The CCIM designation signifies expertise in the commercial real estate profession. April 23, 2018 — Glenn Preuss, CCIM, Broker at Compass Real Estate Investments of Laredo, TX, has been awarded the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation by CCIM Institute. The designation was awarded during a pinning ceremony on April 11 during CCIM Institute’s Midyear Governance Meetings at the Grand Hyatt in Tampa, Fla.

Glenn Preuss was among more than 150 designees honored by CCIM Institute and their local chapter members. The new CCIMs have varying years of experience and work in all aspects of the commercial real estate profession. They hail from 37 states and Canada. On earning the designation, Preuss states,

“I entered the CCIM program in 2014 to enhance my commercial investment real estate knowledge and become a greater asset to my clients. At the time, I did not realize how complex and broad the curriculum would be. After completing the first core course of study I was able to bring a much more advanced financial analysis to my clients. Now, after completing the entire course of study, I view commercial real estate in an entirely different light. Going through the CCIM program has allowed me to bring advanced level analysis and guidance to my clients. Earning the designation gives me the credentials needed to be recognized as a leading expert in the commercial real estate industry.”

To earn the CCIM designation, commercial real estate professionals must complete more than 160 hours of case-study driven education covering topics such as interestbased 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.

The Central Texas division of Compass Real Estate Investments concentrates their efforts on developing and managing investor portfolios, fee development, site selection, real estate evaluation and analysis, and brokerage.

Preuss is a member of the Central Texas Chapter of CCIM in Austin, TX and a member of the San Antonio Board of Realtors. In July, Preuss will complete the Development Specialist Program at the CCIM Institute in Chicago, IL. He was in the inaugural class that began in 2016 and will be one of the first 25 in the world to complete the advanced
studies program designed by Daniel Kohlhepp, Ph.D., Academic Program Director for Real Estate and Infrastructure at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. CCIM Institute is a global community of 13,000 members, more than 50 chapters, and 30 countries that educates and connects the world’s leading experts in investment strategy, financial analysis, and market analysis.