News from the Chicago Chapter

FOUR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS AND TWO COMPANIES EARN PREMIER AWARDS MARCH 3 FROM IREM CHICAGO

Drake Hotel Site of 13th Annual Evening to Recognize Excellence in Chicago Commercial Real Estate


CHICAGO, March 3, 2017– Four Chicago area commercial real estate professionals and two leading companies were honored for excellence and outstanding contributions to the industry March 3 at the 13th Annual IREM Chicago Premier Awards and Casino Night.

These four professionals earned individual Premier Awards in their respective categories:

  • Nick Picerno, CPM®, General Manager at JLL -- CPM® of the Year
  • Victor Jones, ARM®, BR Property Management -- ARM® of the Year
  • Jeremy Weisbach, CPM®, Newcastle Retail Management -- Leadership Award
  • Paul Petrulis, ARM®, Lieberman Management Services -- Rising Star


Two companies that provide products and services to the metropolitan Chicago property management industry earned awards in their respective categories.

  • Lieberman Management Services, AMO®, of Chicago, IL -- Property Management Company of the Year
  • Beverly Snow and Ice, Inc., of Markham, IL – Industry Partner of the Year


The gala event, held at Chicago’s historic Drake Hotel, drew more than 200 for an evening of food and beverage, casino games, camaraderie, and of course, recognition for the winners in six Premier Awards categories. IREM Chicago 2017 President Angela Aeschliman, CPM® and 2016 President Brian Lozell, CPM®, served as co-hosts. Mike Lanning, CPM®, IREM 2017 national President, and Lynn Disbrow, Interim Chief Executive Officer/Chief Operating Officer, were among those in attendance.

A total of 19 nominations were submitted for consideration during the 2017 competition.

The Premier Awards were created to recognize people, organizations and companies for excellence in areas that include innovation and technology, energy conservation, community involvement and leadership, property management, vendor services and embodying the core principles of the ARM® and CPM® credentials.

Founded in 1953, IREM Chicago Chapter 23 has nearly 700 members who are charged with managing office, industrial and multifamily properties throughout metropolitan Chicago. The Chapter works to keep members informed on safety standards, legislative activities and other issues that have an impact on commercial real estate property management. And, it provides members with industry education, opportunities for community service, job referral services and guidance for candidates seeking to earn IREM industry designations.