What Is A CCIM?

Certified Commercial Investment Member

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.


Over 15,000 commercial real estate professionals have earned the designation. With members across North America and in a growing number of countries around the world, CCIMs comprise the world’s largest commercial real estate network, encompassing more than 1,000 markets, large and small. This powerful force means a CCIM can close a deal or provide a referral across town or around the globe.


Commercial real estate is an investment requiring the counsel of a qualified professional. This holds true for the private investor in an apartment building or the real estate director of a multi-national corporation. A Certified Commercial Investment Member provides the assurance that every decision will be made in the best interests of the client’s long-term investment objective. Industry experience. Unparalleled education. Today’s technology. A network of support. These factors set CCIMs apart. ccim.com