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IREM Rolling Out "IREM ED" Array of New Learning Delivery Options To Provide Wide Range of Choices


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Chicago, Feb. 15, 2011 - A new array of delivery options for its many course offerings- ranging from traditional classroom to the latest self-paced learning formats available 24/7 - is being rolled out by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), a leading provider of professional development resources to real estate management professionals around the globe.

“Our newly upgraded education program, which we call ‘IREM ED,’ recognizes changing life styles that in turn are changing how people can and want to learn,” said IREM President Ronald L. Goss, CPM. “IREM ED presents wide choices of what content students can study, the time schedule they prefer to access that content, and the information channels through which they’ll get it. It’s all about empowering students to progress with more flexibility in their property management careers by tapping into the contemporary knowledge delivery media that are most compatible with their life styles, that best address their career opportunities, that make the most of their time availabilities, and that most easily match their learning-style preferences. Indeed, we view IREM ED as a significant step forward in maintaining IREM’s reputation as the “gold standard” in real estate management education,” covering the core competencies for maximum performance of investment real estate,” said Goss.

IREM ED was designed for access through laptops, e-readers, iPads and mobile phones. So students can learn at home, at work or while commuting or traveling. They can study at their own pace within generous time frames. They can study via instructor-led classrooms or instructor-led online courses as well as in self-paced home study or self-paced multimedia select course settings. They also can participate 24/7 in a community forum tied to each course and be further engaged by course content that has been enhanced with embedded video, more dynamic PowerPoint presentations, and other contemporary, visually compelling instructional material.

For more information about IREM ED and the full course schedule, 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