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What is a CCIM?

One of the most coveted and respected designations in the commercial real estate industry, the CCIM designation is held by less than 1% of the commercial real estate practitioners worldwide. Conferred by the CCIM Institute, the CCIM designation was established in 1969.

Equivalent to a graduate degree in Finance, the CCIM designation is earned by successfully fulfilling the CCIM Institute's rigorous requirements:

1. Initially, the candidates must complete the required graduate level courses, which encompass financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis, and investment analysis for commercial investment real estate. This curriculum represents a total of 200 classroom hours, and the candidates must pass the examination at the end of each course before advancing to the next course.

2. Subsequently, the candidates who have successfully completed all of the required courses must acquire the CCIM Committee's approval of both the resume of the candidate's completed transactions, and his/her thesis on the impact of the courses as applied to each transaction.

3. Finally, the remaining candidates who have been approved by the Committee must pass a 6-hour comprehensive final examination, to earn the CCIM designation.

This designation process ensures that CCIMs represent only the most elite corps in the commercial real estate industry.

CCIMs are in more marketplaces in North America than all major commercial real estate companies combined. CCIMs are also present in more than 30 countries.

The CCIM membership network mirrors the increasingly changing nature of the industry and includes brokers, leasing professionals, investment counselors, asset managers, appraisers, corporate real estate executives, property managers, developers, institutional investors, commercial lenders, attorneys, bankers and other allied professionals.

Through this business network, and through enhanced communication with the CCIM electronic network, CCIMs successfully complete thousands of transactions annually, representing more than $200 billion in value.