What is a CCIM?

» CCIM is the professional designation for those specializing in commercial- investment real estate
Only 1 of every 130 Realtors® have earned the CCIM designation. As such, the CCIM designation is highly regarded among industry professionals, including lenders, government, corporate real estate officers, institutional investors, developers, and investors who appreciate the reliability of a well-educated broker.
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Why does the CCIM designation matter?
Income-producing investment real estate is a specialized niche in the real estate industry. Many find it valuable to understand the both the long-term and short-term impact of the many decisions that are made through the acquisition, ownership, and disposition phases of a real estate investment. Expensive mistakes are avoided and a CCIM can help an investor maximize their return on investment and long-term wealth creation. CCIM’s adhere to a strict code of ethics.
How do you become a CCIM?
You must complete five graduate-level real estate courses that include these subjects:
Income and Expense Analysis, Cash Flow Analysis, Internal Rate of Return Calculations, Discounted Cash Flow and the Time-Value of Money,
Impact of Financing on real estate investment decisions,
Demographic and Market Analysis
Affects of Taxation on Investment Real Estate,
1031 Tax-Deferred Exchanges
Decision Analysis, Computer Modeling
Human Relations in Real Estate Transactions
Students seeking a CCIM designation must write and document three detailed reports of actual transactions demonstrating the principles learned. The students must then pass a challenging comprehensive final exam before the designation is conferred.

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