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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; National Virtual Deal Making sessions; 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

Online Self-Paced

Deal Makers

“It’s always good to work with a fellow CCIM,” says Thomas Skeans, CCIM, who, alongside Christopher Baj, CCIM, both of Sperry Van Ness/Imperial Realty in Allentown, Pa., negotiated the more than $4.1 million sale of the 33-unit Forks Township Townhomes in Easton, Pa., from Forks Township to a partnership of local investors. “CCIM provides and encourages use of financial analytical models,” says Baj. “We used precisely that to adjust all expectations to arrive at mutually agreeable price and terms.” The pair closed on the deal that went from listing to under contract in less than 60 days and set a local record for residential investment property at $126,000 per unit. “We were able to segregate and analyze various complex aspects of this transaction from a similar analytical perspective,” adds Baj.