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IN F O C U S is in full SWING!

Newsletter A real estate-focused publication from your Chapter No. 29 of the Institute of Real Estate Management

901 ne glisan street | portland, or | 97232 503.228.0002 phone | 503.228.3169 fax | website | national website Institute of Real Estate Management Oregon-Columbia River Chapter No. 29 Summer, 2013 Edition

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See page 3 for a Fond “Farewell” to our former Chapter President, Christina DuCoté, CPM® who has relocated to San Francisco. Good bye & Good Luck Christina!

Inside Oregon-Columbia River Chapter No. 29

Industry News & Notes PAGE



 President’s Message

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Friends of IREM  Your Chapter Volunteers Committee Reports  2013 Education Watch


 Committee Reports Continued  7 Reasons to take or RE-take

11 Courses you need for your Certification!

IREM® Education


Committee Reports Continued  New CPM® Spotlight  New ARM® Spotlight Committee Reports Continued  Scholarship Report Ethics Awareness Month!  Committee Reports Continued  IYP Committee Report


Committee Reports Continued  NEW Friends of IREM®



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Chapter Events  Inaugural Gala  3rd Annual IREM® Golf Tournament  2013 Calendar of Events


PAPARAZZI  Chapter Activities

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IREM®’s Lobbying Efforts

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 Fair Housing Council Report

IREM® Publications Spotlight! Welcome new IREM Members!

 IREM® Fall Leadership & Education Conference  2014 Schedule Announced!

 Introducing IREM®’s All NEW Website

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Newsletter A note from: Cammie Allie, CPM ®, ARM, 2013 Chapter President

Dear IREM® Members, Friends and One of my first official duties as Chapter President was to travel to Affiliates: Bend and swear in our latest IREM® member, Krista Polvi, CPM® of Compass Commercial. I was blown away by the fabulous showing of As summer is in full swing, I truly hope support from Compass as they hosted a catered event and invited that you’ve all had time to enjoy some Krista’s colleagues, investors, and friends to honor her achievement. personal time off with your families and Congratulations Krista, and welcome to the IREM® family! friends in conjunction with the beautiful summer weather that we have Don’t miss out on these upcoming events! been blessed with recently in the Pacific Northwest. Summertime is also the Our 3rd annual Par 3 Golf tournament is being held at season for large interior & exterior McMenamin’s Edgefield on August 21, 2013. The golf committee has projects and repairs in our line of work. worked extremely hard to coordinate this must-attend event and I Balancing professional and personal look forward to seeing you there. Please be sure to register early to activities can be challenging, but I reserve your spot! Got Swing? know that IREM® members excel under pressure and can successfully navigate through the mayhem of these As we move into fall, please watch for details of our annual responsibilities! Friends of IREM® and sponsor appreciation night. And, because we have heard your requests for variety in our Chapter offerings, you’ll As you may know, our chapter has experienced some big changes in be pleasantly surprised by the format and substance of this annual the last couple of months. Our 2013 Chapter President, Christina tradition. DuCoté, RPA, CPM® has relocated to IREM®’s San Francisco Chapter with her family and we wish her the best of luck and a fond farewell Mark your calendars for November 15th for this year’s Inaugural as she starts a new chapter in her life. Congratulations Christina on a Gala and IREM®’s 80th Birthday Celebration at the Jupiter Hotel. It job well done with your tenure as our President and leader. Thus as will be a party like no other party! Bring your dancing shoes, a President-Elect and in accordance with our Bylaws, I have officially spouse, a date, a friend, and let’s celebrate the inauguration of our stepped into the 2013 Chapter President role and I’m extremely 2014 team and IREM®’s milestone together! Rooms at the Jupiter excited to begin this journey a little earlier than expected! Filling the will be available at discounted rates for your convenience. vacancy of President-Elect, I’m pleased to announce that David Genrich, CPM® with Shorenstein Realty, has accepted for the Finally, the news is out! Our 27th annual Forecast Breakfast is also remainder of 2013. I can’t thank David enough for stepping into this headed for IREM® stardom as we’ll bring you a brand new and role quickly and without hesitation so that we don’t miss a beat refreshed format designed to encourage conversation and banter within the chapter. between presenters and deliver the information you need to manage your properties in 2014 and beyond. Thursday, December 5th – mark ® ® In addition, Julie L. Muir, CPM , IREM National Senior Vice President the date on your calendar! and part of the Chapter association management team, has moved from Elliott Associates to a new position with CBRE, but will still be We are always interested in your ideas and opportunities and we assisting with the association management functions as needed. challenge you to bring them on! If you’ve ever said: “I wish they Congratulations Julie on your recent move! However, Lindsey would….” or “I wish they had…”, please feel free to e-mail me directly Chrysler with Elliott Associates will remain the IREM Association at and let’s see how we can make Executive (“IAE”) for our chapter. She has, and will continue to do a it happen! Our Chapter is here to serve our members and to provide fabulous job supporting our chapter as we transition chapter the best, leading-edge events, networking opportunities and leadership roles. Thank you Lindsey! education. A little fun doesn’t hurt either! Thank you for allowing our Chapter to serve you as we head for a strong Our Chapter Nominating committee recently met and approved the finish to 2013! Enjoy the rest of your summer!! slate of 2014 officers, board members and committee chairs and the official ballot will be coming to you for a vote shortly.

