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The Designation

CCIM stands for Certified Commercial Investment Member. For more than 50 years, CCIMs have been recognized as leading experts in commercial investment real estate. The CCIM lapel pin denotes that the wearer has completed advanced coursework in financial and market analysis, and demonstrated extensive experience in the commercial real estate industry.

Investment Expertise

Above all, the CCIM designation represents proven expertise in financial, market, and investment analysis, in addition to negotiation. Courses in these core competencies are taught by industry professionals, ensuring all material reflects the state of the industry. With this real-world education, CCIM designees are able to help their clients:

  • Minimize risk
  • Enhance credibility
  • Make informed decisions
  • Close more deals
  • Maximize return on investment

Interested in becoming a CCIM designee? Learn more about the designation program.

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. Current designees include:

  • Brokers
  • Leasing professionals
  • Investment counselors
  • Asset managers
  • Appraisers
  • Corporate real estate executives
  • Property managers
  • Developers
  • Institutional investors
  • Commercial lenders
  • Portfolio managers (loan servicing)
  • Attorneys
  • Bankers
  • Other allied professionals


Find a CCIM

Need assistance with your commercial real estate strategy? Find a CCIM near you.



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


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


of CCIM members said the CCIM designation is important to their careers.