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Nashville Area Real Estate Exec Jo Anne Corbitt Honored For Contributions to the Real Estate Management Industry

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Editor’s Note: A photo of Jo Anne Corbitt is available upon request to Sharon Peters.

(Chicago, April 25, 2013) – The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) Foundation has honored Jo Anne Corbitt, CPM, Vice President of Property Management with Colliers International, Nashville, TN, with its J. Wallace Paletou Award. Presented to Corbitt at IREM's recently concluded 13th Annual Leadership and Legislative Summit in Washington, DC, the Paletou Award recognizes individuals who make outstanding contributions and show extraordinary dedication to the real estate management industry.

IREM Foundation Vice President Gail Duke, CPM, who presented Corbitt with the award, commented: "Jo Anne is the first women to be presented with this award since its inception in 1971 and there is no one worthier of this recognition. In addition to being the recognizable face of IREM locally, she has been an instructor for the local Realtor Board, the Tennessee Association of Realtors (TAR), the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the local apartment association, and IREM. She has represented our industry by serving on her city's Public Housing Board and Housing Codes Appeals Board and as the local Chamber of Commerce's designee on the Board of Directors of a local Community Development Corporation. As well, she currently is a member of her local and state Apartment Association Boards and is Secretary-Treasurer of The Housing Fund, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that assists mainly first-time home buyers."

Observed Bert Mathews, a partner with Colliers International's Nashville office, "Jo Anne has been an integral part of our company for 13 years, and there's no question that she's the best in the business when it comes to property management. She is very deserving of this award, and the entire company applauds her for this achievement."

Corbitt has spent her entire career in real estate management. She has served IREM in a variety of capacities, both locally and nationally and, in 1997, was the organization's National President. She is a licensed broker in the state of Tennessee and has been an active long-time member of the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors (GNAR), TAR, and NAR. She has served terms on the national Executive Committees of both IREM and NAR, chaired the TAR Education Foundation, and was its "Faculty Member of the Year" in 1992. As well, she is a recipient of IREM's Lloyd D. Hanford Distinguished Faculty Award.

ABOUT THE INSTITUTE OF REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT FOUNDATION
The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) Foundation, established in 1977, is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) public foundation. The IREM Foundation is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining individuals for careers in real estate management. This mission is supported by the generosity of individual IREM members and chapters, corporate sponsors, and private contributors.

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 550 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.