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Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) Installs 2012 Officers

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(CHICAGO, IL, Oct. 25, 2011) - The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM),  an international community of more than 19,000 real estate managers across all property types, installed its officers for 2012 during its just-concluded Fall Leadership Conference held in San Diego, CA. James A. Evans, CPM, of Grand Blanc, MI, is IREM’s new president; Elizabeth (Beth) Machen, CPM, of Charlotte, NC, is the new president-elect; and Joseph J. Greenblatt, CPM, of San Diego, is the new secretary/treasurer.

A senior executive with two Grand Blanc MI-area companies, Evans 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, including the Legislative and Public Policy Committee, the Asset Management Committee, the Income/Expense Analysis Committee and Advisory Board, and the Executive Committee.

Active in civic and community affairs, Evans has served as a member of the Grand Blanc Community Fund, and was a board member of the Genesys Health Foundation, which is responsible for generating and administering all charitable gifts for Genesys Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in mid-Michigan. He also has been active in organizations including Vision 20/20, a community development organization in Genesee County, MI, and Transition House, which provides substance abuse treatment in and around the Flint, MI area.

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 CPM designation in 1996, and has been active in the organization nationally and locally. A member of IREM’s Western North Carolina Chapter No. 40, she served as President in 1999, was honored as the chapter’s “CPM of the Year” in 2000, and has been a member of its Executive Board since 2000. Nationally, she has served as a regional vice president and as a member of several committees.

She attended Columbia College and Valdosta State College and, in addition to her IREM membership, she is a member of Commercial Real Estate Executive Women (CREW). Long active in local community and civic groups, she is on the board of Concord, NC-based Journey Toward Sustainability, which educates 5th graders on sustainability through hands-on experience. As well, she serves on the Charlotte-based University City Partners Green Committee, which promotes sustainable initiatives in the University area.

Greenblatt is president of Sunrise Management, headquartered in San Diego, with responsibility for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company, its portfolio of more than 8,500 resident units, and its 300 employees officed in San Diego and Mesa, AZ. He has long been active in IREM’s San Diego Chapter No.18, and has served in numerous chapter leadership positions, including that of president. He was the chapter’s “CPM Candidate of the Year” in 1991 and its “CPM of the Year” in 1994.

Greenblatt also has been active in IREM at the national level. He is a member of IREM’s national faculty, has served as chairman of its national Ethics Hearing and Discipline Board, and as senior vice president with oversight for IREM’s educational programs and activities. As well, he is the recipient of two of IREM national service awards, the IREM “Key Award” in September 1993, and its “Past President’s Award “in 1996.

In addition to his IREM membership, Greenblatt is a member of the board of directors of the Bobby Jo Lewis Foundation, a non-profit (501(c)3) organization, and a member of the National Apartment Association (NAA), and NAA’s San Diego Chapter.  As well, he is a member of the San Diego County Apartment Association and the California Apartment Association, having previously served both groups as a board member.

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