President, Carrie Temple, CPM®, ViaWest Group

     PHOENIX, ARIZONA (Dec. 13, 2023) – The Greater Phoenix Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®), an international community of real estate managers dedicated to ethical business practices, has announced its 2024 Board of Directors and Advisory Council.

The 2024 Board of Directors comprises President, Carrie Temple, CPM®, ViaWest Group; President-Elect, Tom Coughlin, CPM®, Stream Realty Partners; Secretary/Treasurer, Lauren Lacasse, CPM®, Sagard Real Estate; Director, Debbie Mitten, CPM®, ViaWest Group, and Past-President, Ed Valerio, CPM®, Link Logistics.

The Advisory Council includes Ann Boomsma, CPM®, MEB Management Services, AMO®; Yvonne Cisman, CPM®, ARM®, Wasatch; Kristin Gibbons, CPM®, Kidder Mathews; Kelsey Huggins, CPM®, Orion Office REIT; Danielle Jones, CPM®, Texas Capital Partners; Emily Mehta, CPM®, Shorenstein Realty Services; and Jonathan Yee, CPM®, Vestar.

“As we welcome in our 60th year as an IREM Chapter, I am honored to be a part of such a forward-thinking, education-centric organization that invests in its members,” Temple said. “We are grateful to our industry partners who are engaged and are instrumental in our ability to bring programs to our members. In addition, our committees are led by top industry leaders who will take the organization to a new level and help IREM achieve its goals in the upcoming year and going forward.”

The IREM Greater Phoenix Chapter completed a successful 2023, with numerous accomplishments to its credit. They include:

  • 49 new members (7 CPM®, 1 ARM®, 3 ACoM®, 20 candidates, 12 associates and 6 students;
  • 24 scholarships awarded from the IREM Foundation;
  • $8,000 raised for UMOM New Day Centers by the IREM/RestorationHQ Golf Tournament;
  • 16 networking events, including the 2023 IREM/CCIM/Next Protection Economic Forecast.

“This past year has been no different than any other because IREM has always had great industry leaders running this organization, and we will continue to do so in the foreseeable future,” Valerio said. “It’s the extra effort and sincere desire for everyone on our Board to make the next year just slightly better than the year before, and that has helped us grow into an effective and valued professional management organization.”

The 2024 IREM/CCIM/Next Protection Economic Forecast is scheduled for Jan. 18 at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort, 5402 E. Lincoln Dr., in Scottsdale. Registration is now open.

IREM memberships empower college students, young professionals and industry veterans who are committed to career advancement. IREM certifications CPM®, ARM®, ACoM®, and AMO® demonstrate a commitment to good management. These certifications, along with its courses and an array of resources, all exist with one goal in mind – to make a difference in the careers of those who manage.

About Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®)

We’re an international institute for property and asset managers, providing complete knowledge to take on real estate management’s most dynamic challenges. That means knowledge prepared for the day-to-day and the one-of-a-kind: from solving the latest tenant crisis to analyzing market conditions.

For 90 years, our members have made us the world’s strongest voice for all things real estate management. Today, almost 20,000 leaders in commercial and residential management call this home for learning, certifications, and networking.

We believe in our people, and we provide the tools they need to succeed. We open doors, we forge connections, and we help show the way forward. Backed by the power that comes with being an affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®, we add value to our members, who in turn add value to their teams, their workplaces, and the properties in their commercial and residential portfolios. Our memberships empower college students, young professionals, and industry veterans who are committed to career advancement. Earning our certifications, including the CPM®, ARM®, ACoM®, and AMO®, demonstrates a commitment to, and passion for, good management. These credentials, along with our courses and array of resources, all exist with one goal in mind – to make a difference in the careers of those who manage.

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