Lauren Ralston Smith, CPM, Awarded CCIM Designation in Orlando

May 20, 2021   |   Press Releases

Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) is commercial real estate's global standard for professional achievement

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. “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.