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2022 IREM® REME Awards

Congratulations to this year's award winners

It was an honor to recognize and celebrate the finalists and winners of the 2022 IREM REME Awards during The Gala at the Global Summit in Dallas this year. This year’s candidates prove how the tide of real estate management is shifting. Maximizing property value while minimizing expenses remains the highest priority for these experts, but they’re adding a large dose of humanity to the mix. Across the board, our finalists, corporate and individual, are serving their communities through volunteer efforts that help meet the unmet needs of those who live and work in their neighborhoods. And they’re ensuring the successful future of real estate management by guiding up-and-coming professionals. Congratulations to our 2022 IREM REME Award winners!

Corporate categories

Recognizing real estate management companies

 

AMO® of the Year

Cortland, LLC, AMO®

Cortland is a vertically integrated, multifamily real estate investment, development, and management company focused on delivering resident-centric, hospitality-driven apartment living experiences. Headquartered in Atlanta, Cortland manages and is invested in, directly or indirectly, over 240 apartment communities comprised of more than 80,000 homes in the U.S. with regional offices in Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Orlando, and Tampa. Cortland has significant experience in acquiring, developing, renovating, owning, and operating multifamily communities, leveraging the services of its construction, design, and property, asset, and investment management affiliates. Internationally, Cortland maintains a management and development platform in the UK.

 

 

IREM Excellence Award - Corporate

FirstService Residential, AMO®

FirstService Residential is North America’s property management leader, partnering with more than 8,500 communities across the U.S. and Canada, including low-, mid-, and high-rise condominiums and cooperatives; single-family communities; master-planned, lifestyle and active-adult communities; and mixed-use and rental properties. HOAs, community associations and condos rely on their extensive experience, resources, and local expertise to maximize property values and enhance their residents’ lifestyles. Dedicated to making a difference, every day, FirstService Residential goes above and beyond to deliver exceptional service.

 

 

IREM Innovator Award

RangeWater Real Estate, AMO®

RangeWater is a fully integrated, multifamily real estate company creating fulfilling experiences for its partners, clients, residents, and employees across the Sun Belt. The Atlanta-based company has acquired and developed more than 31,000 multifamily units since its inception in 2006 representing in excess of $5.6 billion in total capitalization. RangeWater currently manages a balanced portfolio of over 77,000 multifamily units across 11 states. With offices in Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Tampa, and Salt Lake City, RangeWater targets high job growth markets with demand for new housing. For more information, visit LiveRangeWater.com.

 

 

Individual categories

 

ACoM of the Year

Christiana Webber, ACoM

Christiana works for Gordon Partners Management as a Senior Property Manager, managing approximately 1,020,000 SF and supervising the maintenance of their entire portfolio.

She oversees a team of Property and Facility Managers, Administrators, and Maintenance Professionals. She is responsible for the implementation of all procedures, and programs to ensure the properties are professionally managed and provide excellent customer service.

Christiana’s strengths include cultivating and supporting her team, as well as maintaining the landlord’s financial reporting, and tenant and vendor relationships.

Christiana has 18+ years of industry experience and has managed various property types including retail, office, medical, and multifamily.

 

 

ARM® of the Year

Tasha M. Rush, ARM®

Tasha Rush, is currently an assistant property manager at Greenleaf Apartments Senior Subsidized Housing Community in Bolingbrook, Illinois. Tasha is a Board of Directors member, DEI Committee chair, Social Media Committee chair for the IREM Chicago Chapter, and DEI Advisory Board member at IREM Headquarters.

Tasha graduated from Columbia College with a B.A. in Early Childhood Education and ASL Instruction, she's currently pursuing her Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation, she also has designations from the National Center for Housing Management (NCHM), such as Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS), Management Occupancy Review Specialist (MORS), Enterprise Income Verification Specialist (EIVS), & Certified Manager of Senior Housing (CMSH).

 

 

CPM® of the Year

Kaci Hancock, CPM® , ACoM

As Operations Director for Houston’s historic Rice Village Shopping Center, Kaci’s tenure in commercial real estate spans 24 years.

She has successfully managed several diverse commercial portfolios including mixed-use, office, retail, industrial, and office/warehouse.

Her extensive knowledge of commercial real estate operations includes financial reporting, contract management, and coordination of capital improvements. Kaci’s high-energy, attention to detail, and passion for customer service fuel a strong focus on relationship building with everyone from ownership to the maintenance team.

In addition to her volunteer efforts with IREM, she mentors those interested in pursuing a real estate management career.

 

 

IREM Excellence Award - Individual

Sherri Commander, CPM®

I am currently a Senior Property Manager with Lincoln Harris where I have been employed for 15 years managing medical office buildings for Atrium Healthcare, one of the nation’s largest non-profit healthcare systems. I have over 24 years experience in the commercial real estate industry. I have been an active member in IREM since 2008, earning my CPM in 2009. I have served on the executive board of my local chapter for over 11 years and was Chapter President in 2014. Outside of work, I am married with 3 grown children, a 9-month-old granddaughter, and two dogs.

 

 

IREM Excellence Award - Individual

Chrystal Skead, CPM®

Chrystal Skead has over 30 years of residential property management experience and has been an active IREM member since 1990. As partner in Clear Stone Asset Consulting Inc., based in Calgary Alberta, the firm provides management and consulting services. Chrystal served as the first Canadian RVP in 2006-2008 and accepted a second appointment as IREM Canada VP in 2019-2021. She is a Past President of the Real Estate Institute of Canada (REIC), IREM's Canadian partner and a recipient of the CPM Emeritus award in 2014, the highest honor awarded by REIC to an REIC member.

Past Winners

Interested in submitting for a REME Award? Submissions for the 2023 REME Awards will open in March 2023.

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