About The CCIM Institute

The CCIM Institute has a global footprint, an unrivaled reputation, and a suite of unparalleled offerings to elevate commercial real estate professionals committed to ethics, elevated reputation, and deal-making. The CCIM Designation and coursework serve to distinguish these professionals amongst peers, clients, businesses, and within the communities they serve.  

The CCIM Institute Membership

The membership of The CCIM Institute is as diverse as the industry itself, representing top professionals across all property types and markets worldwide. Members of The CCIM Institute are the dealmakers, game-changers, and go-to experts in more than 1,000 local markets in 30 countries. This coveted audience also covers all areas of the deal, including acquisition, valuation, due diligence, financing, development, and value creation.

Tap into the advertising and promotional power of Commercial Connections magazine to reach our coveted and influential audience. Maximize your reach through additional advertising in CCIM.com, CCIM DealShare, and The CCIM Institute’s member e-publications.

20 Years

AVERAGE EXPERIENCE

in commercial real estate from members of The CCIM Institute

81%

of Members

are well educated with 81% possessing graduate or undergraduate degrees

CCIM Connections Magazine

CCIM Connections is the official publication of The CCIM Institute, an affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®, the leader in commercial real estate education, and the premier networking organization for the industry. The magazine reports on the latest trends, current developments, and highlights CCIM Designees’ successes within the industry.

CCIM Connections is offered quarterly as a print and online magazine, along with a monthly podcast with leading figures in the industry. Reach more than 45,000 top-performing commercial investment real estate professionals with CCIM Connections magazine’s print, podcast, and online offerings.

The magazine is sent in print and digital editions to approximately 13,000 commercial real estate professionals with an average pass-along rate of 69%.

Top Services Referred and Used by Readers

  • Legal
  • Appraisal
  • Financing

Top Reader Business Activities

  • Brokerage
  • Investment
  • Leasing

Financing Decision-Makers

Nearly 94% of CCIM Connections readers help clients obtain commercial real estate financing by contacting capital sources directly, referring these sources to clients, and helping select capital sources.

88%

Refer to CCIM Connections ads when making a decision

91%

Read the print edition of CCIM CONNECTIONS MAGAZINE

Editorial Calendar

All dates below are subject to change.

IssueSpace ClosingMaterials DueEstimated mailing date
Winter 2023Nov. 15, 2023Nov. 21, 2023Dec. 18, 2023
Spring 2024Feb. 12, 2024Feb. 20, 2024Mar. 21, 2024
Summer 2024May 14, 2024May 21, 2024Jun. 20, 2024
Fall 2024Aug. 13, 2024Aug. 20, 2024Sep. 19, 2024
Winter 2024Nov. 14, 2024Nov. 19, 2024Dec. 19, 2024

In Every Issue

Market Trends: Tidbits from eight sectors in real estate for investment professionals.

CCIM Q&A: Hear from a diverse group of CCIMs on a broad range of topics.

By the Numbers: Forecasts on commercial real estate markets from an industry leader.

Briefings: Take a deep dive into tax or legal issues affecting commercial properties.

Site To Do Business: Case Study: See what goes into complex valuations of various property types

Investment Analysis: Expert perspectives on investment and brokerage topics.

Commercial Real Estate Innovations: Keep tabs on technology that could give your business an edge.

Deal Makers: CCIM transaction highlights.

Industry Voices: Thoughts and perspectives from thought leaders in commercial real estate

The CCIM Institute Foundation: The latest news on scholarships and research initiatives from The CCIM Institute’s 501(c)(3) charitable organization

CCIM Connections Magazine Rates

Unit Rates

1x2x4x8x
Full Page$4,800$4,650$4,500$4,400
1/2 Page$3,500$3,400$3,400$3,300
1/4 Page$2,200$2,200$2,000$1,700

Cover Rates

1x2x4x8x
Cover 2$5,200$4,950$4,700$4,500
Cover 3$5,000$4,800$4,600$4,400
Cover 4$5,300$5,050$4,800$4,600

Additional Opportunities

Cover Attachment (1/2 Page)$5,800
Polybagged Outsert$6,000Advertiser responsible for printing and shipping of outsert to mail facility
Insert Advertisement Card$5,200With or without perforation
Two-Page Barrel-Fold Cover$10,000

Thought Leadership Opportunities

Commercial Connections Advertorial Article (one per issue): $9,000

Leverage our expertise and resources for topic selection, choosing a writer, editing, and even design to ensure your two-page advertorial resonates as strongly as possible with our readership. Or you can choose to submit a print-ready advertorial spread. (Size: 17″x10¾” with a ¼” bleed)

Commercial Connections CRE Innovations Column (one per issue): $6,000

If you’re a CRE technology company, the CRE Innovations column is an ideal solution for highlighting your product or service and showcasing your expertise, while also elevating your brand. You’ll provide the copy and associated charts or graphics, and we’ll design it to seamlessly fit in the magazine. The column is 1½ pages in length.

