Congrats to our 2018 Nominated Leaders

    It is hard to believe we are half-way to 2018. Recently, our nominating team completed their work in building the IREM board of the future. Below are the nominations for our 2018 Officer and Executive Council positions.

    Chapter President -Stephanie Swanson, CPM, ACoM, Transwestern, AMO
    President Elect - Janet Shipley, CPM, CBRE, AMO
    Treasurer - Kaci Hancock, ACoM, Wulfe & Co
    Vice President of Education - Blaire Hoffman, CPM, Deane Realty
    Vice President of Membership - Sheryl Green, CPM, Camden Property Trust
    Vice President of Services - Erin Holland, CPM, Stream Realty Partners, AMO
    Vice President of Communications - Laura Harvey, CPM,  Stream Realty Partners, AMO
    Vice President of Legislative - Matthew Townley, CPM, ARM, Townley Realty Co.
    Member-At-Large - Robert Tyler, CPM,  Rockwell Management Corp., AMO
    Member-At-Large - Natalie Woodard, CPM, Accesso Services
    Immediate Past President - Chase Crawford, CPM,  Stream Realty Partners, AMO     

    All nominated leaders are dedicated to the advancement of the property management industry and bring a wealth of professional experience and expertise to their nominated positions on our governing board. Each nominated leader must be confirmed by a majority vote of IREM Houston Members taking place at our September Luncheon.We hope to see you there participating in the vote. Once elected, they will be installed at the January 2018 Luncheon.


    IREM Members Support Our Show

    We're excited to announce this year's IREM Fashion Show lineup of models! Without these supportive (and brave) individuals, we would not have such a great show planned for Thursday, October 26th at The Briar Club. More details at

    IREM Fashion Show 2017 Models:

    Renee Boutelle, Tanglewood Management
    Lauren Burgess,CPM, Stream Realty Partners
    Chase Crawford, CPM, Stream Realty Partners
    Brian Duckro, Spark Lighting
    Nicole Foster, Transwestern
    Colin George, Fujitec Americas
    Robbie Gorrell, All Star Pavement
    Sheryl Green, CPM, Camden Property Trust
    Shawn Harvey, CPM, Griffin Partners
    Haley Hubenak, PCD Management
    Phil Jones, Transwestern
    Monica Keels, Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing
    Johnny Krupowicz, ARC Representative
    Laura Krupowicz, CPM, Brookfield
    Jessica Larson, Allied Orion
    Spencer Overstreet, Terramont Realty Partners
    Lynsie Pedraza, Houston Waste Solutions
    Nicole Tringali, ThyssenKrupp Elevators
    Janet Shipley, CPM, CBRE
    Stephanie Sides, CPM, Transwestern
    Greg Sherman, CPM, Brookfield Property
    Frank Staats, CPM, REIS Associates
    Floyd Mahanay, PJS
    Jennifer Van Nort, GuardTexas
    Robert Tyler, CPM, Rockwell Management
    Stephenie Wendt, Stream Realty


    IREM's Totally Rad 80s Holiday Party

    Our holiday party is always rad, but this year's will be totally tubular. That's because we're getting footloose at our IREM 80s prom! Join fellow members and friends on December 7 for a night of networking, drinks and live music as we celebrate 2017. We'll also be handing out annual awards to some of our most excellent members so join us in wigging out over their righteous accomplishments. Find event information and registration details here


    Join At A Discount Today!

    Have you wanted to join IREM but been scared off by the price tag? Or perhaps you have an employee that needs to join but there's just not room in the budget? Well now is the time to sign up! IREM is offering Associate Memberships at only $110. You get to enjoy all of the benefits of this great organization, like the superior education and networking, for half the annual price. Visit to apply today.


    Local Real Estate Firms Recognize the Added Value of Professional Education and Certifications

    The Houston Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®) has announced its annual list of top real estate companies in the Houston area based on the number of Certified Property Manager® (CPM®) credentialed members they employ locally. To obtain the CPM® designation, one must meet stringent IREM requirements in the areas of professional education, examination and experience.  They also must pledge to abide by a rigorous Code of Professional Ethics that is strictly enforced by the organization. Read the full press release here.


