News from the Chicago Chapter


Two Chapter 23 Members Honored for 40th Year Holding CPM® Designation

CHICAGO -- More than 100 IREM Chicago members, Industry Partners and guests were on hand the evening of November 9 for the official swearing in of the 2018 Chapter 23 Leadership Team. New IREM Region 9 Vice President Maleta J. Brown, CPM,® conducted the installation of officers ceremony.

These four property management professionals will guide Chapter 23 next year:

  • President Jim Vocos, CPM®, Envision Real Estate & Management Co.
  • Kris Haskins, CPM®, President-Elect, Colliers International
  • Shruti Kumar, CPM®, Treasurer, Draper and Kramer
  • Stephen Schimmel, CPM®, Secretary, McLennan Property Management

In his remarks, Mr. Vocos noted that his volunteer work within Chapter 23 proved valuable in advancing his career as a commercial property manager, and he encouraged others to volunteer on committees and during events in the upcoming year.

The Chapter also recognized Joel Garson, CPM® and Dale Nusbaum, CPM® on the anniversary of their 40th year holding the Certified Property Manager® designation from IREM. And, Mark Meskauskas, CPM®, of Brian Properties, Inc. was installed for earning the designation.

The event, the final Chapter 23 meeting of 2017, was held at the Cube nightclub, located at the Rivers Casino in Des Plaines.

These IREM Chicago Industry Partners sponsored the event:

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.