NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (April 18, 2024) Coldwell Banker Commercial Atlantic announced today that one of the brand’s brokerage professionals, Julia Donovan, CIPS, was awarded the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation by the CCIM Institute, one of the leading commercial real estate associations in the world.

According to the CCIM Institute, “CCIM Designees are proven leaders in commercial real estate who care as much about the expertise, ethical responsibility, and quality of their service, as they do about the result.” Individuals earn their CCIM designation by completing a rigorous program including an elite curriculum; demonstrating a depth of proven experience; and exemplifying a commitment to ethics and deal-making.

Donovan is a highly accomplished and licensed real estate agent, recognized for her expertise in residential investment properties and commercial properties. With a strong educational background, she holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Rocky Mountain College. Originally from China, Donovan has resided in the United States since 2005, which has allowed her to develop a deep understanding of both cultures and languages.

Donovan’s career in real estate is distinguished by her extensive sales experience and exceptional bilingual abilities in Chinese and English. She leverages her language skills to bridge the gap between her Chinese clients and the American real estate market, providing invaluable translation assistance and ensuring a seamless experience throughout the entire transaction process.

Recognized as a top-performing agent in both 2021 and 2022, Donovan’s commitment to excellence is evident in her track record of success. Her exceptional results have earned her a reputation as a trusted and reliable advisor in the real estate community. Donovan is also a member of the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) network, specializing in assisting international buyers in their real estate endeavors.

“Coldwell Banker Commercial’s dedication to service, integrity and education closely aligns with the CCIM philosophy and curriculum. We are proud to gratulate on Julia on earning the prestigious CCIM designation,” said Dan Spiegel, senior vice president and managing director for Coldwell Banker Commercial.

Since 1967, more than 20,000 commercial real estate professionals in over 30 countries around the world have completed the CCIM Designation program. According to the CCIM Institute, industry research demonstrates that CCIM Designees significantly outperform non-designated professionals across key metrics, including compensation. The CCIM Institute has built a reputation as the world’s premier commercial real estate organization, delivering the most in-depth education, analytical tools, technology and marketing resources available in the commercial real estate industry. Its 59 local chapters across the globe offer networking, deal-making, and educational opportunities, with members hailing from all areas of the commercial real estate industry. Learn more at

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Coldwell Banker Commercial Atlantic, an affiliate of Coldwell Banker Commercial®, provides commercial real estate solutions serving the needs of owners and occupiers in the leasing, acquisition and disposition of all property types.  With a collaborative network of independently owned and operated affiliates, the Coldwell Banker Commercial organization comprises almost 200 companies and more than 3,000 professionals throughout the U.S. and internationally. For additional information, visit