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IREM's 13th Annual Leadership and Legislative Summit Slated for
April 6-10 in Washington, DC


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Capitol Hill Visit Day to Highlight Top Commercial Real Estate Issues

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(Chicago, Feb.12, 2013) –Real estate management industry leaders from around the U.S. and abroad will gather at the 13th annual Leadership and Legislative Summit of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), to be held from April 6 through 10 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. The Summit is a dynamic, highly interactive forum that addresses major business challenges and opportunities facing industry practitioners, relevant legislative issues, IREM governance-related matters, and much more.

Highlighting the event is Capitol Hill Visit Day, when IREM Members meet with members of Congress and/or their top aides to promote awareness and understanding of key legislative matters of concern to the commercial real estate industry and to communicate the industry’s position on these matters. Last year, more than 265 IREM Members participated in more than 213 Hill visits with legislators from 32 states, contributing to recent positive legislative results for commercial real estate in areas such as lease accounting, carried interest, lead paint and the extension of the National Flood Insurance Program.

VARIED PROGRAM PLANNED
The Summit features a wide variety of program offerings. In addition to Capitol Hill Visit Day, the following provides a representative sampling:

  • Keynote address by Steven B. Wiley, one of the nation’s most sought-after team and leadership development experts and founder of the Lincoln Leadership Institute at Gettysburg
  • Federal issues briefing and Capitol Hill visit orientation program to prepare participants for this year’s Hill visits.
  • A festive “Party With a Purpose,” with proceeds benefiting the IREM Foundation.

REGISTRATION AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The registration fee for the Summit is $395.00 until March 15, and $445.00 thereafter. Single-day passes also are available; they are priced at $290.00 until March 15, and $340.00 thereafter. In addition, special hotel rates at the Omni Shoreham have been secured and discounted airfare has been arranged on both United Airlines and American Airlines.

Additional conference information and online registration are available in the Conferences section of www.irem.org.

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.