Associate membership benefits

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U.S. IREM chapters


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Be part of the premier professional learning and networking organization for real estate management.


1. Learn, with the best courses and resources.

Are you prepared for the day-to-day and the one-of-a-kind demands of real estate management? You are if you’re a member of the premier educational institute for real estate managers, IREM. Enjoy these great IREM benefits, and get free or members-only pricing on select items:

Certification courses - Association for property managers membership

Certification courses, to build your expertise and your career

From marketing and leasing strategies to asset management, certification courses covering core competencies in real estate management help qualify you for a CPM®, ARM®, or ACoM®. Are you ready to use benchmarking data to improve NOI? Can you select and manage the smart technologies residents want, and your operation needs? Whatever the challenge, IREM knowledge is your power to meet it.
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Accelerator courses and webinars - Association for property managers membership

Online courses, on skill-building topics and emerging trends

In as little as an hour, you can get up to speed on emerging trends and must-know skill-building topics. Like budget spreadsheet techniques or the latest on emotional support animals. These Skills On-demand and webinars keep you on the cutting edge.
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See the selection of Skills On-demand

Income/expense analysis tools - Association for property managers membership

Income/Expense IQ tools, to help you trim waste, increase NOI

You can’t effectively build a budget or cut spending by analyzing your own data. You need an in-depth look at performance across comparable properties. That’s exactly what you get with our annual Income/Expense IQ – benchmark property management budgeting data from 10,000+ buildings. Available to members at a discount.
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The Journal of Property Management - Association for property managers membership

The Journal of Property Management

Get all the news, reviews and profiles you need to stay current with articles like, “Getting Residents to Unplug: Reducing PPL Energy Consumption” and “Feel Estate: Delivering experiential real estate in the experience economy”.
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Weekly newsletter direct to your inbox.

Get the latest industry news, just-posted job listings, and recaps of recent IREM reports or events curated straight to your email inbox thanks to our weekly e-newsletter, Real Estate Management News. Anyone can sign up!
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The IREM Blog, with expert perspective - Association for property managers membership

The IREM Blog, with expert perspective

Get beyond the headlines and dive deep into the issues of the day, with posts from IREM experts and other industry leaders.
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IREM Global Summit - Association for property managers membership

Discounted access to the IREM Global Summit, and more local events

You can learn, network, and add your voice to the industry conversation. Our Global Summit takes you to the top of the industry, to learn from and meet with the leading minds in real estate management. Chapter events connect you to peers and prospective employers.
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Get involved with your IREM chapter

Unlock a powerful community of peers for property and asset management advice, new business referrals, future job opportunities, and a wealth of other great connections.
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2. Advance, with IREM's industry-leading certifications.

IREM property management certifications are internationally-recognized symbols of ethical leadership and a well-managed property. Associate Membership can be a gateway on the path to certifications, including:

Certified Property Manager CPM

CPM® – Certified Property Manager®

No matter what type of property or asset you manage, a CPM designation will earn you the respect of employers, property owners, and investors. It will also, on average, earn you a base salary that’s more than 2x the national average. 2,3
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Accredited Residential Manager ARM

ARM® – Accredited Residential Manager®

ARM certification proves you have the passion, vision and skills to step up to greater responsibility in residential property and asset management – a perfect way to earn recognition early in your career.
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Accredited Commercial Manager ACoM

ACoM – Accredited Commercial Manager

As a commercial site manager, earning ACoM status is an important first step up in your career. It tells employers you've got advanced knowledge in key areas, such as operations, finance, and leasing.
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 Accredited Management Organization AMO

AMO® – Accredited Management Organization®

Does your firm already have an executive who is a CPM? Then you should certify your organization’s overall excellence with the AMO property management firm certification. It helps you earn new business by certifying that you operate with the highest ethical standards and operational expertise.
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3. Connect with expert help, business contacts, and future employers.

IREM members are constantly making door-opening connections and establishing career-building relationships via:

Chapter engagement, including local forums, learning events, networking and volunteer opportunities. You’ll learn, meet people, and have the chance for them to get to know you as more than just a resume.

IREM Global Summit is an opportunity to learn and network with top IREM and industry thinkers from around the world.

Business referrals come easier and more often for IREM members who get involved and network at the chapter level.

A member directory makes it easy for clients and employers to find you, and to network and communicate with industry peers.

Job listings help you find and apply to the latest property manager jobs across the country.

Job postings help you attract qualified candidates quickly and affordably via IREM’s property management jobs board.

4. Make an impact, via industry advocacy and professional recognition.

Leadership opportunities - Association for property managers membership

Leadership opportunities at the local and national level that can position you as an industry thought leader. Support excellence in real estate management and raise your own industry profile at the same time.

Industry recognition

Industry recognition, through a variety of IREM property manager awards. You can be recognized for individual and corporate achievements via The Real Estate Management Excellence (REME) Awards and IREM Foundation awards.

Government affairs initiatives and news

Government affairs initiatives and news, for you and the industry. Your industry and career interests are well-supported by IREM. We collaborate with the National Association of REALTORS® – a powerful voice on Capitol Hill – and conduct in-district meetings. And you can easily stay informed thanks to our Government Affairs Digest.

Advocacy tools

Advocacy tools, to empower you to push for positive, real-estate-related legislation, both nationally and locally. The Legislator Look-up and IREM Bill Tracker are just two of the tools you can use in our Advocacy Action Center.

5. Save significantly with members-only pricing on courses and resources.

2 IREM Profile and Compensation Study – CPM Edition 2019.
3 U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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