3 reasons I Consider the IREM’s Fall Leadership a Can’t Miss Event

by Aaron Bosshardt

IREM Fall Leadership Conference
October 15-19, 2013
Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
Scottsdale, Arizona

IREM Fall Leadership Conference

This will be the fourth year in a row I have attended the IREM Fall leadership conference. Four years ago I went to the Orlando convention a new CPM, but I had more questions than a five year old on a road trip. Since then, I’ve learned a lot about property management and my company has grown accordingly. Knowledge is power and knowledge put to work is professionalism.

 

Normally after four years of any one venue you get a little tired and feel a little stale. But, there are three reasons I’m more excited than ever about this event.

 

IREM created an executive edge program this year. I’ll get one whole day to learn and network with other property management firm owners and executives. This is invaluable in a competitive field like commercial property management.

 

Now there is IREM’s members only Shared Interest Community. These are the LinkedIn groups by property type. We share ideas, problems, best practices and innovations on LinkedIn, but when we get together that’s when sparks fly! My only regret as the owner of a diverse firm is that I can’t get to all the different property types.

 

Finally, the IREM Foundation is having another super cool event “Boots and Buckles” The foundation provides scholarships for property managers to advance their education through IREM when they can’t afford to do it on their own. I know that getting a CPM isn’t cheap- but as someone who took that leap of faith in 2008 and was able to pay my own way, I can safely say that my CPM has earned me a return far greater than any other investment I’ve ever made in my career.

Did I forget to mention that the Foundation is also having a golf tournament?  Oh the sacrifices I have to make in the name of professionalism and education. See you in Scottsdale!

 

Aaron Bosshardt currently serves as the Chairperson of the Children’s Home Society of Mid Florida and the President of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) Chapter 60. You can read the most recent coverage about him in the Gainesville Sun by clicking http://bit.ly/XybpaO

108 Comments

  • Jeff Lybrand

    October 16, 2013

    Looks Like a great event.

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  • ben rivera

    October 16, 2013

    great article!

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  • Eric Sain

    October 16, 2013

    Great article, Aaron. I used to work for a company out of Scottsdale. You can’t beat that area for vacation. Hope you can extend your conference stay to include some sites. The views from Camelback Mountain are terrific.

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  • Keith

    October 16, 2013

    Good post.. enjoyed reading

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  • Joyce Cole

    October 16, 2013

    I hope one day to be able to make this event, as a Broker I think it is important to keep on all these topics.

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  • Maureen Donohue-Conway

    October 16, 2013

    Looks like it would be very interesting.

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  • Andres

    October 16, 2013

    Its all about leadership! Good read!

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  • Bill Wilkerson

    October 16, 2013

    Looking forward to the event. PERFECT time to be in Scottsdale! For those visiting, you will see why we chose to live here! So, great event in a great location!

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  • Julie Burks

    October 16, 2013

    “Knowledge is power and knowledge put to work is professionalism.” Well said. I firmly believe this to be true, especially for Realtors.

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  • Colleen Schultz

    October 16, 2013

    Thank you, Aaron, for telling us about IREM’s Executive Edge program and the Boots & Buckles program. I appreciate that you mentioned these programs & I appreciate your insight.

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  • Dalphne Davis

    October 16, 2013

    Great post! This event sounds like it going to be a lot of fun, filled with education, and an experience to remember. Events do tend to sound stale, until to actually get there. We ask what else can we possibly learn or be told? Many events turn out to be refreshing and life changing. It’s not what you say all the time, but it’s how you say it. Go and present like a pro. Be natural!

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  • Vivian Mitchell

    October 16, 2013

    Scottsdale? Now that’s a great place for a convention, eh?

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  • curt

    October 16, 2013

    If you can promise sunsets like this, I’ll happily attend. Wow, what an opportunity to learn and “vacation.” Biz expense, of course!

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  • Richard

    October 16, 2013

    Wonderful, educational and fun, see you there

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  • Miguel

    October 16, 2013

    Great event; it sounds perfect for learning and networking.

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  • Nicole Johnson

    October 16, 2013

    I agree. Good article. Thank you!

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  • diane

    October 16, 2013

    Will watch for next year’s event – thanks!

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  • Dana Jordan

    October 16, 2013

    “Consider the IREM’s Fall Leadership a Can’t Miss Event”. Enough said.

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  • Vince Puleo

    October 16, 2013

    I do not know what IREM is.
    I cannot afford to go to Arizona.

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  • Jamie Engel

    October 16, 2013

    Sorry to miss this event, ESPECIALLY since it is in Arizona where the sunsets are almost as beautiful as those in the Florida Keys.

