March 2018 Newsletter Print

President's Message

CBDWelcome to the March 2018 edition of KeyNotes...IREM 8's newsletter of all events. This is a bi-monthly must-read publication.


I know you are all anxiously awaiting for an update on the status of our January Board of Directors' Team Builder - specifically did anyone drink too much sake and cut off a finger while trying to make sushi? Amazingly! we all survived! I am sorry to say that the sushi did not survive.

For those of you that missed our February 1st IREM Industry Forecast and Trade show event… you missed a great event. Our panel of experts discussed industry trends and events on all sectors of our industry and invariably the topic turned to where will AMAZON go. I think the consensus was that MD is still a strong contender, but our area missed an excellent opportunity by not presenting a unified VA, MD and DC submission that would have helped seal the deal.

Our February meeting featured guest speaker was Doug Lotierzo from Neuberger and Co. Doug spoke about the BAT’s of Goal Setting (Best Behaviors, Attitudes, and Techniques). His message focused on the importance of our behaviors, attitudes and beliefs as they relate to our desire to move the bar forward and focus on attaining and meeting our goals. Doug’s message was well received so we brought him back in March for a second presentation.

We returned to Clyde’s in Chinatown on March 20th for a presentation on “Effective Communication”. See below for a short recap and pictures from both the February and March events.

Hope to see all of you at our April meeting on April 17th at Maggiano's in Chevy Chase. This two-part meeting is a mandatory meeting for CPM Candidates during the first part, and then a fun interactive session for the second part.  Word has it that a Family Feud game will be the highlight!

In sad news, I share with the membership the passing of Joe Murray, CPM. Joe was Chapter 8 President in 1962. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.




Dave Forster, CPM®
2018 Chapter 8 President


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Upcoming Events--Register Now!

IREM 92 & 8 april General Membership Meeting - "IREM 101" & Industry resource exchange event

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Maggiano's Little Italy of Chevy Chase
2:30 - 3:00pm "IREM 101 Registration
3:00 - 4:00pm  "IREM 101" Candidates Meeting
3:45pm Part 2 Registration
4:00 - 6:00pm  Industry Resource Exchange & Happy Hour Networking Event



Join Chapters 92 & 8 for our annual April Meeting & Special Event. This meeting is FREE for Candidate Members to attend. 






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Income/Expense Website Now Open - Help Chapter 8 Hit Our Goals!

share Your Data and Be Rewarded!! Receive your FREE Report (a $530 value!) and your chance to WIN $$$

Your Data Delivers
The Income/Expense Analysis Reports are the hottest bench-marking tool in town.  Each year, IREM collects data from industry professionals like you from across the United States to compile the best resource for budgeting, forecasting and more.  Help support this important program by sending us your property data - and we'll send you a free report!


Contributing to the I/E Program is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

Step 1:

Log on to IREM's Income/Expense website at http://IE.IREM.ORG

Step 2:

Submit your property data by April 1st

Step 3:

Receive 1 free digital copy of any 2018 Income/Expense Analysis Report (a $530 value!!) PLUS, a free individual building report AND your chance to WIN $$...


Please submit your data to help our Chapter reach our 2018 Goals!   

In addition to your free report, Chapter 8 will reward the member who submits the most properties with a $100 Gift Card.  $50 Gift Cards to the second and third place contributors.  

Data is collected for the following property types:

  • Conventional Apartments

  • Office Buildings

  • Shopping Centers

  • Condominiums, Co-ops & PUDs

  • Federally-Assisted Apartments

CLICK HERE to learn more about the I/E Program 

CLICK HERE to submit your data 


Questions OR Have more than 10 Submissions??   

There is an Easy Upload Method... 

Contact Income/Expense Analysis Manager, Matt O'Hara

800-837-0706 ext. 6025 or [email protected] 

Any submission to BOMA's statistical analysis can also be forwarded to IREM by sending a copy of the PDF print out report to [email protected]This will count towards the goal and also qualify for the free analysis and property report.  Submit your data here.


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Meeting Recap & Pictures

February Special Event 2018

IREM Chapters 8, 77 & 92 Industry Forecast & Trade Show

Check out the picture highlights from our Annual Industry Forecast Meeting & Vendor Trade Show held on Thursday, February 1st at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner.


Click Here to see all the photos from this event!


February Meeting 2018

The BATs of Goal Setting: The Best Behaviors, Attitudes, and Techniques

We held our first chapter lunch meeting of 2018 on Tuesday, February 20th at Clyde's of Gallery Place in Washington, DC.  Doug Lotierzo with Neuberger & Co was our guest speaker to introduce best practices on how to overcome poor beliefs and develop a healthier mindset towards setting goals. This was a great program to kick-off our theme this year of "Personal and Professional Growth".

Thank you to everyone who supported our Community Involvment efforts this month by "Rocking The Red" to this event.  We made a $200 donation to The American Heart Association!

Congratulations go out to the following new members installed into the Chapter:

  • Jheri Oliver, ARM with Quantum Management
  • Demetrius Scrivner, ARM with The Donaldson Group
  • Lewis Shapiro, ARM with Shapiro & Company
  • Lisa Sloan, CPM with Akridge







march Meeting 2018

Effective Communication

Our March Meeting was held on Tuesday, March 20th at Clyde's of Gallery Place in Washington, DC.  We had a great meeting on Effective Communication, presented by Doug Lotierzo with Neuberger & Co.  Guests in attendance were able to discover their natural communication style, how to identify others, and learned techniques to effectively communicate with everyone.

