Enrichment: Affiliates in Action

Stre​ngthen Your Expertise and Expand Your Network

As the commercial real estate market is nearing pre-recession levels in pricing and transaction activity, hiring levels are also back up within commercial firms, so now is the time to enhance your commercial real estate expertise through the variety of education offerings from NAR's five commercial affiliates.


Key Re​sources

CCIM Designation Curriculum that represents the core knowledge expected of commercial real estate professionals. Those who hold the designation average 42% more transactions than other brokerage specialists.

Ward Center for Real Estate Studies offers courses that are an affordable, accessible way to learn financial and investment analysis, negotiation, and communications skills. Most courses are available online and qualify for CE credit.

What's New in 2015

Foundations for Success in Commercial Real Estate covers the skills and business practices that pave the way for success.

Financial Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate teaches you how to make better investment decisions with the CCIM Cash Flow Model for real estate analysis. This course is available online, in classroom, and a new blended learning format, which combines interactive online activities with a shorter traditional classroom setting.

CCIM's Annual Conference will be held October 29-30th in Austin, TX

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The Counselors of Real Estate

Key Resources

The Counselors of Real Estate® is an international professional association for leaders in the field of real property advisory services (real estate counseling).

While membership and the CRE designation is offered by invitation only, the organization is a resource on topics reflecting the diversity in the real estate marketplace.

Their publication, Real Estate Issues, is available online, featuring articles such as The Counselors' annual Top Ten Issues and Trends Affecting Real Estate.

The CRE Library features recent books, market reports, monographs and selected articles written by CRE members.

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Institute of Real Estate Management

Key Resources

A wide array of valued, in-demand professional development courses both online and in the classroom at locations around the world. Self-Paced Online Courses, Tutorials, Financial Analysis Tools, Videos, Webinars and more.

Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation, Accredited Commercial Manager (ACoM) certification

What's New in 2015

IREM's Fall Conference will be held October 20-24 in Salt Lake City, UT

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Accredited Land Consultants

Key Resources

Land is a specialty. With "land under all," the professional development and networking opportunities offered by the REALTORS® Land Institute are vital to all in the profession of real estate.

Through its LANDU curriculum, the Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation is bestowed to those real estate practitioners who achieve the highest levels of education, experience, productivity, and professionalism.

What's New in 2015

2015 National Land Conference will be held March 23-25th in Tucson, AZ

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Key Resources

The SIOR Center for Career Advancement provides commercial real estate education throughout the year focused on the industrial and office arenas. Online, Classroom and Conference education options.

What's New in 2015

Offering three designation courses in 2015, allowing attendees to complete the entire education requirement for earning the SIOR designation.

Updated online ethics class, additional new online educational opportunities and live instructor led seminars throughout the year.

SIOR's Fall World Conference will be held October 8-10 in Chicago, IL.

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