IREM Officers

IREM® Officers

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

Applications now open through July 15, 2024, for the 2026 IREM Secretary/Treasurer Nominee.  

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 Officer position

The first step on the path to becoming the IREM President is the Secretary/Treasurer Nominee position. IREM Officers must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a current CPM® in good standing
  • Be a current IREM Foundation contributor
  • Served as an IREM Chapter President or international equivalent
  • Served on IREM Executive Committee or IREM Board of Directors
  • 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
    • Chair or Vice Chair of an IREM Committee, Advisory Board, Advisory Council, or other ad hoc group
    • IREM Chapter President or international equivalent
    • IREM Foundation Board of Directors
    • Officer or Chair or Vice Chair of a committee or board of  NAR or an NAR affiliate organization
    • Officer of other professional or trade association or non-profit organization

Desired qualifications for IREM Officers 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

To learn more about each IREM Officer position, click on the specific job description below:

Other important resources

IREM Officer FAQs

  • What would be my commitment as an IREM Officer?

    Serving the Institute in this prestigious role requires a significant time commitment. We encourage you to review all Officer job descriptions to better understand the multi-year roles and responsibilities prior to applying.

    See the various IREM Officer job descriptions for each position in the section above.

  • Is a financial/legal/criminal background check required to serve as an IREM Officer?

    Yes. The application includes an IREM Authorization for Release of and Disclosure of Credit, Legal, and Criminal Background Reports. All applicants will be subject to a third-party review of their financial, legal, and criminal background and you will be required to provide the auditor a tri-merge credit report with a FICO score (Experian, TransUnion, or Equifax) or an international equivalent based on your country of residence.

    All of which will be reviewed only by the third-party auditor in totality, and verbally reported from the third-party auditor to the Nominating Committee any issues deemed as material for concern.

  • Who is eligible to apply for the IREM Officer position?

    You must be a CPM 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 applicants, including conducting virtual and in-person interviews. In-person interviews will be conducted in August, in Chicago, with expenses paid by IREM. You will receive more details about this process after submitting your application.

  • If selected by the Nominating Committee as the next Officer candidate, when would I be officially elected?

    The slate of IREM Officers, including the Secretary/Treasurer Nominee, is published in the March/April issue of JPM. The election of IREM Officers takes place during the annual Governing Council meeting. All Officers’ terms are one-year; terms begin January 1 through December 31. If nominated as the 2026 Secretary/Treasurer Nominee, you would be elected in October 2025 as the 2026 Secretary Treasurer.

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

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