Revised December 7, 2004








            LOS ANGELES --   Westside residents T. C. Macker and Craig R. Newlands, investment specialists with Coldwell Banker Commercial WESTMAC, have been awarded the Certified Commercial-Investment Member (CCIM) designation by the CCIM Institute.  According to Institute officials, only six percent of the estimated 125,000 commercial real estate practitioners nationwide hold the coveted CCIM designation, considered the preeminent designation in the commercial brokerage arena.

            Institute officials added that the CCIM designation is awarded only to the highly educated commercial-investment specialists who draw from experience and intensive study to help clients analyze and meet investment objectives.  Successful completion of a series of four core that incorporate essential CCIM skill sets is one of the requirements to earn the designation, as is the approval of a CCIM candidateís resume of closed transactions and/or consultations showing a depth of experience in the commercial investment field.  CCIM candidates must also pass a rigorous, comprehensive examination to ensure their proficiency not only in theory , but also in practice.                

            Macker joined Coldwell Banker Commercial WESTMAC in 2002, and is a vice president specializing in commercial and investment real estate.  He heads WESTMACís investment advisory staff.

            Newlands, who also joined WESTMAC in 2002, attended University of California at Los Angeles where he earned a Master of Science degree in chemistry.  Earlier, he earned his initial Master of Science degree - also in chemistry - at

St. Andrews University, Scotlandís oldest university.

            Established in 1988, Coldwell Banker Commercial WESTMAC consistently provides expert representation and practices the highest standards of professionalism and service.  WESTMAC brokers specialize in office, industrial, retail, medical and multi-family properties involving user-buyers, tenants and property owners

in addition to a wide variety of investor-oriented activities.  The company for the past two years has been the leading revenue producing single-office entity in the Coldwell Banker Commercial international family of companies.        


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