Institute of Real Estate Management Names Linda Caradine-Poinsett as New CEO, Leads Organization to a Promising Future with Servant-Leader Philosophy

CHICAGO (March 23, 2022) - The IREM® (Institute of Real Estate Management) Board of Directors is excited to announce that Linda Caradine-Poinsett, Ph.D., will serve as IREM’s Chief Executive Officer/Executive Vice President, effective June 1, 2022.

2022 IREM President, Barry Blanton, CPM®, adds, “The IREM Steering Committee has found the very best person to lead the talented headquarters team at IREM. The Committee was impressed with the outstanding group of candidates, and we feel Linda exemplifies the attributes we were looking for to lead IREM into a very promising future.”

Caradine-Poinsett comes to IREM from the American College of Prosthodontists where she served as CEO since 2016. A self-prescribed “servant leader”, Caradine-Poinsett has a strong history of overcoming challenges and creating measurable impact with a “pay-it-forward” leadership style. “I believe leadership is about serving others. Now more than ever, it is important to lead with empathy and compassion. I look forward to working with the visionary leaders and staff of IREM as we collectively fulfill our mission.” Her career aligns perfectly with IREM’s tagline – “For Those Who Manage to Make a Difference” and her entire career journey has been about making a difference, with a strong focus on education.

Caradine-Poinsett holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, an M.J. with an emphasis in Health Law, an M.B.A. with an emphasis in Finance, and a B.S. in Healthcare Administration. Linda was recognized with a Women of Excellence Award from the Chicago Defender (2021); REACH Award from National Louis University (2018); and a Women in Business Entrepreneur Award (Chicago). She also volunteers as a Board Member with A Silver Lining Foundation and as an Advisory Board Member for Southside Help Center.

“Linda joins an amazing team at IREM HQ and speaking on behalf of the entire volunteer Leadership Team, we couldn’t be more excited for what the future holds for IREM and our members,” adds Blanton.  “Welcome to IREM, Linda! We are so happy to have you here!”


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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