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  • Dec 17, 2019
  • Nancye Kirk

Five Years of Sustainability Growth, Thanks to Yardi Grant

Five years ago, IREM launched its Certified Sustainable Property (CSP) program. Since then, sustainability education and the CSP program have come a long way. As 2019 comes to a close, there are nearly 400 properties nationwide that boast the CSP certification and approximately 2,000 practitioners have been educated through IREM’s online energy management courses and attended energy data access workshops. Relevant, practical research has been conducted to identify the impact of sustainability on property value. And, IREM has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year in the Sustained Excellence category.


  • Jul 18, 2019
  • IREM

The 2019 IREM Global Summit Education Sessions Technology - Turning Problems into Innovation

Technology solves problems. That’s why we rely on it, and why it keeps evolving. Because we never run short of problems. IREM is offering two sessions, described below, at this year’s Global Summit to help real estate managers understand how new technologies can help them solve problems they encounter today, and how these advances will impact their future. more

  • Jun 26, 2019
  • Todd Feist

Three Tips for Marketing Sustainability Success

The link between sustainability and asset performance is becoming clear. Studies show that stocks of sustainable companies outperform their less sustainable peers and REITs with higher Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) performance, as determined by GRESB scores, have higher returns on assets (ROA) and returns on equity (ROE). more

  • Jun 14, 2019
  • IREM

Notable Firsts at the 2019 IREM Global Summit

The 2019 IREM Global Summit will be held Sept. 23-26 in San Francisco, for the first time this century. September is also the best time to visit San Francisco, with fewer crowds, warm weather and virtually no rain. Global Summit attendees will be kept busy from early in the morning until well into the evening, so you may want to extend your visit to explore the city’s beaches, neighborhoods, music, art and food scene. more

  • May 21, 2019
  • John Salustri

Property Managers Carry the Sustainability Banner

“Over the years, the concept of sustainability has endured a number of transformations,” IREM President Don Wilkerson, CPM, writes in his latest column for NREI. “In its infancy, it was all about the building envelope. We watched it grow through the green movement—which largely focused on products and procedures to save the planet—to encompass both global and personal concerns, such as wellness and fitness.”more