Our REME Award winners weren’t the only ones recognized for their professional excellence at this year’s Global Summit. These additional awards were given out at the Summit to celebrate the outstanding contributions of our chapters and members who managed to make a difference in 2022. Meet our other 2022 IREM Award winners:
Diversity & Inclusion Succession Initiative (DISI) Leaders Program
The DISI Leaders Program, funded by the IREM Foundation, recognizes IREM members from underrepresented groups in the real estate management profession. These dynamic professionals demonstrate exemplary leadership skills at the chapter level and have shown interest in advancing their careers using IREM’s network and resources.
IREM Foundation Awards
Lloyd D. Hanford Sr. Distinguished Instructor Award
Since 1983, this award has been conferred to an IREM Instructor who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to advancing professional education in the real estate management industry. This year, we are excited to present this award to two deserving individuals who have demonstrated exceptional commitment and dedication to their students, their area of focus, and the educational process.
Shannon Alter, CPM®, has trained professionals throughout the U.S. and internationally, leading courses in Europe, Canada, China, South Korea, and South Africa. Shannon is a member of IREM’s Academy of Authors and is the author of two books of her own, professional leadership white papers, and numerous industry articles, including a long-time column for the Journal of Property Management. She has held the volunteer positions of IREM Orange County President and IREM Regional Vice President, working with members in California and Hawaii.
Enis Hartz, CPM®, has been a student of IREM education since 1978 when she earned her ARM. As a long-time instructor, Enis is certified to teach nearly every course in IREM’s curriculum. She has taught an array of IREM courses in the U.S. and abroad, and she’s conducted numerous presentations at national and international industry events. In addition to teaching, Enis has served in numerous volunteer leadership roles, including serving as a course review team member seven times since 2002. Her dedication to her student’s success has had a lasting impact on IREM education.
Louise L. and Y.T. Lum Award
This award was established in 1980 and, since its inception, has been given to individuals who are actively engaged in real estate management and have made distinguished contributions to the profession through education, publication, or the advancement of ethical and professional standards.
Regina Mullins, CPM®, CCIM, teaches IREM courses for all in-house IREM instruction with Cushman & Wakefield, AMO®, where she is a director. In 1998, Reggie co-founded the Region 3 Education Committee and developed curricula for several IREM courses and seminars. Her publishing contributions to IREM include authoring several articles for the Journal of Property Management on topics ranging from ethics to managing vendor relationships. Reggie has also provided significant leadership and contributions to the real estate management profession through her work as an IREM Foundation Board Member and 2008 IREM President.
W. Wallace Paletou Award
For more than 50 years, the J. Wallace Paletou Award has been presented to an ARM or CPM who has made significant contributions to the real estate management industry or contributed to the betterment of society through their role as a real estate manager.
Karen Key, Executive CPM®, 2022 President of the IREM Georgia Chapter, is committed to helping others advance in their careers through the Chapter and directly with her seven mentees. Karen’s volunteerism and impact are also felt through her work with the Wounded Warrior Project, Southside Church, the Atlanta Community Food Bank, and RangeWater’s Impact Foundation. Karen’s experience includes 25 years in multifamily, and she currently works as the managing director of build-to-rent for RangeWater Real Estate, AMO®. Karen advocates for the build-to-rent trend across the U.S., and her advocacy work includes educating state representatives on how these new asset types positively impact communities.
Shannon Longino, CPM®, HCCP, CMH, CMO, TCS, SBS, is senior vice president within Truist’s affordable housing division. Through her numerous volunteer leadership roles in the Atlanta area, Shannon is committed to providing equitable and inclusive opportunities, affordable housing, better education, and healthier lifestyles that empower low-income families to thrive in their communities. Shannon is dedicated to building a legacy of service in the East Lake Community, the City of Atlanta, and the affordable housing industry abroad. Shannon also serves as the 2022–2023 IREM Region 4 Vice President. In addition, Shannon is a member of the Leadership Atlanta Program, Chair of the Drew Charter School Board, and sits on the Board of her local United Way chapter.
Chapter Innovation Award
These awards recognize IREM chapters for developing and delivering innovative chapter programs. This year, IREM recognized two chapters for their exceptional programs.
IREM Houston was recognized for their event, Vacation Vibes: IREM Industry Partner Appreciation Social, which combined the fun-filled theme of luxury getaways with meaningful recognition of the chapter’s Industry Partners.
Creating opportunities to highlight vendors while encouraging member attendance can be challenging. This unique event allowed for large-scale promotion of the chapter’s Industry Partner Program. The Vacation Vibes Appreciation Event created an opportunity for members to step up through monetary sponsorship and party planning and hosting, so Industry Partners that usually fill those roles could sit back and truly enjoy attending the event in their honor—for free!
IREM Houston is the only organization in their local market holding this type of vendor-focused appreciation event, which attracts members from a diverse range of personal and professorial backgrounds.
Greater Denver Chapter
IREM Greater Denver was recognized for their initiative, Community Outreach with Brent’s Place, a local organization that provides safe, clean housing to improve the quality of life for children and families living with cancer and other immunocompromising conditions.
The chapter’s vision was to partner with one charitable organization and see how IREM Greater Denver, a relatively small organization, could make a significant impact over time.
IREM Greater Denver has donated $75,000 during this community outreach partnership. The chapter has become one of the most valued and trusted volunteer organizations working alongside Brent’s Place to help them serve families with sick children fighting life-threatening illnesses.