IREM Board of Directors

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, 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.

Things to know about the IREM Board of Directors

IREM Board of Directors must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a current CPM®, ARM®, or ACoM® in good standing (8 of the 12 directors must be CPM members)
  • Have been an active practitioner in real estate within the last five years
  • Served in at least three of the following capacities:
    • IREM Senior Vice President within the last five years
    • IREM Regional Vice President or Country Vice President
    • IREM Executive Committee or IREM Board of Directors
    • IREM Committee, Advisory Board, Advisory Council, or other ad hoc group
    • IREM chapter president or international equivalent
    • Elected Governing Councillor
    • IREM Foundation Board Directors
    • Officer or member on a committee or board of NAR or an NAR affiliate organization
    • Officer or member on a committee or board of other professional or trade association or non-profit organization

Desired qualifications for IREM Board of Directors include:

  • Interpersonal skills: excellent communication skills; influencer; high EQ, inspirational
  • Personal skills: strategic/forward thinking; innovative and creative
  • Group skills: strong leadership; consensus builder; collaborative
  • Personal attributes: integrity; accountability; humility
  • Technical skills: expertise/understands real estate management industry; knowledge/understanding of IREM; understanding of governance fundamentals; global awareness/experience
  • Other technical experience varies by year based on strategic priorities
  • IREM Foundation contributor

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IREM Board of Directors FAQs

  • What would be my commitment as a Director of the IREM Board of Directors?

    Serving the Institute in this prestigious role requires a commitment of your talent and time. We encourage you to review the Board of Directors job description to better understand the role and responsibilities prior to applying.

    IREM Board of Directors Job Description

  • Who is eligible to apply for the IREM Board of Directors?

    You must be a CPM®, ARM®, or ACoM to apply.
    There are additional required qualifications you must meet at the time of applying.
    Those who do not meet the required qualifications should not apply.

  • What are the next steps after I submit my application?

    The Nominating Committee vets all applications to ensure all qualifications are met before conducting interviews with the applicants. Virtual interviews will take place between June – August. You will receive more details about this process once the deadline for applications has lapsed.

  • If selected by the Nominating Committee as a Director nominee, when would I be officially elected?

    The slate of Directors is published at least 30 days in advance of the election, which takes place during the annual Governing Council meeting. All Board of Directors’ terms begin January 1.

Questions? Contact IREM Headquarters at or (800) 837-0706 ext.6094 or (312) 329-6094.

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