Shenehon Center for Real Estate

Shenehon Center for Real Estate

CCIM Designation Program

The University of St. Thomas, in conjunction with the Minnesota-Dakotas CCIM chapter and CCIM Institute, offers coursework toward the CCIM designation.     


Upcoming CCIM Courses being offered at UST


CCIM 101: May 2014   
CCIM 103: September 2014


What is a CCIM?

CCIM International defines a CCIM as:

a recognized expert in the commercial and investment real estate industry. The CCIM lapel pin is earned after successfully completing a designation process that ensures CCIMs are proficient not only in theory but also in practice. This elite corps of CCIMs includes brokers, leasing professionals, investment counselors, asset managers, appraisers, corporate real estate executives, property managers, developers, institutional investors, commercial lenders, attorneys, bankers and other allied professionals.

CCIMs have completed a designation curriculum that covers essential CCIM skill sets including ethics, interest-based negotiation, financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis and investment analysis and investment analysis for commercial investment real estate. CCIMs have completed a portfolio demonstrating the depth of their commercial real estate experience. Finally, they have demonstrated their proficiency in the CCIM skill set by successfully completing a comprehensive examination.


   Minnesota-Dakotas CCIM Chapter

The University of St. Thomas works together with the Minnesota-Dakotas CCIM chapter to offer the CCIM designation coursework along with other events and programs. This chapter was founded in 1974 and is based in Minneapolis. It currently has more than 350 members working in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. Membership in the Minnesota-Dakotas CCIM Chapter includes valuable networking, education, access to publications and CCIM technology along with leadership opportunities.

Learn more about the Minnesota-Dakotas CCIM Chapter


University Fast Track Program

Interested in earning the CCIM designation and a graduate degree? The UST Master of Science degree in Real Estate (MSRE) is approved on the University Fast Track program. Graduates of the MSRE program receive credit for CI 101, CI 102, and CI 104 and have the elective credit requirements waived for the designation. Once approved, members have 24 months to earn the designation.

Learn more about the University Fast Track program
Learn more about the UST MSRE program