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Diversity Outreach Programs

IREM practices diversity

We are an inclusive organization that embraces and values differences and welcomes individuals of all races, genders, creeds, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, and national origins and individuals with disabilities, proving an equal opportunity environment among its members, vendors, and staff.

Diversity Outreach Programs

Diversity Scholars Program

The Diversity Scholars program recognizes IREM Members from underrepresented groups in the real estate management profession who have demonstrated leadership skills at the chapter level, an interest in advancing their leadership skills at IREM at the national level, and in advancing their property management careers using IREM networking and resources. On an annual basis, eight qualified candidates receive complimentary registrations and up to $1,000 travel subsidy to attend the IREM Fall Leadership Conference. Diversity Scholars are also paired with mentors.

The 2017 Diversity Scholars application are now available! Application deadline is October 1, 2016.

For more information, download the 2017 Diversity Scholars Application

IREM Foundation Diversity Outreach Scholarship
The Foundation is committed to helping the Institute increase diversity in the real estate management industry and within IREM. The purpose of the Diversity Outreach Scholarship is to assist individuals from underrepresented population groups with the cost of tuition associated with achieving an IREM credential.

For more information, download the IREM Foundation Scholarship Application.

IREM National Diversity Advisory Board
The Diversity Advisory Board monitors IREM’s efforts to attract and welcome a diverse membership with a focus on ethnic diversity. The board focuses on career advancement, education, certification, and makes appropriate recommendations for adjustments to IREM diversity program(s) as needed. The board also serves IREM Foundation’s mission to support initiatives developed by IREM and delivered through its chapters in the area of diversity.

Diversity Partner

Real Estate Associate Program (REAP) IREM is a proud Silver Level Sponsor of the Real Estate Associate Program (REAP), an industry-backed, market-driven program that serves as a bridge between talented minority professionals and commercial real estate companies looking for talent. The 10 week program is offered in the country’s major markets including: New York, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, and Los Angeles. Teachers are industry leaders in the market’s most prominent companies teaching financial analysis, market analysis, brokerage, asset management, leasing, and development. With the support of industry leadership, REAP is widely acknowledged to be the most successful diversity initiative in the commercial real estate industry.

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Diversity in the Real Estate Management Industry

IREM White Paper on Leadership Development: Diversity in the Workplaces
Toward Cultural Diversity
Workplace Diversity Does Matter
Diversity Delivers: Four Tips for Embracing Differences

IREM Diversity Advisory Board

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