The Georgia Chapter of CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) is a commercial real estate association that brings together Georgia’s best and brightest professionals for networking events, behind-the-scenes access to new developments, trends and best practices, and educational opportunities.
The Georgia Chapter of CCIM was established in 1972 to promote professionalism in the commercial investment brokerage industry through education. We have more than 300 active members throughout the state who are engaged in every facet of corporate and institutional real estate, general commercial and investment brokerage, as well as related professions in which real estate is a major concern, such as accounting, appraisal and law.
What is a CCIM?
A CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) is a recognized expert in the commercial and investment real estate industry. The CCIM lapel pin is earned after successfully completing a designation process that ensures CCIMs are proficient not only in theory, but also in practice. This elite corps of CCIMs includes brokers, leasing professionals, investment counselors, asset managers, appraisers, corporate real estate executives, property managers, developers, institutional investors, commercial lenders, attorneys, bankers and other allied professionals.
A CCIM is part of a global commercial real estate network with members across North America and more than 30 countries. This professional network has enabled CCIM members to close thousands of transactions annually, representing more than $200 billion in value. As a result, the experts who possess the CCIM designation are an invaluable resource for commercial real estate owners, investors and users.
CCIMs have completed a designation curriculum that covers essential CCIM skill sets including ethics, interest-based negotiation, financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis and investment analysis for commercial investment real estate. CCIMs have completed a portfolio demonstrating the depth of their commercial real estate experience. Finally, they have demonstrated their proficiency in the CCIM skill sets by successfully completing a comprehensive examination. Only then is a designation candidate awarded the coveted CCIM pin, joining the ranks of highly skilled commercial and investment real estate experts.