2022 DISI Press Releases


IREM® announces 2022 Diversity and Inclusion Succession Initiative (DISI) Leaders

CHICAGO (May 11, 2022) – IREM’s Diversity and Inclusion Succession Initiative (DISI) is an annual recognition program that helps facilitate leadership and career development in real estate professionals. The program recognizes exceptional leaders in the real estate management profession from underrepresented groups. These individuals have demonstrated leadership at the chapter level and are making a significant impact on the profession and their community.

 This year’s cohort of DISI leaders is made up of 10 accomplished IREM members from around the country:

  • Taji Abdullah, CPM®, Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro, California
  • Lakisha Barnes, ARM®, Atlantic Pacific Companies, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Luz Bruscini, CPM®, ARM®, MEB Management Services, AMO®, Tucson, Arizona
  • Jason Contreras, REIS Associates, Houston, Texas
  • Lauren Hillian, Edmondson & Gallagher Property Services, LLC, Washington, District of Columbia
  • Maria Jordan, Cortland, AMO®, Marietta, Georgia
  • JoAnn Maguire, CPM®, ARM®, Polinger Company, AMO®, Chevy Chase, Maryland
  • Daniel Rogers, CPM®, ARM®, BM Smith and Associates, Arlington, Virginia
  • Sharon Turner, CPM®, Enterprise Community Asset Management, Inc., Baltimore, Maryland
  • Drew Williams, CPM®, ARM®, Common Living, Atlanta, Georgia

 “Diversity is critical to IREM, to the organization we are today, and who we want to be as we continue to move ahead,” says 2022 IREM President, Barry Blanton, CPM®. “I’m proud to congratulate and recognize these leaders for their contributions to the profession. These members have shined because of their commitment to diversity in the workplace, and to real estate management. Congratulations to all!”

 The DISI program acknowledges IREM members who are committed to championing diversity in the workplace and across the real estate management profession. As a DISI leader, these members will receive professional mentoring from other IREM members and receive leadership training and education through IREM, and will be recognized at the 2022 IREM Global Summit in Dallas, Texas.

 The Diversity Inclusion & Succession Initiative is supported by the IREM Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity established in 1977. The Foundation is exclusively supported through donations from IREM members.

About IREM

For over 85 years, our members have made us the world’s strongest voice for all things real estate management. Almost 20,000 leaders in commercial and residential management call this home for education, support and networking. Our CPM®, ARM®, ACoM, and AMO® certifications are internationally recognized symbols of ethical leadership and a well-managed property. And our tools deliver decades of on-the-job know-how to help members get even better at what they do. Put simply – IREM and its members are here to elevate the profession. If you know real estate management, come get to know us.

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Contact:           Helen Day

                        (312) 329-6044


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