Commercial Designations

Commercial Designations

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Certified Commercial Investment Member / CCIM CCIM
The Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation is commercial real estate’s global standard for professional achievement, earned through an extensive curriculum of 200 classroom hours and professional experiential requirements. CCIMs are active in 1,000 U.S. markets and 31 other countries and comprise a 13,000-member network that includes brokers, leasing professionals, asset managers, appraisers, corporate real estate executives, investors, lenders, and other allied professionals.
Presented by the CCIM Institute
Contact CCIM at 800-621-7027 or
Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager / CRBCRB
The Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB) is one of the most respected and relevant designations offered in real estate business management and is awarded to REALTORS® who have completed advanced educational and professional requirements. CRB Designees are better positioned to streamline operations, integrate new technology and apply new trends and business strategies. Join today and discover a new approach to enhancing knowledge and leveraging opportunity.
Visit or contact the CRB Council at or 800-621-8738.

Institute of Real Estate ManagementIREM

Celebrating 75-plus years of education, credentialing, and ethics programming, IREM® serves both the multi-family and commercial real estate sectors. With 80 U.S. chapters and 13 international chapters, IREM® is an international organization that serves as an advocate on issues affecting the real estate management industry. Membership includes over 18,000 individual members and 515 corporate members. IREM® promotes ethical real estate management practices through its credentialed membership programs, including the CERTIFIED PROPERTY MANAGER® (CPM®) designation, the ACCREDITED RESIDENTIAL MANAGER® (ARM®) accreditation, the ACCREDITED COMMERCIAL MANAGER (ACM) certification, and the ACCREDITED MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION® (AMO®) accreditation. In addition, IREM® offers Associate, Student and Academic memberships. Collectively, IREM Members in the United States manage over $1.5 trillion in real estate assets, including 9.37 million residential units and 8.4 billion net square feet of commercial space.
To learn more about the IREM and its chapter network, call (800) 837-0706, Ext. 4650 (outside the U.S. call (312) 329-6000) or visit

President: James A. Evans,CPM®, Grand Blanc, MI
President-Elect: Elizabeth (Beth) Machen, CPM, Charlotte, NC
Chief Executive Officer: Russell C. Salzman, CAE, IOM, Chicago, Illinois

REALTORS Land Institute RLI

REALTORS® Land Institute is the premier membership organization for professionals in all segments of land—ranch, recreation, agriculture, transitional, auctions, appraisals and land values, timberland, investment, site selection, commercial.  The organization’s prestigious Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation is an indication of those who have the highest levels of knowledge, education, productivity, and integrity in the business of land.  Through LANDU, best-in-class courses are available to help all support their clients and to build business.  Its strong voice in D.C., the Annual National Land Conference, its members’ only listing site, the TERRA FIRMA Publication, networking like no other to make money, and its SMART TOOLS are just a few more of the benefits of this prestigious and historic organization.  To learn more call 800.441.5263, write to, or visit

President: Terri Jensen, ALC Advanced
President Elect: Bob Turner, ALC Advanced
Vice President: Brandon Rogillio, ALC Advanced
Immediate Past President: George Clift, ALC Advanced
2015 Land Conference Chair: Larry Ilfeld, ALC; New Mexico

Society of Industrial and Office Realtors®SIOR

Individuals certified with the SIOR designation are top producers in more than 590 cities in 25 countries world-wide. To earn the SIOR designation, individuals must complete stringent designation requirements. SIOR presents two world conferences annually featuring top notch speakers, dynamic educational programming, and several networking events. SIOR designees are commercial brokers/agents, sales managers, investment specialists, or advisors. SIORs are considered seasoned professionals who abide by a strict code of ethics. SIOR’s mandatory ethics program is assurance of the SIOR designee’s commitment to integrity in the commercial real estate marketplace. SIOR provides leading edge educational courses and seminars, on-line resources (including a property listing database), publications, and a quarterly magazine Professional Report. In addition, SIOR Chapters offer a wide range of networking and educational activities for members and their guests. To learn more about the SIOR advantage visit the SIOR Web site,

President: Geoffrey E. Kreusser, SIOR, FRICS, Denver, CO
President-Elect: Terry E. Smith, CCIM, SIOR, Nashville, TN
Vice President: Richard E. Hollander, SIOR, FRICS, Washington, DC

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