IREM® and CCIM Institute announce partnership to support government advocacy initiatives

CHICAGO (June 18, 2020) – IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management) and CCIM Institute are excited to announce a new partnership to advance our government affairs initiatives. This collaboration will increase both organizations’ capability to monitor and act on legislative and regulatory proposals. IREM will also assist with expanding CCIM’s advocacy initiatives, and work with CCIM to prepare members for meetings with legislators, which has never been more critical.

“This partnership is a win for both organizations” said Denise Froemming, IREM CEO/Executive Vice President. “Working together on commercial real estate and property management issues will strengthen our voice at both the federal and state levels.”  

CCIM and IREM have actually been working together throughout the pandemic to amplify the voices of commercial real estate and property management. Collaborative efforts have included:

“We were in the process of finalizing the partnership right before the pandemic hit,” said CCIM President Eddie D. Blanton, CCIM. “During the first few weeks of COVID, there was a plethora of letters and outreach to legislators on how to provide relief to the real estate industry. Luckily, our organizations were able to ensure our voice was heard in these letters and communications to members of Congress.”

Although it’s beneficial for CCIM and IREM to work together during the pandemic, IREM President Cheryl Gray, CPM®, talks about the long-term benefits of the partnership. “In the long-term, I fully expect our advocacy affiliation to increase our creativity, innovation, and frame a more strategic public policy position for our organizations.”

As CCIM Institute CEO/Executive Vice President Gregory Fine explains, “We’re thrilled to be collaborating with our colleagues at IREM.  Collaborating on government affairs initiatives is a natural fit and will benefit our members by amplifying both our advocacy efforts, and by providing more frequent and in-depth updates on legislative issues.”

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.

About CCIM Institute
CCIM Institute created the language of global real estate investment. Our courses and worldwide community deploy commercial real estate investment methodologies and tools that speed the pathway between opportunity, a go/no-go decision and success for an asset, taught by instructors who are themselves industry leaders. Today, the organization, through its 50-plus chapters, continues to innovate best practices and elevate the commercial real estate professional through its core designation program to earn the CCIM pin — real estate’s most coveted credential — and its topical education courses offered through the Ward Center for Real Estate Studies. In addition, membership in CCIM includes the industry’s best technology and operational platform, allowing entrepreneurial and mid-sized businesses to compete with the largest multinational providers. Today, almost 70 percent of designees hold the title of owner, partner, principal, or president, representing an exclusive worldwide referral network of 13,000 members in 30 countries. Ultimately, CCIM represents a larger vision of the commercial real estate provider, leveraging investment analysis, opinions of value, and underwriting to become a leader in sourcing capital, building a cash-flow vehicle, and ultimately creating value. Information at www.ccim.com.

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