Mobile, Alabama (April 14, 2016) – Michael Wilson, 23, of White-Spunner Realty, Inc. has become one of the youngest professionals in the U.S. to earn the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation from the CCIM Institute, one of the leading commercial real estate associations in the world.
Wilson was among 149 commercial real estate professionals from around the country who earned the designation by passing the CCIM Comprehensive Examination, the final component in the designation process. Only about six percent of the estimated 150,000 commercial real estate practitioners worldwide hold the CCIM designation, which reflects not only the caliber of the program, but why it is one of the most coveted and respected designations in the industry.
Wilson joined WSR in 2014 as a licensed agent. His focus is in Baldwin County, one of the state’s fastest growing communities. He earned a degree in business administration from Birmingham-Southern College where he attended on a four-year academic scholarship.
“To be successful in commercial real estate, our industry requires a level of commitment exemplified by the time and focus Michael maintained to earn the CCIM designation,” said Mike Reid, Qualifying Broker at White-Spunner Realty. “Michael is now among an elite group of commercial real estate practitioners. We couldn’t be more proud of his accomplishment.”
Wilson’s CCIM designation means he successfully completed a rigorous curriculum including coursework on Financial Analysis, Market Analysis, User Decision Making, Investor Decision Making, plus classes focused on ethics and negotiations.
He also is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the Alabama CCIM Chapter, Gulf Coast District of the Alabama CCIM Chapter, Mobile Commercial Exchange Club, the National Association of Realtors, the Alabama Association of Realtors and the Mobile Area Association of Realtors.
About CCIM Designation: 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. Visit ccim.com to learn more.
About White-Spunner Realty: White-Spunner Realty (WSR) is a full service real estate brokerage and development firm located in Mobile, Alabama. Since 1954, the WSR team has earned a long-standing reputation for maximizing the benefits of commercial real estate assets for its clients through land development, commercial and residential brokerage, leasing services and property management . WSR manages more than 1 million square feet of building space, including 58 shopping centers, with a 90 percent or better occupancy rate. In addition, White-Spunner Realty has developed more than 30 prime shopping and retail centers and more than 1,500 acres of residential development. With specialists in industrial, retail, office and residential real estate all under one roof, WSR provides seamless real estate services. For more information, call 251.471.1000 or visit white-spunnerrealty.com .