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SW Broker Michael Murray Awarded CCIM Designation

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Michael Murray, CCIM was awarded the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation by the CCIM Institute, one of the leading commercial real estate associations in the world.  The designation was awarded this month at the institute’s business meetings in Tampa, Florida.

Murray was among the 170 commercial real estate professionals who earned the designation in Tampa on April 11 by passing the CCIM Comprehensive Examination, the final component in the designation process.  Only about 6% of the estimated 150,000 commercial real estate practitioners nationwide hold the CCIM designation, which reflects not only the caliber of the program, but why it is one of the most coveted and respected designations in the industry.

Michael joins Partners Tim Blair, CCIM, Andrew Patterson, CCIM and Len Shannon, CCIM as designees at Shannon Waltchack.

The CCIM designation is awarded to commercial real estate professionals upon successful completion of a graduate-level education curriculum and presentation of a portfolio of qualifying experience.  The curriculum addresses financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis, and investment analysis, the cornerstones of commercial investment real estate.  CCIMs are recognized experts in commercial real estate brokerage, leasing, asset management, valuation, and investment analysis.

Since 1969, the Chicago-based CCIM Institute has conferred the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation to commercial real estate and allied professionals through an extensive curriculum of 200 classroom hours and professional experiential requirements.  Currently, there are more than 9,000 CCIMs in 1,000 markets throughout the United States, Canada, and 30 additional countries.  An additional 7,000 practitioners are pursuing the designation, making the institute the governing body of one of the largest commercial real estate networks in the world.  An affiliate of the National Association of Realtors®, the CCIM Institute’s recognized curriculum, powerful technology tools, and networking programs impact and influence the commercial real estate industry.  Visit www.ccim.com for more information.

by Suzanne Echols
04.13.2018