Georgia real estate executive Frank Simpson, CCIM, was elected 2011 president of the CCIM Institute, an international commercial real estate group with 15,000 members worldwide.

The institute confers the certified commercial investment member (CCIM) designation to qualified commercial real estate and allied professionals.


Simpson is president of The Simpson Co., a full-service commercial real estate firm in Gainesville, Ga. He will be installed as president of the Institute at its fall business meetings this week in Orlando, Fla.

Simpson is the CCIM Institute’s 45th president and the fourth from Georgia. A 24-year commercial real estate veteran, he is a broker in northern Georgia and has developed several office and industrial buildings in the region.

He has represented both buyers and sellers in transactions involving industrial, retail, office, and special-purpose real estate such as churches. Clients have included several Fortune 500 companies, government entities, national retailers, hospitals and other commercial real estate users and investors.



Simpson served as the 2004 president of the 300-member Georgia CCIM Chapter. He is a life member and recipient of the Phoenix Award with the Board of Realtors.

Simpson serves on the Economic Development Council of the Greater Hall County Georgia Chamber of Commerce and is the founding president of the Hall County YMCA. He has also served on the Brenau University Advisory Board and numerous non-profit boards of directors.