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Whether you’re looking to buy, sell, lease, finance, develop real estate, a CCIM is your strongest asset. When you hire a CCIM, you’re hiring the most advanced investment specialist anywhere — someone who will minimize your risk, maximize your ROI, and optimize the value of your real estate. 

What Is a CCIM?

A CCIM is a Certified Commercial Investment Member. For more than 50 years, the CCIM Designation remains the gold standard for commercial real estate professionals, including appraisers, asset managers, brokers, developers, investors, lenders, and other allied professionals. CCIMs complete a rigorous program of advanced coursework and training in financial and market analysis, and demonstrate extensive experience in the commercial real estate industry.

The Value of a CCIM

Above all, the CCIM Designation represents proven expertise in financial, market, user, and investment analysis, as well as negotiations. With this real-world education, CCIMs help you:

  • Minimize your risk
  • Maximize the return on your investment
  • Optimize the value of your real estate
  • Make better informed decisions
  • Develop a comprehensive commercial real estate strategy

Who Earns the CCIM Designation?

Any commercial real estate professional is eligible to enroll in Designation courses. At any time, you may become a candidate and continue your journey to earn this distinction, which includes a portfolio of qualifying experience and a comprehensive exam. Interested in becoming a CCIM Designee?  Learn more about the Designation program.


Find a CCIM

Want to optimize your next real estate transaction? Find a CCIM near you.



Less than 10% of commercial real estate professionals are CCIMs.


CCIMs average 42% more transactions annually than a typical brokerage specialist.


of CCIM Designees hold the title of owner, partner, principal, president, vice president, or broker.