Become a Certified Commercial Advisor

We train the nation’s top real estate professionals on how to broker and invest in commercial real estate.


NAREA is the National Association of Real Estate Advisors. We are the leader in training the nation’s top real estate professionals on how to advise their clients about buying, selling and investing in real estate.” NAREA was founded in 2012 by Ken Holman, a nationally-recognized real estate instructor, broker and investor. Since then, NAREA has established two designations for real estate professionals;

  • Certified Residential Advisor (CRA)
  • Certified Commercial Advisor (CCA)


Each designation requires real estate licensees to master a series of educational courses to develop the level of expertise to be called an “Advisor.” An advisor is one who gives advice. They have the knowledge and wisdom to “advise” their clients on all aspects of real estate, whether it’s buying or selling a residential or commercial property or “advising” them on how to invest in quality real estate projects.

NAREA is qualified in most states a qualified real estate school and offers both live course instruction and online education. With a few exceptions, each course is approved for continuing education in every state. Some courses qualify for CORE education while others qualify for ELECTIVE education, both of which are required to meet the continuing educational requirements for each Division of Real Estate.




Meet The Instructor

Kenneth T. Holman founded the National Association of Real Estate Advisors (NAREA) in 2012 to educate real estate professionals on how to list, sell, lease, manage and advise their clients about commercial real estate. Mr. Holman is also president of Overland Group, Inc., a multi-faceted real estate organization that provides brokerage, construction, development, financing, property management, and real estate investment consulting to its clients for both commercial and residential properties. He holds three licenses: a real estate broker’s license, a general contractor’s license, and a mortgage loan originator’s license through the National Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS). He is affiliated with the following organizations: the National Association of REALTORS (NAR), the CCIM Institute, and the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). He holds both the CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) and the CPM (Certified Property Manager) designations. Mr. Holman holds a bachelor of science degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University Marriott School of Management and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business. He is the past-president of the Utah Apartment Association and has been a member of the Centerville City Council, a member of the David School District Foundation Board, and a founding member of the Centerville-Farmington Rotary Club.