People: Ben Nelson, Amanda Lavi, Gerrit Hillebrand Obtain CCIM Designation


Courtesy Photo of Ben Nelson


The Northern Nevada CCIM Chapter recognized on October 19 three Chapter Members who recently achieved Certified Business Investment Fellowship, the Global Standard for Professional Achievement, from the CCIM Institute: Ben Nelson, Senior Vice President and shareholder of Kidder Mathews, Reno; Gerrit Hillebrand, vice president at Colliers International, Reno; and Amanda Lavi, senior partner at Colliers International, Reno.
Amanda Lavi

“These latest representatives join an exclusive global commercial real estate community that represents the highest level of expertise, experience and ethics in the industry,” said Timothy S. Blair, CCIM, 2021 Global President of the CCIM Institute, in a press release. . “That’s why people turn to this CCIM pin: each of us brings sophisticated analytical and valuation skills to get the most out of every transaction without ever losing sight of the human factor: our customers and those with. who we are working on a transaction. “

Gerrit Hillebrand

Based in Chicago, the CCIM Institute is one of the world’s largest commercial real estate networks, with approximately 13,000 members in more than 50 chapters in 30 countries.

The three members from northern Nevada earned the CCIM designation at the organization’s 2021 annual governance meetings, October 7-11 in Pittsburgh.


“On behalf of the entire Northern Nevada CCIM Chapter, I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to Ben, Gerrit and Amanda,” Casey Scott, CCIM, Northern Nevada Chapter President, said in a statement. “Winning a CCIM is no easy task. The program requires many hours of dedication, challenging study, and a proven portfolio of commercial real estate transactions. It is an honor to have these three professionals in our chapter and our community as a whole.


To earn the CCIM designation, commercial real estate professionals must complete over 160 hours of case study-focused training covering topics such as reasoned trading, financial analysis, market analysis, analysis user decisions, investment analysis and ethics in business investment. immovable. Applicants must also build a portfolio demonstrating the depth of their commercial real estate experience and pass a comprehensive exam.


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