CCIM

I like to ask the CCIMs for your experience about CCIM, I think it is pretty confusing about the "qualifying experience part " which requires you to have so many million $$ of deals to get to become CCIM after the classes and the CCIM exam.

I have a MBA degree and am a licensed real estate broker in Dallas-Ft.Worth area in TX for the last 4 years. I never did residential, I was fortunate to join a team of commercial guys in 2005.

Can you point some direction about the qualifying experience to obtain my CCIM ? I had closed many leasing and property brokering deals. I also currently manage some office buildings ( do they count toward CCIM?)
Thks so much
In General Area - Asked by Max T. - May 22, 2009
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Tai L.
Broker/Agent
San Diego, CA

You do have a lot of experiences.
So far I know there are two options...
1. If you have some sort of disignation already http://www.ccim.com/education/ccim_education/fastrack.html
2. Go to this link and follow the steps...its a long process https://www.ccim.com/education/ccorner/portfolio_step1.html

May 22, 2009
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Paul S.
Broker/Agent
Glendora, CA

Go to the CCIM website www.ccim.com Look at the options for getting your CCIM. I don't think your MBA will qualify you for the fast track program? The website will explain. As for your qualifying experience take a look at the following:
Volume Requirements
Each candidate must document personal involvement and consummation of no less than:
1) One or more qualifying activities totaling a minimum of $40 million. A 3 to 5 page narrative will be required along with examples of the use of CCIM skill sets (i.e. APOD, IRR, Cash Flow Analysis, Lease vs Own, etc)
2) Exactly 10 qualifying activities that must total $10 million or more; with examples of CCIM skill sets (i.e. APOD, IRR, Cash Flow Analysis, Lease vs Own, etc)
3) In the event you're not able to provide 10 qualifying activities that total $10 million or more, you must submit 30 qualifying activities without regard to total volume; with examples of CCIM skill sets (i.e. APOD, IRR, Cash Flow Analysis, Lease vs Own, etc) END
Leasing activity can be used but sales of single family houses won't. There are other limitations on property as well.
When you get to the CCIM home page go to the education box. Click on "candidate services". Everything you need to know will be displayed.
If you have any more questions please feel free to call me at 626 485-5163.
Paul Syvester,CCIM

May 23, 2009
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Carmen A.
Broker/Agent
Baton Rouge, LA

Hi Max:
I am an MBA and a CCIM. The only "fast track" about the MBA is that you can use qualifying graduate level real estate courses in place of CCIM "electives". You need to go to the website and check on the qualifying portfolio. You may want to become a Candidate now. They are constantly upgrading the requirements so the faster you get started the better. Also, the CCIM staff in Chicago are very helpful so you may want to contact someone by phone to walk you through it. Good luck! It is certainly a worthwhile designation if anything for the education and the networking especially for an MBA you will breeze right through it. Good luck! If you have a CPM there a fast track that does not require a qualifying portfolio. Also, talk to CCIM's in your area. They are always happy to help. Join your local chapter!

May 27, 2009
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