The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) is an international organization of professional property managers who manage all types of real estate, including office buildings, multi-family and single-family residential properties, shopping centers and industrial properties.
An affiliate of the National Association of Realtors, IREM is widely recognized as one of the organizations that provides quality education and training as well as associated resources for property management professionals throughout the world.
Professional designations—including Certified Property Manager (CPM) and Accredited Residential Manager (ARM) are awarded to individual members upon their successful completion of a rigorous curriculum of experience and education.
"The mission of IREM is to increase the awareness of the property management profession by awarding the CPM designation," says Steven Friedman, president of the New Jersey Chapter No. 1. "Having someone in your company that has the CPM designation validates a level of professionalism throughout the real estate community."
The designation of Accredited Management Organization (AMO) is awarded to recognized property management firms, headed by a CPM, that are committed to comply with and promote the professional, educational and ethical standards of IREM.