J. Benjamin McGrew, CPM, CCIM
Benjamin McGrew, CPM, CCIM, is the 2016 Secretary/Treasurer of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). Ben is also president and majority shareholder of Managewest, Inc., a professional, full-service management company based in Sacramento, California.
Ben earned his CPM from IREM in 1987, and has long been active in IREM’s Sacramento Valley Chapter. He served as chapter president in 2001, and was awarded the CPM of the Year in 2000 and 2004 by the Sacramento Valley Chapter. He also received the prestigious Chapter Leadership Award in 2007.
Ben served on several IREM committees at the national level. He was elected to IREM’s Governing Council to serve a term from 2008 to 2010. He served as the 2009-2010 regional vice president of IREM for Region 11, which encompasses California and Hawaii and is the largest regional base of membership for IREM worldwide. He also served on the IREM Executive Committee.
Ben is a member of the Sacramento Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, and the California Receivers’ Forum – Sacramento Chapter. He also holds the CCIM designation from the CCIM Institute.
He has been involved in property management in northern California since 1980 and has held a California real estate license since 1982. He has managed commercial investment real estate including, but not limited to, land entitlement, single family, multi-family, office, industrial, retail, ministorage, marinas, and homeowners associations. In addition to property management expertise, he has provided asset management services to major organizations such as FNMA, FDIC, GE Capital, US Life, AMRESCO Management, Inc., Bank of America, and many others.
Since 1982, McGrew has served as a Receiver for the Superior Court of the State of California on more than 700 occasions, primarily in California but also in 12 other states. He has completed comprehensive courses on receiverships administration and procedures at Loyola Law School in 2000, 2004, 2009, and 2011, as well as facilitating a faculty forum at the school in 2004 and 2011. He also has served as a Federal Receiver in California and New Mexico. McGrew has been a Federal Bankruptcy Trustee in the Northern District of California since 1982. He is currently seated in the Northern District as a Panel Trustee. He also has served in many other Districts of the Federal Bankruptcy Court system nationwide. Ben is also a rated aircraft and helicopter pilot.