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President's Message
Alex Krone,  CPM®
President, IREM Maryland Chapter

Celebrate the Spring chickens: the average age of a Property Manager holding a CPM designation is 53 years old and we want to change that! 

It's time to celebrate our younger IREM members and to continue developing the next generation of IREM professionals. You can help by inviting young professionals to IREM meetings and encouraging their involvement in all aspects of Chapter participation. With your help, we can ensure the succession of our great organization and continue to develop our global IREM community. If you know someone under 30 years of age that you would like to recognize for their contributions in the field of Property Management, you can nominate him/her through this link https://www.irem.org/30under30. The deadline is April 1st.
I&E Report  IE

We'd like to remind you that the IREM Income/Expense Analysis® Reports simply can't exist without you. Submissions from professionals like you are what bring to life the most accurate benchmarking data on the market.

Don't wait! Submit your data by April 1   and we'll send you a free digital copy of the 2019 report AND a free building report - a $550 value.

Please join us in congratulating our own Maryland Chapter Past-President (2015), Teika Haymon, CPM®, ACoM.  Teika recently received the Foulger-Pratt, 2019 Sid W. Foulger "Pursuit of Excellence" Award.  She is only the third woman and the first African-American to receive this prestigious award.  Teika expressed, "I am truly humbled to be the 2019 recipient of the Sid W. Foulger Pursuit of Excellence Award. The highest regard given in our company! We live by our core values and principles and it reflects in how we conduct ourselves both professionally in business and personally in life. Being a part of something meaningful and great is the icing on the cake."
 
As if that wasn't enough to celebrate, Teika was also recently promoted to Commercial Portfolio Manager, Commercial Management where she is responsible for managing Foulger-Pratt's Downtown Silver Spring commercial assets totaling 1.9M SF.  Teika continues to serve on IREM Maryland Chapter's Executive Council.  She also chairs the Ethics Committee, and is a member of the Ethics Inquiry Board and Governing Council for IREM Headquarters, based in Chicago. 
 
IREM Maryland and IREM Headquarters are extremely proud and privileged to have the benefit of Teika's knowledge, dedication and leadership!

Corporate Kindness Challenge
March 28th, 2019
McCormick & Schmick's 
Baltimore, MD

Tickets are still available for this awesome event we currently have 38 people registered to attend. Join us as we give back to the community and look to change the perception of our industry! We will be featuring guest speaker Doug Miller, founder and CEO of Managinc who will speak about creating a corporate culture of kindness & social responsibility. 


Thank you to our event sponsors!
Kolb










IREM MD Breakfast &
Legislative Update
April 16th, 2019
9AM - 11AM
MMHA Offices

Join us for a breakfast meeting 
followed by a Legislative wrap
up of this year's session. 

IYP Paintball & Happy Hour
with Chapter 92
May 30th, 2019
3PM - 6PM
Frederick, MD

Join us for our first multi-chapter IYP 
event! We will be squaring off with 
Chapter 92 in a paintball match, followed
by a happy hour!  

Visit our  EVENTS PAGE 
for all the upcoming events of 2019!
On the Move Otm
Cristina Istrate, ARM®, CPM® Candidate

Cristina Istrate, has joined Maryland-based real estate investment company FCP as a senior analyst. She will be supporting FCP's Multifamily Portfolio as part of the asset management team. Prior to this position, Cristina was a multi-site senior property manager for WPM Management, AMO®, in Baltimore. She has been recognized as one of IREM's 30 Under 30 and is a recipient of the Maryland Multi-Housing Association's (MMHA) Property Manager of the Year award.  

If you would like to have your move recognized, please email Gio Medoro at GMedoro@IREM16.org. Please also remember to update your IREM MD member profile with your most current company and contact information!
Legionella Recap Legionella
On March 7, 2019, Region 3 held a Legionella seminar "It can't happen here!" "Don't be fooled."  "It can and has happened."  IREM, Industry Partner, David Hollingsworth of Arc Water Treatment Company of Maryland, Inc., Vinny O'Reilly from The Metro Group, Inc. out of Boston and IREM Maryland Chapter's own Jenn O'Dell from Habitat America were guest speakers. David Hollingsworth began the day by giving an overview of Legionella, how to detect it, and where it grows in buildings. Jenn O'Dell then shared her personal story about how four senior buildings Habitat America LLC managed became infected, the handling of the crisis and the water management procedures put in place as a result of the outbreak. Vinny O'Reilly closed out the seminar discussing  the (7) elements defined by ASHRAE 188 procedures and  shared a case study about the emergency disinfection of a 100 year old building riddled with legionella.  The fifty plus property management professionals who attended this seminar asked engaging questions and everyone came away with a better knowledge of what legionella is, how to treat it and what needs to be included in a water management plan. 


From left to right in the picture
Eric Hagen, Executive Vice President, Arc Water Treatment Company of Maryland, Inc., Jenn O'Dell, Vice President, Best Practices, Habitat America LLC, Vinny O'Reilly, Director of Regional Operations, The Metro Group, Inc, Beverly Willis, Senior Asset Manager AHC Inc. and IREM Maryland EC member, Teika Haymon, Commercial Portfolio Manager, Commercial Management, Foulger Pratt and IREM Maryland EC member, and David Hollingsworth, Vice President, Arc Water Treatment Company of Maryland, Inc.
Check out the photos from our past events!