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In need of a great service provider? Check out our 2013 FRIENDS of IREM ! American Building Maintenance

JR Johnson, Inc

Perlo Construction

Action Technologies

Kennedy Restoration

PG Long Floor Covering

Apartment Guide


Portland Business Alliance

Apartments. com

Lovett, Inc.

Benge Industries

Multi-Family Northwest

Republic Services of Oregon

Cantel Sweeping

Millennium Building Services

Snyder Roofing & Sheet Metal

Centric Elevator

Mt. Hood Window Coverings

Squires Electric, Inc.

Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal

National Maintenance Contractors

TerraFirma Foundation Systems

Empire Painting & Construction

Oregon Refuse & Recycling Assoc.

The Brickman Group

First Response, Inc.

Oregon-Aire, Inc.

The Oregonian

Pacific Landscape Management

TownshipUnited Building Services

Pavement Maintenance

Walter E. Nelson Company

Har-Bro West

Hunt Painting

We still room for more 2013 Friends of IREM®!

Raindrop Supply/ Expresso Building Srv.

Western States Fire Protection Company

For sponsorship opportunities, or Friends program information, contact the Chapter office at We’re currently seeking sponsors for the Golf Tournament and the Inaugural Dinner!

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Cammie Allie, CPM®, ARM®


David Genrich, CPM®


Stephanie MacPherson, CPM®


Kimberly Fuhrer, CPM®


Jocelyn Burmester, CPMC®


Kathi Pearce, CPM®


Tammy Mills, ARM®


Kathi Pearce, CPM®


Chad Rheingold, CPM®


Julie L. Muir, CPM®


Tammy Mills, ARM®


Traci McCauley, CPM®


Andrea Wagner, ARM®


Kathi Pearce, CPM®


Jennifer Gerritz, CPM®


Monique Clouser, CPM®


Kimberly Fuhrer, CPM®


Kathi Pearce, CPM®


Cammie Allie, CPM®


Cary Morris, CPMC®


Jocelyn Burmester, CPMC®


Lauren Alkire


Dyann Hamilton, CPM®


Ben Wickham, CPM®


Carmella Jaskiewicz, CPMC®




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Committee Reports


EDUCATION + Continuing Ed Credits

THE PERFECT MATCH! Do you know someone who might benefit from IREM ’s education? Our regional education schedule highlights educational offerings within the beautiful Pacific Northwest! Most offer Oregon Continuing Education Credits as well! Check out our line up for the balance of the year: WASHINGTON



