Will Byington, director of real estate for Atrium Health Floyd, is now a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM).

CCIMs can help companies minimize risk, get the maximum return on investments and make wiser business decisions.

Candidates are required to complete extensive educational courses and pass a comprehensive exam. They must also demonstrate thorough experience in commercial real estate. Fewer than 10% of commercial real estate professionals achieve the designation. Byington has been with Atrium Health Floyd for seven years and has been involved in real estate for 20 years