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About CCIM

About CCIM

The CCIM Institute offers commercial real estate practitioners the opportunity to elevate their business practices through focused education and networking.


For more than 40 years, the CCIM Institute has been building opportunities in commercial real estate through its respected education program. Taught by established practitioners, CCIM Instituteā€™s real-world education is your source for:

  • Commercial real estate analysis tools
  • Business-building connections
  • Continuing education credit

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As an Institute member, you have 13,000 commercial real estate professionals at your fingertips. And the coveted CCIM designation, recognized as a hallmark of professional competency, affords you an undisputed competitive advantage. Other member benefits include:

  • Tuition discounts
  • Industry-leading demographic reports and mapping tools
  • Exclusive property-marketing platform
  • CCIM publications

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Top companies hire CCIMs to help them make data-driven real estate decisions in 1,000 markets around the globe.

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Industry Partnership

The Institute also provides your company with customized education and promotional opportunities. Past industry partners include:

A10 Capital

First Industrial Realty TrustNational Association of Realtors CommercialSperry Van Ness
Appraisal InstituteGE CapitalPNC BankStan Johnson Co.
Auburn UniversityThe General Services AdministrationPricewaterhouseCoopersSTDB
Bolour AssociatesGraniteProspect NowTranswestern
CatylistIREMPrudential Real Estate InvestorsTrowbridge Taylor Sidoti
Coldwell Banker CommercialKW CommercialRCS CapitalThe U.S. Navy
Colliers InternationalLee & AssociatesRealty MogulWalmart Realty
Commercial Building Inspectors NetworkLone Oak FundRE/MAX CommercialXceligent
CORFAC InternationalMarcus & MillichapSilver Portal Capital 
EsriNAI GlobalSIOR

Leadership and Governance

The CCIM Institute is administered by CCIM designees who volunteer their time and expertise. These commercial real estate professionals work in conjunction with CCIM's team of association professionals to carry out the Institute's mission. Our official name is The CCIM Institute of the National Association of REALTORSĀ®. We are a 501(c)(6) trade association.

Get Involved

Members have many opportunities to expand their networks by volunteering at a local or national level. Active applications will be updated in this section throughout the year. Criteria for Leadership Positions.

Jay W. Levine Leadership Development Academy

Named after the Institute's first president, the Jay W. Levine Leadership Development Academy is a selective, members-only program that trains future leaders for top volunteer positions within the CCIM organization. [Read More and Apply]

CCIM Officer and Committee Position Descriptions

The CCIM Institute is led by a group of dedicated CCIM volunteers. They hold leadership positions and serve on committees and advisory boards that help to define and direct CCIM's strategic goals. Learn about the governance structure and the roles and responsibilities of the various positions. [Read More]

The Institute's Strategic Plan

This three-page document explains who we are, what our goals are, and where we're going. It includes our values, mission, and vision. [Read More (PDF, 161Kb)]


These are the rules used to govern the CCIM Institute. [Read More (PDF, 213Kb)]

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CCIM Institute

430 North Michigan Avenue,
Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60611

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Our Programs


Continuing and Corporate Education; Ward Center for Real Estate Studies; Tuition and Scholarship.

News and Information

CIRE Magazine Features; Articles; CCIM Quarterly Market Trends; Site To Do Business; Public Policy.

Technology Tools

STDB Online; DealShare; CCIM Connect, CCIM Green; Social Media; Find a CCIM Program; and more


CCIM Conference; Chapter Hosted Education; Seminars; Webinars.


International certification program presence in over 30 countries.

University Outreach

Discounts, benefits and accelerated certification path for students and faculty at partner schools.


Face-to-Face Networking Events; Convenient local chapters.

Other Outreach

CCIM Foundation; Cultural Diversity Education Program.