We’re introducing a new regular feature to The Source, guest blogging by one of NAR’s Commercial Affiliate organizations, the Institute of Real Estate Management.  The following was contributed by Karen Altes, Senior Manager of Online Communities for IREM.  We invite you to comment and ask any questions you have for IREM.

NAR Commercial has invited us, the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®), to start contributing here on The Source. We are incredibly excited about this opportunity, and we wanted to use our first post to introduce ourselves to you.

IREM has been a trusted source of knowledge, advocacy, and networking for the real estate management industry for over 77 years. We offer training and credentialing all over the world – we have chapters in six countries in addition to the US and work with international partners in seven more. Our nearly 18,000 members are site managers, property managers, portfolio managers, asset managers, and real estate company executives. They manage all property types, from conventional apartments to commercial office buildings; from federally assisted affordable housing to industrial parks; from single-family rentals to retail shopping centers.

IREM offers several credentialed memberships for property management professionals:

IREM also offers Student, Academic, and Associate memberships.

Real estate management is growing steadily as a profession due to the overall growth in the number of all types of buildings, the larger percentage of real estate considered investment property, and increasing awareness that management of real estate assets requires special training and education. We look forward to contributing here on a variety of topics related to our segment of the commercial real estate industry.

We’ll be a regular feature here on this blog  – by collaborating, we can share and learn from each other, and together become a stronger voice for our industry.  Thanks for having us!

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One Comments

  • Chuck

    June 24, 2011

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