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Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) Installs 2011 Officers

New President Calls Real Estate Management Pros a “Huge Measure of Stability in a Turbulent Marketplace”

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(CHICAGO, IL, Oct. 25, 2010) – The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) installed its officers for 2011 during IREM iCon, the professional association’s new annual, industry education and networking conference just held in Orlando, FL. Ronald Goss, CPM, of Little Rock, AR, will serve as president; James A. Evans, CPM, of Grand Blanc, MI, will serve as president-elect; and Elizabeth (Beth) Machen, CPM, of Charlotte, NC, will serve as secretary/treasurer.

Reflecting on his new position, President Goss said: “It is both a great honor and a great responsibility to serve as president of an organization that is a living, breathing, exuberant presence in the real estate community around the world. We are the global Gold Standard in real estate management, committed to growing IREM as an organization as we help each of our members grow personally.

“Now more than ever, real estate management professionals provide a huge measure of stability in a turbulent marketplace.  We are the guardians of assets that don’t go away in a down economy, that always need care. The need for what we do never disappears – in good times or bad.   Demand, in fact increases as properties in default wind up in the portfolios of those who have no property management experience.  We are the cavalry riding to their rescue.”

Goss is President of RPM Management Co., Inc. As well, he is a senior vice president, a director and secretary of RPM Management’s parent company, Rector Phillips Morse, Inc.  Both companies are in Little Rock.

Goss’s areas of responsibility include leasing and managing commercial/retail, multifamily, condominium, and office building properties. He is a long-time member of IREM’s Arkansas Chapter No. 64 and, over the years, has held numerous leadership positions with the chapter, including that of president. In 1986, he was honored as the chapter’s “CPM of the Year.”

Goss also is active in community affairs and public service. He is vice president of the board of directors of the Little Rock Community Mental Health Center; a board member of the Arkansas Conflict Resolution Association; past chairman of the Lonoke Community Center and an over-20-year arbitrator with the Arkansas Better Business Bureau.

Goss earned his B.A. degree (1969) from Harding University, Searcy AR, and a Master of Science in Education (M.S.E.) degree (1974) from the University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR.

Evans is a senior executive with two Grand Blank MI-area companies.  He is president and CEO of Bruce G. Pollock & Associates, Inc., Realtors, AMO, responsible for the commercial, residential and property management divisions of the company. He also is president and CEO of KEB Investments, a real estate development company, with responsibility for acquiring, leasing and managing all of the company’s properties.

Evans earned IREM’s Certified  Property Manager (CPM) designation in 1998, and has held numerous positions with IREM’s Michigan Chapter No. 5, including that of chapter president. Nationally, he has served as a regional vice president and as a member of several committees. 

Active in civic and community affairs, Evans has been a community impact fund member of the Greater Flint Community Fund and has served on the Grand Blanc Community Fund.  He was a board member of the Genesys Foundation and has been active in organizations including Vision 20/20, and Transition House.

Machen is President of the Charlotte, NC-based Machen Advisory Group, Inc., with responsibility for overseeing the firm’s portfolio of office, retail, mixed-use, showroom and industrial properties in the Carolinas.

Her expertise is far-ranging and includes property takeovers, rehabs, stabilizing properties, analyzing property performance for prospective buyers, and serving on due diligence teams.  She also specializes in disaster and emergency training, as well as serving as the LEED AP on several LEED projects.

Machen earned IREM’s Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation in 1996, and has held numerous positions with IREM’s Western North Carolina Chapter No. 40, including that of chapter president.  Nationally, she has served as a regional vice president and as a member of several committees. She attended Columbia College and Valdosta State College.

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