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IREM celebrates diversity and inclusion with 2020 DISI Leaders

CHICAGO (April 20, 2020) – IREM’s Diversity and Inclusion Succession Initiative (DISI) 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 exceptional women from around the globe:

  • Jacqueline Knight, CPM® with Ackerberg in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Whitney Lane with Weingarten Realty in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Kandace Massenburg with Jones Lang LaSalle in Washington D.C.
  • Chianon Mutsiwegota with Texas Capital Partners in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Khanyisile Nene, CPM® with Airports Company South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Karoline Peralta, ARM® with Virtue Properties in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Michiko Sanchez, ARM® with Denver Housing Authority in Denver, Colorado
  • Sarah Shezi, CPM® with Broll Property Group in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Shanicka Sudler with PropertyWize in Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland

“I’m honored to be recognized as one of IREM’s 2020 DISI Leaders. This is a wonderful opportunity to receive mentorship, and to grow my professional network, while I continue to pursue my CPM designation,” says 2020 DISI Leader, Whitney Lane. “I’m grateful to be a part of an organization that values diversity and promotes inclusion.”

“At IREM, we believe a diverse workforce increases creativity and performance, and we’re dedicated to advancing diversity and inclusion across the real estate management profession,” says 2020 IREM President, Cheryl Gray, CPM®. “We’re excited to celebrate and recognize these members for their leadership and dedication to advancing underrepresented groups, while also enhancing their organizations’ performance. Congratulations to all!”

As a DISI leader, these women will benefit from professional mentoring from other IREM members, as well as receive access to training and education at the 2020 IREM Global Summit.

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. irem.org

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