President's Message
Ginger Catherman, CPM®
President, IREM Maryland Chapter

It goes without saying that those of us in the Property Management industry are going through a lot right now with regarding to COVID-19.  The days are long as we navigate through this unchartered territory.  Many of us are juggling work, household responsibilities and childcare and even homeschooling those of age.  Despite the challenges, what I am most impressed with is how creative and innovative people have become.  Just a few weeks ago I had the pleasure of installing our newest CPM®, Ninette Patrick over Facebook live for all to see.  While that doesn't replace her TBD "real" installation, it was a great opportunity to work within the parameters of social distancing to celebrate this accomplishment rather than just putting it on hold.  Additionally, some of our Industry Partners have instituted "Zoom Happy Hours" where we can virtually spend time with our IREM friends.  These have been a welcome treat.
On a personal note, my daughter turned 10 last week.  That's the first double-digit birthday so it's a pretty big deal.  In lieu of a big traditional celebration, we coordinated a drive-through parade with many of her friends and family, many toting balloons and signs on vehicles.  They drove through, sang happy birthday, and waved.  Earlier that day my husband created a scavenger hunt through the neighborhood.  While it wasn't the fun, friend-filled party we had expected, we got creative and she said it was one of her best birthdays ever.
We are also looking at options for a virtual meeting, details forthcoming!  Stay well and remember in the plethora of information out there, IREM is a great source.   If you have any suggestions on how our Chapter could better support you during this time please let us know!  Stay informed, stay engaged and stay well!
Member Spotlight: Shanicka Sudler Shamicka
Meet Shanicka Sudler,

Shanicka is an Executive Property manager as well as a founder and principal architect of PropertyWize property management company. As a new member of IREM Maryland and CPM® Candidate, Shanicka was nominated by our chapter for the Diversity & Inclusion Succession Initiative (DISI) Leaders honor!

DISI Leaders recognizes exceptional leaders in the real estate management industry underrepresented groups who have demonstrated leadership at the chapter level making a significant impact on the industry and their community. 

We are proud to announce that the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) has recognized Shanicka as one of the 10 chosen 2020 DISI Leaders! Congratulations on a well deserved honor!
IREM MD Virtual Town HallTownhall

On April 23rd, IREM MD Hosted a  Virtual 
Town Hall focused on the following topics:    
  • Rent Collection, payment plans, incentives
  • Communication with residents/tenants and staff
  • Have Residents/tenants and staff diagnosed with with Covid-19?
  • Leasing
  • Maintenance and service, cleaning and disinfecting
  • Protocols for package collection and distribution 

In case you missed it, you can check it out on our site:

CPM® Installation: Ninette Patrick  CPM
IREM MD would like to congratulate Ninette Partick, who recently earned her CPM® Credential and was installed during April Virtual Meeting! We are proud of your accomplishments and happy to call you a member of the IREM family! 

To view the installation click HERE!

Industry Partners  IPs
During these tough times, it is more important then ever to support our Industry Partners and local businesses. Remember, our IPs are here for all your residential and commercial needs! 

For a full list of our Industry Partners CLICK HERE!
2020 IREM Income & Expense Analysis Report IE

Contribute to the 2020 IREM® Income/Expense Analysis®

As a past contributor to the IREM Income/Expense Analysis, you've helped us provide the most trusted property data in the profession - data that helps professionals like you make smarter and more informed decisions.
Help us to continue to provide the best data by submitting today! Our submission site makes uploading your property data easy. Just head over to our   submission site to plug in your 2019 data by April 30. And don't worry, your data doesn't need to be audited - budget numbers are just fine by us.
As a thank-you gift, we'll give you a free digital copy of a 2020 Income/Expense AnalysisReport and a free individualized building report too. That's a $565 value!
Submit your data today.
IREM® Community Forum Forum

As we all respond to the challenges presented  by this new reality, this virtual  forum  gives you a space to meet others, share ideas, build best practices, and solve problems. Sign up and join the discussion today!

Check out the photos from our past events!