201 Commercial Real Estate Pros Earn the Prestigious CCIM Designation
Posted on Nov 7, 2016
CCIM's newest 201 designees were honored by CCIM Institute and their local chapter members during a pinning ceremony and cocktail reception on Oct. 26 during CCIM Institute's Annual Governance Meetings at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Atlanta. The new CCIMs hail from 37 states, with the highest concentration in Texas, Florida, and California, and have varying years of experience and work in all aspects of the commercial real estate profession.
The CCIM designation is considered the most rigorous commercial real estate professional designation to obtain due to extensive coursework, a peer-reviewed commercial portfolio, and a final comprehensive exam lasting six hours. Five years is average time to complete the CCIM designation requirements.
At the pinning ceremony, 2016 CCIM Institute President Steven W. Moreira, CCIM, recognized the “dedication, determination, and hard work each designee showed to get to this point in their careers.”
“Earning the CCIM designation gives me the tools and knowledge necessary to differentiate myself from other commercial real estate professionals,” says Francisco Jaramillo, CCIM, director of client services and sales at Xceligent in Miami. “Top players in the market, both clients and practitioners, know and respect the designation.”
“When qualified investors look for properties on the big island of Hawaii, and elsewhere, they know they will be in good hands with my CCIM designation,” says Debra Sue Parmley, CCIM, vice president of Colliers International in Waikoloa, Hawaii.
“From networking and educational opportunities, to being able to possess immediate recognition as a commercial real estate professional, pursuing the CCIM designation has helped me from start to finish,” says Julie Kang, CCIM, senior managing director of MHP Real Estate Services in New York City. “I am able to help my clients better and interact with other industry professionals on a knowledge basis and can also know when to apply creative ideas to close a transaction.”