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IREM and the CCIM Institute Jointly Honor
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) as "Legislator of the Year"

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Chicago, April 30, 2012 -The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and the CCIM Institute have jointly honored Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) with their 2011 “Legislator of the Year” award. Maloney has represented New York’s 14th Congressional District since 1993 and is a senior member of the Financial Services Committee, which governs much of real estate law.

Maloney was lauded as the only Member of Congress to score 100 percent in her support of IREM’s and the CCIM Institute’s recent key legislative advocacies. She signed the commercial real estate letter, is an original sponsor of the covered bonds bill, and is a sponsor of sales tax fairness legislation. As well, she has a record of strong support for small business.

Maloney was presented with her award during IREM’s and CCIM’s recent “Capitol Hill Visit Day,” an annual event during which members of both organizations meet with Senators and Congressmen and their staffs to promote understanding and support for commercial real estate’s legislative advocacies. Some 213 separate meetings were held during this year’s event.

MORE ABOUT CONGRESSWOMAN MALONEY
In addition to serving on the Financial Services Committee, Maloney is a senior member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, where she serves as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit.

ABOUT THE CCIM INSTITUTE
The CCIM Institute is an affiliate of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS (NAR). The Institute confers the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation through an extensive curriculum and experiential requirements. The CCIM designation was established in 1969 and is recognized as the mark of professionalism and knowledge in commercial investment real estate.

Membership includes qualified professionals in all disciplines of commercial investment real estate, as well as allied professionals in appraisal, banking, corporate real estate, taxation, and law. Of the approximately 125,000 commercial real estate practitioners nationwide, 9,000 currently hold the CCIM designation, with an additional 4,000 candidates actively pursuing the designation.

Recognized for its preeminence within the industry, the CCIM curriculum represents the core knowledge expected of commercial investment practitioners, regardless of the diversity of specializations within the industry. The CCIM curriculum consists of four core courses that incorporate the essential CCIM skill sets: financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis, and investment analysis for commercial investment real estate. Additional curriculum requirements may be completed through CCIM elective courses, transfer credit for graduate education or professional recognition, and qualifying non-CCIM education.

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.