NAI Global is 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 you with exceptional solutions to your commercial real estate needs. NAI Global member firms spans worldwide, with 375 offices and more than 6,700 local market experts on the ground. Supported by the central resources of the NAI Global organization, member firms deliver market-leading services locally, and combine their in-market strengths to form a powerful bond of insights and execution for clients with multi-market challenges in the U.S. and/or globally. Whether you need to buy, sell, lease, finance, or manage commercial property in your town, across the U.S. or in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and beyond, your nearby NAI Global owner-operated member is your local point of entry into a world of creative solutions in commercial real estate.
Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors was founded in 1941 and today is recognized as the leader in the industrial and office real estate industry. It's mission is to be an international society of the most capable and ethical individual brokers serving the real estate needs of modern business. To become an active member of the Society, an individual must demonstrate and document a minimum of seven years experience as an industrial and/or office real estate broker, subscribe to the highest ethical standards and pass rigorous written examinations. To maintain the certification, the individual must undertake required continuing education classes and activities. Each member is fully capable and qualified to assist clients in the intricate steps involved in site selection and acquisition. By selecting a member of SIOR to assist with industrial and office real estate needs, the client automatically plugs into a worldwide network of more than 1,700 business property specialists. Chattanooga has 5 SIOR members and 4 of them work at NAI Charter.
Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
The Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) is recognized for an expertise in the disciplines of commercial-investment real estate. The CCIM is among an elite corps of 4,000 professionals who hold the CCIM designation. It is one of the most coveted and respected designations in the industry, and one often referred to as the Ph.D. of commercial real estate. Having completed a demanding curriculum of study and fulfilled professional experience requirements, CCIM Members are an invaluable resource to the real estate investor and to the commercial user. For the real estate investor, the CCIM will increase the probability of a profitable investment portfolio by evaluating investments against risk and objectives to ensure proper performance and maximum net worth. CCIM's are in more marketplaces than all major real estate companies combined, and complete approximately 60,000 transactions yearly representing over $27 billion.
The MAI membership designation is held by appraisers who are experienced in the valuation of commercial, industrial, residential, and other types of properties and who advise clients on real estate investment decisions. The MAI designation is administered by the Appraisal Institute, the world's leading organization of professional real estate appraisers. Identified by their experience and knowledge of real estate valuation, these members adhere to strictly enforced Code of Professional Ethics and Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 92 BOMA U.S. Associations and 17 international affiliates. Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including nearly 10 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 3.7 million jobs and contributes $205 billion to the U.S. GDP. Its mission is to advance a vibrant commercial real estate industry through advocacy, influence and knowledge.