CCIM Institute Expands Global Presence in Japan Designees in Japan celebrate the formation of Japan CCIM Chapter

CHICAGO, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The CCIM Institute, the world's largest network of commercial real estate professionals headquartered in Chicago, is pleased announce the formation of its newest global chapter in Japan, on May 30.  

Local members of the CCIM Institute and Institute of Real Estate Management gathered for a ceremony in Fukuoka as part of a three-day inaugural chapter event. CCIM Institute Chief Executive Officer Henry White Jr. attended and provided a short presentation to members. Presidents of the CCIM and IREM chapters also addressed members during the formal event.

Seventeen commercial real estate professionals who are members of the newly formed Chapter earned the CCIM designation on April 19 in Tokyo. Currently there are approximately 20 CCIM designees in the new Japan chapter, which expands the Institute's global presence to more than 30 markets worldwide.

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About the CCIM Institute
Since 1969, the Chicago-based CCIM Institute has conferred the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation to commercial real estate and allied professionals through an extensive curriculum of 200 classroom hours and professional experiential requirements.  The CCIM curriculum was redesigned in 2010 to reflect changing student demographics and real estate brokerage services, growth in international markets, new technologies, and new delivery models.  The core curriculum addresses financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis, investment analysis, and negotiation—the cornerstones of commercial investment real estate.

An affiliate of the National Association of Realtors®, the CCIM Institute also offers powerful technology tools such as the Site To Do Business, an online site analysis and demographics resource.

Currently, there are nearly 10,000 CCIMs in 1,000 markets in the U.S. and 31 additional countries, with another 3,000 practitioners pursuing the designation, making the institute the governing body of one of the largest commercial real estate networks in the world.  Visit and for more information.

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Olivia Gellman CCIM Institute, 312-321-4526,

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