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Regional Vice President


Make a deep and lasting impact on the future. Each year, a select group of CPM Members respond to the call to serve IREM in the role of Regional Vice President (RVP). As volunteer officers of IREM, RVPs are the highly visible and well-respected conduit between IREM Headquarters and its chapters.

Develop your leadership skills with IREM’s training. Hone and enhance the skills you need to support successful chapters and provide direction for IREM with our rich training program. Become a more effective leader within the Institute and in your business.

Enhance your network of industry contacts. RVPs travel around their regions as liaisons between IREM Headquarters and the local chapters. With at least one visit a year to each chapter, subsidized by IREM, you’ll have an opportunity to meet with other real estate management professionals, owners, and investors.

Increase your visibility. As an RVP, you’ll follow in the footsteps of those leaders who have made IREM the premier real estate management association. Nearly all of IREM’s current and past officers have served as RVPs.

Mentor the future. Share your expertise with new chapter leaders as they create and implement meaningful member programs and services. Through your work with each chapter in your region, identify and mentor future potential IREM leaders.

Collaborate with your peers. All RVPs serve collectively on the Regional Vice Presidents Committee and as members of the Governing Council. Through these decision-making positions, you’ll collaborate with your peers on the achievement of IREM’s mission and strategic goals.

What would be my commitment as a Regional Vice President?
RVPs are a critical connection between IREM Headquarters and its chapters. To fulfill that role, RVPs are required to attend the following annual meetings and events during their two-year term:

  • IREM Leadership and Legislative Summit
  • IREM Fall Leadership Conference
  • At least one visit annually to each chapter within the region
IREM provides funding for chapter visits (up to three per year per chapter). Registration and travel expenses for the Leadership and Legislative Summit and the IREM Fall Leadership Conference are the responsibility of the RVP.


In addition, RVPs provide ongoing guidance, advice, and support to the chapters within the region. RVPs are also called upon to serve as a spokesperson for IREM with media, real estate owners and investors, employers of real estate management professionals, and colleges and universities.

What is the selection process for Regional Vice Presidents?
Each fall, IREM accepts applications for RVPs from CPM Members. IREM’s Nominating Committee reviews applications and submits nominations to the Governing Council 30 days prior to the Leadership and Legislative Summit when the election is held. The term officially begins after the IREM Fall Leadership Conference.

Serving in a leadership position has allowed me to meet people both within my chapter and on the national level. It’s given me the opportunity to be a leader.”
Ben Forsyth, CPM
Salt Lake City, UT

September 15 is the annual deadline to submit Regional Vice President applications.