Local Professional Gets High Designation
Roger DeKay, CCIM, Associate Broker, Sealy Real Estate Services, a division of Sealy and Company, Shreveport, was awarded the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation by the CCIM Institute, one of the leading commercial real estate associations in the world. The designation was awarded last month at the institute’s business meetings in Kansas City, Missouri.
Only about 6% of the estimated 150,000 commercial real estate practitioners nationwide 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. The designation is awarded to commercial real estate professionals upon successful completion of a graduate-level education curriculum and presentation of a portfolio of qualifying 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.
Mr. DeKay joined Sealy & Company in 1995. He serves as an Associate Broker, licensed in Louisiana and Texas, specializing in sales and leasing of retail, office, land, and industrial properties. Roger received a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Louisiana State University. He has served as president of the Commercial Investment Division of the Northwest Louisiana Association of Realtors, former president of the North Shreveport Business Association, and a current member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Since 1969, the Chicago-based CCIM Institute has conferred the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation to commercial real estate and allied professionals through an extensive curriculum of 200 classroom hours and professional experiential requirements.
An affiliate of the National Association of Realtors®, the CCIM Institute’s recognized curriculum, powerful technology tools, and networking programs impact and influence the commercial real estate industry. Visit www.ccim.com for more information.