Two Michigan-based pros earn CCIM designation

The Michigan CCIM Chapter has recognized two new chapter members who recently earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation, the global standard for professional achievement, from the CCIM Institute.

The following Michigan CCIM Chapter members were among the 133 industry professionals who earned the CCIM designation during the organization’s fall CCIM Comprehensive Exam testing session, which was held across 14 locations in the United States.

• Alis Manoogian, CCIM; Investment Sales Associate, NAI Farbman, Southfield, Michigan
• Paul Yousef, CCIM; Millennium Wireless Technologies, Troy, Michigan

“These new CCIM designees are the personification of perseverance, discipline, and drive,” said Eddie Blanton, CCIM, 2020 global president of CCIM Institute. “In spite of the many curveballs thrown their way, they completed their path to the pin and earned the coveted CCIM designation. That designation and access to the institute’s global CCIM community will go a long way toward ensuring their success in 2021 and for many years to come.”

To earn the CCIM designation, commercial real estate professionals must complete more than 160 hours of case-study-driven education covering topics such as interest-based negotiation, financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis, investment analysis, and ethics in commercial investment real estate. Candidates must also compile a portfolio demonstrating the depth of their commercial real estate experience and pass a comprehensive examination.

CCIM Institute is a global community of 13,000 members and more than 50 chapters in 30 countries that educates and connects the world’s leading experts in investment strategy, financial analysis, and market analysis.