Sponsored Content: $1,500-1,800

The exclusive opportunity for thought leadership via CCIM Insider e-newsletter. (Specs: 5-8 word headline, 100 words or less of body copy, 2-3 word call to action, click through URL, and an optional 728px x 300px image)
Please note: A clear sponsored content disclaimer will run across the spread. Commercial Connections retains final editorial approval.

Commercial Connections Specs

UnitSpecsIndesign Template
1 Page8.5″ x 10.75″Download Now
1/2 Page Horizontal6.75″ x 4.5″Download Now
1/2 Page Vertical4.25″ x 9″Download Now
1/4 Page4.25″ x 4.5″Download Now
Cover Attachment8.25″ x 5.5″Download Now
Insert Advertisement Card8.75″ x 11.125″
Two-Page Barrel-Fold Cover
Includes inside front cover and bifold spread)
16.25″ x 10.75″
Advertorial Spread16.76″x10.88″ with 1/8″ bleed or 1,500 words or less
CRE Innovations Column600 words or less

Bleed: .25″
Safety area: .375″ from page edge

  • Download the InDesign template to create your ad design. The template is sized to the correct specs above including size, margins and bleed. To submit your ad, export as a PDF with bleed and upload to the send my ad portal
  • All images should be CMYK and 300 DPI

Commercial Investment Real Estate
Podcast Underwriting

Launched in 2020, the CIRE monthly podcast is the perfect companion to the quarterly print magazine. Hear intimate conversations with industry leaders, where they share their expertise and experience on the latest trends in CRE. This exclusive branding opportunity provides omnichannel recognition with one podcast adapted into a column in each issue of the print and online versions of the magazine. Each podcast garners an average of 2,000-2,500 listeners. Email and social media promotion provides exposure to the full audience of over 45,000 commercial real estate professionals.

As the official underwriter of the CIRE podcast, you’ll receive:

  • Acknowledgement at the beginning of all podcasts along with a quick tagline.
  • Recognition whenever the podcast is promoted (i.e., social media, CCIM Insider e-newsletter, etc.).
  • Logo recognition on both the CIRE podcast landing page and in print on the CIRE podcast column.

Rates

3 Months6 Months12 mOnths
$4,000$6,000$12,000

CCIM.com Advertising

The Commercial Connections magazine section on CCIM.com is the go-to destination for commercial real estate deal-makers worldwide with nearly 400,000 pageviews each year. This section is rich with content from all present and past issues, along with web exclusives.

Two ads are available for run-of-site on the Commercial Connections magazine section on CCIM.com, including the CIRE podcast
landing page.

Each month, this area of the website receives nearly 33,000 pageviews (nearly 31,000 unique pageviews) from industry professionals looking for the latest trends, best practices, and analyses.

Ad placementRaTESpecs
Top Position$4,000/mo300px x 250px
Second Position$3,800/mo300px x 250px

Digital Advertising Specifications

  • Acceptable files: JPG, PNG, GIF
    • Max file size: 40KB
    • Animated GIFs must not exceed 15 seconds (animated GIFs not in CCIM Insider)
  • Click-through URL should be provided as a tracking URL.*

*Note: Ad analytics are not provided by The CCIM Institute for digital ad placements. It is the responsibility of the advertiser to create a tracking URL to analyze their ad metrics.

400,000

avg. Pageviews each year

33,000

Avg. MOnthly Pageviews

Retargeting Campaign

Retargeting is a type of digital advertising that enables marketers to create highly targeted ad campaigns that reach their desired audience across the internet. By utilizing retargeting technology on association websites, marketers capture a prequalified audience to turn association members and supporters into customers of their own. 

