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IREM's 10th Annual Leadership and Legislative Summit Slated for May 1-5 in Washington, DC

Capitol Hill Visit Day to Spotlight Commercial Real Estate Issues

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(Chicago, Feb. 22, 2010)  The 10th annual Leadership and Legislative Summit of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) will be held from May 1 to 5 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC. The Summit brings together real estate management industry leaders in an dynamic, interactive forum that addresses major business challenges and opportunities presented by today’s turbulent 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 discuss legislative issues of concern to the commercial real estate industry. 

IREM President O. Randall Woodbury, CPM, commenting on the Summit’s upcoming 10th anniversary, said:  “We reflect on and applaud the thousands of IREM members who have journeyed to Washington, DC over the past decade to facilitate progress in the real estate management industry and within IREM.  Clearly, Summit participants shape legislation that directly affects our industry and our day-to-day business practices. Moreover,” he continued, “because this year’s gathering comes at one of the most pivotal times in our nation’s history, we sense that our collective voices and knowledge can have a truly profound and lasting impact on the industry at large.”

The Summit features a wide variety of program offerings. In addition to Capitol Hill Visit Day, the following provide a representative sampling: 

  • A workshop on how to use behavioral interviewing to make better hiring decisions
  • A festive  Kentucky Derby Party, with proceeds earmarked for the IREM Foundation
  • A keynote address by journalist, commentator and Washington, DC insider Steve Roberts
  • An interactive “Professional Edge” program focusing on how the role of the real estate manager is changing, and why leadership skills are as important as management skills for the “New Real Estate Manager”
  • Federal issues briefing and Capitol Hill visit orientation program to prepare participants for this year’s Hill visits.

The registration fee for the Summit is $385.00 until April 1, and $435.00 thereafter.  Single-day passes also are available; they are priced at $265.00 until April 1, and $315.00 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

The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) has been the source for education, resources, information, and membership for real estate management professionals for more than 75 years. An affiliate of the National Association of Realtors, IREM is the only professional real estate management association serving both the multi-family and commercial real estate sectors. With 80 U.S. chapters, 12 international chapters, and several other partnerships around the globe, IREM is an international organization that also serves as an advocate on issues affecting the real estate management industry.

Membership includes more than 18,000 individual members and 515 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. In addition, IREM offers Associate, Student, and Academic memberships.

Collectively, IREM CPM Members in the United States manage over $1.5 trillion in real estate assets, including 8.4 million residential units and 8.4 billion net square feet of commercial space. An additional 977,400 residential units are managed by IREM ARM Members. IREM Members are employed by some of the most prestigious real estate firms in the world and nearly 70% hold upper-level management positions. Due to their professionalism and vast experience, property owners and investors worldwide continually seek out the management services of IREM Members.

To learn more about the Institute of Real Estate Management and its chapter network, call (800) 837-0706, Ext. 4650 (outside the U.S. call (312) 329-6000) or visit