A Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) is a recognized expert in 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 7,500 professionals across North America, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean who hold the CCIM designation – the “Ph.D. of commercial real estate.” Recognized for its preeminence within the industry, the CCIM curriculum represents the core knowledge expected of commercial investment practitioners, regardless of the diversity of specializations within the industry. The CCIM curriculum consists of four core courses that incorporate the essential CCIM skill sets: financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis and investment analysis for commercial real estate. Following the 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.