CCIM Designation: What Is It & Is It Right For You?

CCIM Designation: What Is It & Is It Right For You?

I receive many questions from new brokers regarding the CCIM designation I put beside my name in the signature of my emails, on my business cards, and on my website.

As most commercial real estate investors instantly recognize these 4 letters, it is important for any broker looking to expand their business into the commercial industry to familiarize themselves with the term as well.

CCIM means a few simple things: I’m a certified commercial investment member (CCIM), I’m intertwined with an elite group of industry leaders, and I’m highly educated in both the theory and the practice of commercial real estate.

What Does CCIM stand for?

CCIM= Certified Commercial Investment Member

Is CCIM designation right for me?

If you are an agent focused on commercial real estate, the CCIM designation should be an investment into your future.

With only 5% of REALTORS® holding the designation, these four letters will ensure you’re a cut above the rest of your competition.

By becoming CCIM certified, you’ll receive access to 13,000 top industry leaders across the globe while gaining invaluable training in Financial & Market Analysis, Negotiation, Investment Analysis, and Ethics.

These quality characteristics will help blast your business forward, giving you the confidence and the power to compete with the top dogs in your area.

What are the requirements for CCIM certification?

To be eligible for CCIM designation, you must:

  • Have two years of experience in commercial real estate
  • Provide a portfolio of qualifying experience ensuring your fulfillment of volume experience
  • Complete the courses & exams required by the National Association of REALTORS®.

For more detailed information regarding the CCIM designation requirements, click here.

Watch as Mike Ferrer, CCIM, MCR explains why you should hire a CCIM for your commercial property


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