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What is a CCIM?

What is a CCIM?

$200 Billion

67%

13,000

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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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 Connect, CCIM Green; Social Media; Find a CCIM 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

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.

Classroom

Online Instructor-led

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Deal Makers

Reid Bennett, CCIM, of Sperry Van Ness in Chicago, teamed with David E. Gilmore, CCIM, of Sperry Van Ness/Gilmore Auction in Kenner, La., and four partners to represent the bankruptcy estate of Billy Jefferson in the more than $37.3 million sale of the 440-unit River City Renaissance Apartments in Richmond, Va., to The Davis Cos. “We needed a robust team in order to win the business for one of the most historic and highly publicized apartment portfolios in the Richmond Fan District,” says Bennett. “Sperry Van Ness is known for its collaborative efforts, and adding the CCIM designation behind two of the members brought additional credibility to the machine.” The properties are situated among one of the largest intact 19th and early 20th century neighborhoods in the county and consist of 29 apartment buildings spanning two zip codes. “In order to underwrite 29 scattered site assets, CCIM fundamentals were used as a significant base to arrive at present values aligned with today’s frothy multifamily market,” adds Bennett.