What is a Certified Commercial Investment Member?

March 07, 2023   |   Brokerage

CCIMs are experts in the commercial real estate industry. Our brokerage encourages advisors to obtain this designation in order to best serve our clients.

When investors begin to search for commercial land for sale, they often do not know where to start or how to best navigate through the industry. Thankfully, a large pool of advisors aim to mitigate any uncertainty amongst clients by dedicating themselves to continuous education and studying relevant market trends. Many of our advisors at SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler hold these ideals in their career goals and have diligently worked to earn qualified accreditations like the CCIM designation.

What is a CCIM?

CCIM stands for Certified Commercial Investment Member, a professional designation for recognized commercial real estate experts. The CCIM designation is awarded by the CCIM Institute, a professional organization that offers advanced education and training all centered around commercial real estate.

To obtain this prestigious designation, real estate professionals must complete a rigorous educational program that covers various analytical topics such as finance, market knowledge, user decision analysis, and investment analysis. Aspiring designees must also have several years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. Finally, they must pass a comprehensive exam formulated on education and experience.

These designations are often sought out by brokers, investors, developers, and other professionals in the industry. Upon earning their CCIMs, these professionals rank among the most highly-valued commercial real estate experts in the field. They are skilled in analyzing market trends, identifying investment opportunities, and providing valuable advice to their clients.

Hiring a Certified Commercial Investment Member

Whether you are looking for office space, a warehouse, or any other type of commercial land for sale, hiring a CCIM can be beneficial for several reasons. Here are some potential benefits of hiring a CCIM:

  • Expertise: CCIMs are recognized experts in commercial real estate, with extensive knowledge and experience in the industry. By hiring a CCIM, you can tap into their expertise and knowledge to ensure you make informed decisions about your real estate investments.
  • Network: CCIMs are part of a global network of professionals, including brokers, lenders, attorneys, and other real estate experts. By working with a CCIM, you can gain access to this network and benefit from their connections and relationships. CCIMs at SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler are also connected to SVN’s global brand network, further guaranteeing that you’ll make the right investment.
  • Due Diligence: CCIMs have been trained to conduct thorough due diligence on properties through the process of financial, market, and investment analysis. They can help you evaluate potential investment opportunities and identify risks.
  • Negotiation: CCIMs are skilled negotiators, who are able to navigate complex transactions and reach favorable outcomes. They can represent you in negotiations with sellers, buyers, landowners and tenants, and any other parties involved in the transaction process.
  • Professional Standards: CCIMs are bound by a code of ethics and professional standards, which means they are committed to acting in your best interests and maintaining the highest level of professionalism and integrity.

If you are looking for commercial property for sale in Florida or Georgia, hiring a CCIM can provide you with valuable insights and expertise on your investment journey. Our CCIM advisors can help you navigate complex transactions and give you access to a global network of real estate professionals. Contact myself or any of our other Certified Commercial Investment Members today to learn more.

Meet Our Certified Commercial Investment Members

David Hungerford
David aims to provide dynamic analysis strategies to locate the most efficient sites for each client. He is the mapping specialist within the firm which gives him an insider look on site selection and site-in-search analysis. David values each client as if they were his own family. His previo...