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.

Applications now open through July 15, 2024, for the 2025-2026 IREM Board of Directors. There are six (6) Director seats open for the 2025-2026 term.  

Important updates about 2025 events

Participation in IREM governance will look different starting in 2025 as we take a new approach to our events! 

Starting in 2025, IREM will host two new events: 
  • PropertyCon
    An IREM education experience

    April/May (location TBD), a two-day event of educational programming and networking for members and non-members; no governance meetings. This conference allows us to: 
    • Extend our brand as an educational Institute  
    • Expand our reach to more members and non-members – giving more of what people want 
  • IREM Leadership Forum (replaces IREM Global Summit)

    October in Chicago, a training and governance event that includes: 
    • Chapter training for Chapter Boards and IAEs (similar to current Chapter Leadership Retreat) 
    • Networking and celebrations  
    • Governing Council – will be hybrid, participate in-person or virtually
    • Other governance meetings held in-person: IREM Board of Directors, IREM Foundation Board of Directors, Nominating Committee, RVP Advisory Council 
    • All other committees, advisory councils, and ethics panels will be virtual only throughout the year 

What does this mean for you as you consider volunteering in 2025? 
Our goal is to always enhance member experience and optimize volunteer time. This re-imagined approach allows more flexibility and inclusion for governance participation – helping us to expand our volunteer pool. 

  • Save time and money! If you apply to serve and are appointed for a committee, advisory council, or ethics panel, all your meetings will be virtual only. 
  • If you apply for and are nominated to serve on Governing Council, you can choose to attend in-person or participate virtually. 

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 (5) years
  • Served in at least three (3) of the following capacities:
    • IREM Senior Vice President within the last five (5)  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

Other important resources:

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.

    See the IREM Board of Directors job description in the section above.

  • 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.

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

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