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2 Florida Commercial Real Estate Professionals Earn Coveted CCIM Designation

The Florida CCIM Chapter recognized two Chapter members who recently earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation, the global standard for professional achievement in commercial real estate, from the CCIM Institute. Headquartered in Chicago, CCIM Institute is one of the largest global commercial real estate networks.

Both Jim Shiebler, CCIM and James Garner, CCIM First Vice President of Investments for Marcus & Millichap were among a diverse group of industry professionals who earned the CCIM designation during the organization’s May exam. After taking the CCIM oath, the attendees were pinned by 2021 Florida CCIM Chapter President Jose Maria Serrano, CCIM and a small group of Chapter Leaders.

"I am proud to earn the esteemed distinction of the highest level of certification in the commercial real estate industry I now possess a significantly more comprehensive arsenal of tools and knowledge to continue to offer the highest level of service, specialization and expertise to advise and execute the most sophisticated evaluations and transactions for my client's commercial assets." says Mr. Shiebler.

“Earning my CCIM has just further solidified my role as an expert advisor for owners of commercial real estate investments. Aside from the ancillary knowledge and skills built through the process, the networking opportunities that the CCIM organization provides has proven to be a great asset fo exposure in the industry. I look forward to expanding our clients’ exposure and comprehensive process for analyzing investment opportunities all through being affiliated with the high-level professionals of the CCIM organization.” states Mr. Garner.

ABOUT THE FLORIDA CCIM CHAPTER: The Florida CCIM Chapter is an affiliate of the CCIM Institute. The combination of CCIM’s data and technology, a network of over 900 members in eight districts statewide and 13,000 members internationally and the organization’s highly respected education provides members with the credibility necessary to open doors and achieve financial success. Learn more about the Florida Chapter of CCIM with at for more information.

ABOUT THE CCIM INSTITUTE: The CCIM Institute created the language of global real estate investment. Our courses and worldwide community deploy commercial real estate investment methodologies and tools that speed the pathway between opportunity, a go/no-go decision and success for an asset, taught by instructors who are themselves industry leaders. Today, the organization, through its 50 chapters, continues to innovate best practices and elevate the commercial real estate professional through its core designation program to earn the CCIM pin— real estate’s most coveted credential — and its topical education courses offered through the Ward Center for Real Estate Studies. In addition, membership in CCIM includes the industry’s best technology and operational platform, allowing entrepreneurial and mid-sized businesses to compete with the largest multinational providers. Today, almost 70 percent of designees hold the title of owner, partner, principal, or president, representing an exclusive worldwide referral network of 13,000 members in 30 countries. Ultimately, CCIM represents a larger vision of the commercial real estate provider, leveraging investment analysis, opinions of value, and underwriting to become a leader in sourcing capital, building a cash-flow vehicle, and ultimately creating value. Information at

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