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Commercial Real Estate Investment Institute - Resource for Facility Managers


430 N. Michigan Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60611
Internet address: http://www.ccim.com
E-mail inquiries: draabe@cirei.mhs.compuserve.com
Telephone: (800-621-7027)
Fax on Demand (800-839-2387)

The Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute (CIREI) is an affiliate member of the National Association of REALTORS. The Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute (CIREI) confers the CCIM designation. CIREI is an affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS. The CCIM movement began over 40 years ago with commercial real estate practitioners who wanted to elevate their business practices through education and networking. Then and now, education and networking remain the cornerstones of the CCIM designation and the reason for its success.

The CCIM designation was originally established by the California Association of REALTORS in 1954 under the name Certified Property Exchanger (CPE). In 1967 it took on national significance under administration by a division of the National Association of REALTORS. In 1969, the designation was renamed Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM). A Council was established to administer the designation and in 1991 it was granted Institute status as an affiliate of NAR.

CCIM Education. CCIM Network.
Local chapters and regions represent and actively promote the CCIM designation and curriculum throughout the United States and Canada. Maintaining relationships with other prominent real estate organizations nationally and internationally (FIABCI, the International Real Estate Federation and MIPIM, the International Property Market), the CCIM network is a powerful vehicle for developing business throughout the world.

As economies throughout the world are adjusting to the formation of new markets and increased free trade opportunities, the role of the commercial real estate professional is more important than ever. A Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) is a recognized professional in commercial real estate brokerage, leasing, asset management, valuation, and investment analysis. As an experienced expert, a CCIM is an invaluable resource to the commercial real estate owner, investor and user.

The Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute (CIREI), through its education program, has been conferring the CCIM designation since 1969. The 240 hours of graduate-level curriculum leading to the designation represent the finest education available in real estate. Professional experience requirements ensure a CCIM is skilled not only in theory, but also in practice. Only 4500 commercial real estate professionals hold the CCIM designation, which reflects the calibre of the program and why it is one of the most coveted and respected designations in the industry.

With a business network encompassing 1,000 markets throughout the world, CCIMs effectively direct local, national and international commercial real estate transactions. Additionally, through the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institutes's association with other U.S. and international professional real estate organizations, client properties can be marketed to investors in 52 countries world wide.

Whether you wish to buy, sell, lease or restructure a property, profit with a recognized expert. Profit with a CCIM. Information regarding the CCIM Designation is available through Email.