Congratulations go out to our newest members of the Chapter:

  • Nakia Edelin, ARM with CIH Properties
  • Kelly McTighe, ARM with Capital Area Real Estate Services
  • Tika Scott, ARM with Bozzuto Management


Also Congratulations to new AMO firm Capital Area Real Estate Services, with Jocelyn Keshishian, CPM as the Executive CPM.




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The IYP Committee, chaired by Mary Herington, has some great events on the calendar for this year.
  • April 25th, 5:30-8:30pm, Brewmaster Tour -- looking for three more Industry Partners to sponsor this event!  If you're interested, please email Mary at [email protected].
  • June date TBD - Nationals Baseball Game
  • September 13 - Happy Hour, location TBD
  • November 8 - Happy Hour, TBD


Stay Tuned OR visit the IYP Section of our Chapter Website for information on upcoming 2018 events.


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IREM Annual Charity Gala


Friday, May 18, 2018

Congressional Country Club

Please Save The Date for this fabulous event! 


CLICK HERE for Sponsorship Information. Individual Tickets will be available soon - stay tuned!  This event will once again benefit Special Love for Children with Cancer!  Visit the IREM Gala website for more information.



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IREM 8 Member Survey

Congrats to Katie Oliverio, Candidate Member - your name was drawn as the winner for taking the time to complete our online survey. 

Your $100 Gift Card is on its way!


If you would still like to complete our survey, please do so using the link below.  Your feedback is important to us!

Take our Survey Now



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Community Action Efforts

Our charity for April is the MANNA FOOD CENTER.  Members of the Community Involvement Committee's for Chapters 8 & 92 will deliver donations to the Food Center.  Please consider bringing a donation to support this worthy cause.


Have an idea for a community service project or want to serve on this committee? 

Contact our VP of Community Action - Denise Vignola, CPM


Thank you to all of those who contributed to our February charity - American Heart Association; and our March charity - K9's for Warriors!


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Region 3 Education

IREM Region 3 Education
Carol Walker, Education Administrator
P.O. Box 3035, Gaithersburg, MD 20885
301.948.6234 p  301.948.7962 f
Visit this site for the complete 2018 Course & Seminar Schedule


private offerings:

Spread the word that Private Offering Courses are available for your company - groups of 10 or more.  This means an instructor comes to your site and holds a class for just your company's employees.  The idea is to get a group of people to "fast track" their way to a CPM, ARM, or ACoM designation.  The more people in the class, the lower the price per person.  For more information on this excellent opportunity, contact the Region 3 Education Office or download the Private Offerings Brochure Here!

online self-paced courses:

For those interested in taking courses at their own pace, IREM offers many online self-paced courses.  Open new doors for yourself with the help of IREM education.  With our online and classroom courses you'll give yourself a leg up in the constantly evolving world of real estate management.


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Free Money - Scholarship Information

In need of financial assistance to attend IREM Ed courses??  Working toward achieving your IREM designations?? WE HAVE FUNDS TO HELP! JUST ASK!

Our Chapter actively participates in the IREM Foundation Chapter Restricted Fund where we can support chapter members toward IREM education courses.  CLICK HERE to learn more about the IREM Foundation.


If you are interested or have questions on how you can apply for financial assistance, contact the IREM 8 offices at 301.874.8425 OR email at [email protected]


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Student Outreach Update

Did you know that the IREM Career Center offers professional services to help with all of your career needs? Tools offered to begin improving your career include a career learning center, resume writing workshops, and personalized career coaching. All of this and more, to include current job postings, can be accessed at:

Interested in IREM student membership for yourself or for someone you know?  Contact Kris Henry to request a student application today!




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Real Estate Management News



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Pay Your 2018 National & Chapter Dues

Your IREM Membership is an investment in yourself and your career.  Make sure you're taking full advantage of the benefits by renewing your membership.  

 You will receive one invoice coming from IREM Headquarters.  This eliminates the need to process separate payments for National dues and Chapter 8 local dues.  One payment can be made to IREM HQ and the Chapter portion will be electronically transferred to Chapter 8.  Also included on this invoice for CPM members are your NAR Affiliate dues.  These affiliate dues must be paid in order to maintain your CPM designation.

PAY YOUR DUES to ensure you don't miss out on even one day of membership.


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Chapter 8 Industry Partners

When looking for bids for your next project, we always suggest contacting our Chapter Industry Partners First!  CLICK HERE to see our full directory of Industry Partners.


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Chapter 8 Officers & Directors

CLICK HERE to see contact information for our Board of Officers & Directors


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About IREM 8

If you have a question about IREM 8 or any of our upcoming events, please contact the iREM 8 office.

Chapter 8 Financials are available to be viewed by any dues paying member.  If you would like to request to see a copy, please contact the Chapter 8 Office.

Jean Collins
Executive Director

P.O. Box 86252
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20886
t 301-874-8425
f 301-874-8426
[email protected]


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