Bio – Cindy S. Chandler, CRE, CCIM

Cindy Chandler

Cindy Chandler has her own consulting and training company, The Chandler Group, and has worked for numerous organizations in the areas of investment real estate, strategic planning, management, and marketing. She was formerly associated with The Cogdell Group, The Crosland Group and Paragon Group with responsibilities in commercial real estate in the areas of syndication, development, brokerage, property management and training. She has been in real estate for over 40 years.

Her book, “The Insider’s Guide to Commercial Real Estate” is published by Dearborn Publishing.

Cindy served as the 2007 Chair of the commercial division (REALTORS® Commercial Alliance – RCA) of the National Association of REALTORS® and the 2008 and 2010 Liaison for Business Specialities. She was the 2006 President of the North Carolina Association of Realtors®, is an NCAR Director and an NAR Director. She was Chair of RCA-NCAR for 2003. (Realtors® Commercial Alliance – NC Association of Realtors® ), 2004 Chair for NCAR’s Professional Standards Committee, a member of LeadershipNCAR 2003, 2004 Chair of CRRA’s (Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association) Grievance Committee and still serves on CRCBR’s (Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors®) Professional Standards Committee in many capacities. She was 2005 Chair of NAR’s RCA Leadership Forum, served on the RCA Committee and Convention Advisory Committee for NAR and will Chair NAR’s RCA Committee in 2007.  She represented NAR Region 4 (NC, SC, TN, KY) as their Regional VP in 2011.  She currently serves on the Executive Committee for NAR and has for years.  

She is Past President of the North Carolina Real Estate Educators Association(NCREEA) and past Regional VP and Secretary of the national Real Estate Educators Association(REEA). She was named "2001 Educator of the Year" by the National Real Estate Educators Association (REEA) at it’s Orlando Conference and won Program of the Year a few years later on for a program done for NAR. 

In addition, she was Vice Chair of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission, Chair of Zoning Committee, Chair of Planning Committee and is serving as a member of the North Carolina Real Estate Commission, where she served as Chair in 2015.



Some of her past activities and accomplishments include:
  • Distinguished Service Award - National Assoc of REALTORS 2022
  • Education Program of the Year - REEA 2023
  • Distinguished Career Award - Real Estate Educators Assn.
  • Education Program of the Year – 2005 – Real Estate Educators Association
  • Realtor® of the Year – CRCBR – 2003
  • Realtor of the Year - NC
  • President’s Award – CRRA - 2003
  • Educator of the Year, PREEA (SC REEA), 2000
  • Secretary & Executive Committee, REEA
  • Chairman of Mecklenburg County's Zoning Board of Adjustment, 1992-98
  • Educator of the Year - NCREEA, 1996
  • Committee Member of the Year - Charlotte Region Commercial Board of REALTORS®
  • Outstanding Educational Program of the Year – NCREEA, 1998
  • President – CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) - Charlotte
She has earned the following designations:
  • CRE® (Counselor of Real Estate)
  • CCIM – Certified Commercial Investment Member
  • CDEI - Certified Distance Education Instructor (ARELLO)
  • AHWD - At Home With Diversity (NAR)
  • I T I Certified (Instructor Training Institute, NAR)
  • DREI (Distinguished Real Estate Instructor, REEA)
  • RSPS - Report Second Property Specialist (NAR)
  • C2EX- Commitment to Excellence (NAR)

For further information, contact
Cindy S. Chandler - 6325 Gaywind Drive - Charlotte, NC 28226