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Eric Bumgarner Awarded CCIM Designation April 2 in San Antonio
Bumgarner among 167 individuals who earned commercial real estate's global standard for professional achievement
Jacksonville, FL, April 30, 2019 – Eric Bumgarner, CCIM - Senior Director at Colliers International | Northeast Florida, recently received the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation from CCIM Institute. The designation was awarded during the organization’s Midyear Governance Meetings in San Antonio on April 2.
Bumgarner was among the 167 commercial real estate professionals who earned the designation by passing CCIM Institute’s comprehensive examination, the capstone element in the designation process. This new group of CCIM designees hails from 34 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., as well as Canada and Mexico.
“I started my commercial real estate career in 2012 with very little knowledge about the industry. I figured out early on, that if I wanted to be one of the best, I better have some of the best education and knowledge to help support my efforts. It’s from that point on that I knew I needed to earn my CCIM designation, which is the industry’s most prestigious professional designation a broker can earn. After nearly three years of fitting the required CCIM coursework into my already hectic schedule, submitting my portfolio of transactions and then sitting for the grueling six-hour exam; it was a true sense of accomplishment to have finally earned the right to be called a CCIM. It’s not about what’s at the finish line, but rather the journey it takes to get there. Now that I’ve earned the CCIM designation, I now feel my journey has just begun.” – Eric Bumgarner, CCIM
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.
Leading the Bumgarner Industrial Team, Eric focuses his efforts primarily on the disposition of industrial business parks, single tenant net leased industrial and in self-storage facilities. The team’s brokerage activities include both seller/landlord representation and buyer/tenant representation. Eric has closed over $110M in transactions totaling approximately 3.1M square feet.
About CCIM Institute
CCIM Institute created the language of global real estate investment. Our courses and worldwide community deploy commercial real estate investment methodologies and tools that speed the pathway between opportunity, a go/no-go decision and success for an asset, taught by instructors who are themselves industry leaders. Today, the organization, through its 50 chapters, continues to innovate best practices and elevate the commercial real estate professional through its core designation program to earn the CCIM pin— real estate’s most coveted credential — and its topical education courses offered through the Ward Center for Real Estate Studies. In addition, membership in CCIM includes the industry’s best technology and operational platform, allowing entrepreneurial and mid-sized businesses to compete with the largest multinational providers. Today, almost 70 percent of designees hold the title of owner, partner, principal, or president, representing an exclusive worldwide referral network of 13,000 members in 30 countries. Ultimately, CCIM represents a larger vision of the commercial real estate provider, leveraging investment analysis, opinions of value, and underwriting to become a leader in sourcing capital, building a cash-flow vehicle, and ultimately creating value. Information at www.ccim.com.