PHOENIX, ARIZONA – Three Valley commercial real estate professionals – including two from Menlo Group – recently earned the prestigious Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation by the CCIM Institute.
Steve Berghoff, CCIM, Vice President, Menlo Group; Mark Haslip, MBA | CCIM, Vice President, Menlo Group; and Neil Sherman, CCIM, Managing Director, Sperry Commercial Global Affiliates, Insignia CRE, each earned the honor.
“Earning the CCIM designation takes significant effort, transaction experience, and commitment. We are proud to have these three professionals join our community of designees while the chapter continues to provide this world class education in commercial real estate,” said Jenette Bennett, CCIM, First Vice President and Shareholder with Kidder Mathews and President of the Central Arizona CCIM Chapter.
Berghoff specializes in the leasing, sale and acquisition of medical and professional office properties. He works with property owners and landlords across Metro Phoenix with an emphasis on the East Valley and South Scottsdale markets.
Berghoff started his real estate career in 2003 at Clayton Companies, where he represented leasing and sales transactions for a privately held real estate portfolio. He previously attended Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, graduating with a BS in business administration.
He is active with the FBI Phoenix Citizens Academy and the Scottsdale Police Department Citizens Academy.
Haslip started at Menlo Group in 2017. He specializes in the sales and leasing of office and investment properties with an emphasis in medical and dental tenant/buyer representation. He has helped many of the Valley’s dentists and doctors start up, relocate and expand their practices.
Prior to joining Menlo Group, he managed a multi-million-dollar territory for Henry Schein Dental, a Fortune 500 dental supply and equipment company.
Haslip graduated Cum Laude from the University of Utah, majoring in psychology and minoring in both chemistry and biology. He earned an MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Haslip spends time working with his local church youth group.
Sherman built the Sperry Commercial Phoenix office from four agents to 14 at its peak. He specializes in the selling, leasing, managing and financing of Arizona multifamily, office, industrial, retail and land for clients throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Sherman began his commercial real estate career in 1985 with the commercial division of Coldwell Banker. He joined Sperry Van Ness in 2000. He left from 2006 to 2009 to run Axxion Partners and Axxiom Commercial Mortgage. He returned to SVN in September 2009 as Senior Vice President and Co-owner.
Sherman has served on the boards of Boys & Girls Clubs and Valley Big Brothers and Big Sisters.
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.
Learn more about CCIM Institute’s education and designation program at ccim.com.