2023 IREM® REME Award Winners


It was an honor to recognize and celebrate the finalists and winners of the 2023 IREM REME Awards during The Gala at the Global Summit in Toronto 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 2023 IREM REME Award winners!

Corporate categories

Recognizing real estate management companies

AMO® of the Year

Curry Real Estate Services, AMO®

Family-owned since 1924, Curry Real Estate Services is a full-service commercial real estate brokerage and property management company serving the Kansas City area. Providing management, leasing, sales, and consulting services, they oversee a portfolio of both owned and third-party properties consisting of approximately 4 million square feet of combined commercial and multi-family space. 

IREM Excellence Award - Corporate

Olive Tree Holdings

Olive Tree Holdings is a mission driven private investment company specializing in the acquisition, management, and transformation of multifamily communities across dynamically growing markets within the U.S. To date, the firm has a lifetime portfolio value of $2 billion, has acquired and transformed over 16,000 units of workforce and affordable housing across 9 states, secured over $450 million in equity funding, and built a base of 300 active investors in the firm’s portfolio.

IREM DEI Excellence Award - Corporate

Peabody Companies

Peabody Companies and affiliates – Peabody Properties, Peabody Resident Services, Peabody Supportive Housing, and Peabody Miami – are headquartered in Braintree, Massachusetts. Peabody is a full-service real estate firm managing over 15,275 units throughout New England, New Jersey, and Florida.

Incorporated in 1976, Peabody is an award-winning, privately held company and Accredited Management Organization (AMO) directed by sisters Karen Fish-Will and Melissa Fish-Crane.

A Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and certified by the Massachusetts State Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance (SOMWBA), Peabody was recently ranked #55on the 2021 National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) Affordable 100 List.

IREM Innovator Award


Cortland is a product-to-people, multifamily real estate investment, development, and management company that in-sources most of its multifamily development, design, construction, renovation, management, and ownership functions – all with the goal of providing residents excellent, hospitality-driven living experiences. With our pioneering business model, our commitment to placing the resident at the center of our decisions, and our enterprising team, we’re aiming to set a new experience standard for the apartment industry – one community at a time. Our company is comprised of a team of more than 2,200 people and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA. 

Individual categories

Recognizing real estate management leaders

ACoM® of the Year

IREM DEI Excellence Award - Individual

Jasmyn Sylvester, ACoM®, CPM®

Jasmyn Sylvester is VP of Property Management for Pine Tree, LLC where she is responsible for the Southeastern region.

Jasmyn is currently serving IREM as Chair of the Governance Committee nationally and President- Elect for IREM Georgia. In 2020, she served as Chair of the Diversity Advisory Board.

She was awarded ACoM of the Year and the Difference Maker Award from IREM Ga in 2021 and again in 2022. Most recently, Jasmyn has been named one of Globe Street's 2023Women of Influence in the Mentorship category.

Jasmyn, her husband, Steven, and son, Roman, now reside in Douglasville, GA.


ARM® of the Year

Fernando Bastos, ARM®

Fernando Bastos has been managing HOAs in Honolulu, Hawaii for over 20 years and he is currently the General Manager of Keola La’i AOAO.

Fernando serves a Vice President of Communications and Sustainability for the IREM Hawaii Chapter.

Fernando graduated from Hawaii Pacific University with an M.B.A. in business administration. He also has the ARM certification from IREM. In addition, he has designations from the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council program BOC (Building Operator Certification) levels I and II.

Fernando enjoys traveling around the world meeting new people and getting to know different cultures. His passion is sustainability.


CPM® of the Year

Adam Benoit, CPM®

Adam Benoit serves as Director, Property Management for Stream Realty Partners in the Austin, TX market and enjoys supporting IREM in any way that he can. He brings a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of property management, a reputation for exceptional service to his clients and tenants, and experience leading high-performance teams. His true passion is helping those around him be better at what they are doing each day. At each point in his career, Adam has given back through volunteerism and teaching where he enjoys learning a great more from his students than they do from him.


IREM Excellence Award - Individual

Muhammad JawadUrRehman, CPM®

Driven by a passion for the industry and for creating exceptional experiences, Jawad excels with over 15 years of experience across commercial, residential, and retail sectors. A trailblazer in the UAE, Jawad was the first Certified Property Manager (CPM®) and one of the founding members of faculty of the Institute of Real Estate Management in the region. Jawad's unique combination of professionalism and personal commitment positions him as a distinguished leader in his field.

Past Winners

Interested in submitting for a REME Award? Submissions for the 2024 REME Awards will open in March 2024.

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