Rosalinda Bridges

     PHOENIX, ARIZONA (January 4, 2021) – 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 leadership and council members for 2021.

Rosalinda Bridges, CPM, with NLR Management/Haan Development, will serve as President. The leadership team includes Tyrel Williams, CPM, MEB Commercial Management Group, President-Elect; Ed Valerio, CPM, Knight Management, AMO, Treasurer; and Melissa Boyle, CPM, bkm Management Company, Past President.

The 2021 council comprises Ann Boomsma, CPM, MEB Management Services, AMO; Tom Coughlin, CPM, Everest Commercial Services; Kristin Gibbons, CPM, Lillibridge Healthcare Services; Lauren Lacasse, CPM, Lincoln Property Company; Debbie Mitten, CPM, ViaWest Group; Donna Olcavage, CPM, NaPali Management Inc.; Brent Penrod, CPM, Eisenberg Company; Carrie Temple, CPM, ViaWest Group; Eduardo Ugalde, CPM, ARM, MEB Management Services, AMO; and Kelsie Whipple, CPM, ACoM, Lillibridge Healthcare Services.

“2020 has been a challenge for all of us, nationwide, across all industries,” Bridges said. “Being recognized as IREM’s Greater Phoenix Chapter President has been one of the biggest blessings of this year, and I am humbled and excited for the opportunity to serve again.

“Although there is so much uncertainty ahead, I feel confident that I am surrounded by an incredible executive team who are the best in the business and will only help us reach our goals for our members in 2021,” Bridges added.

IREM is an international force of nearly 20,000 individuals united to advance the profession of real estate management. Through training, professional development, and collaboration, IREM supports its members and others in the industry through every stage of their career.

IREM memberships empower college students, young professionals and industry veterans who are committed to career advancement. IREM CPM, ARM, ACoM, and AMO certifications 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.

“This team (IREM Board) is made up of industry professionals who have and continue to make a difference,” Bridges said. “Their expertise is widespread, having impactful presence on their properties while also understanding the importance of forward-thinking to advance our industry during these unprecedented times.”

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