We are highly-accredited in our commercial services.
Several of our brokers have received the highest levels of recognition as Certified Commercial Investment Members (CCIM), with several others taking coursework toward that goal. Two of our lead brokers are also members of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR). Additional educational achievements include MBA.
One of just over 500 firms worldwide designated as an Accredited Management Organization (AMO) by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), our team members have achieved a wide variety of certifications and accreditations, including the coveted Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation, as well as Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM). We are also members of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
In 2018, CoStar Group awarded two Power Broker Awards to Whitney Commercial, one for Top Leasing Firm, and another for Top Office Leasing Broker (Austin Walker, CCIM, SIOR).
As General Contractors (GC), Whitney Construction & Development, Inc. is licensed as “Unlimited” by the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors.
We are members of our community, including membership with the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
A Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) is a recognized expert in the disciplines of commercial and investment real estate. The designation is awarded by CCIM Institute. A CCIM is a resource to the commercial real estate owner, investor, and user, and is among a corps of over 9,500 professionals around the globe who hold the CCIM designation.
Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) is an international professional commercial and industrial real estate association based in Washington, D.C. It offers a professional designation (SIOR) to commercial brokers and other industry professionals. Its membership is composed of around 3,000 individuals and organizations in more than 630 cities in 32 countries. SIOR designees can hold the following specialty designations: industrial, office, sales manager, executive manager, or advisory service. SIOR also includes associate members, who are corporate executives, developers, educators, and other involved in the commercial real estate industry.
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
The core courses in an MBA program cover various areas of business such as accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, and operations management in a manner most relevant to management analysis and strategy.
Certified Property Manager (CPM)
Certified Property Manager (CPM) is a real estate professional designation awarded by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and recognized by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The Institute offers a comprehensive program developed exclusively for property and asset managers working with large portfolios of all property types. The designation is considered to be among the industry's premier real estate management credentials. There are over 8,600 professional real estate managers who hold this designation worldwide. CPM members manage approximately $900 billion in real estate assets.
Accredited Management Organization (AMO)
The Accredited Management Organization accreditation is the only recognition of excellence given to real estate management firms. AMO firms demonstrate to investors and clients they don’t just meet industry standards, they set them.
Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM)
Qualifying work experience in shopping center management includes a combination of maintenance, leasing negotiations, administration, retailing, merchandising, marketing, community relations, financing, purchasing insurance, security and legal functions. Shopping center managers offer a broad knowledge of shopping center management principles and have demonstrated the ability to apply those principles to the effective management of all types of shopping centers.
Real Property Administrator (RPA)
A Real Property Administrator (RPA) brings a complete understanding of property management to an employer in the commercial real estate industry. They also offer expertise to a building owners in matters involving budgeting and accounting, risk management, and best bidding practices. The overall goal for an RPA is to enhance the value of the asset through proper and strategic decision making.
Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)
The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) is an international community of real estate managers dedicated to ethical business practices, maximizing the value of investment real estate, and promoting superior management through education and information sharing. An affiliate of the National Association of Realtors, IREM is the home for all industry professionals connected to real estate management -- and the only organization serving both the multi-family and commercial sectors.
General Contractor (GC)
A general contractor is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of a construction site, management of vendors and trades, and communication of information to involved parties throughout the course of a building project.