Specialty Groups

Make a difference. Get involved locally or nationally, and connect with fellow REALTORS®.


Click here to access NAR’s list of Affiliated Institutes, Societies, and Councils


CCIM Institute
The CCIM Institute confers the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation to commercial real estate professionals through an extensive curriculum that addresses financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis and investment analysis – the cornerstones of commercial investment real estate. The CCIM Institute is the largest brokerage network in the world.  Click here for CCIM contact information.


Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers
This Council confers the Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB) Designation and provides members with the educational, informational and networking resources necessary to compete and succeed in the real estate marketplace.  Click here for CRB contact information.


Council of Residential Specialists
The Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) is the highest designation awarded to sales associates in the residential sales field. Since 1977, this Council has been conferring the CRS Designation on agents who meet its stringent requirements.

Click here for Sierra Nevada CRS contact information

Click here for Southern Nevada CRS contact information.


Counselors of Real Estate
The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) is a professional membership organization established exclusively for leading real property advisors. Their purpose is to advance, enhance, and support these leaders by serving as a resource for information, by creating opportunities for professional development, by facilitating networking, and by providing the benefits of camaraderie.

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Institute of Real Estate Management
The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) is an association of property and asset managers who have met strict criteria in the areas of education, experience and ethics. Founded in 1933, IREM’s mission is to educate real estate managers, certify their competence and professionalism, serve as an advocate on issues affecting the real estate management industry, and enhance its members’ professional competence so they can better identify and meet the needs of those who use their services.

Click here for the IREM website.


Women’s Council of REALTORS®
The Women’s Council of REALTORS® (WCR) is a nationwide community of more than 11,500 real estate professionals. Their mission is to empower women to exercise their potential as entrepreneurs and industry leaders.

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