IREM® celebrates 90 years of making a difference

IREM® celebrates 90 years of making a difference

Ninety years ago, the National Association of Real Estate Boards (NAREB) – known today as the National Association of REALTORS® – recognized the need for greater specialization in the real estate industry. The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) was founded to promote ethical practices in real estate management, to foster education, and to encourage members to share their experiences.

From that day forward, IREM has grown to serve as the world’s strongest voice for all things real estate management. Today, almost 20,000 leaders in commercial and residential management call them home for learning, certifications, and networking.

IREM® is an international institute with the learning, certifications, and networking that property managers need to take on real estate management’s most dynamic challenges.

It should be noted that the General Director of Astana Tower business center management company, Zhanar Yeseneyeva, has extensive experience in the field of commercial real estate and is the holder of the international title of Certified Property Management, awarded as part of training at the International Institute of Real Estate Management (USA).


Industry-leading learning

Whether you’re starting out, or a seasoned manager: IREM offers courses, tools, publications, and news developed by the brightest real estate managers. Their classroom, online, and on-demand courses help certify, master core competencies or build new skills. Or, explore more than 250 forms, checklists, and templates used by real-world managers, and publications like IREM Income/Expense IQ Benchmarks, the industry’s foremost collection of benchmark financial data from 10,000+ buildings. Whatever the topic, IREM offers the most complete real estate management knowledge.

Internationally-recognized certifications

There we can find fit with IREM’s rigorous certifications that are symbols of ethical leadership and a well-managed property worldwide. There is an opportunity to earn the IREM CPM® (Certified Property Manager®) – the premier property management certification – and gain knowledge that transcends asset class. Also we can seek IREM’s early-career certifications for residential and commercial managers and develop command of the fundamentals. Or, certify property management firm or building sustainability with the prestigious AMO® and Certified Sustainable Property (CSP) certifications.

Powerful networking

IREM members have answers and advice at their fingertips thanks to a powerful international member community of residential, commercial, retail, and mixed-used managers – each at the top of their game. We can connect locally with 80 U.S. IREM chapters and 16 International IREM chapters, or learn and network with top IREM and industry thinkers from around the world at the IREM Global Summit and other IREM events.


Founded: Chicago, IL, 1933

Membership: Over 18,000 memberships; 500 companies worldwide

Certification categories:

  • Certified Property Manager (CPM®)
  • Accredited Commercial Manager (ACoM®)
  • Accredited Residential Manager (ARM®)
  • Accredited Management Organization (AMO®)


Membership categories:

  • Associate
  • Student
  • Academic


Membership breakdown as of December 2022:

  • U.S. members – 15,280
  • International members – 1,859
  • Total membership – 17,139


Assets managed by U.S. IREM CPMs:

  • Nearly $2.1 trillion
  • 11.6 million residential units
  • 12 billion square feet of commercial space