What is a CCIM?
A Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) is a recognized expert in the disciplines of commercial and investment real estate. The designation is awarded by CCIM Institute. A CCIM is a resource to the commercial real estate owner, investor, and user, and is among a corps of over 9,500 professionals around the globe who hold the CCIM designation. CCIM designees live and work in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and more than 35 other nations. International membership includes more than 1,000 professionals. CCIMs must be proficient in the areas of investment analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis and financial analysis for commercial real estate. CCIMs have access to a suite of online technology tools through the Site To Do Business, and they can post properties for sale or lease through the online CCIMNet commercial real estate exchange.
Of the more than 150,000 commercial real estate professionals in the United States, only an estimated 6 percent hold the CCIM designation.
CCIM members are responsible for an approximate US$400 billion annually of real estate transactions globally. CCIM Institute is a commercial affiliate of the National Association of Realtors. CCIM Institute is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
CCIM stands for Certified Commercial Investment Member. 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. CCIM designees are recognized as leading experts in commercial investment real estate.
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
Who Earns a CCIM Designation?
Any commercial real estate professional is eligible to enroll in designation courses and ultimately apply to receive the distinction. Current designees include:
- Leasing professionals
- Investment counselors
- Asset managers
- Corporate real estate executives
- Property managers
- Institutional investors
- Commercial lenders
- Other allied professionals