Tom Graf, CCIM, NAI FMA Realty, Lincoln, has been awarded the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation by CCIM Institute. The designation was awarded during a pinning ceremony on April 4 during CCIM Institute's midyear governance meetings at the Fairmont Chicago in Chicago. Graf was among 164 designees honored by CCIM Institute and their local chapter members.
The new CCIMs have varying years of experience and work in all aspects of the commercial real estate profession. They hail from 36 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, as well as five new CCIM designees from Canada and one from Germany.
"The CCIM designation signifies expertise in the commercial real estate profession. Tom has worked hard in working through the process of becoming a CCIM and our organization salutes him with this fine accomplishment," stated NAI FMA Realty, president, Drew Stange.
To earn the CCIM designation, commercial real estate professionals must complete more than 160 hours of case-study driven education covering topics such as interest-based negotiation, financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis, investment analysis, and ethics in commercial investment real estate. Candidates must also compile a portfolio demonstrating the depth of their commercial real estate experience and pass a comprehensive examination.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, CCIM Institute is a global community of 13,000 members, more than 50 chapters, and 30 countries that educates and connects the world's leading experts in investment strategy, financial analysis, and market analysis. Learn more about CCIM Institute's education and designation program at www.ccim.com.