Advocacy Impact Day



After two years, IREM is going back to Washington, D.C. for Advocacy Impact Day. Join us in person on March 28-29 as we come together to communicate the vital issues affecting the real estate management profession to legislators and their staff. By participating, you'll serve as an expert in the field and advocate for our industry. Plus, you'll help us elevate the profession that we love, network with other members, and meet with elected officials. 

The event will start the afternoon of March 28th with an orientation at Clyde's of Gallery Place, which is only a 10 minute ride to the Capitol. While the program is still being developed, attendees will hear from speakers about the current state of Congress, how to conduct successful meetings, issues to discuss with legislative offices, and how to navigate the Capitol!

Don’t wait until the last minute to book your flight and hotel! Some nearby hotels within walking distance from Clyde’s in Chinatown include:

Clyde’s Gallery Place | 707 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001 | 202-349-3700

Walking directions from Metro (Gallery Place-Chinatown) to Clyde’s of Gallery Place (707 7th St., NW, Washington, DC 20001)

  • Head West on H St., NW toward 7th St., NW (108 ft)
  • Turn left onto 7th St., NW (331 ft)
  • Turn left and arrive at Clyde’s (20 ft)

Gallery Place Metro is serviced by Green, Yellow & Red lines.

IREM’s Advocacy Impact Day offers members an opportunity to learn about the issues affecting the real estate management industry, and how to meet with their federal legislators to advocate for meaningful change.

Meeting with lawmakers is critical for the future health and growth of the industry, and IREM is streamlining the process to make your voice heard. Participating in the Advocacy Impact Day allowed members to:

  • Learn about the issues impacting the real estate management industry, and how to help shape them
  • Build relationships with legislators that will only increase in value over time
  • Speak directly to the people with the power to change laws and regulations about issues that matter to you, your business, and the clients you represent
  • Gain valuable exposure and experience
  • Be part of something bigger than yourself

Register for the Advocacy Impact Day


The orientation, which will be conducted the afternoon of Tuesday, March 28, will be held at Clyde's of Gallery Place. Although registration is free, Clyde’s has a maximum room capacity limit of 100 members. Registration will be based on the order of registrations confirmed.

Once registrations have hit the 100 member limit, members will be placed on a waitlist. If and when any openings become available, members on the waitlist will be notified.

How to schedule meetings with legislators

  1. Identify your legislators (two Senators and one Rep.)
  2. Submit a meeting request
    • We suggest contacting your legislator’s office 2-4 weeks in advance to schedule your meeting
    • Feel free to use this template letter
    • Many offices will require you to fill out the meeting request form on their website
    • If you’re asked to provide the topics when scheduling your meeting, let them know you are participating in a virtual fly-in and will send them the topics once they are finalized.
    • Ask for 30 minutes (but 15 is fine) and specify where you would like to meet (In their district office, virtually, or another location)
    • Always follow up with a phone call
  3. Let us know about your meeting
    • Once your meeting is confirmed, please submit the meeting details to IREM Headquarters. You can always edit the information if anything changes.

For more detailed information on how to identify, schedule, and conduct effective meetings with federal legislators check out this webinar recording and visit our "Meet with Legislators" page.

Meeting resources


Orientation Manual

Leave-Behind Flyer

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