Provide your campaign budget and your ads will run until contracted impressions are met on CCIM’s websites. Submitting all materials as recommended will provide the highest placement rate and allow the system to best optimize your ad campaign for performance. Keep the message simple and the text as large and easy-to-read as possible.

Rates

AD TypeRates
Banner Ad Retargeting$40 CPM*
Video Retargeting$70 CPM*

*Note: Minimum 100,000 impressions

Specs

Advertiser to provide the materials as noted for the contracted display ads or video for the Retargeting Campaign:

Required Display Ad Assets:

Display banners for both desktop and mobile in all of these sizes:

  • 300×250
  • 300×600
  • 160×600
  • Click-through URL
  • 320×50
  • 300×50
  • 728×90

Recommended Ad Formats:

  • JPG or PNG (Static Image) 
  • GIF (Animated – Max. 15 seconds of looping) 

Sponsored Content E-Blasts

Completely custom HTML e-blasts sent from The CCIM Institute to approximately 9,000 members in the U.S. and Canada. Inventory is limited and contracted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Rate: $4,500 per email

Materials Requirements for Advertisers

  • Fully designed, ready-to-send email in an HTML file
    • Email platforms can display your content differently, so it is recommended to use a testing service to confirm html validation and deliverability of code.
  • Subject line for email (40 characters, recommended; 78 maximum)
  • Pre-Header text for the email (75 characters maximum)

9,000

Approx. Circulation

HTML Specifications:

  • 650 px wide (recommended)
  • Footer to include Company Name, Valid Postal Address, Email Address
  • Mobile responsive
  • Build the HTML file with tables instead of DIV
  • All images and fonts need to be linked to the appropriate files hosted on your servers (no local files)
  • All hyperlinks need to be embedded
  • Avoid a single image as the eblast.

General Requirements:

  • Materials are due on Monday, two weeks before the scheduled send date. A delay in materials or advertiser approval could jeopardize the send date.
  • All content is subject to review by The CCIM Institute
  • Necessary alterations are the responsibility of and at the expense of the advertiser 
  • Materials that do not meet the stated advertising specifications will be rejected 
  • Disclaimer will be added to the top of the email “This message is brought to you by The CCIM Institute sponsor ____”
  • Advertiser will be provided one proof for review before the final send

CCIM Insider E-newsletter

CCIM Insider, the CCIM Institute’s monthly e-newsletter, provides CCIM Institute members with timely information and stories about CCIM Institute events, programs, benefits, and services, as well as updates on crucial commercial real estate industry news. Sent to 13,000 members, CCIM Insider allows you to send your message straight to the inboxes of the elite members of the CCIM Institute. The CCIM Insider e-newsletter is distributed monthly — on the second Tuesday of each month.

PlacementSpecs1x3x6x12x
Top Banner728px x 90px$1,250$1,150$1,050$950
Middle Square300px x 250 px$900$800$700$600
Lower Banner728px x 90px$600$500$400$300

All listed above represent pricing per month. Advertiser may supply a tracking link for lead generation purposes. Ads will be labeled as Sponsored Content.

Sponsored Content: $1,500-1,800

The exclusive opportunity for thought leadership via CCIM Insider e-newsletter. (Specs: 5-8 word headline, 100 words or less of body copy, 2-3 word call to action, click through URL, and an optional 728px x 300px image)
Please note: A clear sponsored content disclaimer will run across the spread. Commercial Connections retains final editorial approval.

13,000

CIRCUlation

35-48%

Avg. Open Rate

1-1.5%

AVG. Click Through rate

Sponsored Blog Posts

NEW Opportunity! Sponsor-provided content will live on the blog for no less than one (1) year.

Specifications

  • Blog title
  • Blog subtitle
  • 500-800 words of body copy
  • 1-2 supplemental images (JPEG or PNG format)

Blog Posts: $5,000 per post

Social Media Posts

Your sponsor-provided content is posted to the Institute’s Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram feeds.

