Certified Commercial Investment Member - CCIM

Definition of 'Certified Commercial Investment Member - CCIM'


A professional designation awarded by the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Institute which signifies that an individual is versed in the commercial and investment real estate industry. CCIM designations can be earned by candidates in a number of ways depending on geography, status as a student or non-student or a government employee. The common path to earning the designation is through completing the designation curriculum, earning two elective credits from other sources, submitting a portfolio of experience and passing the comprehensive exam.

Investopedia explains 'Certified Commercial Investment Member - CCIM'


A CCIM is proficient in the area of the commercial real estate industry, which includes knowledge of the ethics and negotiation practices of investing in that market. CCIMs include brokers, attorneys, bankers, leasing professionals and asset managers.



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