The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) has been the source for education, resources, information, and membership for real estate management professionals for more than 75 years. An affiliate of the National Association of Realtors®, IREM is the only professional real estate management association serving both the multi-family and commercial real estate sectors. With 80 U.S. chapters, 13 international chapters, and several other partnerships around the globe, IREM is an international organization that also serves as an advocate on issues affecting the real estate management industry.

Membership includes more than 18,000 individual members and 515 corporate members. IREM promotes ethical real estate management practices through its credentialed membership programs, including the Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation, the Accredited Residential Manager (ARM) certification, the Accredited Commercial Manager (ACOM) certification, and the Accredited Management Organization (AMO) accreditation. These esteemed credentials certify competence and professionalism for those engaged in real estate management. In addition, IREM offers Associate, Student, and Academic memberships.

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2014 Officers

Chapter President: Betsy Miller, CPM

Chapter President Elect: Valerie Schmidt, CPM

Chapter Secretary: Vickie Whitaker, CPM

Treasurer: Tracy Williams, CPM

Association Executive: Tracy Puleo


Executive Council Board Members

Cynthia Haines, CPM
Brian Davies, CPM
Kerri Toth, CPM
Lori L. Thomas, CPM
Brenda Pritchard, CPM
Beth Makowski, CPM

Mission Statement:

IREM’s mission is to educate real estate managers and certify the competence and professionalism of individuals and organizations engaged in the management of real estate. IREM serves as an advocate on issues affecting the real estate management industry, as well as enhancing and supporting its members’ professional competence so they can better identify and meet the needs of those who utilize their services.

Statement of Vision:

Through IREM’s education, training, certification, marketing support and advocacy, members benefit by access to new market opportunities and increased abilities to exploit them, timely information, trends, useful interpretations and relative advice. Members also receive the enhanced ability to obtain and retain clients, obtain and retain tenants and manage the value of property and related services.

From the Desk of the President:

Dear North Florida Chapter 35 Members and Industry Partners:

The IREM North Florida Chapter had another successful year in 2014 under the amazing leadership of Betsy Miller. We appreciate everything that Betsy did for the chapter in 2014 and look forward to building upon those successes.

With 2015 quickly approaching now is the time to commit to IREM. We are excited for 2015 and the exciting programs we will be hosting which will include amazing social events and educational programs. We invite you to get involved in our committees or mentorship program for Candidates. You can also attend a course or webinar and get involved in our community service events. In addition to local events there are opportunities to get involved at both a National and Regional level. We are pleased to announce a Regional Retreat which will be held in Atlanta, Georgia in July in addition to the National Legislative Conference in Washington, DC in April and the Fall Leadership Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah in October. You do not have to be a board member to attend these conferences and if you would like to attend you can register at www.irem.org. The conferences offer a great opportunity to become more involved and network with other real estate professionals.

The Education committee will be hosting MNT402 and HRS402 in May and Ethics800 in June in Jacksonville. In July we will be hosting a seminar with Dr. Debbie which we hope will inspire and motivate all that attend.

I am looking forward to serving IREM Chapter 35 as President in 2015 and hope to see you all at our January 13th State of the Industry luncheon!


Valerie Schmidt


Valerie Schmidt, CPM

2015 Chapter President



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