IREM Kicks Off Year-Long 80th Anniversary Observance
Looking Back with Pride, Looking Ahead with Confidence

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(Chicago, Feb.11, 2013) –The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) recently launched a year-long observance of its 80th anniversary. National and local initiatives over the coming months will focus on the organization’s rich past and historic achievements. They also will underscore IREM’s ever-growing role as a global leader in educating real estate managers and certifying their competence, enforcing ethical business practices, and welcoming into its vibrant membership community industry practitioners across all functions and experience levels.

Commenting on the significance of the anniversary milestone, IREM President Elizabeth (Beth) Machen, CPM, stated: “We believe that well-managed properties improve the quality of life for the people who live, work and shop in them and, at the same time, build asset value for owners and investors. To achieve these ends, we are proud that IREM and IREM Members have led efforts to transform real estate management into a highly valued profession that effectively serves the interests of all of its constituencies.”

Added Russell Salzman, CAE, IOM, RCE, IREM’s Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer: “IREM welcomes the future with optimism, confident that we will continue to provide the insights, information and resources that meet the ever-changing needs of the marketplace and help our members and their industry colleagues deal successfully with the challenges they face.”

ABOUT THE INSTITUTE OF REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT
The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) is an international community of real estate managers dedicated to ethical business practices, maximizing the value of investment real estate, and promoting superior management through education and information sharing. An affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS, IREM is the home for all industry professionals connected to real estate management – and the only organization serving both the multi-family and commercial sectors.

We believe that good management matters, and that well-managed properties pay dividends in terms of value and in the quality of life for residents, tenants and customers. We believe in professional ethics. We believe in the power of knowledge and the importance of sharing it.

IREM offers a variety of membership types for professionals of every experience level, from on-site managers to high-level executives. Our credentials, earned by meeting high standards of education, experience, and ethical business practices, include: Certified Property Manager (CPM), Accredited Residential Manager (ARM), Accredited Commercial Manager (ACoM), or Accredited Management Organization (AMO).

Since 1933, IREM has set the standard for best practices in real estate management. Today, IREM membership includes nearly 18,000 individuals and 560 corporate members. To learn more about the IREM and its chapter network, call (800) 837-0706, ext. 4650 (outside the U.S. call (312) 329-6000) or visit www.irem.org.