Cindy Chandler


Cindy Chandler owns a consulting and training company, The Chandler Group, and specializes in investment real estate and strategic planning. With 30 years of experience in real estate, Chandler has worked with The Cogdell Group, The Crosland Group and Lincoln Property Company/Paragon Group in syndication, development, brokerage, property management and training. 

Chandler is an active volunteer within the real estate community, serving and being recognized in a number of capacities over the years: 

  • North Carolina Real Estate Commission: 2015-2016 Chair, 2011 Billie J. Mercer Excellence in Education award winner
  • NC REALTORS®: 2015 Realtor® of the Year, 2006 NC REALTORS® president, NC REALTORS® director, past chair of RCA-NC REALTORS® (Realtors® Commercial Alliance), Professional Standards Committee past chair, Leadership NC REALTORS® member and commissioner, 2009 Structural PAG co-chair
  • Canopy Realtor® Association: 2008 Realtor® of the Year, Grievance Committee member and the recipient of the 2003 President’s Award
  • Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors® (CRCBR): 2009 Executive Committee, Professional Standards Committee, board of directors’ member, and recipient of the 2003 CRCBR Realtor® of the Year and 1997 Committee Member of the Year
  • National Association of Realtors® (NAR): Liaison/Extended Leadership Team, Executive Committee, RCA Committee chair and vice chair, NAR director 2005-present, 2005 RCA Leadership Forum chair, RCA committee member, Convention Advisory Committee member and numerous task groups
  • Real Estate Educators Association (REEA) National: Past regional vice president and secretary, recipient of the 2005 Education Program of the Year, recipient of the 2001 Educator of the Year and 2005 Education Program of the Year
  • REEA N.C.: Past president and recipient of the 1996 Educator of the Year, and 1998 Outstanding Educational Program of the Year
  • REEA S.C.: Recipient of the 2000 Educator of the Year
  • Commercial Real Estate Women – Charlotte (CREW): Past president
  • Member, Transportation Committee of 21, Charlotte, 2008-2009
  • Chairman of Mecklenburg County’s Zoning Board of Adjustment, 1992-1998
  • Chair of Zoning Committee & Planning Committee, vice chair of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission

She is committed to education and has earned the following designations:

  • CRE® (Counselor of Real Estate)
  • CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member)
  • CDEI (Certified Distance Education Instructor)
  • DREI (Distinguished Real Estate Instructor, REEA)
  • ITI Certified (Instructor Training Institute, NAR)
  • CSM (Certified Shopping Center Manager from ICSC) inactive
  • PHR - (Professional of Human Resources, ASPA) inactive
  • RECS (Real Estate Cyberspace Specialist & Real Estate Cyber Society) inactive

Cindy received the 2020 Real Estate Educators Association's Jack Wiedemer Distinguished Career Award, which is the organization's highest honor. This award recognizes a history of excellence in real estate education, credentials, leadership, positions, service to the real estate industry and the promotion of real estate education.

Cindy Chandler, CCIM, CRE, DREI