Jeff Guild served for more than 20 years as a U.S. Navy SEAL, with tours of duty in Afghanistan, Europe, South America, and Africa. When he decided to retire from the military, he used the GI Bill—which supports education and job training for vets—to transition into commercial real estate by taking CCIM designation courses.
U.S. veterans, as well as eligible beneficiaries, can now take advantage of the institute’s CCIM Veterans in Real Estate Program, offered in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Benefits under the GI Bill will cover the cost of tuition and fees. “This was the most comprehensive pathway I found into the industry,” Guild says. “I was constantly researching the best ways to make up for lost time, and the answers always returned to CCIM Institute.”