CCIM Central Arizona Chapter representatives in Pittsburgh (Left to right) Eli Mastracci, Phoenix West Commercial, LLC; Tucker Mackenzie, Hawkins Companies; Bobbie Mastracci, Phoenix West Commercial, LLC; Thomas Ellixson, Menlo Group CRE; Eric Ferber, Cutler Commercial; Marina Hammersmith, Orion Investment Real Estate; Nick Miner, Orion Investment Real Estate; and Jason Triano, Menlo Group Commercial Real Estate. 

The CCIM designation signifies expertise in the commercial real estate profession


PHOENIX, ARIZONA (October 25, 2021) — The CCIM Central Arizona and CCIM Southern Arizona chapters have recognized seven members who recently earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation, the global standard for professional achievement in commercial real estate, from the CCIM Institute.

Headquartered in Chicago, CCIM Institute is one of the largest global commercial real estate networks.

The following Arizona CCIM chapter members were among the 122 industry professionals who earned the CCIM designation during the organization’s fall CCIM Comprehensive Exam testing session, which was held in Pittsburgh.

Thomas Ellixson, Menlo Group CRE, Central Arizona; Eric Ferber, Cutler Commercial, Central Arizona; David Luke, CommLoan, Central Arizona; Tucker Mackenzie, Hawkins Companies, Central Arizona; Eli Mastracci, Phoenix West Commercial LLC, Central Arizona; Jason Triano, Menlo Group CRE, Central Arizona; and Michelle Cunningham, Fort Lowell Realty, Southern Arizona.

“These latest designees join an exclusive global commercial real estate community, one that represents the highest level of expertise, experience, and ethics in the industry,” said Timothy S. Blair, CCIM, 2021 global president of CCIM Institute. “That’s why people look to this CCIM pin – each of us brings sophisticated analysis and evaluation skills to the table to make the most of every deal while never losing sight of the human factor – our clients and those we work with on a deal.”

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.

“Obtaining the CCIM designation is not easy, but it’s worth it. They say that if it were easy, everyone would do it,” said Central Arizona Chapter President Todd Hamilton, CCIM, SIOR, Citywide Commercial Real Estate. “When I transact with a fellow CCIM designee, I know that I’m dealing with an intelligent person that I can trust. We applaud and congratulate the newest Arizona designees.”

CCIM Institute is a global community of approximately 13,000 members, more than 50 chapters, and 30 countries that educates and connects the world’s leading experts in investment strategy, financial analysis, and market analysis.

CCIM Southern Arizona representatives in Pittsburgh (Left to right) Gary Heinfeld, Advisors in Real Estate, Inc.; Michelle Cunningham, Fort Lowell Realty; James Robertston Jr.; Cody McGuire, National Bank of Arizona; and R. Craig Finfrock, Commercial Retail Advisors.








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-plus 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 approximately 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