George McCutchen Awarded CCIM Designation

May 23, 2007

COLUMBIA, SC – May 23, 2007 – George McCutchen, CCIM, a real estate services advisor with Grubb & Ellis | Wilson Kibler in Columbia, SC, has been awarded the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation by the CCIM Institute.  The designation was awarded during the Institute business meetings May 3 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

George was among only 6 commercial real estate professionals who earned the designation in May by passing the Institute’s Comprehensive Examination, the final element in the designation process.

The CCIM designation is awarded to commercial real estate professionals upon successful completion of a graduate-level education curriculum and presentation of a portfolio of qualifying industry experience.  The curriculum addresses: financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis and investment analysis – the cornerstones of commercial investment real estate.  CCIMs are recognized experts in commercial real estate brokerage, leasing, asset management, valuation, and investment analysis. 

CCIMs have access to unparalleled level of valuable online tools, including the Site To Do Business, a suite of mapping, demographic and other analytical resources.  And, all CCIMs can market properties for sale or lease through CCIMNet, a leading national commercial property exchange.

 The CCIM business network encompasses 1,000 markets throughout North America, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean.  Of the estimated 125,000 commercial real estate practitioners in North America, more than 9,000 currently hold the CCIM designation.  CCIM Designees include professionals who work in brokerage, investment and development, the corporate environment, property management, appraisal and related segments of commercial real estate.  An additional 8,600 professionals are pursuing the designation as Institute candidates.

Grubb & Ellis | Wilson/Kibler is a full-service commercial real estate company based in Columbia, South Carolina.  Our firm provides a broad range of commercial real estate services throughout the Midlands Region to the Coastal Area of South Carolina, including tenant and buyer representation, project leasing, acquisition and disposition, property management, development and consultation.  Each of these services is staffed by highly regarded professionals focused on providing value for our clients throughout all phases of our assignments.  Our professionals hold prestigious designations including CCIM, CPM and SIOR.  For more information, call 803-779-8600. 

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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Benjamin Johnson, (803) 255-8622