(Bend, OR) May 17, 2021 – Karen Koppel, CCIM, Broker at NAI Cascade 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 CCIM designation is conferred upon commercial real estate leaders who have a proven record of success in the field and have demonstrated a mastery of financial, market, and investment analysis. Karen’s CCIM designation places her in a unique group of only 6% of the real estate brokers in the United States.

Karen, pictured with CCIM Designee, Andie Edmonds, was among 103 commercial real estate professionals from across the nation who earned the designation by passing the Institute’s Comprehensive Examination, the final component in the designation process. The designation was awarded on May 14, 2021 following examinations held in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“These new CCIM designees are the personification of perseverance, discipline, and drive,” says Eddie D. Blanton, CCIM, 2020 global president of CCIM Institute. “In spite of the many curveballs thrown their way, they completed their path to the pin and earned the coveted CCIM designation. That designation and access to the institute’s global CCIM community will go a long way toward ensuring their success in 2021 and for many years to come.”

CCIMs are recognized experts in commercial real estate brokerage, leasing, asset management, valuation, and investment analysis. The CCIM designation is awarded to commercial real estate professionals upon successful completion of a graduate-level education curriculum totaling 200 hours of in class training, five comprehensive examinations, 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.

NAI Cascade has fostered its reputation as a brokerage dedicated to providing full-circle service to its clients, work that produces meaningful rewards, and relationships that appreciate.

Today, partners Walt Ramage, Jenn Limoges, and Principal Broker Katy Haines honor the legacy of a relationship driven approach to business.

NAI Cascade is a part of the NAI Global network, the single largest, most powerful global network of owner-operated commercial real estate brokerage firms. NAI Global Member firms, leaders in their local markets, are actively managed to work in unison and provide clients with exceptional solutions to their commercial real estate needs. NAI Global has more than 375 offices strategically located throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific, with over 6,700 local market professionals, managing over 380 million square feet of property.