South Carolina Earns CCIM Institute’s 2013 President’s Cup Award


Local chapter is honored for excellence at the organization’s Midyear Business Meetings

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 21, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Columbia, South Carolina [May 21, 2014]—The South Carolina chapter of the CCIM Institute was recognized for excellence with the 2013 President’s Cup Award at the organization’s Midyear Business Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee on April 28 – May 1.

The CCIM Institute, a commercial real estate affiliate of the National Association of Realtors, confers the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation and has more than 50 chapters across the U.S. and is represented in global markets.

The CCIM Institute’s annual President’s Cup awards program honors CCIM chapters that have demonstrated the highest degree of skill, ingenuity and innovation in promoting the membership benefits of the Institute at the local and regional levels.

The South Carolina CCIM chapter’s mission is to provide value to its members in through Education, Networking, and Designation Promotion. In addition to offering multiple core courses in the state, the chapter offers lunch-and-learns. training seminars and networking functions for its members. The chapter was awarded its first endowed scholarship this year to ensure future CCIM candidates will have the means to participate. Additionally the SC Chapter promotes the CCIM designation through advertising and sponsorships of relevant business seminars.

“This is the first time our chapter has received this award. We are truly honored as this is a testament to the value we are delivering to our members,” said Ted Lyerly, 2014 South Carolina CCIM Chapter President and broker with NAI Earle Furman.

Learn more about the CCIM Institute’s 2013 President’s Cup winners and the CCIM Institute.

About the CCIM Institute
Since 1969, the Chicago-based CCIM Institute has conferred the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation to commercial real estate and allied professionals through an extensive curriculum of 160 classroom hours and professional experiential requirements. The CCIM curriculum was redesigned in 2010 to reflect changing student demographics and real estate brokerage services, growth in international markets, new technologies, and new delivery models. The core curriculum addresses financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis, investment analysis, and negotiation—the cornerstones of commercial investment real estate.

An affiliate of the National Association of Realtors®, the CCIM Institute also offers powerful technology tools such as the Site To Do Business, an online site analysis and demographics resource.

Currently, there are nearly 10,000 CCIMs in 1,000 markets in the U.S. and 31 additional countries, with another 3,000 practitioners pursuing the designation, making the institute the governing body of one of the largest commercial real estate networks in the world. Visit and for more information.

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Contact: Ted Lyerly, CCIM
864.232.9040 or tlyerly (at) naiearlefurman (dot) com


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