Regional Vice President (RVP)

IREM® 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.

Applications now open through July 15, 2024, for the 2026-2027 term in the following regions:

Region 1 - CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT
Region 3 – MD, VA, DC
Region 4 – FL, GA
Region 7 – OK, TX
Region 9 – IL, MN, WI
Region 10 – IA, KS, MO, NE, ND, SD

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 RVP position

Desired qualifications for RVPs include:

      • Must be a CPM® (required)
      • Live and work within the region’s jurisdiction
      • Active engagement and knowledgeable about the real estate management business
      • Previous experience as an elected chapter officer for at least two years, including Chapter President
      • Previous experience at the national level
      • Strong written and verbal communication skills
      • Understanding of IREM’s governance and operations
      • Strong strategic thinking and analytical skills
      • Passion for innovation and creative problem-solving
      • Understand the role, responsibilities, and expectations of serving as an RVP by reviewing the Regional Vice President job description

Regional Vice President FAQs

  • How would I make a difference by serving as an RVP?

    Referred to by many who have served as “the best job in IREM”, serving as an RVP is a unique leadership opportunity and a privilege to support and represent the chapters within a region. You will professionally and personally benefit by:

    • Developing your leadership skills
    • Expanding your network of industry contacts
    • Increasing your visibility within IREM and the real estate management profession
    • Identifying and mentoring the next generation of IREM leaders
    • Collaborating with your peers from around the country
    • Supporting the growth of IREM
    • Having fun!
  • What would be my commitment as an RVP?
    • Serve a two-year term, with onboarding beginning within six months prior to term begin date.
    • Attend the annual IREM Leadership Forum (Fall) for the duration of your term.
    • Attend and actively participate on all virtual meetings scheduled throughout the year for the RVP Advisory Council.
    • Visit each chapter within region at least once annually (up to two visits per year funded by HQ).
    • Maintain regular, consistent communication with chapters within region.
    • Mentor incoming RVP during outgoing year to ensure a smooth transition.
    • Identify and recommend dynamic, emerging leaders as potential RVP candidates – encouraging them to apply.

    In addition, RVPs serve as ex-officio members on:

    • The RVP Advisory Council, comprised of 13 RVPs, the IREM President-Elect who serves as Chair, and a Vice Chair
    • Governing Council
  • What are the terms for RVPs?

    RVPs serve a two-year, staggered term; terms begin January 1 and end December 31.

  • What expenses are covered for RVPs?
    • Funding for chapter visits – transportation and lodging (up to two visits per year, per chapter as necessary).
    • Registration for the Chapter Leadership Retreat; lodging and travel expenses are the responsibility of the RVP.
  • How and when are RVPs selected?
    • In October, the Nominating Committee vets all applications and chooses a nominee for each region.
    • By early November, you will receive a communication from the Nominating Committee Chair on the status of your application.
    • If you are chosen as the nominee, you will be officially announced in the 2024 March/April issue of JPM and recognized at the 2025 IREM Leadership Forum. 
    • The slate of 2026-2027 RVP nominees will be officially elected by Governing Council at the annual Governing Council meeting -term begins January 1, 2026.
  • Do RVPs rotate within the chapters in a region – are they selected from a different chapter each year?

    No. The Nominating Committee considers several factors when selecting RVP nominees, only one of which is chapter representation; however, chapter representation is not the deciding factor. The best candidate overall is selected, regardless of their chapter.

  • What is the role of the current RVP in the selection process?

    The Nominating Committee is responsible for selecting and putting forth the slate of RVP nominees for election by the Governing Council. Current RVPs are asked to submit a Regional Evaluation (i.e., current strengths and weaknesses of the region), as well as an RVP Applicant Assessment for each RVP applicant based on their knowledge of and experiences with the applicants. These assessments are additional data points for the Nominating Committee as part of their review and selection process.

  • Do I need to contact my current RVP for approval before applying?

    The current RVP does not provide “approval” for any applicant to move forward nor do they make the selection. As part of the RVP application process, you are encouraged to reach out to the current RVP to learn more about the position. Likewise, since the current RVPs are asked to complete an RVP Applicant Assessment for each applicant, it’s appropriate and encouraged that there are conversations between the two.

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

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