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Certified Commercial Leasing Specialist

Certified Commercial Leasing Specialist

The Certified Commercial Leasing Specialist (CCLS) designation gives you the education you need to succeed in commercial real estate.

The CCLS designation will make you more knowledgeable, and help you to get commercial listings, tenants, and clients faster because they see you’ve earned a specific designation.

Bottom line, you have the prestige and professional standing earned by having the designation and you will make more money!

The Curriculum

You must complete the following 15 courses to earn your Certified Commercial Leasing Specialist (CCLS) designation:
  • CCLS 101: Market Analysis: Leasing
  • CCLS 102: Effective Listing Techniques for Commercial Real Estate
  • CCLS 103: Tenant Representation
  • CCLS 104: Build to Suit
  • CCLS 105: Ethics & Rules for Buyer/Tenant Representation
  • CCLS 106: Fair Dealings and the Commercial Lease
  • CCLS 107: Office Lease forms
  • CCLS 108: Retail Lease forms
  • CCLS 109: Industrial Lease Forms
  • CCLS 110: Commercial Lease Analysis – A Tenant’s perspective
  • CCLS 111: Due Diligence and Property Analysis for the Commercial Lease
  • CCLS 112: Environmental Issues Affecting Commercial Leases
  • CCLS 113: Commercial Lease Law Case Studies
  • CCLS 114: Lease Closing
  • CCLS 115: Client Communication
Included Materials

Besides the excellent training, you also receive a CD with the following practical forms, checklists, or notices:

Lease Forms
  • Lease LOI
  • Full Service Lease
  • Commercial Lease Application
  • Renewal of Lease
  • Commercial Lease Agreement
  • Commercial Lease
  • Lease Extension
  • NN Retail Lease
  • Memo of Lease (recordable)
  • Office Lease – Long
  • Office Lease- Short
  • Pre-agreement to execute Lease
  • Auto-renewing short lease
  • Shopping Center NNN lease
  • Standard Modified Gross Industrial Lease
  • Meth Lab Disclosure
  • Mold Disclosure
  • Patent infringement
  • BOMA measurements disclosure
  • Commercial Broker Lien Law
LOI (Letters of Intent)
  • Good Faith
  • Lease LOI
  • LOI simple
  • Retail Lease LOI
Other Forms
  • Rent Roll – commercial
  • Compensation Agreement
  • Confidentiality Agreement
  • Confidentiality Agreement with non-compete
  • Counteroffer
  • Agency Disclosure
  • First Right of Refusal to Expand premises
  • First Right of Refusal to Purchase
  • Non-Compete (2 versions)
  • Notarization
  • Assignment of Lease
  • Credit Application Option
  • Brokerage clause for lease
  • Commercial Lease Application
  • Personal Guaranty of Lease
  • Due Diligence Checklists
  • ADA & Hazardous Disclosure
Tenant Rep Forms
  • Advantages of Retaining a Tenant Rep
  • Notice of Tenant Rep appointment
  • Tenant Rep Agreement (simple)
To Earn The Designation

To earn the designation, you must complete 15 classes and pass a comprehensive final examination. The exam is an open book 200 question comprehensive review that you take at home. It also asks you to “write up a deal” in response to one of 3 specific topics. The essay’s purpose is to help you to “pull together” what you have learned from many, if not all, of the classes you have completed. Many graduates have told us that the essay helped them get their “footing” with their own deals, after becoming certified.

The Institute will then provide your Certificate, a license to use the Certified Commercial Leasing Specialist (CCLS) title, the CD containing practical forms that you can use right away in your practice. You will also receive a professional profile webpage that displays your own practice areas and submarkets, so potential clients can find you easily. You can get warm and hot leads as a result. As your practice evolves, you provide us with changes you want on your own webpage (we do the work).


“I just received the wonderful Certificate you sent. I will place it in my office so everyone sees it. I really appreciate the extra effort that you and your team put forward to be the Best of the Best! I want to be the best at what I do. Your Classes can get me there! I find that this career is challenging, so it keeps my interest. I just wish I had started sooner. Thank you again for the Education you are offering by having such First Class Instructors, course material, and staff!
~ Bill Farretta, Certified Commercial Sales Specialist, PLLC, REMax 2000”

“When I was facing a career change (retiring from the Air Force) I wanted to hit the ground fast. I took the Certified Commercial Sales and Leasing Specialist programs. With your practical training under my belt, it was easy to become accepted right away in a large national commercial brokerage. Now, in only two years, I am making more than I did as an officer in the Air Force, and have gained recognition as a top performer. Thanks, CREI.
~ Kevin Hanford, Sperry Van Ness.

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