RES 201

8/19 - 8/23

ETH 800


RES 201 - October


10/7 - 10/11


11/4 - 11/8

ALASKA RES 201 - May ETH 800 - September

By: Kathi Pearce, CPM®

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela Our IREM® chapter is offering two more classes in 2013! The first is the RES201 which is being held August 19th – 23rd. This class is a great introductory class into IREM and the Property Management Industry. RES201 discusses the responsibilities of being an on-site Property Manager. Topics discussed include: Human Resources, Legal Issues, Risk Management, Professional Ethics, Financial Management, Marketing and Leasing. For potential ARM®‘s, this is a required class to earn your designation. The final class of 2013 is the ASM Series Track and is being offered Oct. 7th – 11th. This track is comprised of skill based courses that, when taken in sequence, progressively build your knowledge of asset analysis. You will work hands on with fellow participants to explore various models of financial analysis in three applications based courses designed to help you capitalize on your real estate assets. Although the ASM courses may be taken individually, it is strongly recommended that they all be taken at the same time, as an entire ASM Series Track. Both of these classes will improve your property's bottom line and you will learn what it takes to achieve your Owner's objectives. They are being held at the IREM® Office at: 901 NE Glisan Street, Portland, OR. Visit to register or call 503.228.0002 for more details. IREM ®’s distinguished instructors are listed below:: In 2014, we are again working towards having all classes available in the Portland Metro area. When the schedule comes out, please register early!! The 2014 Education Schedule for Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska should be available by our next newsletter, but you can always check online at In addition, the IREM® national website will also have information about these classes at As the dates draw closer there will be more detailed information forthcoming. Continue to strive to further your education and professional goals you set for yourselves next year.

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RES201 August 19-23, 2013

Michael Marchese

ASM Tract October 7-11, 2013

Bob Demson Summer, 2013 Edition

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Committee Reports...Continued Map out your 2013 professional development now! There are hundreds of reasons taking or retaking an IREM® course is the right move for your career. Here are seven: Choice. IREM® offers classroom and self-paced online courses for 2 completely different but equally wonderful educational experiences. Pick the right one for your learning style and schedule. The right instructors. IREM®'s team of instructors are renowned throughout the industry for their expertise, experience, and communication ability. Stay refreshed. Our curriculum is continuously updated to ensure we're providing you with the very latest best practices. Learn a new skill or brush up on something you may have forgotten. Your discount. As an CPM® Member, you qualify for the biggest possible discount on all IREM® courses. And you can retake any course you've previously completed for 50% off. Location. IREM®'s classroom courses are where you want to be. Find a course near home or plan a trip around visiting someplace new. Your team. If you don't have the time to take or retake an IREM® course right now, send a team member. Strengthen every link in your chain to maximize the ability and earning power of your business. The knowledge advantage in the constantly changing world of real estate management. View our course schedule now, or learn more in the 2013 IREM® education catalog Questions? Contact IREM HQ at 800-837-0706, ext. 4650 or by e-mail at

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Committee Reports...Continued NEW ARM® Member Spotlight Jhauna Rud, ARM®

NEW CPM® Member Spotlight Krista Polvi, CPM® Please join us in welcoming newly-designated CPM®, Krista Polvi to the IREM® family! Krista joined the Property Management division of Compass Commercial in June 2010. She has lived in Bend and worked in the real estate industry since 2005, primarily in Krista Polvi, CPM® property and asset management. During her time as a property manager Krista gained extensive experience managing retail shopping centers, office buildings and industrial complexes, and in association management. Krista is a CPM® and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Krista earned her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science and a Certificate in Business Management from Indiana University. After living in the Midwest for four years, Krista decided to move back to the Pacific Northwest. Bend proved the perfect fit for her active lifestyle and to raise a family. Krista and her husband Jake welcomed their son, Eli to the family in April 2013. When they have free time, they enjoy spending it in the outdoors, traveling, backpacking, rafting, skiing, hiking, biking, running and swimming. Welcome to IREM® Krista!!

