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Instructor Profile

Carmela J. Ma, CCIM, CIPS

Beverly Hills, CA
Carmela has extensive international business experience that began in the early 1970's. Her projects and meetings have taken her throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Pacific Rim countries, Canada, and the US.


Our Courses

Enhance your career and deepen your knowledge with the power tools offered by the CCIM Institute. Gain knowledge from faculty who are successful practitioners with years of experience in the commercial real estate industry.


2014 CCIM Course Schedule
2014 Ward Center Course Schedule
2014 Education Catalog

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Designation Curriculum

With an emphasis on practical application, CCIM’s designation curriculum represents the core knowledge expected of commercial real estate professionals, regardless of their specialization. It is suited for those who seek to propel their businesses and careers.

The designation curriculum includes these essential CCIM skill sets:

Ward Center for Real Estate Studies

Education doesn’t end with the CCIM designation. The webinars, workshops, and online courses available through the Ward Center teach commercial real estate professionals how to profit in a fast-changing industry. These educational offerings focus on current topics and trends in commercial real estate.

The center was created by and named for Robert L. Ward, CCIM, a senior instructor and past institute president. Ward has been instrumental in expanding CCIM Institute’s education program.

Flexible formats—including including classroom, online, and self-paced online learning—make it easy to find courses that fit your schedule.

  • Classroom – Learn in a traditional classroom environment. Interact and network with other students in a collaborative, small-group setting.
  • Online Instructor-led – These courses combine the flexibility of online education with live instructor and classmate interaction via the Internet. Online instructor-led courses have scheduled start and end dates and two virtual classroom sessions per week.
  • Online Self-paced – Move through these courses at your own pace. Complete the course in one sitting or spread it out over the entire duration of the class. Students have 90 days to finish the class.
  • New! Blended Learning – Blended courses provide both online and classroom opportunities for learning. The first five weeks are comprised of self-paced interactive online activities, videos, scheduled virtual classroom meetings with instructor and classmates, guided research assignments, and assessments. The final day-and-a-half is spent working through a capstone case study in the traditional classroom format.

Current CCIM members are eligible to register for courses at discounted member rates. Visit the new member page if you are interested in joining and registering at the member-discount rate.

In addition to becoming a member, students may save on tuition through the following programs:


Designation Curriculum

Course Title

Member (non-member) price

CI 101 - Financial Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate

$1,040 (1,495)

CI 102 - Market Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate

$1,240 (1,495)

CI 103 - User Decision Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate

$1,240 (1,495)

CI 104 - Investment Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate

$1,240 (1,495)

Preparing to Negotiate

$285 (385)

Online Ethics Course

No charge

Elective Curriculum

Course Title

Member (non-member) price

Advanced Market Analysis for Commercial Real Estate varies
Before and After Tax Discounted Cash Flow Analysis $125 (155)
Communication Skills for Business Professionals $95 (115)
Commercial Real Estate Negotiations varies

Course Concepts Review

$645 (n/a)

Creating Reliable Valuations $195 (295)
Disposition Analysis for Commercial Real Estate $125 (155)
Financial Analysis Tools for Commercial Investment Real Estate varies
Feasibility Analysis for Commercial Real Estate $125 (155)

Fundamentals of Real Estate Auctions


High Tech Marketing for Commercial Real Estate

$325 (425)

Real Estate Applications of Time Value of Money Concepts $95 (115)
Real Estate Financial Analysis Using Excel $325 (425)
Residential Real Estate Financial Analysis varies
Understanding Argus $195 (295)
Ultimate Group Sponsor Workshop varies
User Cost of Occupancy Analysis $125 (155)

CCIM members rank among the most elite professionals in the commercial real estate industry. As such, they understand that their success is predicated on reinvesting in the industry -- and the institute -- through a variety of local, regional, and national initiatives.

The CCIM Foundation

The foundation provides a variety of scholarships to assist up-and-coming professionals on the path to earning the CCIM designation.

Cultural Diversity Education Program

Created with the goal of expanding diversity within the industry, the program encourages minorities in commercial real estate to pursue the CCIM designation.

Other Outreach

CCIM’s network of chapters also reach out to assist professionals in their communities by offering specialized seminars when circumstances, such as Hurricane Katrina and the 2010 Nashville flood, arise.

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