LeAnn Hume, Branch Manager of Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce Boise Office Receives Certified Leasing Specialist Designation

BOISE, ID—Nov. 14, 2013—LeAnn Hume, the principal and branch manager of the Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce Boise office, has received the prestigious Certified Leasing Specialist (CLS) designation from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). This certification demonstrates that Hume has mastered a body of knowledge that represents the full scope of leasing in retail real estate.

“LeAnn has always been one to be admired and respected,” said Michael M. Lawson, president and CEO of Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce. “She is now one of only seven other professionals in the entire state of Idaho who can claim the CLS certification. We congratulate LeAnn for her dedication to her clients by furthering her education.”

The ICSC based the rigorous CLS exam on extensive industry research, designed to gauge the knowledge, skills and experience of those candidates seeking to qualify to hold the CLS designation. In building the exam, the CLS Admissions & Governing Committee oversaw a methodical and comprehensive investigation into the content that should assessed. Their research resulted in the identification of 62 essential competency areas organized into nine knowledge domains.

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Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce, an independently owned and operated member of the Cushman & Wakefield Alliance, has been the leading provider of real estate brokerage services for more than 30 years. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, the firm has offices throughout Utah, Nevada, Idaho and Washington. It offers consulting, brokerage, tenant and landlord representation, property and facilities management, and valuation services to corporations, institutions and investors throughout the Intermountain West and Pacific Northwest.  For more information, and for property listings, broker information, market category reports and more visit

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