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Career Opportunities in Real Estate Management Detailed in Updated, Downloadable Brochure from IREM

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Editor’s Note: Want to talk with industry leaders who can speak first hand about career opportunities in the field and what it takes to succeed? Contact Sharon Peters (312-329-6067), to arrange interviews.

(Chicago, September 10, 2013) – The wide array of career opportunities in real estate management are detailed in recently updated, generously illustrated, 25-page brochure published by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). Funded by the IREM Foundation, the brochure can be downloaded free from CareerBrochure.  A hard-copy version can be ordered free by calling the IREM Customer Relations Department, toll-free, at (800) 837-0706, ext. 4650.

Citing the work that they do and the people they work with as the main drivers of their happiness, real estate managers ranked No. 2 – tied with executive chefs and surpassed only by software quality assurance engineer – in a survey conducted last year by the online jobs site to determine the 20 happiest careers in America.  Real estate managers have the added distinction in recent years of appearing twice in CNN’s and Money magazine’s annual ranking of the 50 “Best Jobs in America.”

According to 2013 IREM President Beth Machen, CPM,  many real estate management professionals are reaching retirement age in the near future, so real estate owners and investors must increasingly seek replacements for them. “This demographic reality,” said Machen, “combined with a management function that has become more complex and sophisticated, has created an almost perfect storm that is boosting demand as never before.”

The brochure provides answers to key questions that students and others seeking a rewarding career path may have including:

  • What a real estate manager does
  • The kinds of positions available in the field
  • Categories of employers who hire real estate managers
  • How to prepare for positions in the field
  • Scholarships and internships available
  • How to actually find employment
  • How much one can expect to earn
  • And much more.

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