IREM Launches Search for 10 Women Changing the World of Real Estate Management

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Chicago, March 8, 2012 - The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), keying off the annual celebration of International Women' s Day observed globally every March 8, today launched a search for "10 Women Changing the World of Real Estate Management." Nominating information and a nominating form can be accessed at http://www.irem.org/nominations, with submissions being accepted from any and all sources. The submission deadline is July 1, 2012.

"In big ways and small, women are changing the face of the real estate management industry daily" said IREM 2012 President James A. Evans, CPM. Moreover, a majority of those who earn IREM's CPM credential, viewed widely as the industry gold standard, are women. So," continued Evans, "IREM is seeking help in identify 10 women who represent the absolute best of what our industry can achieve, whether it be through new ideas, mentoring, community service, leadership, or other laudable initiatives."

The 10 women ultimately selected as honorees will be featured in an upcoming issue of IREM's award-winning Journal of Property Management. They also will be celebrated at IREM's 2013 Leadership and Legislative Summit - featuring Capitol Hill Visit Day - to be held from April 6 to 10, 2013, in Washington, DC.

MORE ABOUT INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. It is a national holiday in many countries. For more information, visit http://www.internationalwomensday.com/

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.