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

The holiday season is upon us and it's time to reflect on the people in our personal and professional lives for which we are thankful.  I am so fortunate to be surrounded by such intelligent, hard-working, dedicated professionals, many of whom I now call friends. November is the time when we celebrate those who have really made an impact on the real estate industry and our chapter through our annual awards ceremony.  This year's ceremony was once again held at the Cloisters Castle, a beautiful historic building in Lutherville, MD.  We had a great turnout with over 60 attendees.  I was honored to present the following awards:
  • Amy Natoli, CPM®, RPA - Volunteer of the Year:  We're not sure how Amy is able to not just serve, but significantly contribute to so many chapter and national committees but we are thankful to benefit from all of her hard work!
  • Caitlin Shrum, ARM® - ARM of the Year:  Caitlin was described as "the glue that holds everything together" for her team at Cove Property Management.  She is a very dedicated employee who continues to grow in the industry.  Caitlin is also very involved in the Chapter and is a valuable resource for many of our committees.
  • Steve Margerum - "Committee of One" Award:  This might be a "you had to be there" thing but we presented Steve with this fake award so that he could encourage Caitlin to attend the event to receive her award without raising suspicion!  She was there under the guise that she was supporting Steve for winning an award...not that Steve hasn't done an award-worthy job leading himself as the sole member of the Income & Expense committee!
  • Arc Water Treatment Company - Industry Partner of the Year Award:  There were so many great options but hats off to Dave Hollingsworth and JP Grimes for winning the IP of the Year award for 2019 for their dedication to our chapter.  This year Arc presented a seminar on Legionella for our Region 3 Education committee, which was very well received.  Dave Hollingsworth stepped into the big shoes of Dave Thomas to serve as official co-chair of the golf committee and JP Grimes helped bring home the win in our Chapter - Chapter paintball faceoff with Chapter 92.  We thank you for all that you do!
  • Laurie Davidow, CPM® - CPM of the Year: 
    Laurie is a Senior Property Manager for Weller Management and was described by their President as a "Rock Star".  She presently oversees over 800,000 sf in downtown Baltimore and handles site management, tenant relations, event management, risk assessment and brand experience and has been a key contributor to the company's success.  We look forward to more involvement and increased partnership with both Laurie and the rest of her team at Weller Management.
  • Sonya Campbell, CPM®, Past IREM Maryland (16) President was also recognized for her significant contributions to the golf committee over the years.  The annual golf outing is by far our most successful event and it would not have been so successful if it were not for all of Sonya's hard work.  Sonya was presented with a "mini basket of cheer" as a special thanks for her contributions.  Both Dave Thomas and Sonya have now stepped down from chairing the committee but will still remain involved in some capacity as they pass the torch to Dave Hollingsworth and Amy Natoli.  Thank you for always making the IREM Maryland Chapter golf outing the "Best Monday of the Year"! 
We were pleased to see many nominations this year and the competition was stiff for sure.  If you haven't done so already, please congratulate these awardees!  If you want to be on that stage next year ask us how you can get involved!  If you work for a company who might benefit from better understanding the benefits of IREM, please let us know and we would be happy to set up a meeting or phone call to discuss. 
Wishing everyone a relaxing and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday!  See you at the IREM prom on December 19th!
Event Recap: 2019 Awards Ceremony & DinnerRecap
We would like to thank all of the Members and Industry Partners who joined us for the Awards Ceremony & Dinner, we hope you enjoyed the evening as much as we did! A huge thank you goes out to our event sponsors, Associates Plumbing, Inc., Acadia Windows & Doors, Minkoff Company, Inc., Greenwood Towing, inc., Fireline Corporation, Action Elevator Company, and Calvert Mechanical Solutions! Thank you for making it possible for us to host such a wonderful event!

Congratulations to this year's winners!

Volunteer of the Year
Amy Natoli, CPM ®, RPA

ARM® of the Year
Caitlin Shrum, ARM ®

"Committee of 1" of the Year
Stephen Margerum, CPM ®

Industry Partner of the Year
ARC Water Treatment

CPM® Of the Year
Laurie Davidow, CPM ®

IREM MD Annual Holiday Party
December 19th, 2019
6PM - 10PM
Baltimore, MD 

Join us for a memorable evening featuring networking, dancing, food, drinks, photos, our IREM Buck$ Auction and more! Plus the installation of the 2020 chapter President and Officers! This year's theme is Holiday Prom so be sure to wear your best Prom Outfit!

                  Register Now!
Annual Member Benefit & CPMⓇ Candidate Lunch

Our Member Benefit &  CPM Ⓡ Candidate Lunch will be on January 9th, 2020 at McCormick & Schmick's Pier 5 Hotel. Check out our website for more details and to register!

Visit our  EVENTS PAGE 
for all the upcoming events of 2019!
Notable MentionsMention
Congratulations to Foulger-Pratt on receiving the IREM AMO® (Accredited Management Organization) accreditation! 

The AMO is an exclusive accreditation that gives an edge to top-class firms in gaining new business and developing top talent . The difference between a firm with an AMO and a firm without one is a difference of trust, credibility, and performance. 
IREM Maryland and IREM Chapter16 Speaks! Toastmasters Club would like to congratulate our very own Theresa Leatherbury for taking home first place in the
2019 Toastmasters District 18 Division E Humorous Speech Contest!
Theresa is a member of the IREM MD Executive Council and is currently serving as the V.P. of Education for our local Toastmasters Club.  We are proud of everything you do for our chapter and for Toastmasters, congratulations on a well deserved win!

Interested in becoming a better leader and more effective speaker? Join us for our #Holiday Toast & Open House! More details will come soon!

If you were planning on taking a course in 2019, but it's not offered 
a nymore in the region, you can still take it online!
Just Visit: 

Once there, click on the "filter" tab and select "on-demand"

Available Courses:

Managing Commercial Properties CML 201
Finance 402
Human Resources 402
Marketing 404, 405, 406
Maintenance 402
Residential 201

All you have to do is register and sign-up online. How easy is this???
Access to the online course ends when you complete the first course or 6 months after registration, whichever comes first. 
Taking online courses brings you one step closer to your designation!
Check out the photos from our past events!