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IREM "Executive Exchange" for Real Estate Professionals
Scheduled for June 9 to 11 in Chicago

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Interactive Event Includes Back-to-Back Sessions on Leadership Techniques and Business Development Strategies Plus Peer-to-Peer Networking and Knowledge Sharing

(Chicago, March 22, 2010) The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) will sponsor a unique, interactive “Executive Exchange” for professionals in the real estate management industry from Wednesday, June 9 through Friday, June 11, at the Hotel Conrad, Chicago, located right on the area’s Magnificent Mile. The power-packed three-day event includes two, back-to-back professional development seminars as well as ample opportunities for knowledge sharing and networking with executive peers.

“Today’s Leadership Challenges (HRS603),” scheduled for June 9, will:

  • Examine current leadership theory and apply it to practical leadership skills
  • Identify qualities of successful leaders and assess participants’ strengths and areas for improvement
  • Explore leadership methods in the areas of communication, experience and knowledge, ethical values, and energy and passion
  • Discuss common situations – including substance abuse, harassment, and negative employees – that can challenge even the most experienced leaders in real estate management.

“Growth Strategies for Real Estate Management Companies (BDM601),” scheduled for June 10 and 11, will show participants how to:

  • Examine their respective companies’ strengths and weaknesses and discover ways to incorporate those strengths into a business plan 
  • Identify opportunities to enhance income streams within their current portfolio as well as ways to generate new revenue
  • Explore long-term marketing tactics that can build a company’s reputation and  position it for ongoing success
  • Obtain new management business by analyzing a request for proposal (RFP), reviewing proven-successful proposal techniques, and delivering an effective presentation to a prospective client through a series of interactive learning activities.

Both sessions will be facilitated by Stephen M. Cary, CPM, a senior-level real estate management executive and a long-time member of the IREM faculty. Each session counts toward the education requirement for IREM’s Accredited Management Organization (AMO) accreditation. 

The “Executive Exchange” package of two sessions includes continental breakfasts daily, one lunch, and an exclusive networking event; it is specially priced at $880 for IREM-credentialed members;  $1020 for Associate, Student and Academic members;  and $1105 for non-members, which reflects a 10 percent package discount. Registration also is available for each session, separately.  “Today’s Leadership Challenges” is priced at $310 for IREM-credentialed members; $360 for IREM Associate, Student, and Academic members; and $390 for non-members.  It includes a continental breakfast. “Growth Strategies for Real Estate Management Companies,” which includes two continental breakfasts,  one lunch, and a networking event, is priced at $570 for IREM-credentialed members; $660 for Associate, Student and Academic members; and $715 for non-members.

Additional information and online registration are available call 800-837-0706, Ext. 4650. Out-of-town attendees are encouraged to extend their stay in the Chicago area through the weekend to partake of some of its world-class cultural, dining, recreation and other attractions.

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