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  • Feb 20, 2020
  • John Salustri

What Property Managers Need to Know About Assistance Animals

Doug Chasick, CPM, CAPS, has shocking news for property managers. “The assistance pet is a mythical creature,” he says in his recent, fact-packed webinar, “New HUD Guidance on Assistance Animals – What You Should Know.” Chasick, aka The Apartment Doctor, explains, “It’s either a pet, or an assistance animal.” He goes on to say most rules that apply to pets don’t apply to assistance animals.


  • Dec 06, 2019
  • IREM

Advocate for Real Estate Management at IREM’s Capitol Hill Fly-in

Public policy has a big impact on real estate managers. There are obvious topics, like the National Flood Insurance Program, and then the not-so-obvious, like assistance animals. IREM maintains a position on these issues, and advocates for legislation favorable to our industry.


  • Oct 11, 2019
  • John Salustri

Rent Control and the Importance of a Free Market

The issue of rent control is a sensitive one, says Don Wilkerson, CPM®, and 2018-2019 IREM president. As he explains in his final column for the National Real Estate Investor, “It’s hard to make a stand for the importance of a free market undefined by governmental intrusion without sounding like a greedy landlord. But, there is a place in that market for fair accommodation of housing that’s reasonably priced for all concerned.”more

  • Sep 17, 2019
  • John Salustri

Keep the Infrastructure Focus on Funding

The past three years have seen an increased focus on the importance of infrastructure. IREM’s parent organization, the National Association of Realtors, has come out with a position paper on the topic. more

  • Aug 14, 2019
  • Ted Thurn

Mueller Testimony Can’t Eclipse IREM’s Congressional Briefing

While some members of Congress were attending Robert Muller’s testimony on July 24th, 75 Congressional staffers attended IREM’s Congressional Briefing in D.C. Amy Hedgecock, CPM, IREM’s Legislative and Public Policy (LPP) Committee Chair, points out that “It’s important to have these events, as it allows us an opportunity to directly communicate property management issues to the people writing and voting on the legislation that affects our industry.”more