AppFolio, Inc., Signs On As an IREM Industry Partner
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Chicago; Feb. 21, 2012 - The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) announced that Goleta, CA-based AppFolio, Inc., has become a 2012 IREM “Industry Partner." The Industry Partner program helps providers of products and services to the real estate management industry enhance their personal connections to IREM Members on a cost-effective basis. Recognizing that these providers have much useful information to share, it calls for coordinating knowledge exchange through IREM print, electronic and face-to-face communications in ways that benefit both the providers and the IREM membership.
Headquartered in Santa Barbara, AppFolio was started by a team of technology leaders with proven experience creating software that businesses love to use. AppFolio creates complete, easy-to-use, web-based solutions for multiple markets and the first AppFolio SaaS service (AppFolio Property Manager) was specifically created for residential property managers. AppFolio also provides RentApp the first free, online rental application solution. With original investors including Cisco Systems, BV Capital and the Investment Group of Santa Barbara, AppFolio’s rapid growth is being fueled by very happy and loyal customers. For more information, visit www.AppFolio.com.
MORE ABOUT THE INDUSTRY PARTNER PROGRAM
The IREM Industry Partner Program is offered at four levels of financial investment - Chairman, President, Director, and Executive - and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of each partner. Benefits include sharing of industry information, advertising (print and electronic), sponsorships and exhibiting at national events, use of membership lists , and access to top IREM leaders and colleagues.
Industry Partners thus far for 2012 are Yardi Systems (Chairman Level); Union Bank and AppFolio, Inc. (Director Level); and Circumspex and RealPage (Executive Level).
ABOUT THE INSTITUTE OF REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT
The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) is an international community of real estate managers across all property types dedicated to ethical business practices and maximizing the value of investment real estate. An affiliate of the National Association of Realtors, IREM has been a trusted source for knowledge, advocacy and networking for the real estate management community for more than 80 years.
IREM is the only professional real estate management association serving both the multi-family and commercial real estate sectors and has 80 U.S. chapters, 14 international chapters, and several other partnerships around the globe. Worldwide membership includes nearly 18,000 individual members and over 535 corporate members.
IREM promotes ethical real estate management practices through its credentialed membership programs, including the Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation, the Accredited Residential Manager (ARM) certification, the Accredited Commercial Manager (ACoM) certification, and the Accredited Management Organization (AMO) accreditation. These esteemed credentials certify competence and professionalism for those engaged in real estate management. IREM also offers CPM Candidate, Associate, Student, and Academic memberships. All members are bound by the strictly enforced IREM Code of Professional Ethics.
Collectively, CPM Members in the United States manage nearly $2 trillion in real estate assets, including 11.4 million residential units and 10.4 billion net square feet of commercial space. 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.