Magazine article Journal of Property Management

Lead the Way

Magazine article Journal of Property Management

Lead the Way

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NEW IREM LEADERS ANNOUNCED FOR 2016: Take the opportunity to read more about the new Officers and Regional Vice Presidents who were installed at the IREM Fall Leadership Conference in Salt Lake City, last October.


CHRISTOPHER E. MELLEN, CPM, ARM, is vice president of the Simon Companies, a national real estate owner, manager and developer headquartered in Braintree, Mass. Mellen has more than 30 years of property management experience at the national level and served on several committees as a regional vice president and as a member of the Executive Committee.

Long active in IREM's Boston Metropolitan Chapter, he has held numerous chapter leadership positions, including that of chapter president--and was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Mellen is an IREM instructor and a faculty member of Boston University. He has twice been named "Real Estate Executive of the Month" by the New England Real Estate Journal, and was honored with induction into the IREM Academy of Authors.


MICHAEL T. LANNING, CPM is the senior vice president and city leader in the Cushman & Wakefield, AMO (formerly DTZ) office in Kansas City, Mo. In addition to new business development and professional development for the property management division, he oversees the approximate ten million square foot office, medical office, retail and industrial portfolio.

Lanning is a long-time member of IREM's Kansas City Chapter. Over the years, he has held numerous leadership positions with the chapter, including that of chapter president, regional vice president, senior vice president and Executive Committee member. In 2005, he was honored as the chapter's "CPM of the Year."


J. BENJAMIN MCGREW, CPM, CCIM, is president and majority shareholder of MANAGEWEST, Inc., a professional, full-service management company based in Sacramento, Calif.

McGrew is a long-time member of IREM's Sacramento Valley Chapter, serving as chapter president in 2001, and was awarded the "CPM of the Year" in 2000 and 2004, as well as the prestigious Chapter Leadership Award in 2007. McGrew served on several IREM committees at the national level. He was elected to IREM's Governing Council to serve a term from 2008 to 2010. He served as the 2009-2010 regional vice president of IREM for Region 11, and has also served on the IREM Executive Committee.

Additionally, since 1982, McGrew has served as a Receiver for the Superior Court of the State of California on more than 700 occasions, primarily in California but also in 12 other states. He has also served as a Federal Receiver in California and New Mexico. McGrew has been a Federal Bankruptcy Trustee in the Northern District of California since 1982.


ALFRED OJEJINMI, CPM Presbeuo Group, Inc. East Brunswick, N.J.

CHERYL ANN GRAY, CPM Bentall Kennedy Toronto, Canada

CHIP WATTS, CPM, CCIM Watts Realty Co., Inc., AMO Birmingham, Ala.

CRAIG L. CARDWELL, CPM Island Investment Interests Memphis, Tenn. …

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