2021 IREM® Global Summit

We’re headed to Las Vegas for Global Summit!

The past year has taught us that being part of a community that you can lean on and learn from is essential for professional and personal growth.

To continue that sense of togetherness, we invite you to join us in Las Vegas at the 2021 IREM Global Summit, where you’ll connect with your peers and industry professionals, expand your knowledge, and strengthen IREM through governance. Our theme, Together we thrive, represents us uniting after a year without in-person gatherings.


The Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa is just a short ride from the Las Vegas Strip and the downtown area. Located in the Summerlin neighborhood, the resort offers on-site restaurants, amenities, and entertainment. Additional restaurants are within walking distance and there’s nearby shopping as well.

Your well-being is our top priority. We'll be working in collaboration with the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa and following local and state health guidelines to ensure your health and safety throughout the Summit.

Share your experiences of being together during the Summit by using the hashtag #IREMthrive.

Keynote speakers

Risha Grant

Risha Opening Keynote Speaker
Tuesday, October 12
Permission: Granted to Get Rid of Your BS

Risha is the founder & CEO of Risha Grant LLC, an award-winning diversity consulting and communications firm. Their mission is to utilize diversity communication strategies, tactics and training as a catalyst to create an inclusive culture in every company and community. Additionally, Risha created DiversityConneX.com, a highly successful online recruitment tool to connect diverse professionals with careers, internships, and non-profit and corporate board positions.

Using passion, persistence and knowledge, she has worked with governors, NBA teams, mayors, CEO's of Fortune 500 companies and other business and community leaders to reduce bias and further the understanding of Diversity & Inclusion. As an international speaker, Risha teaches and empowers attendees with D&I tools to increase their bottom line and permission to get rid of their BS.

Sponsored by Chairman Level Industry Partner

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Jon Acuff

John Acuff  Wednesday, October 13
From Start to Finish: How to Give Yourself the Gift of Done

Jon Acuff is the New York Times Bestselling author of six books, including his most recent Wall Street Journal #1 Bestseller, "Finish: Give yourself the gift of done."

Published in more than a dozen languages, his work is both critically acclaimed and adored by readers. He's spoken to hundreds of thousands of people at conferences, colleges and companies around the world including FedEx, Nissan, Microsoft, Lockheed Martin, Chick-fil-A, Nokia and Comedy Central.

For over 20 years he's also helped some of the biggest brands tell their story, including The Home Depot, Bose, Staples, and the Dave Ramsey Team. His fresh perspective on life has given him the opportunity to write for Reader's Digest, Fast Company, The Harvard Business Review and Time Magazine.

Sponsored by Director Level Industry Partner


Liz Bohannon

Liz Bohannon Thursday, October 14
Beginner’s Pluck: Build Your Life of Purpose and Impact Now

Liz Bohannon is the Founder and CEO of socially conscious fashion brand Sseko Designs, which she founded in 2008 as a way to provide educational and economic opportunities for women in East Africa.

Her story is filled with lessons for success that are grounded in the principle of having a beginner's mind, which Liz sums up in her new book, Beginner's Pluck: Build Your Life of Purpose and Impact Now. In it, as in her presentations, she shares uncommon ideas toward success like, Own Your Average, Stop Trying to Find Your Passion Create It, and Dream Small so you can do big things.

The Sseko story has been featured in dozens of publications including, Vogue Magazine, Redbook Magazine, O Magazine, Inc., Fortune, and others. Sseko has appeared on national broadcasts including ABC's Shark Tank and Good Morning America.

Education session speakers

Wendy Sun

Wendy Sun
Associate Principal
TSK Architects

Oksana Esberard

Oksana Esberard
Well-Being Strategist


Ted Thurn
Director of Government Affairs


Melissa Kuipers Blake
Brownstein Hyatt Farber & Schreck, LLP


Susan Monaghan, CPM®
Executive Director
Cumberland Housing Authority


Erin Stackley
Sr. Policy Representative, Commercial Issues
National Association of REALTORS®


Byrdy Kelley, CPM®, ARM®
CEO & Founder
Melan Property Management


Robert Fuller, CPM®
Sr. Facilities Manager


Jesse Holland, CPM®
President and Founder
Sunrise Management and Consulting, AMO®


Saadat Keshavjee, CPM®
Managing Director
Amhurst Property Management


Jessica Warrior, CPM®
Director of Property Management
Granite Properties


Cheryl Gray, CPM®
2020 IREM President
Real Estate Strategist


Jesse Anderson, CPM® candidate
Director of Sustainability
Blanton Turner, AMO®


Nancy San Pedro, CPM®
Director – Retail Portfolio
Equity Residential, AMO®


Rhianne Menzies
Sustainability Manager
Brookfield Properties


Stacy Holden
Industry Principal


Paul Yount
Industry Principal, Multifamily


Reagan Pugh
Speaker & Consultant

Premier Party

Hosted by Chip and Margaret Watts, the Premier Party will be held at the Crimson Night Club on Tuesday, October 12 from 7 – 10 p.m. Join us as we celebrate being together, network, and enjoy a live performance by the Chris Weaver band!

For day pass registrants and guests, you may purchase tickets for this event if you’re not registering for the full event and/or if you need additional tickets for a guest.

Share your experiences of being together during the Summit by using the hashtag #IREMthrive.

The Gala

Get ready for a great time at The Gala— a celebration of IREM® members and the accomplishments they’ve made within the profession.

Hosted by IREM President Chip Watts, CPM®, CCIM, C2EX, AHWD® and IREM President-Elect, Barry Blanton, CPM® on Thursday, October 14 from 7 – 10:30 p.m. The Gala is black-tie optional with a cocktail reception, dinner, limited host bar, and awards and recognitions for some outstanding groups.

Let’s celebrate together!

One ticket to this event is included in your full registration fee (excluding all day pass registrants).


Sponsored by Chairman Level Industry Partner Yardi

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

Executive level partners

Sponsors and exhibitors

Sponsorship opportunities

Becoming a sponsor or exhibitor at the Global Summit is your opportunity to engage with IREM members. Check out our 2021 Global Summit Media Kit for details on opportunities available to help connect your company with key decision makers.

Questions? Contact our Director of Business Development Brian Lozell at bflozell@irem.org.

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