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Jhauna started her career in the Property Management field over 20 years ago when she accepted a position as a maintenance technician. Yes, a maintenance technician! She loved that job and excelled— Jhauna Rud, ARM® to the great surprise of many who thought a lady could not be a fantastic Maintenance Technician. Having proved many people wrong, her career path continued to progress with a lot of dedication, hard work, and enthusiasm. Along the way, she has acquired many certifications such as:

 Mediation,

Assisted Housing Manager (AHM), and she recently received a “Super User” designation with her employer’s software program. Jhauna attends A.H.M.A classes to help her stay informed on the affordable properties she manages. She says “Next to receiving my Accredited Residential Manager designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management (ARM®), being nominated as “Site Manager of the Year” by Oregon Housing Community Services was a highlight in my career.” I truly love this career and the wonderful people I get to serve everyday as a Community Manager.” Congratulations & Welcome to IREM® Jhauna! Summer, 2013 Edition

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Committee Reports...Continued SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE


By: Troy K. Rappold, CPM®

All About IREM Ethics Awareness

LOCAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE! For individuals interested in pursuing their CPM® or ARM® designations, the following two local scholarships are available for Chapter 29 members. These scholarships are an excellent resource to assist with your advancement of professional education in the field of real estate management. The Jack Stevens Scholarship Fund provides needed assistance to individuals pursuing their professional education for the CPM® designation. This scholarship is available thanks to the generosity of many IREM members, and friends and family in the memory of Jack Stevens. Applications are available through the IREM® office and can be submitted throughout the year. Scholarship awards will be designated for CPM® instructor courses. Additionally, the Steve Barber Scholarship Program provides assistance to individuals pursuing professional education for the ARM® designation. This scholarship is available thanks to the generosity of Steve Barber and his outstanding commitment to property management education for our local chapter. Scholarships are awarded annually and designated for ARM® instructor courses. Applications are available through the IREM® office and can be submitted throughout the year. The scholarship committee is available to help with any questions you may have on the application process or on scholarships available to assist members in completing their designation requirements. Please contact Troy Rappold at 503-232-5990, or:

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September is declared


Awareness Month. In September, IREM® will deploy a variety of tactics to help build awareness of the obligations detailed in the Code of Ethics amongst our members as well as amongst owners, investors, employers, and tenants – and chapters will play a key role in building that awareness. On July 19th in chapter mail, chapter presidents and IAEs will be mailed a tool kit with a variety of ideas on how to promote ethics





chapter events. So add this initiative to your calendars today, and look for more details on how to





Month a success. Summer, 2013 Edition

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Committee Reports...Continued By: Jocelyn Burmester, CPMC® Lauren Alkire, CPMC® Oregon-Columbia River Chapter No. 29’s IREM® Young Professionals (IYP) Program can help achieve your professional goals through:  EDUCATION: Many new entrants have a natural confusion about the path to attaining a CPM ® or ARM® designation. A casual forum is what we provide! Come and speak with those of us who have experienced the process—it may just provide some much needed clarity! Such educational events may also take the form of career guidance, with seasoned professionals sharing with those just starting a career in the real estate management arena.  MEMBERSHIP: By offering informal venues to young prospective or “hitherto” passive members, we hope to lower the hurdle of engaging in our chapter. For those considering joining, we hope to demonstrate the great benefits of IREM ® membership. For those passive members, we hope to reinforce the value of participation and bolster enthusiasm.  SOCIAL NETWORKING: This is likely to begin as a simple "meet-up" type event over coffee or drinks. Regardless of the venue, IYP’s will encourage chapter members to strengthen professional relationships and personal friendships. These IYP goals obviously overlap with the functions of the chapter's current standing committees, whose dedication and commitment we all know and appreciate. With the Oregon-Columbia River IYP, the aim is always to support, not supplant....BUT we can't do it without your help! If you are: Young at heart, an IREM® member or prospective member, and think you or your coworker may like to get involved with the Oregon-Columbia River IYP Committee? Please send an email to the IYP Chairs: Jocelyn Burmester at or Lauren Alkire at Please Join us for our:

YOU’RE INVITED! Annual IREM® Young Professionals Networking Event! Thursday, September 12, 2013 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at ON DECK SPORTS BAR 910 NW 14th Ave Portland, OR 97209

