Debut of Associate Membership

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The new Associate membership was created with the intent of moving IREM closer towards its goal of being an accessible, inclusive organization serving the real estate management industry worldwide, while maintaining the integrity of IREM and its credentials. Associate membership was approved last November at IREM's Annual Education Conference and was launched on May 1. The Associate program offers a form of membership that does not require affiliation with the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS[R] and helps IREM to expand its constituency by becoming a more inclusive organization while enhancing the image of the Institute's highly regarded credentialed CPM[R], ARM[R] and AMO[R] memberships.

The following people can become Associate members: site managers, property managers, asset managers, facility managers, any employees of property management companies, REIT employees, those who work in corporate real estate, managers of government or military housing and students interested in pursuing a career in property management.

In addition to being listed in IREM's online directory, Associate members are entitled to access the Members Only section of www.irem.org, and receive a subscription to JPM, all member communications, member discounts on meetings, conferences, courses, seminars, books and studies. Associate members also are granted access to IREM affinity programs, national and regional networking opportunities and the Jobs section of IREM's Web site. …