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CCIM courses are your source for Commercial Real Estate analysis tools, business-building connections and CE credit.


Complimentary Designee-Only Refresher Courses

As the commercial real estate industry responds to the COVID-19 crisis, CCIM Institute wants to ensure its designees are as prepared as possible to tackle the tough challenges ahead. To that end, all the institute’s designee-only core refresher courses are complimentary to CCIMs at this time. These condensed versions of the designation courses only take four to six hours to complete and offer continuing education (CE) credit. Plus, the online self-paced format makes them convenient for you to complete in your own time and on your own schedule.

CI Concepts Revisited: Methods and Models (with/without CE credit)

In this comprehensive review of CCIM designation CI 101 and course concepts review curriculums, you’ll refresh your skills in financial and investment analyses, market analysis, and user decision analysis. Key focus areas include:

  1. Determining the initial investment for a property before and after tax, as well as with and without financing
  2. Forecasting sale proceeds at the end of the holding period before and after tax, as well as with and without financing
  3. Calculating the expected value of the internal rate of return (IRR), given best, most likely, and worst-case scenarios
  4. Calculating and demonstrating the impact of taxation on an investment with and without debt financing

CI 102 Revisited: Market Analysis Models (with/without CE credit)

In this comprehensive review of CCIM designation CI 102 core concepts, you’ll refresh your skills in performing market research, assessing market demand, and forecasting future demand and opportunities for commercial real estate investment. Key focus areas include:

  1. Developing market analyses from various stakeholder perspectives
  2. Identifying sources of commercial real estate data and how to apply it
  3. Predicting growth based on identifiable patterns
  4. Interpreting economic base analyses to forecast employment, population, and real estate demand for a given market area.

CI 103 Revisited: User Decision Models (with/without CE credit)

In this comprehensive review of CCIM designation CI 103 core concepts, you’ll refresh your skills in the space acquisition process, comparative lease analysis, valuing leasehold interests, and lease exit strategies. Key focus areas include:

  1. Identifying the major decisions concerning the acquisition, holding period, and disposition of space
  2. Calculating the natural break point and amount of percentage rent needed in specific retail lease provisions
  3. Comparing and contrasting the economics of alternative lease decisions
  4. Calculating the impact of financial reporting requirements and financial ratios on real estate decisions

CI 104 Revisited: Investment Decision Models (with/without CE credit)

In this comprehensive review of CCIM designation CI 104 core concepts, you’ll refresh your skills in applying key investor decision-making analyses to optimize investment returns, effectively forecasting investment performance, and financing commercial real estate investments. Key focus areas include:

  1. Calculating and applying taxation concepts and allocations for improvements and land, as well as addressing cost-recovery issues
  2. Understanding the relationship between risk and return for the three major asset classes
  3. Forecasting annual cash flows and sales proceeds after tax for an asset
  4. Using different options for the capital structure of an investment
    Comparing investment performance using net present value (NPV), internal rate of return (IRR), and capital accumulation

CIFOUD: Foundations

This two-day classroom or five-session online course provides agents, brokers, students, and allied professionals with an understanding of the skills, resources, and business practices that pave the way for success in commercial real estate.

CI 101: Financial Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate

CI 101 is a bedrock class for real estate practitioners at a time when risk mitigation, pricing, and cycle assurance have become critical to investors. CI 101 introduces the CCIM Cash Flow Model, a tool for ensuring your investment decisions are based on wise finance fundamentals. During the course, you will learn how to use key financial concepts such as Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Net Present Value (NPV), Cap Rate, Capital Accumulation, and the Annual Growth Rate of Capital to compare different types of commercial real estate investments.

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CI 102: Market Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate

One of CCIM’s most innovative core courses, CI 102 shows you how to deploy “big data” and the most advanced digital tools to assess critical issues like market demand, location facility, and supply-chain strategy. CI 102 students have learned BAO mapping and data analytics to help their clients select store locations; others used Tapestry Segmentation to determine demand for apartment properties. In CI 102 you’ll work with four case studies covering each of the major property types: office, industrial, multifamily, and retail.

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CREN: Negotiations

Learn new, proven strategies to client acceptance that will get you out of the “high/low game” and other tactics that can derail a successful transaction.

CI 103: User Decision Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate

Linking a company’s enterprise-level goals with their real estate strategy is key to offering the right space solution. Whether an investor, operator, or a broker, it’s important to approach real estate problems from the perspective of the user/occupant. In CI 103, you’ll learn such advanced skills as how to perform a comparative lease analysis between competing assets, analyze a sale-leaseback to help a client generate capital from their owned real estate, and advise a client on a lease vs. purchase decision to facilitate an expansion

Incorporating the CCIM Decision-Making Model and the CCIM Communications/Negotiations Model, CI 103 explores new concepts regarding user discount rate selection, such as using multiple rates for some occupancy decisions based on perception of risk related to the various occupancy cash flows.

Prerequisites: CI 101 and completion of one of the interest-based negotiations courses (Preparing to Negotiate or Commercial Real Estate Negotiations)

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CI 104: Investment Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate

CI 104 encompasses the entire life cycle of an investment, from refinancing to capital improvements to disposition. Within each case study, you will encounter a key investor decision: Should a non-taxable investor acquire an investment with or without debt financing? What if the investor is taxable? During the holding period of an investment, should an investor make a discretionary capital expenditure or not? How does an investor evaluate disposition alternatives?

CI 104 uses advanced analyses to build on the core CCIM concepts. Sensitivity analysis allows you to pinpoint exactly how slight changes in market fundamentals affect investment goals. Risk analysis uses past performance to anticipate how an investment is exposed to external and internal threats. Learn how to mitigate those threats through smart planning and negotiations.

Prerequisites: CI 101 and completion of one of the interest-based negotiations courses (Preparing to Negotiate or Commercial Real Estate Negotiations)

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