Magazine article Journal of Property Management

Collaboration Leads to Returns for All

Magazine article Journal of Property Management

Collaboration Leads to Returns for All

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One of the most rewarding aspects of belonging to a professional association is seeing collaborative ventures come to fruition. I have collaborated with other members on both business ventures and IREM initiatives over the years, and everyone has enjoyed the benefits.

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For example, when a client approached me about resort management--an area where I had no prior experience--I turned to a fellow CPM with resort expertise, and we embarked on a joint enterprise. In the same vein, collaboration on a larger scale inevitably delivers big returns for all. By coming together as an organization and pooling our strength, we can achieve significant IREM milestones.

Our annual Capitol Hill visits epitomize the considerable influence we have as a collective association. In 2005, our persistent lobbying efforts led to the passing of new legislation pertaining to bankruptcy reform, tort reform and energy, which will help all IREM Members improve their bottom line and achieve long-term success. Legislation impacts our business in so many ways: I urge you to get involved in Capitol Hill Visit Day this year and make a difference.

Using our collective power, we have also identified four critical issues driving the industry's agenda: technology, workforce development, business competition and risk management. …

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