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Upcoming Meetings:

2016 Annual Installation & Awards Dinner

November 16, 2016
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Top of the Town
1400 N. 14th Street
Arlington, VA 22209

November General Membership Meeting

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IREM's 2017 Annual Industry Forecast & Trade Show - Table Purchase Registration Now Open!

January 26, 2017
1:00 PM to 6:30 PM

The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner
1700 Tysons Blvd
McLean, VA 22102

Industry Forecast and Trade Show

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Message from Your Regional Vice President

Katherine Shiplett January 2016: Happy New Year, Region 3! I am excited to be the Region 3 Vice President for the next two years. Our region is one of the strongest in IREM and I am looking forward to working with your leadership teams to continue that tradition.

Because it’s not possible for me to know everyone and vice versa, I’ll share with you some background so you can become more familiar with the person occupying the RVP role. I’m starting my twentieth year in the industry, having started as a Receptionist/Secretary for Barnes, Morris, Pardoe and Foster in 1996. I have remained with the same firm, more or less, for this entire time, riding out the various mergers and transitions that occurred over the past two decades – Insignia/ESG, CBRE, Trammell Crow. My expertise is in office buildings; however, I do have significant experience with retail and industrial properties as well. Now, as an Asset Services Director with CBRE, I am responsible for the oversight of approximately 11 million SF of office, retail and industrial properties in the Mid-Atlantic region.

I was honored to attend several of the installation events this past Winter, where I learned more about what the 2016 Chapter Presidents have planned for the year. I have to tell you, it is rousing to hear what your leaders have in store for their respective chapters. Some of the key words and messages I remember are:

“Innovate your mind” "Inspire"
“Educate” "Invest in Yourself"
“Recruit” "Mentor"
“Stepping out of the box”  

A lot of these messages speak to me personally and to my start in both the property management industry and IREM. Debbie Santano, our prior RVP, hired me into this industry, encouraged me to pursue my CPM® designation and asked me to volunteer with IREM. She helped me innovate my mind through a career in property management and invest in myself with my CPM® education. She inspired, educated, recruited and mentored me. I hope everyone is so lucky to have a Debbie in their life, and I encourage you to commit to become the Debbie in someone else’s life. One way to do that today would be to enroll in IREM’s CPM® Sponsor Program.

IREM National President, Chris Mellon, is focused on these same aspirations and here’s what he had to say about the CPM® Sponsor Program: “Identify a colleague, a peer, an employee, or anyone else who could benefit from the CPM® designation program – then commit to helping that person achieve a career goal by being his/her CPM® Sponsor.”

For 2016, let’s Champion a new CPM®. Grow the Industry. Shape the Future


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To view all of the pictures from our 2015 Annual Forecast Meeting and Vendor Blender, please go to the IREM's Dropbox.

Now available online:
September 2016: Transformation: Crystal City
April 2016: Personality Matters: Leverage Your Style for Success!
March 2016: Safety Is Personal
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April 2015: Social Media

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