Social Posts: $1,000 per post

PlacementSpecs and Guidelines
Twitter• Recommended specs: 1200px x 675px ad
• 100-280 characters max. text (with spaces)
• Call to action
• Click-through URL
LinkedIn• Recommended specs: 1200px x 627px ad
• 100-140 characters max. text (with spaces)
• Call to action
• Click-through URL
Facebook• Recommended specs: 1200px x 628px ad
• 300 characters max. text (with spaces)
• Call to action
• Click-through URL
Instagram• Recommended specs: 1080px x 1080px ad
• 125-250 characters max. text (with spaces)

Acceptable files: JPG, PNG

90,000+

Total Reach

(as of 5/15/24)

Webinars

Make your company’s name standout by sponsoring a CCIM webinar opportunity. Our sponsorship packages help you build and expand brand awareness through unique and engaging live webinars. Webinars are promoted across CCIM’s social media platforms, e-newsletter and website. Webinars are also archived on the CCIM website for at least 1 year.

Position yourself as a thought leader via a webinar. You create the content — we promote it to our influential audience. Lead generation is available with an opt-in during registration. Only four opportunities available in 2024 (topic subject to approval).

Put the focus on your brand when you underwrite an educational webinar from The CCIM Institute. These sessions attract an engaged audience that’s perfect for your branding.

2024 Event Lineup

The CCIM Institute events offer a global platform for businesses to connect with investors, developers, brokers, and top professionals in commercial real estate. Explore diverse sponsorship opportunities to meet your marketing goals!

Connect with the CCIM Institute’s leadership team and key decision-makers, as well as the newest group of candidates sitting for the Comprehensive Exam.

Join the incoming CCIM Chapter Presidents, officers, administrators, and RVPs from all across the country at the 2024 Chapter Officer Training. 

Join The CCIM Institute and the National Association of REALTORS® at their joint conference. This event holds a unique opportunity for an expanded audience. Prospectus coming soon!

Houston, TX I Sep. 28 – Oct. 1, 2024

Another incredible opportunity to connect with the CCIM Institute’s leadership team and key decision makers as well as the newest group of candidates sitting for the Comprehensive Exam.

Industry Partner Packages

Establish your company as a leader to members of The CCIM Institute and save up to 23% off published list prices for multi-channel advertising campaigns. All industry partners receive:

  • Company logo listed in a prominent location on the CCIM.com website
  • Link to partner’s home page from the CCIM.com website
  • Company logo and name recognition via social media, as appropriate
  • Company logo included on on-site signage at the Midyear and Annual Governance Meetings (and/or in virtual platform in the case of a hybrid event)
  • Additional deliverables as listed below…
GOLDRUBYSAPPHIREEMERALD
Annual Cost$70,000$45,000$25,000$15,000
Display advertising in Commercial Connections magazine3 Full Page Ads2 Full Page Ads1 Full Page Ad1 Half Page Ad
Display ad on the Commercial Connections magazine page of CCIM.com (best available position)6-Months4-Months2-Months1-Month
Editorial content in Commercial Connections magazine (print or online; subject to approval)IncludedIncluded
Sponsored content webinar(s) with lead generation opportunity21
Recognition in The CCIM Institute President’s quarterly video, reaching 13,000 members globallyIncludedIncluded
Recognition at the Midyear and Annual Governance MeetingsTop LogoProminent LogoProminent LogoCompany Name
Pre- or Post-event email to either Midyear or Annual Governance Meetings attendees (one-time use; email is subject to review/approval and will be sent by The CCIM Institute)Included
Email(s) to all members of The CCIM Institute211
Complimentary registrations to attend the Midyear and Annual Governance Meetings (per meeting)5432
Exhibit table at the Midyear and Annual Governance MeetingsIncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Credit to apply to Midyear or Annual Governance Meetings exhibit and/or sponsorship$10,000$5,000$5,000$3,500
Company logo included on meetings’ website(s)IncludedIncludedIncluded
Company logo and profile on the meetings’ mobile app(s)IncludedIncludedIncluded
Company logo listed in event marketing materials reaching 50,000+ commercial real estate professionals globallyIncludedIncludedIncluded
Verbal recognition from the podium during the Midyear and Annual Governance MeetingsIncludedIncludedIncluded
Credit to apply to C5 + CCIM Global Summit exhibit and/or sponsorship$10,000$5,000$5,000$3,000

Partner packages are highly customizable and can be tailored to fit your marketing goals and needs. Contact Heather to customize your package today!

Special Offer for Tech Companies

Bundle Price: $9,000

Technology keeps members of The CCIM Institute on the cutting edge of the industry – increasing their bandwidth and improving their daily productivity. Keep your brand at the forefront and fingertips of members with this curated package!

