April 22, 2013
REstart - The Power of HOPE
Every year IREM, Institute of Real Estate Management, offers a program called, REstart. Each year, up to
sixteen students take part in this dynamic program aimed at training new people in the industry while
promoting second chances within the community for individuals interested in regaining a hold on their
futures. Students spend sixty days in the program, studying everything from leasing, fair housing laws,
resume writing, self-defense and even dining etiquette. As if that is not a full enough course, they travel
out of the classroom after thirty days and spend the last half of the course at an internship site hosted
by many of our IREM members. The students enter the program very nervous with low self-esteem, and
many have battled countless obstacles in their daily lives. Most have not been in a classroom setting in
years and others have not worked at all or have been out of the workforce for several years. With a full
and challenging program, the students charge forward with both feet and step into REstart with a new
chance in life. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
March 10, 2013
Women Changing the World of Real Estate Management
Please help us in congratulating our 2008 Past President and our current Regional Vice President (for Region 11), Renee Savage, CPM, CCIM, of Capital Growth Properties, AMO, for being selected as one of 72 women who were chosen to be featured in the JPM as "Women Changing the World of Real Estate Management."
You can see the article in the current JPM magazine: March/April JPM
Congratulations Renee! We are so proud of you!
January 18, 2013
"If you want to do something, you find a way. If you don't want to do something, you find an excuse." Colleen Nemeth, IREM Chapter 18 President
Carbon Footprint. We have all heard this term a thousand times, and we have all wondered what our impact truly is on this earth. But, if you’re like me, my over-caffeinated brain quickly gets carried away and the next thing I know I am wondering what to eat for lunch.
And, while I am not a true tree hugger, I do worry and wonder. And, today, somewhere between all of the statistics, pictures of trash, stories of smelly, age old diapers, and baggies full of 30+ year old newspaper, I realized that how I impact the earth isn’t really the issue; it’s what we can all do to fix it, even if only a just little bit. It isn’t about whining because of another piece of legislation coming out of Sacramento; it’s about us realizing that with or without that piece of legislation, we can truly make a difference for our environment.
As managers and owners of property, we have a direct pipeline to hundreds (or thousands) of people—hundreds of people that we get to help make better choices for our environment. We know that if it doesn't get you in your heart or mind, it will get you in your pocketbook. We continually mine our natural resources, yet bury these same resources into our landfills. So in essence, we are burying large amounts of money only to spend additional dollars continually mining these same resources we already have available to us.
But, can we work it out? Can we cast aside all of our old ways and get back to living for this brand new day? Today, we saw our job through a different set of eyes. And, today we know that answer is yes. read more
January 16, 2013
by Public Relations Committee member: Jessica Kalloch of Bill Howe Plumbing, a Gold Friend of IREM
During the 25th Annual Economic Forecast Breakfast held
on Friday, December 7, 2012, a distinguished panel of
economists and real estate experts discussed their forecasts
and expectations for 2013, considering the election results,
anticipated market dynamics and economic conditions. The
theme of the event, “There is a Silver Lining in San Diego,” Read More
January 14, 2013
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03/06/2012 3:00 PM
Are you in compliance with the new CO2 laws? And many other interesting articles....
01/16/2012 2:25 PM
This and other little reminders about why IREM has so.darn.much to offer!
For over 75 years, IREM has been the source for real estate management professionals to build, connect, and grow. An affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®, and with nearly 18,000 members, we are dedicated to providing education, resources, information, and opportunities to real estate management professionals.
While that statement from our National Headquarters basically sums it up, really, who knew being part of a professional organizaion could be engaging, enlightening, and yet so FUN?
So, let's take a moment and ask why YOU became a part of this prestigous organization....
I have a nationally recognized designation that gave me the edge in my field. I regularly attend most all of the events and have found everything so very beneficial.
I like hanging out at the amazing events with my colleagues! So, I mostly just come to the events, but haven't tried any of the classes yet. hmmmm....maybe I should try one of those.
The networking opportunities are GREAT! I meet a TON of great Friends of IREM at a couple of the events each year and regularly utilize their services. Buuuut, I don't really go to the classes. hmmmm....maybe I should try one of those.
The food. Defintely the food.
My boss made me do it.
01/11/2012 5:36 pm
Become one of the elite!
The AMO accreditation recognizes excellence among real estate management firms. Only those firms that achieve the highest level of performance, experience and financial stability and have a CPM in an executive position can earn the AMO credential. Join the 530 AMO firms, representing over 560 offices worldwide, who hold this distinguished accreditation.
Are you ready to take your organization to the next level? Contact Scott Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to check out more information on the prestigous desigantion!