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What is a CCIM?

A Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) is a recognized expert in the disciplines of commercial and investment real estate.A CCIM is an invaluable resource to the commercial real estate owner, investor, and user, and is among an elite corps of 8,600 professionals who hold the CCIM designation across North America and more than 30 countries. 


There are four essential CCIM skill sets: financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis, and investment analysis for commercial real estate. Following the CCIM course work, candidates must submit a resume of closed transactions and/or consultations showing a depth of experience in the commercial investment field. After fulfilling these requirements, candidates must successfully complete a comprehensive examination to earn the CCIM designation. This designation process ensures that CCIMs are proficient not only in theory, but also in practice.


Only 6 percent of the estimated 125,000 commercial real estate practitioners nationwide hold the CCIM designation, which reflects not only the caliber of the program, but also why it is one of the most coveted and respected designations in the industry. CCIMs successfully complete approximately 156,000 transactions annually, representing more than $400 billion. 


Patty I. Brown, CCIM

President/Principal Broker

Patty Brown is President and Principal Broker of Marathon Realty Group Inc. “MRGI” successfully specializes in commercial brokerage services ranging from land sales, office condominium projects, office building leasing, investment sales, and tenant representation. Patty holds the prestigious CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation; held by only 6% of commercial real estate professionals nationwide. Her firm focuses on providing clients with the knowledge and tools to successfully accomplish their real estate goals. 

Lauren Connell
Vice President
Commercial Property Asset Management
Warren Chang
Property Manager
Commercial Property Asset Management

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