  • 40,000 impression ad retargeting campaign (value: $1,600)
  • Email to The CCIM Institute membership (value: $4,500)
  • Select ONE (1) of the following:
    • Four (4) social media posts (value: $4,000) and one (1) sponsored content placement in the CCIM Insider eNewsletter (value: $1,500)
    • CRE Innovations column in CCIM Connections magazine (value: $6,000)

40,000

guaranteed Impressions

via ad retargeting campaign

Approx.9,000

recipients

email to The CCIM Institute members

90,000+

SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWERS

across X (Twitter), LinkedIn, Facebook & Instagram

13,000%

circulation

CCIM Insider eNewsletter

45,000+

recipients

CCIM Connections magazine

Digital Ad Deadlines

2024 Digital Ad Deadlines

Month ad is
running in
Art deadline
January12/12
February1/12
March2/15
April3/15
May4/12
June5/15
July6/14
August7/12
September8/15
October9/13
November10/15
December11/15

2025 Digital ad deadlines

Month ad is
running in
Art deadline
January12/13
February1/13
March2/17
April3/17
May4/15
June5/15
July6/16
August7/15
September8/15
October9/15
November10/15
December11/17

Sponsored Eblast Deadlines

Must provide materials two weeks before your send date.

Ad Submission Requirements

  • Send digital ad materials to: [email protected]
  • When emailing us your materials, please include the client acronym in your subject line.
  • All advertisers are subject to review and publisher’s advertising policies.
  • Necessary alterations are the responsibility of and at the expense of the advertiser. All materials must be submitted in accordance with the published deadlines and meet the criteria stated in the advertising policy.

Ad Submission Info

PRINT REQUIREMENTS AND FORMATS

  • A high-resolution PDF/X-1a file is required for all ads.
  • Colors must be CMYK. No ICC profiles, RGB, or Pantone colors.
  • Resolution of all photography and scanned illustrations must be at least 300 dpi. Line art should be 600 dpi.
  • Vital copy and images must be at least 1/8” away from trim. Spread ads must have at least 3/8” total gutter.
  • Materials should be submitted without crop marks, but full-page ads should include the required 1/8” bleed.
  • All fonts used must be embedded in the PDF file.
  • Using the bold, italic, or other style keys is not encouraged. Please use the bold or italic version of the font. (For example, instead of making Adobe® Garamond bold with the style key, use the actual font for Adobe® Garamond Bold.)
  • Flatten all layers and set transparency to highest setting.
  • Ads must be suitable to print as-is. Association is not responsible for any errors in content.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Materials that do not meet the stated advertising specifications will be rejected.
  • Necessary alterations are the responsibility of and at the expense of the advertiser. All materials must be submitted in accordance with the published deadlines and meet the criteria stated in the advertising policy.

FOR PRINT SUBMISSION

For instructions on how to upload your A high-resolution PDF/X-1a file, click here.

FOR DIGITAL SUBMISSION

For digital submission please email [email protected] or you may upload directly into our submission portal.

For questions about your ad or the portal or if you need an invite, please reach out to [email protected].

For instructions on how to upload your file, click here.

PRODUCTION CONTACT

[email protected]

The YGS Group
3650 West Market Street
York, PA 17404
Tel: 717.505.9701

Contact your CCIM account executive today!

Heather Macaluso
Account Executive
717.430.2224
[email protected]

Schedule a Meeting

Terms & Conditions

All advertisements are subject to the approval of the Publisher.
Advertiser indemnifies The YGS Group and Certified Commercial Investment Member against losses or liabilities arising from this advertising. The YGS Group assumes no liability whatsoever, except to the extent of a one-time paid advertisement of the same specification, in the next or similar publication, if any proven or admitted errors or omissions have occurred. Full payment is due net 30 days upon receipt of the invoice. Interest shall be charged at 2% per month compounded to yield 26.82% per year on overdue accounts. A charge of $30.00 will be levied against all returned checks. Revisions to previously submitted ad copy are subject to additional charges. In the event of a contract cancellation, the advertiser/or agency agrees to repay The YGS Group any discounts granted on multiple insertions less any discount applicable for the number of insertions completed in the contract. All cancellations must be received in writing prior to the advertising sales deadline. All premium positions are noncancelable. Prices are net of agency commission. Ads may also appear in an online version of the publication(s). The YGS Group is not responsible for errors if a hard copy proof is not submitted with the electronic file. Sponsorships are non-cancelable.