IREM Next Gen CPM Leaders Program


    The IREM Next Gen CPM Leaders program is a talent management initiative that offers an exclusive opportunity for property management firms to fast-track their up-and-coming employees (under the age of 40) to earn the CPM.

    Young managers from all over the country complete CPM coursework and enhanced supplemental leadership training – together. The result is a program that not only enhances an employee’s network, but it also enhances their key skill sets to immediately bring value to the properties your firm manages.

    Leadership Track within the Next Gen CPM Program is sponsored by President Level Industry Partner, Rent Manager

    What are eligibility requirements?

    • Must be 40 years or younger (in the year in which the application is submitted)
    • Have least two (2) years of real estate management experience by time their nomination is submitted
    • By 2023 will have the appropriate experience required to earn the CPM
    • Must be able to complete all requirements within the timeline
    • Ability to travel to attend IREM Global Summit in both 2022 and 2023 (see schedule for more details)
    • Ability to travel to attend one week-long and one two-day CPM education tracks in Chicago (see schedule for more details)

    What will it cost?

    • Regular price is $6,200, all AMO firms receive a discounted price of $5,200 per participant*
    • One-time fee is per participant (non-transferrable, non-refundable). 
    • Cost covers course and exam tuitions, registration fees, application fees, and two-years of national and chapter CPM Candidate dues  (The fee does not cover any travel or lodging expenses)

    * Scholarship funds that have been awarded to offset costs for certification courses cannot be used towards the Next Gen CPM Leaders Program

    What are the benefits of this program?

    • Recognition on IREM website, through IREM media outlets and at IREM Global Summit
    • Congratulations letter from the IREM President
    • A savings of up to 50% on the CPM
    • Expanded network and knowledge

    What's the deadline for applications?

    Applications are open from January 25, 2022 – April 1, 2022.

    Please note that this program has used nominations in the past, but now the participant will fill out the application themselves. They will be asked for a letter of recommendation in the application.

    When will Next Gen CPM Leaders be announced?
    Those chosen for Next Gen CPM Leaders will be contacted directly. The Next Gen CPM Leaders cohort will be announced in May.

    Can I fax or mail in my nomination?

    No. Submissions are only accepted through our online form. You will be able to save and return to your form before submitting.

    May I see examples of who's been part of the Next Gen CPM Leaders Program in previous years?

    Sure! Read about who's been a part of the Next Gen CPM Leaders Program.

    Program Schedule for Class of 2022-2023

    April 1, 2022

    Application deadline

    May 2022

    Notification to all applicants and sponsoring firms

    May 2022

    Deadline to submit program fee and CPM Candidate application on

    June 2022

    Webinar to welcome participants and provide details of program

    August 2022 - February 2023

    Complete four CPM online courses (MNT402, HRS402, MKL404/405/406, FIN402)

    October 17-20, 2022
    Dallas, TX

    Attend IREM Global Summit, take ETH800 course, attend education sessions, other professional development, and recognition as participants of the Next Gen CPM Leaders Program

    March 2023
    Chicago, IL

    Attend Asset Management Track in Chicago – 5 days to complete remaining three CPM courses (ASM603, ASM604, ASM605)

    May 2023
    Chicago, IL

    Attend CPM Capstone Track in Chicago – 2 days
    Followed by completion of the MPSA Exam and CPM certification exam requirements for the CPM

    June-September 2023

    Final CPM approval steps – application, experience, chapter approval

    October 10-13, 2023 Toronto, Canada

    Attend IREM Global Summit, including education sessions, other professional development, and recognition as graduates of program and new CPM designees

    Other activities throughout the period

    • Chapter participation
    • Additional webinars

    *Dates are tentative and subject to change


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