Network with other young professionals, seasoned industry veterans and Board Members of the IREM ® Oregon-Columbia River Chapter No. 29. Whether you are interested in joining the field of real estate, already working in real estate, researching a new career opportunity or interested in contacting other young professionals, IREM ® is a great resource. Come learn about the numerous opportunities available to you through IREM ® including educational courses, professional development, certification and an extensive network of professionals in the field! Appetizers and two drink tickets will be provided. Everyone is encouraged to participate regardless of age! Register Online at

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Committee Reports...Continued The






Portland’s Chamber of Commerce and is the voice of business in the region. As the voice of

By: Monique Clouser, CPM®

There’s still time! Should you know of a company that would be well-suited to IREM “Friendship”, please pass them along! We are pleased to welcome the Portland Business Alliance to our coveted Friends of IREM® family! For more information about our Friends of IREM® program, please contact Monique Clouser at:, the Chapter office at: or 503.228.0002.

business, the Alliance advocates for issues that support

region’s overall prosperity. The Alliance’s mission to promote and foster an environment in the Portland region that attracts, supports and retains

private-sector jobs,








opportunities for the region’s residents.


Our members adhere to a strictly enforced code of ethics, which shows employers, investors and clients that we are serious about what we do.

Our dedication to the real estate management profession shows in everything we do. The IREM® Code of Professional Ethics protects the public, promotes competition, reflects contemporary business practices and sends a powerful message to the marketplace that IREM® members act responsibly. When you stand with IREM®, you stand with honor.


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Chapter Events

Come & Celebrate IREM®’s 80th Birthday and the Inauguration of our 2014 Officers and board members, Friday, November 15! Bring your dancing shoes and a guest to party with! We’ll acknowledge the exceptional work of our 2013 board members with awards and accolades and—we’ll feature our special FRIENDS of IREM® whom we couldn’t run our chapter without! Then, it’s a PARTY! IREM®’s 80th Anniversary is this year and we’d love to celebrate with you! Registration will be available at very shortly—stay tuned for more details and see you there!


Golf Tournament! McMenamin’s Edgefield!

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August 21

Annual Golf Tournament

Chapter Fundraiser at Edgefield in Troutdale!

August 19— 23

RES201 Education Course

From A-Z—Residential Site Management for today’s Manager.

October 7—11

ASM Tract Education Course

Building your knowledge of financing and valuation of real estate assets!

October 15—19

IREM Fall Leadership Conference

Lead, Learn & Connect

November 15

Inaugural Gala & 80th Birthday Bash!

Celebrate 80 Years and the Inauguration of the 2014 Board of Directors!

December 5

Forecast Breakfast

All New & Refreshed Format—Fireside Chat! Summer, 2013 Edition


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Paparazzi... Jhauna Rud, our newest ARM速 being sworn in by Chapter P r e s id e n t , Christina DuCot辿, CPM速

Joe Squires, Squires Electric & Friend of IREM速 provides our members with Electrical Safety Information at the May Luncheon

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IREM Makes Legal Impact... Senate Passage of Marketplace Fairness Act Hailed by IREM® as Legislative Victory in Which it Had a Hand ®

(Chicago, May 7, 2013) –The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM ),

which has advocated aggressively for passage of the Marketplace Fairness Act, hailed yesterday’s passage in the Senate of S. 743 as a legislative victory in which it was proud to have a hand. The bill, which passed with a vote of 70 (yes) to 24 (no), would allow states to regulate and collect taxes on annual remote sales over $1 million. Earlier in April, IREM® Members held some 240 meetings with senators, representatives and their staffs urging them to modernize our nation’s tax policy and provide equity between online and brick-and-mortar retailers. While the bill still must be voted on affirmatively by the House of Representatives in order for it to become law, IREM is convinced that the Senate vote is a sign that passage of the bill is gaining great positive momentum.

