At CMS Real Estate, Owner and President Gerry Macdonald is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), an industry-standard that places members as some of the most advanced commercial real estate investment specialists anywhere. Fewer than 10% of commercial real estate investors and advisors hold the CCIM distinction, making it a valuable and noble acronym to have.

As a brokerage company focused on industrial and commercial property sales in Calgary, here’s what being a CCIM means for our clients.

What is the CCIM?

The CCIM Institute has been the leader in commercial real estate and professional development for more than 50 years, setting a high standard in the industry for performance, knowledge, compensation, and other key metrics. Being a CCIM is commercial real estate’s most coveted credential, as it recognizes the top experts in the industry, including brokers, leasing professionals, investment counsellors, asset managers, appraisers, corporate real estate executives, property managers, developers, institutional investors, commercial lenders, attorneys, bankers, and other allied professionals.

To become a CCIM candidate, commercial real estate professionals must have worked in the commercial real estate industry for at least two years and submit a Portfolio of Qualifying Experience to demonstrate that requirements have been fulfilled for the designation. CCIM candidates complete a rigorous program of advanced courses and training and must complete and pass an exam to receive the CCIM designation.

What This Means for Our Clients

When you choose a company or broker that has a CCIM designation, you’re choosing some of the most knowledgeable and experienced professionals in the industry. The process for becoming a CCIM ensures that professionals are not only proficient in theory but also in practice. According to the CCIM Institute, CCIMs average 42% more transactions annually than a typical brokerage specialist.

Through research, CCIMs statistically outperform other commercial real estate professionals with:

  • Minimized risk
  • A maximized return on your investment
  • An optimized value of your real estate
  • Better recommendations and informed decisions
  • A comprehensive commercial real estate strategy

Beyond the credential, the CCIM Institute is the industry’s largest network of experts. A CCIM has access to resources to help grow and develop real estate’s future workforce and maintain a high standard within their practice.

Working With CMS Real Estate

CMS Real Estate Ltd. is a full-service commercial and industrial real estate brokerage providing services in sales & leasing, property management, and mortgage brokerage. We combine local market knowledge and sophisticated market familiarity, to offer you comprehensive information intended to assist you in discovering personalized solutions to match your requirements.

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Blog posts from CMS Real Estate are for general information only. The content should not be considered real estate management or investment advice. If you are in need of professional real estate advice, please contact our team.

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