Dick Havens, President of GEOCORP, is a recognized market leader and property expert. His active involvement in marketing and brokerage activities from the perspective of property valuation and appreciation brings added value to each assignment and enhances his ability to serve the needs of discerning clientele. Prior to joining the team, Dick launched a successful construction company and established Havens Investment Real Estate, Inc. His immense experience spans over 40 years and includes a special interest in historic properties leading him to graduate from the National Trust For Historic Preservation’s Historic Real Estate Program. His professional real estate designations, Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and Graduate of the Realtors Institute (GRI) reflect his desire to provide the best and most qualified service to his clients and associates. He is a multi-state broker and is a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), The Realtor’s Land Institute (RLI), The International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) and is the 2014 President of The Carolinas Chapter Realtors Land Institute.
His educational background reflects two degrees, with different shades of Blue – Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dick is also an honored veteran, having served in the United States Air Force.
What is a CCIM?
A CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) is a recognized expert in the commercial and investment real estate industry. The CCIM lapel pin is earned after successfully completing a designation process that ensures CCIMs are proficient not only in theory, but also in practice. This elite corps of CCIMs includes brokers, leasing professionals, investment counselors, asset managers, appraisers, corporate real estate executives, property managers, developers, institutional investors, commercial lenders, attorneys, bankers, and other allied professionals.
A CCIM is part of a global commercial real estate network with members across North America and more than 30 countries. This professional network has enabled CCIM members to close thousands of transactions annually, representing more than $200 billion in value. As a result, the experts who possess the CCIM designation are an invaluable resource for commercial real estate owners, investors, and users.
CCIMs have completed a designation curriculum that covers essential CCIM skill sets including ethics, interest-based negotiation, financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis, and investment analysis for commercial investment real estate. CCIMs have completed a portfolio demonstrating the depth of their commercial real estate experience. Finally, they have demonstrated their proficiency in the CCIM skill sets by successfully completing a comprehensive examination. Only then is a designation candidate awarded the coveted CCIM pin, joining the ranks of highly skilled commercial and investment real estate experts.
Over 13,000 commercial real estate professionals have earned the designation. Currently, 3,000 professionals are pursuing their CCIM designation.
What is a GRI?
The Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) symbol is the mark of a real estate professional who has made the commitment to provide a high level of professional services by securing a strong educational foundation.
Buying property is a complex and stressful task. In fact, it’s often the biggest single investment you will make in your lifetime. At the same time, real estate transactions have become increasingly complicated.
New technology, laws, procedures and the increasing sophistication of buyers and sellers requires real estate practitioners to perform at an ever-increasing level of professionalism.
- Have pursued a course of study that represents the minimum common body of knowledge for progressive real estate professionals.
- Have developed a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to navigate the current real estate climate—no matter what its condition.
- Are recognized nationally.
- Act with professionalism and are committed to serving their clients and customers with the highest ethical standards.