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“Valuing a Property Management Company” Examined in Newly Revised and Expanded IREM Foundation Publication


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(Chicago, IL, Oct. 28, 2010) Acquiring or selling a property management company requires a well-thought-out strategy to achieve the goals of both the seller and buyer. Valuing a Property Management Company (thirdedition), just published by the IREM Foundation, provides insights and practical tips to educate readers about the different methodologies used to establish the value of a property management company.

The new edition contains expanded sections to assist professionals in:

  • Determining what a company is worth
  • Preparing a company for sale
  • Evaluating a potential acquisition
  • Improving provisions of the sales contact
  • And much more.

In the publication, readers will first learn about the objective of a valuation of the property management company, followed by how to analyze the company vis-à-vis a number of factors. The text then examines the process of selling a management company, the approaches to valuation, and then what is involved in structuring the deal.  A final section provides insights into alternatives to buying or selling a property management company.

Valuing a Property Management Company is $49.95 for IREMMembers and $59.95 retail (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 Foundation (IREM Foundation), established in 1977, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public foundation. The Institute of Real Estate Management Foundation is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining individuals for careers in real estate management. This mission is supported by the generosity of individual IREM Members and chapters, corporate sponsors, and private contributions.

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