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IREMChapters Enrich Charities by More than $500,000

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(Chicago, Feb.18, 2013) –A sampling of 51 Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) chapters across the U.S. shows that they contributed approximately $555,700 in cash – plus donations of food, toys and personal time – to charitable organizations in 2011 and 2012. Funds were generated through a variety of means including chapter-sponsored golf outings, raffles, silent auctions, casino nights, and picnics.

Local health and social service agencies led the list of donation recipients; others included the Special Olympics, Toys for Tots, Habitat for Humanity, food banks, support groups for wounded warriors, the IREM Foundation, and several more.

“We are pleased and proud to be able to document some of the extensive efforts by IREM Members to give back to their communities in these very tangible and meaningful ways,” said 2013 IREM President Elizabeth (Beth) Machen, CPM. While we were generally aware that these fundraising efforts were underway, their collective impact is much greater and more far-reaching than we anticipated.”

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.