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What is a CCIM?

What is a CCIM?

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CCIM members close thousands of transactions annually, totaling more than $200 billion in value.of CCIM designees hold the title of owner, partner, principal, president, vice president, or broker.CCIM members are based in more than 1,000 markets in 30 countries around the world.

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A CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) is a recognized expert in the commercial and investment real estate industry.

The designation helps CCIMs and their clients:

  • Minimize risk
  • Boost credibility
  • Make informed decisions
  • Close more deals

The CCIM lapel pin is earned after successfully completing a designation process that ensures CCIMs are proficient not only in theory, but also in practice. Taught by established practitioners, the program provides a real-world education in:

  • Financial analysis
  • Market analysis
  • Investment analysis
  • Negotiations
    This elite corps of CCIMs includes:
  • brokers
  • appraisers
  • institutional investors 
  • other allied professionals 
  • leasing professionals
  • corporate real estate executives
  • commercial lenders
  • investment counselors
  • property managers
  • attorneys
  • asset managers
  • developers
  • bankers






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Top Companies Find CCIMs

"Coca-Cola Corp.'s rep called me to sell their local facility which turned into a $48,000 commission.
I asked: 'How did you find me?'
He said: 'I just looked in the CCIM directory.'"
- Donnie McKinney, CCIM
President, Coldwell Banker Commercial McKinney & Associates

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CCIM Institute

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.

Ward Center Classes

The Ward Center curriculum includes courses on a variety of topics. Most are available for licensed delivery by approved sponsors such as CCIM chapters. For more information, please contact Angela Hawk, Ward Center Program Manager.


Online Instructor-led

Online Self-Paced

Deal Makers

When René Nelson, CCIM, of Pacwest Commercial Real Estate in Eugene, Ore., was in search of single tenant net lease assets to facilitate a 1031 exchange requirement for a client’s recent apartment sale, she turned to her CCIM network. Nelson reached out to Wayne D’Amico, CCIM, of Wayne D’Amico & Co., in Essex, Conn., and New York City, in search of a viable referral. Due to his relationships with national brokers focused on STNL assets for sale, D’Amico knew he was the man for the job. “Adding Wayne’s experience of working with the STNL product type and his understanding of the nuances of interstate brokerage dynamics, I had the confidence to keep myself in the driver’s seat with my client,” Nelson said. “I knew that collaboratively, we were providing best in class service.” The team searched the country and found a Sherwin Williams-tenanted property in Fort Wayne, Ind., and a Dollar General occupied property in Stewartsville, Mo., that their client purchased for approximately $2 million. “Having worked with René as volunteers serving the CCIM Institute, I was way past the character and integrity issues one is faced with when establishing a cross-border business venture,” D’Amico said. “Experiencing René’s work ethic and 1031 and transactional prowess made the deal fun and financially rewarding.”