SANTA BARBARA, Calif.—April 18, 2017—The Santa Barbara office of Lee & Associates, the largest broker-owned commercial real estate firm in North America, has announced that Rob Adams has achieved the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation, making him the first in this office to hold this title.

Adams, who joined Lee & Associates Santa Barbara in 2015 as an associate, is a specialist in the representation of landlords and tenants in the sales and leasing of office, industrial, and retail properties, as well as the sale of investment and multi-family properties throughout Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties.

The CCIM designation means the completion of advanced coursework in financial and market analysis, and demonstrated extensive experience in the commercial real estate industry. CCIM designees are recognized as leading experts in commercial investment real estate with only 6% of brokers worldwide who hold the designation.

“The coursework was rigorous, but the knowledge I obtained in advanced financial analysis will serve me well throughout the rest of my career. The additional CCIM contacts I’ve made throughout the country are an added bonus.” – Rob Adams, CCIM