The Good, the Bad or the Ugly?
Industry Leaders’ Panel Speculates on What Lies Ahead at the
IREM "Executive Edge" Conference

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(Chicago, Sept. 25, 2013) – How prepared was the real estate industry for the most recent economic downturn? What lessons were learned and have they helped practitioners navigate the still-slow recovery? Most importantly, what will the industry of the future look like based on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that likely will shape it?  A panel of distinguished industry leaders will tackle these formidable questions during IREM “Executive Edge,” a three-day education and networking event slated for Oct. 17-19, at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, AZ, sponsored by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM).

Panel participants include Douglas M. Bibby, president, National Multi Housing Council, Washington, DC; John Combs, CPM, founder and principal of RiverRock Real Estate Group, Newport Beach, CA; and O. Randall Woodbury, CPM, president of Woodbury Corporation, Salt Lake City, UT. Veteran industry journalist John Salustri will moderate.

The  panel is one of 16 “Executive Edge” educational offerings to be presented by seasoned real estate management practitioners and industry thought leaders as well as professional speakers. In addition to industry trends, program content focuses on providing attendees with the latest information, insights and best practices in the areas of asset management; building operations; attracting talent; leadership development; and sustainable, profitable management of the real estate management company.  It also will give participants 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.

COST AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Three-day IREM “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 /events/irem-executive-edge.

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 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 www.irem.org.