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  • Jun 23, 2022
  • IREM

Another record broken with this year’s GlobeSt Women of Influence in commercial real estate

GlobeSt Real Estate Forum is honored to shine a light on the Women of Influence, class of 2022. They break barriers, shape the commercial real estate industry, and influence others. And they’re affecting change by doing it in their own unique way.

  • Jun 07, 2022
  • AppFolio Property Manager

Turn staffing challenges into opportunities

In the summer of 2021, AppFolio sponsored a survey of over 1,000 property management professionals to gain a firmer grasp of their top challenges. More than 50% of respondents put HR, staffing, and recruitment at the top of the list, with 74% citing it as one of their top three challenges. To understand what actions our industry must take to reverse this trend, AppFolio partnered with IREM® on a new study to survey boots-on-the-ground property managers, leasing agents, maintenance technicians, and other staff to find out what it is they want. Here are some topline results: more

  • Jun 02, 2022
  • John Salustri

Building the Future: Jason Contreras

It’s very easy to engage CPM® Candidate Jason Contreras in conversation. In fact, at a luncheon or other IREM event, he’s likely to engage you first. “I have no trouble walking into a room and chatting with people,” he admits. That’s the secret to how he turned an accident into a career in property management. It’s also his solution to opening doors of diversity. First, some background. more

  • May 20, 2022
  • John Salustri

Tenant experience in the wake of the pandemic

“Diving deep into your tenants’ businesses, helping them to grow and facilitating experiences that fill gaps within their organizations creates greater loyalty.”

That quote comes from a report entitled “Building the Tenant Experience", and it could serve as a ground rule for landlords and property managers struggling to lure tenants back into their office buildings post-COVID. In fact, it comes from a report from NAIOP, The Commercial Real Estate Association . . . written in 2016.


  • May 16, 2022
  • IREM

The PAC that packs a punch

Our elected officials can’t be expected to know every issue. IREM® and our affiliates, such as the National Association of REALTORS®, are familiar with these gaps in legislators’ repertoire and apply advocacy tools to bring lawmakers up-to-speed. One of the more effective channels for many industries, from pharmaceuticals and oil to banking and real estate, is the Political Action Committee, or PAC.more

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