The CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation is the commercial real estate equivalent of being a CPA in accounting. This credential certifies that I have the practical experience and working knowledge to be considered an expert in commercial real estate. Fewer than 5% of all commercial Realtors have earned this designation.
CCIMs have completed a designation curriculum that covers essential CCIM skill sets including ethics, interest-based negotiation, financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis, and investment analysis for commercial investment real estate. CCIMs have completed a portfolio demonstrating the depth of their commercial real estate experience. Finally, they have demonstrated their proficiency in the CCIM skill sets by successfully completing a comprehensive examination. Only then is a designation candidate awarded the coveted CCIM pin, joining the ranks of highly skilled commercial and investment real estate experts.