COLUMBIA, SC — November 14, 2007 — CB Richard Ellis/Columbia is pleased to announce that Martin Blum has been awarded the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation by the CCIM Institute.
The designation is awarded to commercial real estate professionals upon successful completion of a graduate-level education curriculum and completion of qualified portfolio experience in the commercial real estate industry. This curriculum of cornerstone fundamentals includes financial and investment analysis, and user/occupier decision analysis. Blum specializes in the leasing and sales of office properties in the greater Midlands area of South Carolina.
“Of the 125,000 commercial real estate professional in North America, less than 7% have earned this prestigious designation. Martin is a leader and we are proud to have him on our team,” said Mary Winter Teaster, Managing Director and Broker in Charge for CB Richard Ellis/Columbia.
The Chicago-based CCIM Institute is an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors® and is the governing body of the largest commercial real estate network in the world.
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CB Richard Ellis/Columbia is a CB Richard Ellis partner office serving South Carolina. The firm assists real estate owners, investors, and occupiers by offering strategic advice and execution for property leasing and sales; property, facilities and project management; corporate services, investment management; research and investment strategy and consulting.
CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a FORTUNE 1000 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm (in terms of 2005 revenue). The Company serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 300 offices (including affiliate and partner offices) worldwide. CB Richard Ellis offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; investment management; appraisal and valuation; and research and consulting.