2023 Chapter Leadership Retreat


The IREM® Chapter Leadership Retreat will be held in Chicago, IL, April 24-26. 2023. Chapter Presidents, President-Elects, Chapter Board of Directors, Chapter Committee Chairs, and IREM Association Executives are encouraged to attend this event to grow your leadership skills to enhance your chapter roles and professional lives as real estate managers. IREM’s Leadership Team, Board of Directors, and RVPs will also be in attendance.

Registration is open from February 21 through April 25. Registration is $450 for members if registered by March 31 ($550 thereafter) and $400 for IAEs. Read more about registration procedures.

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Hotel and transportation

The 2023 Chapter Leadership Retreat will take place at the Loews Hotel Chicago. The IREM guest room rate is $239 for single or $269 for double occupancy. Due to limited space, we suggest making guest room reservations no later than March 31, 2023.

Loews Chicago Hotel
455 North Park Drive
Chicago, IL 60611

Keynote speaker

Dr. Simone Ahuja

Dr. Simone Bhan Ahuja is the founder of Blood Orange, a global innovation and strategy firm headquartered in Minneapolis, USA. She is co-author of the international bestseller, Jugaad Innovation, called “the most comprehensive book yet on the subject” on frugal innovation by the Economist, her most recent book, Disrupt-It-Yourself (HarperCollins Leadership, 2019), with a foreword by Stanley Black & Decker CEO Jim Loree, examines how large, established organizations can act more like fast and frugal startups. This practical innovation playbook makes clear how and why leaders must support the passionate and purpose-driven “intrapreneurs” inside their organizations in order drive innovation and a path to sustainable growth.

Simone has served as an advisor to MIT’s Practical Impact Alliance and Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge. Simone provides innovation and strategy advisory and consulting services to organizations including 3M, UnitedHealth Group, Procter & Gamble, Target Corp, Stanley Black & Decker, and the World Economic Forum. She is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review online, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and a practitioner of improvisational comedy.


Check out the program schedule for full details.

Special events

Opening party
Monday, April 24

Wright Ballroom at the Loews Chicago Hotel
6:30-9:30 p.m.

Celebrate the start of the Chapter Leadership Retreat and get to know your fellow chapter leaders, IREM leadership team, and HQ team. Enjoy live music by the Railway Gamblers.

Group Event (Ticketed)
Tuesday, April 25
Lucky Strike – Downtown Chicago
322 East Illinois Street
Chicago, IL 60611
6 - 9 p.m.

Price: $85 per person

Join us at Lucky Strike for an evening filled with bowling, darts, and more! This is a great opportunity to socialize with chapter leaders from across the country in a fun and relaxed environment. Your ticket includes dinner and non-alcoholic beverages, bowling shoe rental, and activities. This networking event is in lieu of regional dinners.

IREM Foundation

Make a difference by joining the IREM Foundation’s Monthly Giving Circle. Sign up now or meet with us onsite to set up a recurring contribution and you could win a special prize package from the Foundation!

Industry Partner Program

Join a growing number of companies that recognize the value of partnering with IREM! Find out more information on our Industry Partner Program.

Chairman level partners

President level partners

Director level partners

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IREM Canada Chapter Leaders

Please note that a separate leadership retreat specifically for Canadian chapter leaders will be held on May 4 from 1-4 CST. Please write international@irem.org for more information.

Register here for Canadian Chapter Leadership Retreat

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