Issue Highlights: Under current law, purchases made online are subject to sales tax through what is known as a use tax. Consumers who live in states with a sales tax are legally obligated to report and pay sales taxes on ALL purchases made online, although the

majority of them are unaware of this obligation, and very few pay this

sales tax. Conversely, brick and mortar retailers are required by law to collect the tax on behalf of the state. This inequity is putting some stores out of businesses because online retailers are not paying the same rate in taxes. IREM® Position: IREM® supports consistent state/local sales/use taxes for economically equivalent transactions in the state or locality in which the goods are delivered. IREM® supports a level playing field for local in-store retailers

and remote merchants (including Internet merchants). IREM® believes that local and state governments should enforce existing taxes rather than create new ones. IREM® firmly opposes any new programs that would impose taxes on the cost of such services, such as fees and other costs associated with the purchase and ownership of real estate.

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More GREAT Publications from IREM®


Community Associations: A Guide to Successful Management By: Stephen R. Barber, CPM® and Vickie Gaskill, CPM®, ARM®, MPM

Community Associations: A Guide to Successful Management is a must-have reference guide for

community association owners, board members, and professional managers who are looking to transform their everyday practices through effective communications. With over fifty years combined experience, Stephen R. Barber, CPM® and Vickie Gaskill, CPM®, ARM®, MPM demonstrate their longtime community management expertise through practical exhibits, checklists and a glossary of community association terms designed to balance everyday risk management factors with best practices, individual owner needs and association expectations. You’ll learn to:

 Maintain successful communications between all parties

 Discover

the marketing and communications strategies that work for this niche

 Enhance

your accounting, maintenance practices



 Gain

a better understanding of how to run a more successful, productive community association management office

 Establish

criteria when selecting a management


Community Associations: A Guide to Successful Management is an invaluable resource to guide you through the fast-paced world of community management. Order your copy at or call IREM Customer Relations at: 1-800-837-0706, ext. 4650.

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New IREM® Whitepaper Examines What it Takes to Make Well-Informed, Reasoned Business Decisions Critical thinking is one of the top five skills essential to real estate management success, according to the findings of a survey of 800plus top real estate management professionals conducted by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®). A new IREM® white paper, titled simply “Leadership Development: Critical Thinking,” provides ideas and suggestions for real estate managers and practitioners in other fields to make well-informed, reasoned decisions and enumerates common mistakes people make that undermine such decisions. The publication is the fourth in a series of IREM® white papers that examines various leadership-related topics. It will help readers work through the process necessary to achieve better, moreproductive results in their problem solving and decision making, a process that includes:  Clearly and precisely identifying the real, underlying issues and problems to be addressed  Gathering all necessary, relevant, accurate information  Evaluating the information correctly while being openminded and thorough in assessing it  Identifying the best solutions to problems and making wellreasoned decisions that take into account the implications and practical results that flow from them  Working collaboratively with others to find solutions to complex problems. IREM® Members can download the IREM®White paper on “Leadership Development: Critical Thinking” at no cost from, but they must log in as a member. The price of the publication for non-members is $5.99 and can be paid for by credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) and downloaded at Summer, 2013 Edition

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New to the Chapter

New IREM Members - 2013 Congratulations and welcome to the IREM Family!

NEW 2013 ARMs NEW 2013 CPMs

Destiny Penticoff

Christopher Barber Krista Polvi

Jhauna Rud Gina Sander

NEW 2013 CPM CANDIDATES Kalib Locke Rhonda McCrary Melissa Rinehimer Cecelia Antonio Maria Guerra Rachel Chauvin

NEW 2013 ASSOCIATES Grace McNeilly Meylan Thoresen Mohannad Zebdeh Heidi Knapp Jeff Houghtaling Rachel Larson Daniel Montgomery Lane Elmer

NEW 2013 STUDENT MEMBERS Janine Lind Christine Dickman Alexander McGillivray

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IREM®’s Fall Leadership Conference Not to be Missed! IREM Fall Leadership Conference October 15-19, 2013 Scottsdale, AZ

2014’s Conference Schedule Released!

