Education and Designations
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 NAR’s commercial affiliate organizations. There is an array of classroom and online learning options for your convenience.
Discover how earning a designation can help you rise above and gain more business.
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.
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.
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.
Center for REALTOR® Development
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.
Discovering Commercial Real Estate
This NAR course offers a broad overview of the basics of commercial real estate and how it differs from residential real estate. This is an ideal introductory course for those who are newly licensed and/or residential agents who want to learn more about commercial real estate.
Discovering Commercial Real Estate
REALTOR® University Masters in Real Estate
Go above a traditional MBA or MRE with courses and concentrations catered specifically to the needs of real estate professionals on a day-to-day basis. REALTOR® University's Master of Real Estate includes a concentration in Commercial Real Estate Investment and Analysis.
NAR Education Matrix
NAR's Education Course Matrix hosts official NAR education information, including the NAR family of designations and certifications. Search by Topic, Title, Organization, or Designation/Certification.
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.
National Association of REALTORS®
November 3-6, 2017
REALTORS® Conference & Expo
May 14-19, 2018
REALTORS® Legislative Meetings
Counselors of Real Estate®
September 24-27, 2017
April 29-May 1, 2018
October 15-16, 2017
CCIM Global Conference
October 10-13, 2017
March 12-14, 2018
National Land Conference
October 26-28, 2017
Fall World Conference
April 11-14, 2018
Spring World Conference