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The Four Benefits of Investing in Commercial Real Estate Detailed in New Publication Available From IREM

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Chicago, Aug. 15, 2011 - A new publication that lays out the key benefits that make commercial real estate one of the best investments an individual or partnership can make is now available from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). Titled The Four Benefits: Commercial Investing and You, the publication will inform and educate beginning investors on the various advantages, basic terminology and reasoning behind an assortment of commercial real estate investments, with emphasis on the great financial gains that such investments can generate.

The Four Benefits is written by Nicholas Dunlap, CPM, vice president of Dunlap Property Group, a real estate investment and management firm headquartered in Fullerton, CA. A seasoned speaker and blogger on real-estate-related subjects, Dunlap was named in 2009 as one of the 30 best and brightest individuals under the age of 30 who have chosen real estate management as a career. He was selected from a large pool of nominees from across the United States and Canada on the basis of his professional and other accomplishments.

In addition to gaining a clear understanding of how commercial real estate can be the foundation of one's financial security, or a building block in one's quest for wealth, the book will help readers determine their investor profile based on their financial goals. As well, it discusses the role of accountants, lawyers and other professional service providers as investment-related consultants and provides tips for selecting those who are most qualified.

The Four Benefits: Commercial Investing and You, is $10.99 for IREM Members and non-members (plus shipping and applicable state sales tax). To order, contact the IREM Customer Relations Department at 430 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611, or call toll-free at (800) 837-0706, ext. 4650. Credit card orders (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) can be faxed toll-free to (800) 338-4736 or e-mailed to Internet users can order the publication online at

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