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$40,000 Is Ready and Waiting
IREM Scholarship Kudos
This year's Holiday Party will feature a silent auction benefiting our local scholarship fund. This fund assists local professionals with funds for real estate education. It is our mission, to use the funds for active members. We have $40,000 and encourage members to apply. For more info, email Jo D. Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org
IYP Toy Drive
Our IREM Young Professionals (IYP) encourages you to donate toys for the less fortunate at our IREM Holiday Party on December 13. We are teaming up with Carroll Management, and accepting new and unwrapped toys for any child or teen being served by the Toys for Tots campaign. Questions? Call Stephanie at 713-783-9225.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 26, 2012 - The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®) Houston Chapter is pleased to announce the new Officers for the 2013 Executive Council.
Chapter President – Shawn Harvey, CPM®, Griffin Partners
President-Elect – Janie Hamm Snider, CPM®, Griffin Partners
Chapter Treasurer – Robert Barton, ARM®, CPM®, Central Management, Inc., AMO®
Vice President of Education – Kristine Fox, CPM®, Stream Realty Partners, L.P.
Vice President of Legislative – Bill Goeke, CPM®, Weingarten Realty Investors
Vice President of Membership – Laura Krupowicz, CPM®, Brookfield Properties
Vice President of Services – Susan Mazewski, CPM®, BMS Management, Inc
Vice President of Communication – Christopher Foyt, ACoM®, CPM®, Brookfield Properties
Vice President of Multifamily – Debbie DeRoche, CPM®, Milestone Management
Immediate Past President – Kathy Vandegaer, ARM®, CPM®, JRK Residential Group
For more than seven decades the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®) has been the source for education, resources and membership for real estate management professionals. An affiliate of the National Association of Realtors®, IREM is the only professional real estate management association serving both the multifamily and commercial real estate sectors.
The IREM Houston Chapter is the fifth largest in the world, and has nearly 600 members. Our leaders strive to keep members informed on the latest legislative activities, safety standards, current industry trends, as well as providing education seminars, community service opportunities, a job referral service and candidate assistance services.
In an effort to enhance knowledge and professionalism, the Houston Chapter awards over $15,000 annually in local scholarships for courses. IREM also promotes ethical real estate management practices through its credentialed membership programs. These esteemed designations certify competence and professionalism for those engaged in real estate management. In addition, IREM offers Associate, Student and Academic memberships globally. IREM Members are employed by some of the most prestigious real estate firms in the world.
IREM Houston is holding our annual Support the Troops collection effort for 200 soldiers overseas and invite you to participate! This worthwhile project will show our brave men and women that we care. There are Several ways to Support the Troops!
Complete the donation form to help us with the purchase and shipping of donations.
Adopt-a-Troop by sending in a written note or letter with each $50 contribution.
Purchase any items on the list of needs and drop off at: 11000 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX 77042, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., M-F through October 31.
Please contact Susan Mazewski at 713-621-3222 before drop off.
Funds can also be sent to IREM Houston, 5851 San Felipe. Suite 235, Houston, TX 77057.
Click here for the contribution form or list of needs.
Click here to download sample documents for holding a drive at your property.
Sorting volunteers are welcomed to join us for November 13 and November 17. Please rsvp for food purposes to email@example.com
September IREM Courses
In our Marketing & Leasing Office Buildings (MLK406) course, through real-world scenarios, you will learn the major aspects of market analysis, effective marketing practices, and successful lease negotiations for properties. This two-day course counts toward the CPM Credential and is one of the most valuable topics in property management. Attendees can also earn 13 hours MCE Credit. Sign up by clicking here.
In your career you are likely to be most challenged in your relationships with employees. Our Human Resource Essentials for Real Estate Managers (HRS402) course can guide you toward effective management of a team. In this two-day course, you will learn to successfully hire, manage and evaluate staff. Lessons learned from the real-world scenarios will benefit your career instantly. Attendees can also earn 13 hours MCE Credit. Register by clicking here.
Deadline for September Scholarship is Aug. 17
IREM Houston wants to support you with career advancement! Our Chapter has available scholarships and grants for active local members’ professional development. Let us assist you with the cost of this valuable education. Our one-page application can be found by clicking here.
Really…There’s An App for That?
So you have a handle on using your iPad for personal use, but have you tried to incorporate it into your business world? If you have an iPad and want to make the adjustment from a PC to the new world of Apple products easier, this seminar is for you! Transform the way you work by learning essential day-to-day iPad tips, tricks and apps. Join us on Friday, August 17th, breakfast will be at 8:15 am and the seminar will be from 9:00 -10:30 am. To register, click here.
During the economic downturn, many professionals as well as companies learned the value of continued education, free resources, involvement and networking that association membership can add. Chances are you know someone that is floating around in their career without direction or someone that could become a great leader with the right training. That’s why you should recommend IREM this Summer! Besides leading someone to a great organization built on education, ethics and professionalism, you also gain the chance to win prizes and cash. Click here to refer someone today.
Thank you to the 100+ participants of this year’s Bowl-A-Thon. A great time was had by all and photos can be viewed or downloaded by clicking here.
How Does Our U of H Partnership Benefit You?
As previously announced, the University of Houston and IREM Houston have recently joined forces to benefit the real estate industry with future talent. Current industry leaders will have the ability to develop our next leaders through internship opportunities, presentations to students, building tours, CPM education, scholarships and mentorships. If you personally or your company, is ready to make a difference and participate in the 2012-2013 school year, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
IREM Houston wants to support you with career advancement! Our Chapter has available scholarships and grants for active local members’ professional development. If you are interested in applying for scholarship assistance with our September or November round of CPM Courses, click here.
We’ve added education to LEED Luncheon Celebration! On July 19, we will hold a LEED Green Associate Study Group at the Westin Memorial. Our instructor will guide students through the materials needed to prepare for the LEED Green Associate (GA) Exam. This certification can set you and your property apart from the others. Our study group will be held from 8 am to 11:30 am. The $100 fee includes breakfast. Space is limited. To sign up, click here.