037.1The Oklahoma Chapter of CCIM would like to congratulate BARBARA MEFFORD, Commercial Realtor with Fleener Real Estate, on her completion of the CCIM Designation in Austin, Texas. Barbara completed the CCIM curriculum by submitting her transaction portfolio of experience and completing her comprehensive examination at the annual governance meeting.

CCIM’s newest 244 designees were honored by the CCIM Institute and their local chapter members during a pinning ceremony and cocktail reception on Oct. 29 during CCIM Institute’s Annual Governance Meetings at the Hyatt Regency Austin in Austin, Texas. The new CCIMs hail from 43 states, with the highest concentration in Texas and Florida, as well as Canada, and have varying years of experience in all aspects of the commercial real estate profession.

The CCIM designation is considered the most rigorous commercial real estate professional designation to obtain due to extensive coursework, a peer-reviewed commercial portfolio, and a final comprehensive exam lasting six hours. Five years is average time to complete the CCIM designation requirements. At the pinning ceremony, 2015 CCIM President Mark Macek, CCIM, recognized the “sacrifices that new CCIMs had to make to get to this point in their careers.”

Visit CCIM Institute’s Facebook page for more details and photos of the 2015 Annual Governance Meetings, CCIM Thrive, and new CCIM designee pinning ceremony. To learn more about earning the CCIM designation, visit http://www.ccim.com/info/ccim-designation-requirements.