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2022-2023 Regional Vice President

Region 1 (3 chapters) – Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
Region 3 (6 chapters) – District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia
Region 4 (5 chapters) – Florida, Georgia
Region 7 (7 chapters) – Oklahoma, Texas
Region 9 (5 chapters) – Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin
Region 10 (5 chapters) – Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota

In accordance with IREM Bylaws, in order to hold elective office as a Regional Vice President, one must be a CPM; any CPM is eligible to serve as an RVP.

Click here to review the full RVP job description, including the desired qualifications and skills.

RVP application process

  1. Prior to applying, you are encouraged to reach out to the current RVP to help you more fully understand the roles and responsibilities of being an RVP and to ask any questions.
  2. Submit your online application by June 19, 2020.
  3. After you submit your application, send your current resume and your professional headshot (as a high-res JPEG file) to IREM Headquarters at iVolunteer@irem.org – and please do so by June 19, 2020.  This will support your application and assist the Nominating Committee in understanding your skills and qualifications.
  4. When your application is received, the current RVP is notified and is asked to submit an RVP Applicant Assessment based on their knowledge of and experiences with you.  The current RVP is encouraged to reach out to you before submitting this assessment – but feel free to reach out if you don’t hear from him/her.  The Nominating Committee will use this assessment along with your application as part of their review process.
  5. Expect a phone call from a member of the Nominating Committee sometime between June and September for an informal interview to learn more about your interests and qualifications for the RVP position.

The current RVPs also submit Regional Evaluations, which describe the current strengths and weakness of their respective regions. The Nominating Committee also uses these evaluations to determine which RVP applicants may be the best possible candidates.

RVP selection process

  • At the IREM Global Summit in Toronto (October 13-16, 2020), 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 the 2021 March/April issue of JPM and recognized at the 2021 Chapter Leadership Retreat.
  • At the 2021 IREM Global Summit in October, you will be officially elected by Governing Council as the 2022-2023 RVP for your region, after which your term immediately begins.

Regional Vice President 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 RVP?

    RVPs are a critical connection between IREM Headquarters and its chapters and among the chapters. To fulfill that role, you would provide ongoing monitoring, guidance, coaching, and support of the chapters in the region. In addition, you would need to attend the following each year of your two-year term:

    • Chapter Leadership Retreat
    • Global Summit (October)
    • Regularly scheduled virtual meetings of the RVP Committee (year-round)
    • 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 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 Global Summit are the responsibility of the RVP; however, many regions provide some funding from among the chapters for these expenses.
  • What are the roles and responsibilities of an RVP?
    • Leverage knowledge and experience to represent and grow the IREM brand and membership; encourage chapters to activate brand value and consistency through messaging, member benefits and experiences; foster networking and connections to underscore value of membership; emphasize importance of HQ and chapters operating as one unified organization through all member touchpoints
    • Assist chapters with advancing IREM’s strategic initiatives at the local level; reinforce chapter best practices and fundamentals of running a strong chapter; identify key chapter management areas requiring further assistance; communicate to HQ staff necessary consultative, administrative and resource support needed for direct follow-up to chapters  
    • Direct chapters to identify an optimal selection of professional learning opportunities through a focused strategy that provides value to members and maximizes chapter ROI
    • Encourage chapters to serve as a resource to seasoned industry professionals through every stage of their careers; emphasize importance of succession planning as a core chapter management component that ensures strong operations and long-term sustainability; inspire chapters to engage with every NextGen of real estate management professionals in innovative, relevant ways
    • Serve as the conduit for fostering relationships and strengthening corporate and academic outreach efforts in the region to raise IREM’s presence within local real estate management communities; promote value of IREM® membership and credentials to corporations and academic institutions in collaboration with chapters
  • 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.

  • Who is on the Nominating Committee?

    The Chair of the Nominating Committee is IREM’s Immediate Past President. Serving on the committee is: IREM President, IREM President-Elect, and five other IREM Past Presidents. IREM’s Secretary/Treasurer sits on the committee as an observer.

  • Questions?

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

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