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Ayize Glenn Gray of Coldwell Banker Commercial Sun Coast Partners Accepted Into Prestigious Real Estate Educational Programs

February 13, 2019

Ayize Glenn Gray, a broker with Coldwell Banker Commercial Sun Coast Partners, has been accepted into the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Cultural Diversity Education Program. He is currently a CCIM member and candidate for CCIM designation and will be using the diversity program to continue his coursework. A CCIM designation recognizes expertise in commercial and investment real estate leaders. The next course up for him is C101, Financial Analysis for Investment Real Estate.

Gray was also recently admitted into the Auburn University Master of Real Estate Development (AUMRED) degree program. AUMRED is a unique partnership between the College of Architecture, Design and Construction and the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business at Auburn University. The program assists experienced professionals in learning the essentials of development, innovative design, and construction through classwork and field work.

A fundamental factor for Gray’s success in the AUMRED program is that the program, which combines distance learning with campus residencies, and field study will allow him to maintain his direct ties to his client-based practice here in Wilmington. The curriculum explores current trends in real estate securitization, finance, law and taxation, and provides him with information and solutions to apply in support of local clients.

In recognition of the increased complexity of the development process, Gray aims to develop competencies essential for success and leadership in the emerging creative economy. With the program, he plans to increase his understanding of multiple disciplines—design, construction, market research, finance, and development management—that put him, the firm and his clients at an advantage in the real estate development market.

Ayize Glenn Gray believes the benefits of educating smart, knowledgeable, and capable real estate practitioners are becoming more evident. As the goals and realities of urban development change with new lifestyles, technical advances, and concerns about sustainable forms of development, these benefits will continue to make a difference. His involvement with both the CCIM Institute and AUMRED is preparing him to see how market forces must be factored into the equation to yield desirable—and profitable—community development by gaining tools he can implement instantly, in his current practice, as well as after graduation, to the benefit of his clients, company, community and career.