DENVER, CO – January 28, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — RE/MAX Commercial® is once again joining the ranks of other high-profile commercial franchises with the second most Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) candidates and designees in the industry, a significant achievement given today’s commercial real estate landscape.
A CCIM is a recognized expert in the commercial and investment real estate industry. This elite group of agents is professionally trained to help commercial real estate owners, investors and users. RE/MAX Commercial holds the No. 2 spot in combined CCIM designees and candidates in the world.
“CCIM professionals understand the complexities of commercial transactions and uphold the highest standards in customer service,” said Richard Juge of RE/MAX Commercial Brokers, Inc. and 2010 CCIM President. Juge is one of three past CCIM presidents to be affiliated with RE/MAX. “RE/MAX puts a heavy emphasis on training and education so it’s no surprise to see RE/MAX Commercial agents among the elite in our industry.”
According to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Commercial Real Estate Outlook, commercial real estate markets are flat with some improvement expected in 2011; but professionally trained commercial agents have a leg up in this difficult economy as CCIM designees undergo extensive training to be able to complete complicated commercial transactions.
The increase in RE/MAX CCIM designees and candidates demonstrates the growing prominence of the RE/MAX Commercial brand and the allure that the RE/MAX Network offers real estate agents of all specialties. RE/MAX has a commanding population of CCIM designees in states like Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Indiana and Washington. And, RE/MAX has the most CCIM designees in Canada.
In addition to the best marketing, tools and resources in the business, RE/MAX Commercial recently formed a strategic alliance with LoopNet, the most visited online commercial real estate market, to provide enhanced searching, mapping and listing displays on remaxcommercial.com.
RE/MAX Commercial Practitioners will gather the first week in March at the Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort in Las Vegas, NV for special commercial educational sessions. The new RE/MAX Commercial educational track is part of the annual RE/MAX Convention, now called simply R4, that draws RE/MAX agents from around the world.
In all, RE/MAX Commercial has about 3,000 commercial practitioners in 42 countries who specialize in all areas of commercial real estate. Overall, RE/MAX leads the industry in professional designations. RE/MAX Associates receive exclusive discounts for all CCIM courses including the Introduction course now available on demand through RE/MAX University.
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About the RE/MAX Network:
RE/MAX was founded in 1973 by Dave and Gail Liniger, real estate industry visionaries who still lead the Denver-based global franchisor today. RE/MAX is recognized as one of the leading real estate franchise companies with the most productive sales force in the industry and a global reach of more than 80 countries. With a passion for the communities in which its agents live and work, RE/MAX is proud to have raised more than $100 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and other charities. Nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX. Please visit www.remax.com or www.joinremax.com.
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