Austin, Texas (5/4/12) – (Nick Nelson, CCIM), (Director, KW Commercial, Austin), has been awarded the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation by the CCIM Institute. The designation was awarded during the Institute’s spring business meetings April 25 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Nick Nelson was among the 141 commercial real estate professionals who earned the designation by passing the Institute’s Comprehensive Examination, the final element in the designation process. This new group of CCIM designees hails from 34 states, as well as Canada and Mexico. “We’re thrilled to welcome the newest CCIM designees,” said 2012 CCIM Institute President Leil Koch, CCIM. “Earning the designation is a great achievement, and we congratulate all those who are now a part of the organization’s history.”

The CCIM designation is awarded to commercial real estate professionals upon successful completion of an advanced analytical curriculum 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. CCIMs are recognized experts in commercial real estate brokerage, leasing, asset management, valuation, and investment analysis.

Mr. Nelson currently serves as Programs Board Chair of the Central Texas CCIM Chapter and was recently awarded 2011 Commercial Team of the Year by KW Commercial. In addition to his extensive background in construction and development, Mr. Nelson holds the ARGUS Software Certification. ARGUS Software is the industry standard in institutional grade financial analysis and widely used by top Commercial Investment firms in a global environment.

The CCIM business network encompasses more than 1,000 markets throughout North America, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean. Of the estimated 125,000 commercial real estate practitioners in North America, more than 9,000 currently hold the CCIM designation. CCIM Designees include professionals who work in brokerage, investment and development, the corporate environment, property management, appraisal and related segments of commercial real estate.

The Chicago-based CCIM Institute is an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors® and is the governing body of the largest commercial real estate network in the world. Visit to learn more, or call 800-621-7027.

To congratulate Nick Nelson, CCIM, call him at (512) 906-6757 or Tweet Nick @KWNick or @HyperionTeam. We know he would appreciate hearing from you!

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