NASHVILLE (November 1, 2011) – In October, four of our brokers went to Phoenix, AZ to take the CCIM designation final exam. We would like to congratulate Shane Douglas, Charlotte Ford, Chris Grear, and Radley Hendrixson for joining this elite group.

 A CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) is a recognized expert in the commercial and investment real estate industry. The CCIM lapel pin is earned after successfully completing a designation process that ensures CCIMs are proficient not only in theory, but also in practice. This elite corps of CCIMs includes brokers, leasing professionals, investment counselors, asset managers, appraisers, corporate real estate executives, property managers, developers, institutional investors, commercial lenders, attorneys, bankers, and other allied professionals.

Colliers International Nashville currently has nine brokers with the CCIM designation and several others who are candidates.

A CCIM is part of a global commercial real estate network with members across North America and more than 30 countries. Over 15,000 commercial real estate professionals have earned the designation. Currently, 5,500 professionals are pursuing their CCIM designation.

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