IREM Regional Vice President
2013 and 2014 Regional Vice President,
Institute of Real Estate Management
Libby Ekre, CPM
Elizabeth Ann “Libby” Ekre, CPM, of Phoenix, AZ, is serving as the 2013 and 2014 regional vice president for Region 8. During her two-year term, she will have oversight for the activities of IREM chapters Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah.
Ekre is a Principal of MEB Management Services, AMO, a fee management firm based in Arizona. MEB has two offices in Arizona (Phoenix and Tucson) managing over 19,000 units, 1.5 million square feet of commercial office and retail space, and employs over 500 real estate professionals. MEB manages properties in Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico and also is heavily involved in receivership and turnaround of both commercial and multi-family distressed real estate. MEB earned the coveted Accredited Management Organization (AMO) accreditation from IREM in 2009, and Ekre serves as the company’s Executive CPM.
Ekre has been active in the Arizona real estate management industry since
1984 where she has managed conventional apartments, extended stay hotels, and commercial retail and office buildings. Over the past several years, she has been a court appointed receiver on several properties throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Ekre has served on the Greater Phoenix IREM Chapter Executive Board since 2005. She was chapter president in 2008, and currently is responsible for its education program. As well, she serves IREM as a member of the Journal of Property Management (JPM) Advisory Board, and is a board member of the TMA (Turnaround Management Association), serving on the Membership Committee.
Since 2007, Ekre has taught IREM’s “Principals of Real Estate Management” class for the Real Estate Department at Arizona State University’s Polytechnic’s Campus.