Fall 2013

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The Institute of Real Estate Management has been the source for education, resources, information and membership for real estate management professionals for 75 years. An affiliate of the National Association of Realtors, IREM is the only professional real estate management association serving both the multi-family and commercial real estate sectors.

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Robby WaldropThis year, IREM launched  the Student of the Year program to provide recognition to a college/university student that has shown academic achievement in their studies.  IREM is proud to announce Robby Waldrop as IREM’s 2013 Student of the Year!  As IREM’s Student of the Year, Robby will be given the opportunity to attend IREM’s 2013 Fall Leadership Conference in Scottsdale, AZ. 

Robby is pursuing a degree in Business Management with a Specialization in Real Estate and Minor in Computer Technology at the University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa.  Robby will have all expenses paid to attend IREM’s Fall Leadership Conference and receive a recognition plaque.

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College and university students enrolled full-time in real estate or related degree programs are invited to take part in an essay competition sponsored by IREM and the IREM Foundation.
Entries are to focus on what employers can do to attract newcomers to real estate management and support them in the early stages of their careers?  The submission deadline is December 16, 2013.
The winner will receive a cash reward of $500, a recognition plaque, and paid expenses to attend IREM’s Leadership and Legislative Summit in Washington, DC on April 5-9, 2014.  

Go to academicresources for more information.

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Westin  Kierland Resort

October 15-19, 2013 ● Westin Kierland Resort & Spa ● Scottsdale, AZ

Student Registration: Only $50!

IREM is having its national fall conference in the sunny Scottsdale!  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet real estate management professionals and learn more about your future career.  Students are invited to attend all education sessions, open committee meetings, and networking events.  Following is a suggested student itinerary: 

Education Sessions (Wednesday - Saturday)

  • New Career Opportunities for a Diverse Workforce
  • Implementing Alternative Energy Projects at Your Properties
  • Shared Interest Community Meet-Up
  • Keynote Speaker: Anant Yardi, Founder of Yardi property management software
  • The Platinum Rule: How to Manage Your Behaviors to Create More Gold
  • Creating Sustainable Organizations

Networking Events (Wednesday - Friday)

  • Boots & Buckles Bash
  • Regional Dinners
  • Party with a Purpose
  • Inaugural Gala Dinner
  • IREM Community Service Project

Business & Governance (Wednesday and Friday)

  • Student and Academic Outreach Advisory Board
  • Governing Council

Informational Interviews
Interested in knowing more about property management?  Here is an opportunity to meet one-on-one with a real estate management professional.  Students attending the conference get the opportunity to meet with an IREM CPM Member for an informational interview.  Contact Career Services to set up an informational interview.

View the full schedule at: /iflc

Special Student Registration
Full-time college and university students pay only $50 to attend this dynamic industry event! Register now.  

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Pulled from IREM’s white paper on Leadership Development: Critical Thinking, here’s a five-step process to make you a better critical thinker:

1. Identify the real issue/objective

2. Gather necessary, relevant, and accurate information

3. Accurately evaluate the information

4. Identify the best solution

5. Involve others in the critical thinking process

Click here to access the whole white paper on critical thinking and the other white papers.  It’s free to IREM Student Members!  

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The IREM Foundation funds scholarships to enable several college students to attend the Fall Leadership Conference in Scottsdale, AZ.  Tying in with IREM Foundation’s mission of workforce development and cultivating ethical, professionally educated property managers, these students will be given the opportunity to learn about the industry and network with professionals from all over the world.  Scholarships cover:

  • Registration to the conference
  • Flight and hotel accommodations
  • Up to $250 for meals/expenses   
Meet this year’s scholarship recipients:

Jamonica Facyson Saint Augustines



Jamonica Facyson
- BS in Business Administration - Real Estate

Katherine Anderson Stout University



Katherine Anderson
- BS double majoring in Business Administration and Property Management

Shun Cameron Ball State University



Shun Cameron
-MA in Residential Property Management

Megan Bryant Virginia Tech



Megan Bryant
-BA in Apparel, Housing and Resource Management
Option: Residential Property Management

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IREM develops relationships with colleges and universities in an effort to make real estate management a career of choice among students and others entering the workplace.  Here’s some information on two schools that IREM has relationships with:

Baltimore University University of Baltimore’s Real Estate and Economic Development (REED) program prepares graduates for careers in real property and offers a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate and Economic Development.  Graduates gain a comprehensive set of business skills and learn all about facets of real property, including marketing, community development, financial evaluation, and law.  For more information visit: www.ubalt.edu/realestate

University of San Diego Housed within the University of San Diego’s (USD) School of Business Administration, the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate provides lifelong learning opportunities to the San Diego real estate community and beyond.  USD offers an undergraduate major and minor in real estate as well as a Master of Science in Real Estate and a dual Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Real Estate.  For more information visit: www.sandiego.edu/business/centers/real_estate

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IREM’s student community has grown by by 36 since May 2013. Coming from 25 colleges and universities, here are the new student members.

IREM Student Members

Monica A. Aune - East Tennessee State University
Brett A. Bailey - University of Mississippi
Andrew J. Busch - University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Vince   Clark - Cornell University
Neisha J. Colon - Cornell University
Stuart M. Davidovich - Ohio State University
Marc S. Fong - University of Houston
Christopher L. Frank - Marylhurst University
Sun He - Cornell University
Timothy J.  Holter - University of Wisconsin - Stout
Laszlo Kakash - Portland State University
Robert W.  Kochler - St. John's University
Christina Kong - University of Texas - Dallas
Joshua Legarretta - Clemson University
Caylor Mark - University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Benjamin L. Marks - Rutgers University
Davis C. Matthews - Miami University
Tilden Moschetti - University of California - Los Angeles

Thunyatorn Nattatum - Cornell University
Peter Nawara - Cornell University
Kwabe  Obeng  - University of Toledo
Vickiana T. Ortega - Kean University
Jossie Perez - Troy University
Stephen Perri - Temple University
Brandon Rindlisbacher - University of Utah
Steven Russell-Costom Jr. - Marylhurst University
Yijing Shen - Cornell University
Yi Shen - Cornell University
Bradley D. Spencer - Utah Valley University
Jim Tsoukalas - Los Angeles City College
Natalie C. Vaynberg - University of Wisconsin - Stout
Eddie M. Villalobos - Fullerton College
Xiaochen Wang - Cornell University
Tanisha Wynne - Pepperdine University
Hanyang Zhang - Cornell University

Junwei Zhou - Cornell University

Interested in IREM student membership for yourself or for someone you know?

IREM Student Membership Application Click here

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Visit IREM's job board for the real estate management industry www.IREMjobs.org. Create a profile and apply to job for free.

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