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What is a CRI Charterholder?


The CRI Certification is a forward-thinking initiative that seeks to give the public confidence in the professionals and fiduciaries within the commercial real estate industry. Until now, neither individual nor institutional investors had a universally accepted criteria to identify professionals that possessed the combination of knowledge, practical experience, education and ethical standards necessary to lead, transact, and advise.

Fiduciary Participant

A fiduciary participant is a service professional who:

The CRI Society awards a CRI Charter holder or CRI Associate a limited revocable right to use the CRI Charter or CRI Associate designation.


CRI Society

The CRI Society is a tax-exempt, independent and transparent section 501 (c) 6 association of service professionals founded in 1999 that helps ensure the safety of the public and other stakeholders by supervising its real estate certification, the CRI Charter, and its professional designation, the CRI Associate.

Our Mission

The mission of the CRI Society is to recognize ethics-based competency in the global real estate industry for the benefit of the public through the award of a limited, revocable right to hold its CRI Charter or CRI Associate designation.

Our Function

The function of the CRI Charter and CRI Associate designation is to certify the competency and ethical conduct evidenced by a fiduciary participant in the real estate investment and / or portfolio decision-making and / or implementation processes.

About CRI Designations

Learn more about the CRI Designations, the all the benefits it has to offer.

CRI Charterholders & Associates

Consider joining our ranks and view our current CRI Charter Holders.

Board of Governors

Learn more about the CRI Society and our Board Members leading the organization.