Why do business with a CCIM

CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Members) is a recognized expert in the commercial and investment real estate industry. CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Members) is a recognized expert in the commercial and investment real estate industry.

Gayle Berkbigler, CCIM takes a different approach to real estate, one that is built on personal touches, win-win deals, and positive results. Gayle utilizes the latest technologies, market research, and business strategies to exceed your expectations. More importantly, she listens and that means she finds solutions that are tailored to you and your needs. Outstanding client service, experienced business practices, and ingenious marketing strategies are what make our team the most trusted team in the area.

Gayle’s extensive knowledge and experience provide the expertise to consult her clients in investing, buying, selling, leasing, land acquisition and development. Gayle is passionate about any project she takes on and is committed to exceeding her client’s expectations at every level. Her negotiation skills acquired as an Oil Gas Trader/Marketer combined with extensive study and experience in Commercial and Residential Real Estate; provide her the edge in marketing, communication, and negotiation. Gayle has been consistently recognized for being and staying at the top of her industry as well as, creating and giving back to organizations and her community.

What is a CCIM Designation?

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2014 CCIM Central Texas Volunteer Recognition Award
2014, 2015 "REALTOR® of the Year" Finalist - TX Association of Builders - State of Texas Greater Austin Home Builders Association
2013 Presidential Award - Greater Austin Home Builders Association
2010 “REALTOR® of the Year” for The State of Texas - TX Association of Builders
2010 “REALTOR® of the Year” - Greater Austin Home Builders Association
2010-2011 “REALTOR® of the Year” for the State of Texas and Southwest Region - TX Association of Builders
2010-2011 “REALTOR® of the Year” - Greater Austin Home Builders Association
2007 Max Award Winner, Best Marketing Brochure
2005 HBA Affiliate of the Year
2022 CCIM Institute Chapter Activities Subcommittee
2019 CCIM Central Texas Chapter, President
2018 CCIM Central Texas Chapter, Vice President
2018 CCIM Central Texas Chapter, Treasurer
2017-2019 CCIM Central TX Executive Board, 2019 President
2017 Founder of LTCRE Property Exchange (Lake Travis Commercial Real Estate Property Exchange)
2014-2022 CCIM Central Texas Chapter Founder & Chairman of annual Fund-raiser Golf Tournament for CCIM Scholarships
2013-2022 CCIM Central Texas Chapter Board of Directors
2013 Earned the Commercial Real Estate "CCIM" certification
Greater Austin Home Builders Association, Board of Directors, 4 year term
Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Lake Travis, Class 005
2006 Co-Founder & Program Chair of Lakeway/ Bee Cave Chapter of the Home Builders Association
Creator and Art Director of "It Takes A Stud To Build A Home" Custom Builder Calendar
2004-2006 Chair of Annual HBA Golf Tournament
Co-creator of Texas Real Estate Commission MCE Class- “How to Sell a Custom Home” & "Shades of Green"'
2010-2017 Founder & Coordinator of "The Gayle Berkbigler HBA Golf Classic" a Lakeway/Bee Cave Chapter Annual Community Fundraiser Golf Tournament, resulting in financial donations to:
Donations to: Lake Travis Education Foundation *Lake Travis Families for Families * Operation Finally Home* Lake Travis
Donations to: HBA of Greater Austin * Lake Travis Project Graduation

Working with a CCIM Professional

Experience Backed By Education

For more than 40 years, Certified Commercial Investment Members (CCIMs) have been recognized as experts in commercial investment real estate. Backed by the most challenging education program in the industry, CCIMs bring an exceptional level of real-world experience, market knowledge, and negotiation skills to each client assignment. Today, about 10,000 professionals hold the CCIM designation throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Commercial real estate users, owners, and investors recognize a CCIM as the first person to call for advice and direction in commercial real estate.

Only six percent of all commercial real estate practitioners hold the elite CCIM designation, which reflects not only the caliber of the program, but why it is one of the most coveted and respected designations in the industry.

Each CCIM has successfully completed a graduate-level program comprised of 200 hours of education. The curriculum focuses on financial, market, user decision, and investment analyses - the cornerstones of real estate use and investment, CCIM courses are refined regularly to keep current with a changing and dynamic industry.

Candidates for the designation must also submit a portfolio of qualifying experience showing a depth of practical knowledge in the field, and successfully pass a day-long comprehensive exam. This designation process ensures that CCIMs are proficient not only in theory, but also in practice.


All certified Commercial Investment Members have mastered such theories and issues as the time value of money, measuring investment performance, cash flow, analyzing the best use of a site, property supply and demand, evaluating and managing risk, lease versus own analysis, market demographics, negotiations, tax implications, financing options, and geospatial technology. And in an industry that requires expertise, CCIMs have also developed one or more specialites:










Institutional Investment

Trouble Assets

Asset Management

Property Management

Corporate Real Estate

Tax-deferred Exchanges

International Real Estate



CCIMs apply this expertise to each brokerage assignment, lease negotiation, development project, or consulting role involving every commercial property type: office buildings, industrial properties, retail space, multifamily dwellings, hotels and motels, senior living facilities, special purpose real estate and land.

Unparalleled Online Tools

All CCIMs have access to the most comprehensive technology tools in commercial real estate. The Site To Do Business is the premier resource for marketing information and trends. It offers comprehensive integration of demographic information, GIS, and analytical and financial tools. The web- based application provides access to a variety of databases and reports, including demographics and maps, retail market potential, tapestry segmentation, consumer spending, business list data, flood source maps, Pictometry imagery, traffic counts, comparison reports, and satellite imagery.

The Site To Do Business converts raw data into valuable information, affording immeasurable knowledge to CCIMs for making the best real estate decisions on behalf of clients.

Integrated with the Site To Do Business is CCIMREDEX, a real estate data exchange and repository of commercial property data. It provides a platform for CCIM to research, analyze, and market properties all in one place. Property data is entered one time and distributed to multiple listing outlets nationwide.

Global Resources

Today, there are CCIMs in every state, across Canada and Mexico, and in more than 30 nations overseas. Domestically, the network encompasses more than 1,000 markets, large and small.

Globally, CCIMs comprise one of the largest commercial real estate networks in the wold. This powerful force means a CCIM has the resources to close a client transaction or provide a referral across the country or around the globe.

Why Use a CCIM?

There are countless benefits to working with a CCIM. Commercial real estate investment requires the counsel of a qualified professional. This holds true for the individual owner of an apartments building or the real estate director of a multinational corporation.

A Certified Commercial Investment Member provides clients with the assurance that every decision will be made in the best interest of the client’s long-term investment objective.

Industry experience. Unparalleled education. Today’s Technology. A network of support. These factors set CCIMs apart from the competition. Plus, CCIMs are bound to the strictest ethical guide- lines and standards of practice in the industry today.

When assembling a commercial real estate team, start with a CCIM.

Work With Gayle Berkbigler, CCIM

Gayle's extensive experience and knowledge allow her to guide her clients in everything from buying/selling to land acquisition and development consulting, accomplishing the highest amount of return for her clients on all real estate investments.

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