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Shaping tomorrow: IREM's 2024 Advocacy Impact Day + ESG Summit elevates real estate management

In the ever-evolving world of real estate management, IREM® is leading the way to equip professionals to face the real estate industry's challenges and shape its future. Through partnership with the IREM® Foundation, we’ve introduced an opportunity that redefines the property management experience.

An entire day of programming seamlessly joins Advocacy Impact Day with an Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) Summit. This event is designed to ignite positive change and deepen the understanding of sustainability and advocacy in property management—a pivotal step in ensuring today's property managers possess the knowledge and skills to forge a sustainable future.

Registration is open for IREM's 2024 Advocacy Impact Day + ESG Summit, a combined event crafted to empower attendees with the knowledge and tools essential to today’s real estate professional.

Collaboration for a sustainable future

IREM’s collaboration with the IREM Foundation for this event marks a new era of cooperation to promote sustainability and innovation. United in our commitment to providing resources on sustainability to IREM members, this alliance reflects the Foundation's dedication to fostering access to technological advancements and sustainability innovation in real estate management.

Absorb and influence

There are a number of challenges facing the real estate management industry and IREM needs to be at the forefront when these issues are being considered by policy makers. Immerse yourself in a platform that delves into these challenges facing the  profession and strategies for resolution.

A day of enrichment

Morning sessions will delve into sustainability topics such as benchmarking, conservation, and improving at 10:45reporting and performance metrics. Lunch will include a discussion with a panel of experts on sustainability and its impact on property management. The IREM Foundation will acknowledge top-performing real estate management firms and recipients of the Jackson Control Sustainability Awards. This recognition celebrates outstanding performance in sustainable property management, fostering knowledge-sharing and collaboration within the industry.

Deepen ESG understanding

As sustainability takes center stage in building operations, gaining a deeper understanding of ESG principles and effective sustainability measures is imperative. The summit will shed light on these factors, providing participants with insights to enhance their properties' eco-friendliness.

Don’t miss speaker Liza Benson, Partner with Moderne Ventures, and her session, “ESG can’t wait: Get ahead of the curve with technology,” at 9:45. Erin Hopkins, PhD and Associate Professor of Property Management at Virginia Tech is also leading two sessions on Real Estate Management and the Evolution of ESG. Her work includes research into green building, building lifecycle analysis, and contemplative practices in higher education.

Would you like to know how to launch your own ESG program? Jeff Gerwig, National Director, Engineering and ESG Strategy US at Colliers International, will be joined by Ged Cichy, CPM®, Managing Director of Real Estate Management Services, also with Colliers, to share strategies to engage your owners/investors and develop a comprehensive reporting framework for key stakeholders.

Build relationships and expertise

Cultivate connections with legislators and position yourself as an expert in the field. By collaborating closely with decision-makers, you contribute to the development of policies aligned with your values and business goals.

Direct impact on change

Seize the opportunity to directly address lawmakers, bringing pertinent issues to the forefront and advocating for change. These sessions offer a chance to influence legislation that can positively impact real estate and real estate management.

Exposure and experience

Beyond learning and advocacy, this experience offers invaluable exposure. Connect with fellow professionals and industry leaders, expanding your network and horizons.

A bigger cause

Joining IREM’s 2024 Advocacy Impact Day + ESG Summit means being part of something greater—the collective pursuit of a sustainable and thriving real estate industry and a cleaner environment.

IREM's Advocacy Impact Day + ESG Summit marks a pivotal moment in real estate management. The partnership between IREM and the IREM Foundation promises an engaging, enlightening, and empowering experience for professionals seeking to make a positive impact on their properties and the environment. Don't miss out on this chance to create meaningful change—register now and become a driving force for progress.

Explore more

Consider earning the IREM ESG Skill Badge, delving into the purpose, benefits, and applications of ESG initiatives. This empowers participants to enhance building operations, develop ESG platforms, and gain buy-in from key stakeholders.

Or, aim for the IREM Certified Sustainable Property certification for your property. As sustainability becomes increasingly essential, this certification offers professionals the opportunity to make a tangible difference while staying cost-effective.

Either way, prepare yourself and your property for a better, greener future.

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