    Local IREM Members Recognized in National "30 under 30" Search

    The IREM 30 under 30 Program highlights 30 of the next generation of industry leaders who have made significant impacts in their career and community. These individuals have made various contributions to the profession as demonstrated by career success, professional leadership, and community involvement. We can proudly say that three of them are part of the IREM Houston chapter. Congrats to everyone selected, especially to Houston members Barrett Bogatto with Lincoln Property Company, AMO, Rachel Mondshine with Stream Realty Partners, AMO and Blaire Moreland, CPM with Deane Realty. 


    4 Reasons to Earn Your CPM

    Are you looking to take your career in property management to the next level? The Certified Property Management (CPM) Designation offered by the Institute of Real Estate Management is a highly regarded mark of a property management professional recognized internationally in the industry.

    "The Certified Property Manager designation represents a level of commitment, ethics, intelligence and skill unparalleled in the property management industry.  By setting a standard that managers hold the internationally acclaimed CPM credential, owners and asset managers add an extra layer of protection and assurance that their properties are managed at the highest level of competence and fortitude." - Chase Crawford, CPM, 2017 IREM Houston President 

    Check out our new infographic to see just a few ways earning your CPM can propel your career forward.


    Budget For IREM in 2018

    Make sure you include IREM events, education and dues costs in your annual budgets. We're building a great year of initiatives that will benefit you, your company and your customers. Click here for a sample of potential costs. For a complete list of IREM membership benefits, click here. As always we're here to serve as your career partner, so please let us know what you need.


    Annual Ethics Course Set for June

    Annual Ethics Course Expected to Sell Out

    To assist members with earning their IREM credentials, the Houston Chapter offers the IREM Ethics Course on an annual basis. This year's offering is scheduled for Friday, June 9 and is expected to sell out. 

    This interactive media-based course teaches strategies for resolving ethical dilemmas and adherence to the IREM Code of Professional Ethics. It is taught by IREM Certified Property Managers and offers 5 hours TREC MCE for qualifying attendees.

    For more information on applying for an IREM Scholarship, click here.


    Mid-Year Scholarship Success

    IREM Foundation and IREM Houston Award Educational Funds for Professional development

    In the vein of our motto, "Leaders Developing Leaders," the IREM Foundation and IREM Houston Chapter have awarded financial scholarships to 16 applicants so far in 2017. Each applicant has the opportunity to use the funds toward three IREM classes before year-end. This totals over $16,000 in potential funds for courses which would assist attendees with valuable IREM credentials.

    For more information on applying for an IREM Scholarship, click here.


    IREM Book Drive 2017

    For the second year, IREM HOuston partnered with Yellowstone Academy to provide books for deserving kids in need.

    Yellowstone Academy's mission is to provide a high-qualtiy faith-based education exclusively to students from economically disadvantaged families that will prepare them for academic success in high school and college.

    Leaders within Yellowstone Academy are continuing their strong effort to build literacy within the school. By collecting new to gently-loved books reading level Pre-K to High School, Yellowstone is ensuring that not only do they have a robust library, but that students also have reading options at home. IREM Members were invited to drop off any donated books or funds during the months of April and May. In total 400 books were collected along with $250 in additional funds for the library to make purchases. During the last week of school, IREM members participated in the book bask at Yellowstone where books were presented to the kids.

    For more information on this incredible institution, watch their video here or visit their website


    Houston Member Nominated for RVP

    Local Member Shawn Harvey, CPM Nominated for 2018-2020 Regional Vice President

    Our former chapter President Shawn Harvey, CPM of Griffin Partners, has been nominated for the Region 7 Vice President position for the 2018-2020 term. His election will be made official at the IREM Golbal Summit in October. Once official, Shawn will represent and serve all IREM Chapters in Texas and Oklahoma for two years. Shawn will follow in the footsteps of current RVP, Kimberly Morgan, CPM (Austin) of Stream Realty Partners, AMO.