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Regional Vice President

About Regional Vice Presidents

We are no longer accepting applications for 2023-2024 Regional Vice Presidents; please see the FAQ section below for additional information.

Applications for 2024-2025 RVPs will open in Spring 2022.

IREM’s Regional Vice Presidents (RVPs) are connectors of IREM Headquarters and chapters, and among the chapters within their regions. Serving as an ambassador, coach, guide, visionary, and strategic partner, RVPs collaborate with chapters to help them grow and succeed.


Things to know about the RVP position:

RVPs must meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be a CPM
  • Live and work within the region’s jurisdiction
  • Active engagement and knowledgeable about the real estate management business
  • Previous experience as an elected chapter officer for at least two years, including Chapter President
  • Previous experience at the national level
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of IREM’s governance and operations
  • Strong strategic thinking and analytical skills
  • Passion for innovation and creative problem-solving
  • Understand the role, responsibilities, and expectations of serving as an RVP by reviewing the Regional Vice President job description

FAQs

  • How would I make a difference by serving as an RVP?

    Referred to by many who have served as “the best job in IREM”, serving as an RVP is a unique leadership opportunity and a privilege to support and represent the chapters within a region. You will professionally and personally benefit by:

    • Developing your leadership skills
    • Expanding your network of industry contacts
    • Increasing your visibility within IREM and the real estate management profession
    • Identifying and mentoring the next generation of IREM leaders
    • Collaborating with your peers from around the country
    • Supporting the growth of IREM
    • Having fun!
  • What would be my commitment as an RVP?
    • Attend and actively participate on all virtual meetings scheduled throughout the year for the Regional Vice President Committee
    • Attend the IREM Global Summit (fall).
    • Attend and participate in the annual Chapter Leadership Retreat
    • Conduct at least one visit annually to each chapter within the region

    In addition, RVPs serve as ex-officio members on:

    • The RVP Committee, comprised of 13 RVPs, the IREM President-Elect who serves as Chair, and a Vice Chair
    • Governing Council
  • What are the terms for RVPs?

    RVPs serve a 2-year, staggered term. Terms begin January 1 and end December 31.

  • What expenses are covered for RVPs?
    • Funding for chapter visits – transportation and lodging (up to two visits per year, per chapter as necessary).
    • Registration for the Chapter Leadership Retreat; lodging and travel expenses are the responsibility of the RVP.
    • Registration, lodging, and travel for the IREM Global Summit are the responsibility of the RVP; however, many regions provide some funding from among the chapters for these expenses.
  • How and when are RVPs selected?
    • All interested members must submit an application by the deadline; late applications will not be accepted.
    • At the IREM Global Summit, the Nominating Committee reviews all applications, supporting resumes, assessments, and regional evaluations and chooses a nominee for each region.
    • Within 4-6 weeks after the Summit, you will receive a communication from the Nominating Committee Chair.
    • If you are chosen as the nominee, you will be officially announced in next year’s March/April issue of JPM and recognized at the annual Chapter Leadership Retreat.
    • RVP elections take place during Governing Council – the term begins January 1.
  • Do RVPs rotate within the chapters in a region – are they selected from a different chapter each year?

    The Nominating Committee considers several factors when selecting RVP nominees, only one of which is chapter representation; however, chapter representation is not the deciding factor. The best candidate overall is selected, regardless of their chapter.

  • What is the role of the Current RVP in the selection process?

    The Nominating Committee is responsible for selecting and putting forth the slate of RVP nominees for election by the Governing Council. Current RVPs are asked to submit a Regional Evaluation (i.e., current strengths and weaknesses of the region), as well as an RVP Applicant Assessment for each RVP applicant based on their knowledge of and experiences with the applicants. These assessments are additional data points for the Nominating Committee as part of their review and selection process.

  • Do I need to contact my current RVP for approval before applying?

    The current RVP does not provide “approval” for any applicant to move forward nor do they make the selection. As part of the RVP application process, you are encouraged to reach out to the current RVP to learn more about the position. Likewise, since the current RVPs are asked to complete an RVP Applicant Assessment for each applicant, it’s appropriate and encouraged that there are conversations between the two.

Questions? Contact IREM Headquarters at ivolunteer@irem.org or (800) 837-0706 ext.6094 or (312) 329-6094.

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