Registration is now open! Engage with fellow practitioners who know what it means to lead…not follow. And do it all against the backdrop of the breathtaking Sonoran Desert in Scottsdale, Arizona!

Leadership and Legislative Summit featuring Capitol Hill Visit Day Washington, DC Omni Shoreham Hotel Washington, DC April 5-9, 2014 IREM® Room Rate: $289

What's new this year? A rich education program built around five critical content arenas: Asset Management, Building Operations, Attracting Talent, Leadership Development and Sustainable, Profitable Management of the Company. This program, custom-built for you, is highlighted by two powerful keynote speakers:

 Anant

Yardi, founder and president of Yardi, looks at trends and challenges facing the industry and how you can use that knowledge to take your career to a new level.

IREM® Fall Leadership Conference Hilton Bonnet Creek-Waldorf Astoria Orlando, FL October 14-18, 2014 IREM® Room Rate: $209

 Steve

Rizzo, a Showtime Comedy All-Star and "Attitude Adjuster", will share tools for maximizing your success and happiness, both in the office and at home. To Register, visit:

Hope to see you there!

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Fair Housing Council Report LIBBY AND THE CAPE OF VISITABILITY By Jo Becker, Education/Outreach Specialist, Fair HousingCouncil Serving Oregon and SW Washington ‘Remember Harry Potter and his invisibility cloak? Well, here’s a fun bit of fair housing news for you! National fair housing speaker and attorney with For Rent Media Solutions has written a children’s book (e-book) that explores disability1 and accessibility from a child’s perspective. Another book for kids that’s sure to resonate with grownups as well! Check it out – and support a great cause – today!

Libby, Aria and Benjamin have been best friends since they were babies. But now Aria has moved to a new house and Libby, who uses a wheelchair, doesn’t get invited to Aria’s birthday party because the house has barriers. Hurt feelings follow…

Then the kids meet Everett, an adult wheelchair athlete, who tells them how the disability rights movement gained successes through years of public demonstrations and pressing for laws. Everett shows them a picture from the 70’s showing people with disabilities blocking inaccessible buses. The kids are inspired to their version of public action to achieve the goal that every new house would have a step-free entrance and wide bathroom doors. Learn how the kids get on the front page of their hometown paper, as their method gets them in trouble – and how they achieve a sweet victory. "Libby and the Cape of Visitability" is the diary of Libby, a KWD (Kid with Disability). Written for children ages 8-13, this book raises awareness of the exclusion created when houses are not built with simple features that allow wheelchair users to visit or live in them.

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For those grownups (teachers, parents and others) that engage in meaningful dialogue with children, this book provides not only a captivating story and relatable characters, but a Reader's Guide with discussion questions and resources as well. Eleanor Smith is a well-known civil rights worker and Nadeen Green is a teacher, writer and blogger on the topic of fair housing. This e-book was made possible with the support of For Rent Media Solutions. Proceeds from For Rent's share of royalties are being donated to the Michigan Habitat for Humanity (which builds visitable houses)! "Libby and the Cape of Visitability" is available for Kindle, Nook, Sony eReader, iPad, etc. at or directly at for Kindles and directly at for Nooks, as well as from other online resources. For those without e-readers the book can also be loaded onto a computer as a PDF. This article is brought to you by the Fair Housing Council; a nonprofit serving the state of Oregon and SW Washington. All rights reserved © 2013. Write to reprint articles or inquire about ongoing content for your own publication. To learn more… Learn more about fair housing and/or sign up for our free, periodic newsletter at Summer, 2013 Edition

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IREM®’s all NEW Website NEW! – Say Hello to the New!!

By now you’ve probably noticed that an old friend has

gotten a makeover…a fancy new suit of clothes and a new sense of purpose. The new has launched, with the goal of being a better face for IREM® for chapters, members, the industry and the world. Notable NEW features include a new Resources section, organized by both topic and property

type, so that visitors can find the resources they need more quickly and more conveniently.

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3rd Quarter 2013 IREM Newsletter  
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