Institutes, Societies, and Councils
The CCIM Institute confers the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation: commercial real estate’s global standard for professional achievement, earned through an extensive curriculum of 200 classroom hours and professional experiential requirements. CCIMs are active in 1,000 U.S. markets and 31 other countries and comprise a 13,000-member network that includes brokers, leasing professionals, asset managers, appraisers, corporate real estate executives, investors, lenders, and other allied professionals. Visit CCIM's website or call 800.621.7027.
The Counselors of Real Estate is an international network of commercial practitioners who provide advice to clients on complex real property situations and land-related issues. CRE designated members hold prominent positions in real estate, financial, legal, and accounting firms, as well as in government and academia. Membership is extended by invitation only on either a sponsored or self-initiated basis. Contact CRE at 312.329.8429 and at the Counselors of Real Estate's website.
For over 75 years, the Institute of Real Estate Management has provided training, information, research, analysis, and practical advice for those who manage income-producing real estate of all types, at all career levels. IREM® resources are designed to help Members maximize the value of the real estate and safeguard those who live, work, and shop in the properties they manage. The Institute awards the following credentials: CERTIFIED PROPERTY MANAGER® (CPM®) designation, ACCREDITED RESIDENTIAL MANAGER® (ARM®) certification, ACCREDITED COMMERCIAL MANAGER (ACoM) certification, and ACCREDITED MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION® (AMO®) accreditation. Currently IREM has 8,772 CPM® Members, 3,630 ARM® Members, 76 AcoM Members and 524 AMO® Member firms in the U.S. and abroad. Contact IREM at (800) 837-0706, Ext. 4650 (outside the U.S. call (312) 329-6000) or visit Institute of Real Estate Management's website.
The REALTORS® Land Institute is the professional membership organization for real estate practitioners who specialize in land transactions, including agriculture and farmland; ranches; timber; recreational; transitional; and special-use properties. In addition to providing networking and referral opportunities, RLI offers superior education through its LANDU curriculum and professional development programs. Members of the REALTORS® Land Institute may earn the prestigious Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Designation, which is conferred to only those land specialists who complete a rigorous education program and who achieve a required volume of successful land transactions. Visit the site for REALTORS® Land Institute or call 800-441-LAND (5263) to learn more.
SIOR awards the SIOR (Specialist, Industrial & Office Real Estate) designation to brokerage specialists who meet its strict experience, transaction, education, and ethical standards. Recipients of this designation are recognized within the commercial brokerage industry as the most experienced and capable commercial real estate practitioners. One of the leading commercial and industrial real estate associations, SIOR has 3,200 members - 2,800 of whom hold the designation - located in more than 590 cities in 25 countries. Contact SIOR headquarters at 202.449.8200 and at the SIOR website.