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IREM's 11th Annual Leadership and Legislative Summit Slated for April 9-13 in Washington, DC

Capitol Hill Visit Day to Spotlight Commercial Real Estate Issues

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(Chicago, Feb. 18, 2011) The 11th annual Leadership and Legislative Summit of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) will be held from April 9 through 13 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC. The Summit brings together real estate management industry leaders in a dynamic, interactive forum that addresses major business challenges and opportunities presented by these ever-changing times, emerging legislative issues of industry interest, IREM governance-related matters, and much more. Highlighting the event is Capitol Hill Visit Day, when IREM Members meet with members of Congress and their key aides to promote awareness and understanding of key legislative issues of concern to the commercial real estate industry and to communicate the industry’s position on these issues.

DIVERSE PROGRAM PLANNED
The Summit features a wide variety of program offerings. In addition to Capitol Hill Visit Day, the following provides a representative sampling

  • Educational sessions on topics ranging from bedbug remediation to sustainability.
  • Keynote addresses by David Aaker, a nationally recognized expert on the subject of customer engagement and David Houle, noted strategist and award-winning speaker on how changes in demographics, the economy and technology impact the way business is done, how we communicate with one another, and why those who seek to be visionary leaders must stay ahead of the curve.
  • Federal issues briefing and Capitol Hill visit orientation program to prepare participants for this year’s Hill visits.
  • A festive “Party With a Purpose,” with proceeds benefiting the IREM Foundation.

REGISTRATION AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The registration fee for the Summit is $385.00 until March 25, and $435.00 thereafter. Single-day passes also are available; they are priced at $290.00 until March 25, and $340.00 thereafter. In addition, special hotel rates at the JW Marriott Hotel have been secured and discounted airfare has been arranged on both United Airlines and American Airlines.

Additional conference information and online registration are available in the Conferences section of www.irem.org.

ABOUT THE INSTITUTE OF REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT
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 www.irem.org.