What is IREM?
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. Membership includes more than 18,000 individual members and 515 corporate members. IREM promotes ethical real estate management practices through its credentialed membership programs. Collectively, IREM CPM Members in the United States manage over $1.5 trillion in real estate assets, including 8.4 million residential units and 8.4 billion net square feet of commercial space. IREM Members are employed by some of the most prestigious real estate firms in the world and nearly 70% hold upper-level management positions. Due to their professionalism and vast experience, property owners and investors worldwide continually seek out the management services of IREM Members.
What is a CPM®?
CPM’s are certified by the Institute of Real Estate Management. When a CPM® manages your property, you get someone who is up-to-date on the latest trends in real estate. As a professional, CPM® members must complete numerous hours of education to earn their designation. But learning doesn't stop there. All CPM® members must meet a continuing education requirement to retain their designation and have access to the latest industry information through educational courses, publications, and IREM's web site.
Experience is one of the defining qualities of a CPM®. The average CPM® has more than 18 years of real estate management experience. Having a CPM® member managing your property means that you have someone who is versed in more than just fixing the plumbing and collecting the rent. The training and testing a property manager must complete to earn the designation means that your investment will be run as an investment. A CPM® is equally as comfortable justifying rent increases to your tenants as they are calculating and maximizing your ROI.
Holders of the CPM® designation can best be classed as "versatile specialists." They are trained to professionally handle the full range of management tasks with skills that encompass the asset management, administrative, legal, social, economic and physical areas essential to property performance. Most CPM® members manage mixed portfolios, including office buildings, shopping centers and retail properties, apartments, condominiums, federally assisted and public housing, and industrial parks. CPM® members work with you as an owner and investor to achieve your goals both in the immediate future and over the long term.
Integrity is critical when you trust the management of your investment to another. CERTIFIED PROPERTY MANAGER® members must abide by a Code of Professional Ethics which is enforced by IREM®. A CPM® member's commitment to this code requires the use of utmost care in managing your property and handling funds. Those violating the ethical code are subject to revocation of the designation that provides their livelihood. You can trust your real estate investment to a CPM®.
What is the CCIM Institute?
What is now the CCIM movement began more than 40 years ago with commercial real estate practitioners who wanted to elevate their business practices through focused education. Still today, education remains the cornerstone of the CCIM designation and the reason for its success. The CCIM Institute confers the CCIM designation and is an affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). With more than 19,000 members in 33 countries and 61 chapters worldwide the CCIM Institute has emerged as a truly global organization.
What is a CCIM?
A Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) is a recognized expert in the disciplines of investment real estate. A CCIM is an invaluable resource to the real estate owner, investor, and user, and is among an elite corps of more than 9,000 professionals who hold the CCIM designation across North America and more than 30 countries.
Recognized for its preeminence within the industry, the CCIM curriculum represents the core knowledge expected of investment practitioners, regardless of the diversity of specializations within the industry with focused skills set of financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis, and investment analysis for investment real estate.
Only 6 percent of the estimated 150,000 commercial real estate practitioners nationwide hold the CCIM designation, which reflects not only the caliber of the program, but also why it is one of the most coveted and respected designations in the industry.
What is CAI?
Community Associations Institute (CAI) is a national organization dedicated to fostering vibrant, competent, harmonious community associations. For over 30 years, CAI has been the leader in providing education and resources to the professionals managing homeowner associations throughout the United States. Working closely with state, regional and local chapters (almost 60 nationwide), CAI brings together experts to provide the latest information on community association management and governance. They serve their members with assorted educational resources and continuing education specialized on community association management, governance and law.