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Commercial Investment Real Estate is the flagship publication of CCIM Institute, an international association that confers the elite Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Designation.

Published quarterly, CIRE provides in-depth analyses of current industry trends, interviews with successful real estate professionals, and insightful columns on topics including taxes, legal issues, market trends, regional markets, technology, success strategies, and real-estate-related products and services.

CIRE reaches a targeted readership of about 15,000 sophisticated commercial investment real estate professionals. More than 90 percent of our readers are Designees or candidates of the CCIM program, which requires a series of classes in finance, marketing, leasing, and decision analysis, in addition to experiential requirements.

A typical CIRE reader is president of his/her firm, has been involved in commercial investment real estate for 15 years or more, and makes primary buying decisions.

Article Submission Guidelines

Selecting a Topic

CIRE readers are interested in practical-application and business strategy articles on a variety of topics, including commercial real estate brokerage, investment, leasing, development, financing, property management, and technology. Articles are considered for publication in a rolling deadline basis. Submit a detailed outline or brief abstract for consideration prior to submitting a manuscript. Submit article drafts, proposals and ideas to nleider@ccim.com.

Preparing the Manuscript

Submit articles in Microsoft Word format attached to an e-mail. Articles should be 1,000 to 1,500 words in length. When appropriate, include case studies, sidebars, or resource boxes to enhance the article. These additional items may appear in print with the article.

Supply a brief professional biography, including present title, designations, place of employment, and expertise in the subject about which you are writing. 


Include charts, graphs, or high-resolution (300 dpi) digital images, and illustrations when possible to emphasize and clarify points in your article.


All manuscripts will be edited to meet CIRE's space requirements and general style. CIRE adheres to the Associated Press Stylebook. Any promotional material will be removed from articles prior to publication.

The Review Process

CIRE's editorial review board, composed of commercial investment real estate professionals, reviews all articles. The board determines whether an article is appropriate for publication. If your manuscript is approved "with revisions," it may be returned with recommendations for more information or clarification.


CIRE seeks original, unpublished material, and owns the copyright for all of its contents. Please inform the editor if your manuscript currently is scheduled for publication elsewhere. In addition, all authors must sign a publication agreement prior to being published in CIRE.

The Benefits of Writing

Share your knowledge and receive international recognition in your field by joining the ranks of well-respected CIRE authors. You will receive a complimentary PDF of your article and print copies of the issue in which your article appears, as well as a link to our digital edition. CIRE is distributed to more than 15,000 real estate professionals in print and shared widely on social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Publication offers a unique opportunity to gain exposure with this audience.

In addition, article reprints are available at a reasonable cost and make excellent handouts to current and potential clients.

For more questions contact Nicholas Leider at (312) 321-8558 or nleider@ccim.com.