Dual Designations: Are Two Heads Better Than One?

The following is a Guest Blog Post by the REALTORS® Land Institute, and features an article in Terra Firma. To read the full article, click on the link at the end of the post.



In problem-solving, it’s often said that “two heads are better than one.” In the real estate world, two designations may be better than one as well.

A PARTICULARLY POWERFUL COMBINATION of dual designations is the Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation of the REALTORS® Land Institute coupled with the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation of the CCIM Institute.  ALCs are recognized experts in the land discipline. To achieve the ALC designation, these land professionals complete a rigorous LANDU curriculum, covering subjects such as land development, site selection, and creative land planning. In addition, they demonstrate their experience by providing a closed transaction portfolio. CCIMs, too, complete an intensive core curriculum, focused on the in-depth analysis of commercial real estate investment, and submit a portfolio of closed transactions. As part of the process, both designations require the successful completion of a comprehensive exam. The end result is that the real estate specialists who achieve the designations clearly have demonstrated proficiency in both theory and in practice.

Slightly more than 200 real estate professionals hold both the ALC and CCIM designations, so these dual designees represent an exclusive network of the best in the business.  This article features some Q&A with a few of these dual designees to see how they put their designations to use in their daily business.


To access the full article click on this link to Terra Firma.



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