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  • Marge

    October 16, 2013

    It’s a beautiful place to have a seminar, I wish I could attend to find out more information.

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  • Joan Downing

    October 16, 2013

    Sounds like a great topic and great location!

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  • Marion Williams

    October 16, 2013

    Wish I was there!

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  • Bob Bishop

    October 16, 2013

    Love it sounds great!

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  • John

    October 16, 2013

    Sounds like a great event, I look forward to attending.

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  • Yulanda Perkins

    October 16, 2013

    Good article. I would love to gain more knowledge and education on the topic.

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  • Tammie Phillips

    October 16, 2013

    Great article. Looks like it is going to be a great conference.

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  • Paul Tietz

    October 16, 2013

    Always a great event.

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  • Mary Gilbert

    October 16, 2013

    This looks like a great event! Wish I would have known sooner! I scheduled a workshop in Indy that I just got back from.

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  • T Schaub

    October 16, 2013

    How do I learn more about getting a scholarship. As an investment property owner myself, I would love to learn more about incorporating this into my business and get certification.

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  • anne rubin

    October 16, 2013

    If commercial real estate were my source of business I would be attending

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  • Chris Parrott

    October 16, 2013

    Sounds interesting

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  • Brynn Allen

    October 16, 2013

    When are we having one in Hawaii??

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  • Stephanie Meyer

    October 16, 2013

    Sounds like it’s a great event, and you are having a wonderful time!

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  • Rob

    October 16, 2013

    The Westin hotel in N Scottsdale is a fabulous location for a conference. This hotel has a nice golf course, spa and pools. It is also located across the street from two of the nicest shopping malls in Scottsdale, with more great restaurants. This will be a great event.

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  • Barry Kaufman

    October 16, 2013

    Sorry I missed the conference. Hope I can attend next year.

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  • Fabiola

    October 16, 2013

    Nice post, Wish I could go..

    Loved the “Knowledge is power and knowledge put to work is professionalism.”

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  • Diane Morrison

    October 16, 2013

    Great article!

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  • R Z

    October 17, 2013

    it is too late to go but would have considered it had I known sooner

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  • Michele M Hamada

    October 17, 2013

    IREM is an acronym for “Institute of Real Estate Managers” an affiliate of NAR, which has been around since 1933.

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  • Shannon Cummings

    October 17, 2013

    I have never been to one of these, but I am hoping to be able to attend one soon. Thank you for your great post!

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  • Barbara

    October 17, 2013

    Good luck

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  • Beverly Ehley

    October 17, 2013

    Great article! Would have loved to be there

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  • Sydney Landry

    October 17, 2013

    Great article!

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  • ken

    October 17, 2013

    looking forward to it

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  • Jennifer

    October 17, 2013

    Would be great to have resources for cross-selling and referral networks between commercial and residential brokers…any ideas?

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  • Wendy Happney

    October 17, 2013

    Anytime I can surround myself with the best in my profession I gain so much more knowledge. I am a better Realtor for having attended any of the convention

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  • Gena

    October 17, 2013

    Really appreciate the insights and the overall to keep current. It’s gotta be a lot of work. Thank you!

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  • Brian

    October 17, 2013

    Great event to attend.

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  • Julie Solem

    October 17, 2013

    Sounds very informative, knowledge is power:)

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  • nkrause

    October 17, 2013

    Sounds like a great event, although I cannot make it this year…

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  • Brad Anderson

    October 17, 2013

    This sounds like a great event.

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  • Stacy

    October 17, 2013

    Great article! Thank you!

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  • MD

    October 17, 2013

    Thanks for the article. Happy to have found this blog.

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  • Craig LaMar

    October 17, 2013

    Great time to be learning and playing in Scottsdale

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  • Edie Smith

    October 17, 2013

    Thank you for the information–Would love to atted..

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  • Susan Brock

    October 17, 2013

    Looks like a great event!

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  • Steve Harper

    October 17, 2013

    There is no better time to visit our Valley of the Sun!

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  • Mike

    October 17, 2013

    Great article, interesting information.

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  • John Kohaut

    October 17, 2013

    Thanks Aaron.

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  • Derek Bauer

    October 17, 2013

    Looks like a great event … and a nice time of year to get out to Arizona!

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  • Gary Wade

    October 17, 2013

    Appreciate the article, looks like a great place, wish I could be there. Keep up the good work.

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  • Stacie Sibille

    October 17, 2013

    Great article, wish I could make it this year but I will be there next year!

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  • LouAnn

    October 17, 2013

    Good article. Thank you for sharing.

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  • Dan McNulty

    October 17, 2013

    Excellent read and I thank you for sharing with us.

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  • Richard Dearden

    October 17, 2013

    To bad I had to change brokers I would love to have gone to this.

