I’m waiting for a flight and figured I would plug the value of the CCIM program for real estate professionals. I just completed the CI 101 financial analysis course this past week in Fort Myers and was extremely pleased with the course material, networking opportunities with colleagues and the instructors of the course. CCIM stands for Certified Commercial Investment Professional and a prestigious designation that only 5% of all licensed real estate professionals carry. It is a grueling program covering Financial, Market, User and Investment analysis as it relates to Industrial, Office, Retail, and Multi-family sectors (the 4 food groups of commercial real estate).
If you are thinking about heading into commercial real estate now may be the time to go for your CCIM designation by joining the candidate program. You will need a substantial portfolio of completed transactions and the financial chops to endure, but the reward could be significant. The commercial real estate market is just starting the decline residential has experienced, so don’t dilly-dally.