IREM and CCIM Honor Rep. Jeff Miller (R- FL1) as "Legislator of the Year"

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(Chicago, May 3, 2011) The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and the CCIM Institute have jointly honored U.S. Congressman Jeff Miller (R-FL1) with their 2011 “Legislator of the Year” award. Sworn in as the United States Representative for the First Congressional District of Florida in October 2001, and sent back to Washington for a sixth term in 2010, Miller was lauded for his strong support of the property management and commercial real estate industries.

More specifically, Miller was cited for advocating the need for greater liquidity in the commercial real estate marketplace and for co-sponsoring the credit union lending bill. As well, he was praised for not supporting proposed legislation to increase the tax treatment of carried interest for real estate partnerships which, in IREM’s and CCIM’s view, would further hinder the flow of capital into real estate markets and significantly impede our economic recovery.

Miller received his award recently during “Capitol Hill Visit Day,” an annual event during which IREM and CCIM members meet with Senators and Congressmen and their staffs to promote understanding and support for commercial real estate’s legislative advocacies. More than 240 separate meetings were held during this year’s event.

ABOUT THE CCIM INSTITUTE
Since 1969, the Chicago-based CCIM Institute has conferred the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation to commercial real estate and allied professionals through an extensive curriculum of 200 classroom hours and professional experiential requirements. The CCIM curriculum was redesigned in 2010 to reflect changing student demographics and real estate brokerage services, growth in international markets, new technologies, and new delivery models. The core curriculum addresses financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis, investment analysis, and negotiation—the cornerstones of commercial investment real estate.

 An affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS, the CCIM Institute also offers powerful technology tools such as the Site To Do Business, an online site analysis and demographics resource, and CCIMREDEX, a single-entry listing and data exchange.

 Currently, there are more than 9,000 CCIMs in 1,000 markets in the U.S. and 31 additional countries, with another 6,000 practitioners pursuing the designation, making the institute the governing body of one of the largest commercial real estate networks in the world.  Visit www.ccim.com, www.stdbonline.com, and www.ccimredex.com for more information.

 

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.