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Arkansas CCIM Chapter Honors New CCIM Designees

CCIM designation is commercial real estate’s global standard for professional achievement.

CHICAGO, Oct. 31, 2016 — The Arkansas CCIM Chapter has recognized 2 chapter members who recently earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation, the global standard for professional achievement, from the CCIM Institute. Headquartered in Chicago, CCIM Institute is one of the largest commercial real estate networks worldwide.


The following Arkansas CCIM Chapter members were among 201 industry professionals who earned the CCIM designation during the organization’s 2016 Annual Governance Meetings Oct. 24–28 at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead in Atlanta:

  • James Harkins, Flake & Kelley Commercial, Little Rock, AR
  • Greg Joslin, Irwin Partners, Little Rock, AR


“Through hard work and determination, each designee dedicated themselves to achieve the CCIM designation, which will pay off throughout their entire commercial real estate career,” says 2016 CCIM Institute President Steven W. Moreira, CCIM. “I am honored to welcome this new group of designees into our esteemed network of CCIM real estate professionals that are consistently sought out globally for their competence, work ethic, and analysis expertise.”

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.

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About the CCIM Institute

Since 1967, the Chicago-based CCIM Institute has conferred the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation to commercial real estate and allied professionals through an extensive curriculum of 160 classroom hours and professional experiential requirements. The CCIM curriculum was redesigned in 2010 to reflect changing student demographics and real estate brokerage services, growth in international markets, new technologies, and new delivery models. The core curriculum addresses financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis, investment analysis, and negotiation—the cornerstones of commercial investment real estate.


An affiliate of the National Association of Realtors®, the CCIM Institute also provides members with powerful technology tools including the Site To Do Business, an online site analysis and demographics resource.

Currently, there are nearly 10,000 CCIMs in 1,000 U.S. markets and 31 additional countries, with another 3,000+ practitioners pursuing the designation, making the institute the governing body of one of the largest commercial real estate networks in the world. Visit for more information.