LAKELAND, FL, May 20, 2021 – Lauren Ralston Smith, CCIM, CPM, Asset Manager & Senior Advisor at SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler, recently received the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation from CCIM Institute. The designation was awarded during the organizations Central Florida CCIM chapter meeting this week in Orlando.
To earn the CCIM designation, commercial real estate professionals need to complete over 160 hours of case-study driven education. This education requires them to cover topics like interest-based negotiation, financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis, investment analysis, and ethics in commercial investment real estate. Candidates are also required to compile a portfolio demonstrating the depth of their commercial real estate experience and pass the CCIM Institute’s comprehensive examination.
“I am so proud of Lauren,” said Gary Ralston, CCIM, SIOR, CRE. “Achieving the CCIM designation is extremely difficult and places her in the upper echelon of commercial real estate agents.”
Smith also recently became the third advisor at the firm to earn the Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation. She is the 11th advisor in the brokerage to achieve the CCIM milestone.
About SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler
SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate is a full-service land and commercial real estate brokerage with over $4.5 billion in transactions representing buyers, sellers, investors, institutions, and landowners since 1996. We are recognized nationally as an authority on all types of land including, agriculture, ranch, recreation, residential development, and international properties. Our commercial real estate services include marketing, property management, leasing and tenant representation, loan sales, valuation, advisory, and counseling services for office, retail, industrial, and multi-family properties. With over 80 expert advisors located in Florida and Georgia, we provide our clients with professional knowledge and resources to ensure the buyer’s and seller’s needs are met.