Senior Broker Zach Slagle Completes CCIM Coursework in Midst of COVID-19

While Matanky Realty Group remains active from home, many are using this time to increase marketing efforts, network online and complete education programs.

That’s exactly what Senior Broker, Zach Slagle has done. He recently finished his coursework for the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation, and awaits the in-person comprehensive final exam in the fall.

The CCIM designation is considered, by many, to be one of the highest achievements in the commercial real estate industry. It denotes that the designee has completed advanced coursework in financial and market analysis, and demonstrated extensive experience in the commercial real estate industry.

Slagle took three of the courses while working from home due to COVID-19, and the other two in-person at the CCIM headquarters at the National Association of Realtors Building in Chicago. He has invested a considerable amount of money and time in his education, totaling over 250 hours in the classroom or online. Slagle completed the following courses, earning an “A” average.

  • Financial Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate (CCIM 101)
  • Market Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate (CCIM 102)
  • User Decision Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate (CCIM 103)
  • Investment Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate (CCIM 104)
  • Interest Based Negotiations Model

As he awaits the fall exam, Slagle is compiling his portfolio for submittal. In order to receive the designation, Slagle must provide substantial documentation that he has met one of the following minimum requirements:

  • Three qualifying transactions totaling $30 million.
  • Ten qualifying transactions totaling $10 million.
  • Twenty qualifying transactions.

These requirements will be easy for Slagle to obtain, as he is one of Chicago’s top-performing brokers. Slagle is the #1 retail leasing broker in Chicago’s undeserved markets, having held this title for four years because of his number of new leases and square footage leased.

“Matanky Realty Group and our clients are extremely fortunate to have a broker as hard-working as Zach,” said James Matanky, CEO Matanky Realty Group.

“Due to the stringent portfolio requirements and difficult coursework, this designation is often obtained by those further into their careers. His work towards this designation and success prove that Slagle is a leader within his peer group and in the industry as a whole.”

Slagle eagerly awaits the in-person exam in the fall.

“I am looking forward to earning my CCIM lapel pin,” said Senior Broker Zach Slagle. “It will be a proud moment, and a fun celebration with the Matanky team.”

Once finished, Slagle will not only have additional knowledge to share with his clients, but he will also have access to powerful data tools and a wide network of well-connected industry professionals.