Whether you are new to commercial real estate or have a thriving business, your own professional development can keep your skills at the top level. Explore the many educational opportunities available through these Institutes, Societies and Councils, all part of NAR. There is an array of classroom and online learning options for your convenience. 

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Affiliate Education

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The CCIM Institute offers an extensive array of commercial investment management courses for those pursuing the CCIM designation. Additionally, CCIM Institute’s Ward Center for Real Estate Studies offers online education and live workshops in topics including current financial analysis strategies, communication skills, advanced negotiation techniques, high-tech marketing strategies, and sponsoring group investments.


Work towards your IREM credential more through IREM's course offerings in real estate management. IREM offers classroom courses, self-paced online education, webinars, and on-demand learning for real estate professionals. 

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RLI's LANDU offers face-to-face courses, online courses, web seminars, and On-Location Education Programs that are relevant to the unique business of land, as well as preparing real estate professionals for the Accredited Land Consultant certification.


The SIOR Center for Career Advancement provides commercial real estate education focused on the industrial and office arenas. SIOR offers e-learning courses, conference education, webinars, and resources for commercial boards.

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While membership and the CRE designation is offered by invitation only, the organization serves as a resource for commercial professionals on a variety of topics. Their print publication, Real Estate Issues, is available in print and online, and the CRE Library features recent books, market reports, monographs and select articles written by CRE members.To learn more, visit cre.org/publications and cre.org/library.

NAR Courses

Center for REALTOR® Development

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NAR's Center for REALTOR® Development, a member service of the National Association of REALTORS®, provides an easy way for working professionals to take the classes they want, when they want, in the convenience of their own home or office. The Center for REALTOR® Development uses state-of-the-art technology for continuing education credit, professional development, and designation certification. 

Commercial Real Estate

The Center for REALTOR® Development offers a number of courses to learn about commercial real estate.

NAR Academy at Columbia College

NAR Academy is an exclusive partnership between the National Association of REALTORS® and Columbia College. Developed by industry leaders and subject matter experts, NAR Academy’s innovative, stackable curriculum includes certificates, associate degrees, bachelor’s, and master’s programs that balance relevant content, practical skills, and cutting-edge information.

NAR Courses

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Events Calendar

Major commercial real estate events hosted by the National Association of REALTORS®; NAR's commercial affiliate organizations; REALTOR® associations; and other commercial national organizations, franchises, and firms.


March 10-13, 2024
RLI® National Land Conference
Louisville, KY

March 12-15, 2024
Cannes, France

May 4-9, 2024
REALTORS® Legislative Meetings
Washington, DC

May 19-21, 2024
Las Vegas, NV

September 17-19, 2024
C5 + CCIM Global Summit
Hollywood, FL

November 8-10, 2024
NAR NXT, The REALTOR® Experience
Boston, MA


View Highlights from the 2023 C5 + CCIM Global Summit

At the 2023 C5 + CCIM Global Summit, attendees enjoyed a wide variety of educational opportunities, including exclusive tours led by local industry professionals, and sessions covering hot topics like AI, the power of social media, best practices and strategies, commercial market trends and forecasts, all lead by commercial real estate experts.

Hear what attendees had to say about the 2023 event! Save the date for the 2024 C5 + CCIM Global Summit, September 17-19, in Hollywood, FL!