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What is a CCIM?

What is a CCIM?

A CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) is a recognized expert in the commercial and investment real estate industry. 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. This elite corps of CCIMs includes brokers, leasing professionals, investment counselors, asset managers, appraisers, corporate real estate executives, property managers, developers, institutional investors, commercial lenders, attorneys, bankers, and other allied professionals.

CCIM Members smile while posing for a photo.A CCIM is part of a global commercial real estate network with members across North America and more than 30 countries. This professional network has enabled CCIM members to close thousands of transactions annually, representing more than $200 billion in value. As a result, the experts who possess the CCIM designation are an invaluable resource for commercial real estate owners, investors, and users.

CCIMs have completed a designation curriculum that covers essential CCIM skill sets including ethics, interest-based negotiation, financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis, and investment analysis for commercial investment real estate. CCIMs have completed a portfolio demonstrating the depth of their commercial real estate experience. Finally, they have demonstrated their proficiency in the CCIM skill sets by successfully completing a comprehensive examination. Only then is a designation candidate awarded the coveted CCIM pin, joining the ranks of highly skilled commercial and investment real estate experts.

More than 13,000 commercial real estate professionals have earned the designation. Currently, 3,000 professionals are pursuing their CCIM designation.

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CCIM Institute

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Our Programs

Education

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 Green; Social Media; Find a Professional Program; and more

Events

CCIM Conference; Chapter Hosted Education; Seminars; Webinars.

International

International certification program presence in over 30 countries.

University Outreach

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

Networking

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

Other Outreach

CCIM Foundation; Cultural Diversity Education Program.

Ward Center Classes

Deal Makers

The value of the CCIM designation has no termination date. Such is the case for Wayne D’Amico, CCIM, of Property Politics/Wayne D’Amico & Co. in Essex, Conn., who was contacted by family of the late Robert H. Anderson, CCIM, designee #507, of East Hartford, Conn.  The Anderson family was looking for “suitable replacement exchange properties for a long-held apartment building that Bob owned in East Hartford,” D’Amico says. “When they saw that I was a CCIM, it was a lock.” D’Amico represented the Anderson Family I Trust in the more than $3.2 million purchase of the 20,000-sf Killingworth Village shopping center in Killingworth, Conn., from Southport Holdings I LLC as well as the more than $1.2 million purchase of 7,000 sf of single tenant net-leased office space in Essex from 64 South Main St. LLC. Both deals closed in one week. “This deal incubated from a CCIM referral where the designation meant a lot to the buyer. Even the seller remarked that I was atypically qualified, articulating a solution that was ‘perfect’ for this deal,” says D’Amico.