SARASOTA, Fla. (Sept. 8, 2020) – Amy MacDougall, CCIM, of Sarasota-based Ian Black Real Estate, recently earned the designation of Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) from the CCIM Institute. MacDougall joins four other brokers in the firm who have earned the CCIM. CCIM designees are recognized as leading experts in commercial investment real estate.
Individuals who hold the CCIM designation must complete advanced coursework in financial and market analysis, and demonstrate extensive experience in the commercial real estate industry. Candidates must submit a portfolio of qualifying activities, transactions or projects that meet certain sale and/or lease thresholds – often in the multi-million-dollar range. With this real-world education, CCIM designees are able to help their clients minimize risk, enhance credibility, make informed decisions and close more deals.
“I pursued the CCIM designation because I wanted to attain the best education available in the field of commercial real estate and better help my clients achieve their property investment goals,” said MacDougall, who serves as a broker associate at Ian Black Real Estate. “After earning the designation, I have a much better understanding of the information that should be considered when buying, selling and leasing property.”
MacDougall has been with Ian Black Real Estate for seven years, beginning her tenure as sales associate and assistant to partner Jag Grewal. In just a year’s time she was promoted to sales associate on Grewal’s team. In 2015 and 2016, MacDougall was named Ian Black Real Estate’s Broker of the Year, and in 2018 she became a broker associate.
Ian Black Real Estate is currently home to five CCIM designated brokers, including MacDougall. The others are Ian Black, Jag Grewal, Steve Horn and George Brusco. Partner Nick DeVito has also earned the SIOR designation.
About Ian Black Real Estate
Ian Black Real Estate (IBRE) is a boutique commercial real estate brokerage firm located in Sarasota, Fla. The firm is one of the largest commercial brokerage firms in Southwest Florida and boasts a deep knowledge of the commercial real estate market in Sarasota and Manatee counties and the surrounding area. For more information, visit ian-black.com.
About CCIM Institute
CCIM Institute created the language of global real estate investment. Our courses and worldwide community deploy commercial real estate investment methodologies and tools that speed the pathway between opportunity, a go/no-go decision, and success for an asset, taught by instructors who are themselves industry leaders. Today, the organization, through its 50-plus chapters, continues to innovate best practices and elevate the commercial real estate professional through its core designation program to earn the CCIM pin – real estate’s most coveted credential – and its topical education courses offered through the Ward Center for Real Estate Studies. In addition, membership in CCIM includes the industry’s best technology and operational platform, allowing entrepreneurial and mid-sized businesses to compete with the largest multinational providers. Today, almost 70 percent of designees hold the title of owner, partner, principal, or president, representing an exclusive worldwide referral network of 13,000 members in 30 countries. Ultimately, CCIM represents a larger vision of the commercial real estate provider, leveraging investment analysis, opinions of value, and underwriting to become a leader in sourcing capital, building a cash-flow vehicle, and ultimately creating value. Information at www.ccim.com.
About Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® (SIOR)
SIOR is the leading global professional office and industrial real estate organization that certifies commercial real estate service providers with the exclusive SIOR designation, based on achievement, knowledge, accountability and ethical standards. Only the industry’s top professionals qualify for SIOR. Today, there are more than 3,200 members in 685 cities and 36 countries. For more information, visit www.sior.com.