3 reasons I Consider the IREM’s Fall Leadership a Can’t Miss Event
by Aaron Bosshardt
IREM Fall Leadership Conference
October 15-19, 2013
Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
This will be the fourth year in a row I have attended the IREM Fall leadership conference. Four years ago I went to the Orlando convention a new CPM, but I had more questions than a five year old on a road trip. Since then, I’ve learned a lot about property management and my company has grown accordingly. Knowledge is power and knowledge put to work is professionalism.
Normally after four years of any one venue you get a little tired and feel a little stale. But, there are three reasons I’m more excited than ever about this event.
IREM created an executive edge program this year. I’ll get one whole day to learn and network with other property management firm owners and executives. This is invaluable in a competitive field like commercial property management.
Now there is IREM’s members only Shared Interest Community. These are the LinkedIn groups by property type. We share ideas, problems, best practices and innovations on LinkedIn, but when we get together that’s when sparks fly! My only regret as the owner of a diverse firm is that I can’t get to all the different property types.
Finally, the IREM Foundation is having another super cool event “Boots and Buckles” The foundation provides scholarships for property managers to advance their education through IREM when they can’t afford to do it on their own. I know that getting a CPM isn’t cheap- but as someone who took that leap of faith in 2008 and was able to pay my own way, I can safely say that my CPM has earned me a return far greater than any other investment I’ve ever made in my career.
Did I forget to mention that the Foundation is also having a golf tournament? Oh the sacrifices I have to make in the name of professionalism and education. See you in Scottsdale!
Aaron Bosshardt currently serves as the Chairperson of the Children’s Home Society of Mid Florida and the President of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) Chapter 60. You can read the most recent coverage about him in the Gainesville Sun by clicking http://bit.ly/XybpaO