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 the following designation for real estate professionals:

  • Certified Commercial Advisor (CCA)

This 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 many states as a real estate school and offers both live course instruction and online education. 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. NAREA is an association that provides educational classes to real estate professionals.

Mr. Holman is also president of Overland Group, Inc., a multi-faceted real estate organization that provides, through its independently-owned and operated companies, brokerage, construction, development, financing, property management and real estate investing for its clients in both commercial and residential real estate.

Mr. Holman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business.

Mr. Holman is past president of the Utah Apartment Association and has been a member of the Centerville City Council, a member of the Davis School District Foundation Board, and a founding member of the Centerville-Farmington Rotary Club. Mr. Holman holds the following licenses: Real Estate Broker’s License and General Contractor’s License. He is affiliated with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and holds the following designations: CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) with the CCIM Institute; CPM (Certified Property Manager) with the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM); CCA (Certified Commercial Advisor) with the National Association of Real Estate Advisors (NAREA); CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) with the Residential Real Estate Council (RRC); SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist) with the National Association of Realtors; and CDEI (Certified Distance Education Instructor) with the International Distance Education Certification Center (IDECC).