I thought an appropriate column for the commercial real estate issue of the Business Journal would be to familiarize the readership with a very important aspect in the commercial real estate world.
The commercial real estate designation known as CCIM, or Certified Commercial Investment Member, has been in existence since 1954. About 15,000 people hold this designation worldwide. In fact, there are only 89 listed in the state of Arkansas.
In Northwest Arkansas, there are 31 CCIMs per the NWA Chapter rolls. Several of those currently are employed at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in the real estate division.
The Northwest Arkansas Chapter was founded in 2008, and has been thriving ever since. A lot of work by the local CCIMs and the membership has been accomplished, such as charity golf tournaments, quarterly... [ MORE ]