, Texas 1995

-          Houston, Texas 1995

-          Houston, Texas 1996

-          West Palm Beach, Florida 1998

-          Atlanta, Georgia 2002

-          Beverly Hills, California 1997

-          Tampa, Florida, Coldwell Banker 2001

-          San Antonio, Texas Coldwell Banker 2002

-          Redondo Beach, California 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

-          Honolulu, Hawaii 2002

-          Bangkok, Thailand 2004

-          San Gabriel, California 2005

-          Pleasanton, California 2005

-          Denver Colorado 2005

-          Cape Cod, Massachusetts 2005

 Financial Calculations HP10B, 10BII (12C, 19B)

-          San Antonio, Texas 1995

-          Houston, Texas 1995

-          Houston, Texas 1996

-          Beverly Hills, California 1997

-          Redondo Beach, California 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

 International Night Out- Formal Dinner- NAR 2005

-        MC the award program – 1,200 attendees with several hundreds from 50+ countries

 

 

 

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