What is the best way to get exposure to the investing side of Commecial RE?

I'm currently taking classes at CCIM and was thinking about enrolling at ULI. Is this the best approach? Or should I learn the basics ( finance, due dilligence,etc.) and make a deal happen. I was also considering getting some education on the debt side( buying single notes) to get a feel property value and creating cash flow. All replies are welcome!!
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In General Area - Asked by Steven M. - Apr 14, 2009
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Paul S.
Broker/Agent
Glendora, CA

Education is always a good thing. CCIM classes are awsome and if you complete all of them you will have a lot of knowledge packed into your head. However, to be a CCIM you must have "qualifying" experience which is actually doing deals. Before you can take your final exam for CCIM you must complete your portfolio of qualifying experience. Use the knowledge you get from the CCIM classes and work with someone that has experience you can learn from.
Paul Sylvester, CCIM 626 485-5163

Apr 14, 2009
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Devin G.
Broker/Agent
Laguna Beach, CA

Work for someone for free if you have to. But work with someone who is IN the industry at a professional level. Trade your time for their experience if you have to. ITs itellecutual capital.

Apr 15, 2009
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Joe V.
Owner/Investor
Plymouth, MI

Easy answer. Any and all education is what gets you started. Finding a mentor is usually what gets you moving past "just thinking about it".

Apr 19, 2009
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