IREM Young Professionals
We have a strong and mighty IREM Young Professionals Committee who are holding monthly meetings an successful happy hours. They have focused on mentoring, learning, networking and have a summer “seminar with a twist” (iPad for Business & Appy Hour) coming up. If you have a young professional on your team or are new to the industry and want to participate, please email Stephanie Michalk.
IREM Bowl-A-Thon set for June 21
Mark the Date! This year’s Bowl-a-Thon might be the most outrageous one yet. The theme: Leather & Lace (Get Your Mind Out of the Gutter), lends itself to lots of fun times and memorable costumes. This year’s event will have a new twist that encourages more networking. Brides and Bikers will run rampant on Friday, June 21. Reserve your lane today.
Member Open House and CPM Guidance
If you’ve recently joined IREM and want to meet your organization leaders and staff, or have questions about earning and IREM credential, then join stop by on May 30 for an informal open house. We’re here to guide you to success with IREM education and involvement. Please let us know you plan to attend by email.
May is Member Mania!
Did you know if you refer a member to IREM, you are entered into monthly cash prize drawings and a $2,500 Grand Prize. Last year’s big winner had referred only one member. So what is May Member Mania? That is your chance to be entered into the drawings twice for each Associate Member that you lead to IREM. Remember to tell them to list you as the referring member. Now go and help us grow!
Joining IREM is easy and can be done online. Pass on these helpful membership links today:
Ethics Course Offered Once - May 31
Our annual offering of our one-day Ethics Course is coming up on May 31. If you are working toward an IREM CPM or ARM Credential, you will need this great, interactive course. Click here to register.
Multifamily Booze & Schmooze - May 22
If you manage multifamily properties, then you need to mark the date for our free Happy Hour on Wed., May 22 at Cottonwood. Our multifamily committee has put together a great evening of networking that includes two drink tickets per attendee. Our lite bite sponsors; Cotton USA, Fujitec and WaterLogic, Inc. will make sure there is scrumptious food on hand.
LEED Celebration Scheduled - July 25
For the seventh year, IREM Houston will celebrate leadership in energy efficiency and best practices in property management and design through our IREM LEED Celebration. Once again, the event will honor outstanding local management companies and owners who have helped Houston remain a leader in sustainability and conservation. This celebration promotes ongoing awareness and action toward an even better future for Houston. This year’s event will take us “Beyond the Building” and focus on areas that impact areas of Houstonian’s lives, even outside the workplace environment.
Our LEED Sustainability Committee is currently seeking sponsors. To support our sustainability and awareness efforts, please click here for details.
Golf Tournament Date Set for September 23
Registration is opened for our 28th Annual Golf Tournament benefiting Harris County Protective Services. Mark the Date of Monday, September 23 at 10 a.m. (Registration) out at Sweetwater Country Club.
Take Advantage of our UH Partnership
Take Advantage of our UH Partnership
We often hear that managers today see a shortage of industry talent. To help find talent and groom leaders, your firm may want to consider offering an internship to a worthy graduate real estate student? Our UH Partnership allows IREM the chance to spotlight and grow our industry and can mean you have first dibbs on a future RE professional who recognizes the value of education and hard work.
Click here for more details about the University of Houston Professional Internship Program.
Click here to learn more about the UH Graduate Real Estate Program
Please contact Jo D. Miller at 713-783-9225 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you decide to offer a paid or unpaid internship opportunity. We have a number of resources to help (guides to successful internship programs, internship goals, checklist for the intern’s orientation to your company, evaluation forms, and more)
Submit Your Income/Expense Data Today!
Contributing to the IREM Income/Expense Analysis® program has never been easier – or more important.
Your previous submissions have been crucial in helping us provide the most accurate and timely data in the real estate industry. This year, we once again need your contributions to ensure we can provide the most complete and up-to-date information possible.
Submit your data by April 1 at http://IE.IREM.ORG to receive a FREE Income/Expense Analysis® book (a $465 value) and a FREE Individual Building Report. (Available once published by September.)
The IREM Income/Expense Analysis® Reports are the industry standard in relaying precise property data to owners, investors and managers. But we can’t do it without your help.
H.P.D. Shooter Video Helps Inform Houston
One of your fellow IREM Members sent us this timely security resource. In light of recent shootings, including yesterday's Houston shooting, we wanted to pass it on so that you may share it with property management staff or tenants.
This video was made by the City of Houston and our Houston Police Department, with a grant from Homeland Security. It illustrates what to do if you ever face a public shooter at your property. Please note parts of the 5-minute video are graphic.
Click here to view the video: RUN. HIDE. FIGHT. Surviving an Active Shooter Event - YouTube
Take Advantage of IREM Career Networking
The key to great career networking is through active involvement and volunteerism. IREM Houston's success relies on the expertise, professionalism, and enthusiasm of our volunteers. You can make a difference in your profession and your community by serving on committees within the IREM organization. Click here to sign up for a committee.
IREM Holiday Party Announced
Come celebrate with IREM this holiday season at the “Silver Bell Ball”. There will be great food, music, a photo booth and more! Feel free to invite your employees or significant other for a great night and the chance to dance at Hotel Sorrella. A jolly big thanks goes out to our sponsors: E3 Electric (Photobooth), Camden Properties, Executive Security Systems, Inc., PaveCon, PJS of Houston and Summit Energy Services. To sign up, click here.
$40,000 Is Ready and Waiting
IREM Scholarship Kudos
This year's Holiday Party will feature a silent auction benefiting our local scholarship fund. This fund assists local professionals with funds for real estate education. It is our mission, to use the funds for active members. We have $40,000 and encourage members to apply. For more info, email Jo D. Miller at email@example.com
IYP Toy Drive
Our IREM Young Professionals (IYP) encourages you to donate toys for the less fortunate at our IREM Holiday Party on December 13. We are teaming up with Carroll Management, and accepting new and unwrapped toys for any child or teen being served by the Toys for Tots campaign. Questions? Call Stephanie at 713-783-9225.