Florida CCIM Chapter Honors New CCIM Designees

Florida CCIM Chapter Honors New CCIM Designees

CCIM PinThe CCIM designation signifies expertise in the commercial real estate profession.

The Florida CCIM Chapter has recognized thirteen Chapter members who recently earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member 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.

The following Florida CCIM Chapter members were among the industry professionals who earned the CCIM designation during the organization’s spring CCIM Comprehensive Exam testing session, which was held in Charlotte.

Jacqueline Cruz-Bustillo, CCIM Miami
John Demarco, CCIM Hollywood
Sonia Diaz, CCIM Miami
Marina Elias, CCIM Deerfield Beach
Lana Liu, CCIM Orlando
Alexis North, CCIM Fort Myers
Robert Palacios, CCIM Miami
Christi Pritchett, CCIM Fort Myers
Douglas Sullivan, CCIM Sarasota
Brian Watson, CCIM Orlando
Wyatt Wikle, CCIM Palm Harbor
Mikhail Zemtsov, CCIM Hallandale Beach
William Poteet, CCIM Naples


In addition, the following CCIM Institute members from Florida also earned the CCIM designation:

Dan Barrile, CCIM
David Brenner, CCIM
Kelley Gutierrez, CCIM
Troy Stepherson, CCIM
Rain Zhang, CCIM


2022 Florida CCIM Chapter President Stephen Rigl, CCIM added,

“We are so pleased to have 18 new CCIM designees from Florida!  They all worked so hard to complete the CCIM curriculum, the portfolio of experience and finally to pass the challenging CCIM exam so they could each obtain their CCIM pins in Charlotte earlier this month.  We look forward to embracing them as new voting designee members of the Florida CCIM Chapter and engaging with them going forward in the activities of our chapter and in the CRE industry.”

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 approximately 13,000 members, more than 50 chapters, and 30 countries that educates and connects the world’s leading experts in investment strategy, financial analysis, and market analysis.

Learn more about CCIM Institute’s education and designation program at ccim.com.

About CCIM

“CCIM stands for Certified Commercial Investment Member. For more than 50 years, CCIMs have been recognized as leading experts in commercial investment real estate. The CCIM lapel pin denotes that the wearer has completed advanced coursework in financial and market analysis, and demonstrated extensive experience in the commercial real estate industry.”


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