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Industry Invited to IREM's Fall Leadership Conference, Oct. 16-20 in New Orleans
Educational and Networking Events Top Busy Agenda

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(Chicago, July 2, 2012) The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) invites commercial real estate managers and allied professionals to its 2012 Fall Leadership Conference, slated for Oct. 16 through 20 at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel, New Orleans, LA. The Conference brings together real estate management industry leaders in a dynamic, highly interactive forum that addresses key industry issues, challenges and opportunities; stimulates idea sharing and leadership development; and, much more. An underlying conference theme is the transformational leadership necessary for real estate management practitioners and companies to survive and thrive in the decade ahead.

The wide array of conference offerings include:

  • Education sessions and learning laboratories led by industry, academic, and other expert presenters on topics ranging from sustainability, at-risk loans and talent management to creating a plan for diversity and harnessing the power of social media.
  • Keynote addresses by motivational speakers Mark Scharenbroich, Emmy-award winning author of the book “Nice Bike: Making Meaningful Connections on the Road of Life,” and Chef Jeff Henderson, author of the New York Times best-selling memoir “Cooked: My Journey from the Streets to the Stove,” currently being adapted into a film starring actor Will Smith.
  • IREM governance and chapter-focused meetings as well as social and recreational activities ranging from a fundraiser to benefit the IREM Foundation to a special event for IREM Young Professionals (IYP) to an inaugural gala dinner honoring IREM’s outgoing 2012 President James A. Evans, CPM, and incoming 2013 President Elizabeth (Beth) Machen, CPM.
  • A community service project by IREM Member volunteers to benefit New Orleans-based St. Michael Special School.



The discounted conference registration fee for IREM Members - which includes all education sessions and activities, an evening gala, and several other functions - is $610 for registrations received by Aug. 31, rising to $710 thereafter. The discounted registration fee for non-members is $875 until Aug. 31, rising to $925 thereafter.Day passes and student registrations also are available. As well, special hotel rates at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel have been arranged along with discounted airfare on both United Airlines and American Airlines. For more registration details and additional information, call 800-837-0706, ext. 4650, or visit

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