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IREM’s Three-Day “Executive Edge” Education Program to Examine Industry’s Five Most Critical Topics

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Sessions Slated for Oct. 17 to 19 in Scottsdale

(Chicago, Aug. 29, 2013) – Five key content areas essential to real estate management success will be examined, in depth, during “Executive Edge,” a three-day education and networking event slated for Oct. 17 to 19 at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, AZ.  Sponsored by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), the event will provide attendees with the latest information, insights and best practices focused on asset management; building operations; attracting talent; leadership development; and sustainable, profitable management of the real estate management company.  It also will provide participants with ample opportunities to strengthen existing business contacts and establish new ones; to share ideas with industry leaders; and to enjoy the beauty and recreational offerings of the Sonoran desert. 

 Executive Edge presenters include seasoned real estate management practitioners and industry thought leaders as well as professional speakers. Keynote addresses will be delivered by:

  • Yardi President Anant Yardi, an entrepreneur, visionary, industry icon and the driving force behind his company’s continuous development of effective and innovative software solutions.
  • Steve Rizzo, a motivational speaker who combines his talents as a Showtime Comedy All Star, personal development expert and author to deliver “Attitude Adjustment” strategies and tools to help maximize success  and happiness at home and on the job.

Three-day “Executive Edge” education packages are priced at $350, with a one-day pass priced at $195.  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 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 560 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