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Craig Fernsler, CCIM

Craig Fernsler, CCIM

KW Commercial
Business Broker
Montgomery County, PA
KW Commercial

About Me

For over 23 years, Craig has specialized in commercial and investment properties of all types, large or small, with helping his clients increase their bottom line, maximize their wealth, and to legally minimize tax consequences for every transaction. These methods include 1031 Exchanges, Cost Segregation, Installment Sales, Deferred Sales Trusts, Charitable Remainder Trusts, and Triple Net Retail Properties. In 1989, Craig purchased his first investment property - Since then, he has bought or sold approximately $16.3 million of his own personal Commercial/Investment properties, ranging from single family homes to apartment buildings to retail strip centers to vacation homes. He continues to invest in real estate to enlarge his assets and has owned several limited liability companies for this purpose. As both a principal and a real estate broker, he has completed several 1031 exchanges, which defer 100 percent of any Federal capital gains tax. Craig has saved hundreds of thousands of Capital Gains Taxes for his clients through many different strategies. Fernsler holds the coveted Certified Commercial Investment Member® (CCIM) designation. A CCIM is a recognized expert in the commercial and investment real estate industry and is proficient not only in theory, but also in practice. CCIM is part of a global commercial real estate network with members across North America and in more than 30 countries. This professional organization closes thousands of transactions annually, representing a projected $400 billion in value. Of the more than 150,000 commercial real estate professionals in the United States, only an estimated 6 percent hold the prestigious CCIM designation. Fernsler is the current First Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Region for CCIM international and was the President for the PA/NJ/DE CCIM Chapter for 2012. Fernsler also has extensive experience in land development and acquisitions, for brokerage as well as his own companies, in several counties and two states. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS Craig earned the prestigious CCIM designation (Certified Commercial and Investment Member) for commercial/ Investment realtors after completing an intensive course of study through the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute. Held by only 6 percent of commercial real estate practitioners in North America, this designation is the highest conferred within the fields of commercial and investment real estate. Craig also holds the industry designations of GRI (Graduate of the Realtor Institute) and SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist), as well as a Series 22 and 63 securities license. Since 2006, he also has taught Commercial Real Estate continuing education to real estate professionals.


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