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Jourdan Despot, CCIM, Commercial Realtor with Logan Babin Real Estate in Houma, recently received the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation from the CCIM Institute. The designation was awarded during the organization’s global conference in San Diego, CA on Oct. 11-16, 2019.

Despot was one of 228 commercial real estate professionals who earned the designation by passing CCIM Institute’s comprehensive examination, the capstone element in the designation process. This new group of CCIM designees hails from 41 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., as well as Canada. He joins over 13,000 active CCIM designees globally that set themselves apart, in terms of bringing proven expertise in financial, market, and investment analysis, in addition to negotiations to our commercial clients. Despot now further stands out as the only CCIM designee or candidate that currently resides in the Bayou Region.

“I chose to spend the time and effort over the last several years to become a CCIM because I love the financial side of real estate,” shared Despot. “I know that the knowledge and experience I gained through this process will pay great dividends for my clients.”

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

Even though Despot is the only CCIM designee residing within 30 miles of Houma, he joins a strong Louisiana CCIM chapter and looks to support any and all real estate investors in our area.

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