Volunteers & Governance

Governing Council

Serve your passion. Be an IREM volunteer!

All volunteer applications closed on July 7, 2023 for future volunteer opportunities. Applications for the following positions will open in Spring 2024:

  • 2025-2027 Governing Councillors
  • IREM Officer (2026 Secretary/Treasurer Nominee)
  • 2025-2026 IREM Board of Directors
  • 2026-2027 Regional Vice Presidents (regions 1, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10)
  • 2025 standing committees, advisory councils, and ethics panels
  • 2025-2027 IREM Foundation Board of Directors

Become a volunteer to connect with like-minded individuals who are passionate about the industry, enrich your professional experience, and influence the future of IREM.

For 90 years, IREM members have made us the world’s strongest voice for all things real estate management. As a member driven organization, volunteers are central to shaping IREM into the organization it is today.

IREM volunteers – both elected and appointed – bring their industry expertise to help define and shape membership offerings, learning opportunities, and member experiences. Our volunteers contribute critical expertise to strategic decision making to keep IREM at the forefront of real estate management.

Why volunteer?

IREM volunteers represent the interests and needs of our members, assist the Institute in maintaining the highest standard of professional and ethical business practices, promote the interest of, and serve as an ambassador for, the industry and IREM. By being an IREM volunteer, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals who are passionate about the industry, enrich your personal and professional experiences, and ultimately be an influence on the future of IREM.

Here are six reasons to volunteer:

  1. Enhance your leadership skills
  2. Expand your network
  3. Improve your communications
  4. Increase your confidence
  5. Give back to the profession you enjoy
  6. Impact the future of IREM

Learn more about IREM volunteer positions:

Governing Council

The Governing Council is IREM’s ultimate decision-making body. Governing Councillors have a strong understanding of local, national, and international issues that need to be brought to the forefront of the IREM agenda. They are knowledgeable about the real estate management industry. And they are knowledgeable about how IREM works – strategically, operationally, and legislatively.

Learn more about the Governing Council

IREM Officer

IREM’s Officers direct the organization’s mission and activities as part of the IREM Board of Directors and with support from the IREM Headquarters team of association management professionals to ensure the organization’s continued growth, development, and progress towards our strategic goals. The President, President-Elect, Secretary/Treasurer, Secretary/Treasurer Nominee, and Immediate Past President serve as the IREM Leadership Team. The first step on the path to becoming the IREM President is the Secretary/Treasurer Nominee position.

Learn more about IREM Officers

IREM Board of Directors

The IREM Board of Directors oversees the strategic direction and governance of the Institute in accordance with the mission and purpose of the Institute and any policies set by the Governing Council. The Board of Directors composition includes the IREM Officers, Immediate Past President, the IREM Foundation President, an IREM representative on NAR’s Executive Committee, twelve (12) Directors, and the IREM CEO. An additional advisor may be appointed by the President to serve a one (1) year term as a non-voting member.

Learn more about IREM Board of Directors

Regional Vice Presidents

IREM’s Regional Vice Presidents (RVPs) are connectors of IREM Headquarters and chapters, and among the chapters within their regions. Serving as an ambassador, coach, guide, visionary, and strategic partner, RVPs collaborate with chapters to help them grow and succeed.

Learn more about RVPs

IREM standing committees, advisory councils, and ethics panels

Standing committees develop policies and provide guidance for IREM programs that are focused on the core business functions essential to the Institute. Advisory councils provide guidance, expertise, and advice for IREM programs that are focused on the real estate management profession and serving members. Ethics panels are the enforcement bodies for the IREM Codes of Professional Ethics.

Learn more about 2023 standing committees, advisory councils, and ethics panels

IREM Foundation volunteer opportunities

The IREM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity and was established in 1977. It is supported through donations from IREM members and is led by the IREM Foundation Board of Directors who volunteer their time and expertise to ensure the organization’s success.

Learn more about the Foundation Board of Directors

The IREM Foundation approved the creation of an Associate Board to allow new volunteer opportunities for people interested in helping advance the Foundation’s mission. Launching in 2023 as a dedicated group of volunteers reporting to the Foundation’s Executive Committee, the Associate Board will support Foundation initiatives with a focus on fundraising and stewardship efforts as they participate in the advancement of the strategic and development goals of the Foundation.

Learn more about the Associate Board


Looking for IREM’s governing documents and volunteer resources?

Visit IREM’s governing documents and resource library for more information

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