• National Association of REALTORS®
• Certified Commercial Investment Manager CCIM
• Graduate of the REALTOR® Institute GRI Appraisal Foundation
• Nationally Certified USPAP Instructor
• Charter Member of the New Hampshire Commercial Industrial Board of REALTORS® (NHCIBOR)
• President of the Greater Manchester Board of REALTORS® (GMBR), 1985
• Participated In Numerous Committees
• Served on the Board of Directors of the New Hampshire Association of REALTORS® 1985-1986
• New Hampshire Real Estate Appraiser Board 2003 to November 2008
Chairman of the Board 2005 to July 2007
• Expert Witness Accepted By the New Hampshire Superior Court System, the Department of Revenue Administration, & the Board of Land & Tax Appeals
George F. Brooks III has been a firm believer in being involved in his community, as well as the professional organizations he belongs to. George served as Chairman of the New Hampshire Real Estate Appraiser Board for 28 months through July 2007. He was a board member through November of 2008.
As President of the Greater Manchester Board of REALTORS® in 1985, Mr. Brooks and the Board undertook the Computerization of the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). This was done in conjunction with the Nashua, Salem, Concord, and Portsmouth Boards of REALTORS®. The actions of these Boards ultimately led to the current statewide MLS offered by the Northern New England Real Estate Network (NNEREN).
Mr. Brooks also believes strongly in continuing education, starting with the attainment of the GRI designation in 1982. This designation highlights the importance of being a REALTOR®, as well as training in Residential sales techniques. It consisted of 120 hours of classroom and testing.
The CCIM designation was attained in 1993. The CCIM designation denotes a Commercial/Industrial real estate professional that understands Investment Real Estate. It requires 200 hours of education and testing. This designation has been likened to a Master's Degree in Real Estate. It is earned by a combination of classwork, testing, and verification of numerous Commercial, Industrial, and Multi-Family transactions.
The New Hampshire Certified General Appraisers license was attained after 180 hours of concentrated appraisal classroom and testing, as well as passing the final state required test. This license also required over 2,000 hours of appraisal experience with a 50% requirement for discounted cash flows.