2023 IREM President’s message

Everyone has an impact

The anthropologist Jane Goodall said, “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

Real estate managers understand this, because every day they’re making decisions that make a difference to those they serve. These efforts have an effect on tenants and residents, owners and investors, and on their teams and communities. At IREM, we work together to maximize the positive results of our work by sharing knowledge, resources, and experience.

IREM is changing

We recognize that the world continually changes, especially over the past few years, and to remain relevant, IREM is evolving along with it. We’re expanding our reach by opening doors to new talent. We’re leading the way on new technologies that make us more efficient and productive. And we’re improving the IREM experience for members at all levels of our organization. Real estate management is a dynamic profession where you can find the path that’s best for you, and we’re here to guide you.

IREM leadership is evolving, too. In 2023, for the first time in its history, the organization will be led by an all-woman officer team. This milestone was reached naturally, since women make up about 50% of all property managers, and IREM has experienced strong growth in female membership. Most importantly, this leadership team has the skills and talent to take IREM to the next level of advancing the real estate management profession.

At IREM, you have a voice

Creating a diverse environment in all its forms is a key focus for 2023. IREM has come a long way in addressing the diversity, equity, and inclusion gaps in real estate management. But there’s still work to be done. To grow IREM’s leadership position in DEI, we need to listen, learn, and respect perspectives from diverse audiences. Everyone should have a voice. IREM is striving to be the forum for conversations where we learn by listening, and that creates understanding.

Our team is on the road again

Professional real estate management is developing as a global enterprise, and IREM is at the forefront of international growth. We provide a great deal of assistance to countries looking for help with professional management. Now that travel is open, IREM leaders are on the road meeting with potential partners around the world to offer the education they’re looking for. This presents tremendous opportunity for IREM by expanding our global network, which we rely on more and more each day to gain insight from our shared experiences. It’s also an opportunity for us to make a difference to those who need our support.

Make your own impact

No one knows what tomorrow will bring. We can’t anticipate the challenges real estate managers around the world will face. But IREM will be here to support these professionals, providing countless ways to grow and develop. In the dynamic world of real estate management, the opportunities to build a rewarding career that makes an impact on the lives of so many are limitless. It all starts here, with IREM.

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