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  • Tina Jones

    October 17, 2013

    Thanks!

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  • Kim Galvan

    October 17, 2013

    Hope you’re having a great time!

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  • jeny

    October 17, 2013

    It’s a great conference. I’ll try to make it this time

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  • Roy

    October 17, 2013

    Best time of year to visit Arizona. Think I will gas up the car and head over. Life is an education. Thanks for the info

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  • Kristina

    October 17, 2013

    Sounds like a good event. Maybe next year.

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  • Barb

    October 17, 2013

    This is new to me, Would love to know what CPM stands for!

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    • Jorge Rivera

      October 17, 2013

      Hi Barb, thanks for commenting! CPM stands for Certified Property Manager.

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  • Franceanna Campagna

    October 17, 2013

    Continuing education is the key to success! Sounds like a great event.

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  • Elizabeth Field

    October 17, 2013

    Would love to attend – knowledge is power, particularly in an ever changing industry such as ours.

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  • Elmer Pacia

    October 17, 2013

    Wish I was there. I would have celebrated my birthday there on Saturday.

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  • Carie McFadden

    October 17, 2013

    Sounds like a really beneficial event!

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  • ANGELA MERIMON

    October 17, 2013

    Good information. I will share this with out property managers!

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  • Eduardo

    October 17, 2013

    Thanks

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  • Bill Leinweber

    October 17, 2013

    IREM Foundation sounds like a great way to help your industry community advance their knowledge and education. Also cool that you’re leveraging LinkedIn to support your members.

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  • Brooke Derby R(S)

    October 17, 2013

    This sounds like a fabulous event! I hope to one day be able to make it to this event. Knowledge is power!

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  • Brooke Derby R(S)

    October 17, 2013

    p.s ALOHA!

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  • Robert Elvin

    October 18, 2013

    definitely have me watching for the next one.

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  • Lynda Jaggers

    October 18, 2013

    Great article, Great information!

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  • Angie Kelly

    October 18, 2013

    Learning how to lead in this marketplace is essential to our success. It’s impossible to implement a differentiation strategy without leadership!

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  • Terri Cox

    October 18, 2013

    “Knowledge is power and knowledge put to work is professionalism” is my favorite quote for the month! My motto is Ora et Labora – Pray then Work. Thankful for our profession.

    Thanks for a great article.

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  • Michele Cox

    October 18, 2013

    This looks for interesting. Would love to explore the commercial side in the near future.

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  • Rebecca Brewer

    October 18, 2013

    good insight! Thanks

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  • Melissa Gessner

    October 18, 2013

    This looks like it will be a great event!

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  • Tia Lilliman

    October 18, 2013

    These events sounds rewarding in more than one way! Thank you for sharing!

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  • Araceli Martinez

    October 18, 2013

    The IREM sounds like a very important group, and the events sounds very informative and a lot of fun. I should not have missed it, but I did not know about it. Too late this time, but I will be on the look out for future events.

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  • Tricia Kordon

    October 18, 2013

    Great article!

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  • Josh Barnett

    October 18, 2013

    Great Post.

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  • E.J. Johnson

    October 18, 2013

    Looks like this will be a very informative event!

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  • Carlos R. Olivares

    October 18, 2013

    Just saw this post. I guess I miss it but there is always next year.

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  • Matt Goncalves

    October 19, 2013

    I enjoyed your article.

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  • Forrest Wilson

    October 19, 2013

    Looks like a good event. I need to go to Scottsdale.

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  • James Martineau

    October 19, 2013

    I would be happy to assist sellers and buyers of c0mmercial property in the Greater Dayton, Ohio area where the median selling price for all real estate is about 56% of the U.S. MSP.

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  • Bill Johnson

    October 21, 2013

    IREM is a great organization and resource for property managers. Attend the event if you can!

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  • Lisa Senger

    October 21, 2013

    What a great article!

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  • Sharon

    October 23, 2013

    Sounds like a great event with lots of good information

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  • Lisa Crawford

    October 23, 2013

    Looks like a great event!

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  • Tracey

    October 23, 2013

    Great article, I hope to go next year

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  • Mindy Shanfeld

    October 24, 2013

    I love Scottsdale and just realized I missed it!

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  • Christina

    October 25, 2013

    Wish I could attend, seems like a LOT of useful information. Maybe some day!

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  • Mike Holland

    October 28, 2013

    Scottsdale is a great place for this meeting.

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  • Rich Benenati

    October 31, 2013

    Attending events like this are what helps us to do a better job for our clients by staying abreast of industry trends.

    Great information in a great place to take in some sun and return to work refreshed!

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  • Alan Cooper

    April 12, 2017

    Best Event!

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