Justin Thibaut and Hunter Ward of LSI Companies, Inc. Awarded CCIM Designation

Fort Myers, FL – October 17, 2019 – Justin Thibaut, Chief Operating Officer, and Hunter Ward, Sales Associate, of LSI Companies, Inc. recently received the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation by the CCIM Institute. The designation was awarded during the organization’s global conference in San Diego on October 15, 2019.


Thibaut and Ward were among hundreds of commercial real estate professionals who earned the designation by passing the CCIM Institute’s comprehensive examination, the capstone element in the designation process. This new group of CCIM designees hails from all over the United States, as well as Canada.


“Earning this designation is incredibly valuable to me as well as our firm,” stated Thibaut. “I look forward to using the extensive knowledge gained at CCIM Institute to better assist our clients make important decisions about meeting their commercial real estate goals.”


“I am excited to join numerous other associates in our firm with this CCIM designation,” stated Ward. “With the ever-changing commercial real estate industry, this culmination of years of work and education has given me the competitive edge that our clients have come to rely on.”


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.


About LSI Companies, Inc.

LSI Companies is Southwest Florida’s leading full-service real estate brokerage and development firm. The Company specializes in all aspects of site development, current market and valuation issues, acquisition and disposition services, due diligence evaluation, zoning and permitting, work-out projects, asset management, and appraisals.  For additional information on the Company or its services, visit their website at or call (239) 489-4066.


About CCIM Institute

CCIM Institute created the language of global real estate investment. Our courses and worldwide community deploy commercial real estate investment methodologies and tools that speed the pathway between opportunity, a go/no-go decision and success for an asset, taught by instructors who are themselves industry leaders. Today, the organization, through its 50 chapters, continues to innovate best practices and elevate the commercial real estate professional through its core designation program to earn the CCIM pin— real estate’s most coveted credential — and its topical education courses offered through the Ward Center for Real Estate Studies. In addition, membership in CCIM includes the industry’s best technology and operational platform, allowing entrepreneurial and mid-sized businesses to compete with the largest multinational providers. Today, almost 70 percent of designees hold the title of owner, partner, principal, or president, representing an exclusive worldwide referral network of 13,000 members in 30 countries. Ultimately, CCIM represents a larger vision of the commercial real estate provider, leveraging investment analysis, opinions of value, and underwriting to become a leader in sourcing capital, building a cash-flow vehicle, and ultimately creating value. Information at

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