IREM Announces 2019 REME Awards Finalists

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Don Wilkerson

CHICAGO – Institute of Real Estate Management announceD the finalists for the 2019 Real Estate Management Excellence Awards. The IREM REME Awards recognize exceptional companies and individuals as best of the best in real estate management.

Since 2015, the REME Awards have celebrated the innovative business practices and successful initiatives that are moving the real estate management profession forward.

“I’m thrilled to recognize this group of individuals and companies who’ve strived to make a difference in our profession,” said Don Wilkerson, CPM®, IREM president, with Gaston & Wilkerson Management, AMO®. “Their extraordinary contributions deserve to be celebrated at the REME Awards and I can’t wait to cheer them on.”

The REME Awards winners will be announced from among the finalists at the Inaugural Gala Dinner and REME Awards celebration during the 2019 IREM Global Summit on Sept. 26 in San Francisco, California. Learn more about all of the REME Awards finalists.

2019 REME Awards Finalists

Corporate Innovation: Recognizes innovative programs related to technology, customer service, sustainability, or marketing that are transformational for the company as a whole, a team, or a program.

• DLP Real Estate Capital, Bethlehem, PA
DLP’s distinctive management and operational system, the DLP Elite AES (Acceleration & Execution System) ensures the well-being of employees, measures success, and identifies areas of improvement.
• Shenzhen Unova Commerce Management, Shenzhen, China
UNOVA created a new business model that meets demand for new creative space, maximizes property value, and forges a sustainable business model, all by renovating an existing commercial annex.

Corporate and Social Responsibility: Recognizes exemplary corporate responsibility and contributions to the community that enhance the reputation of the real estate management industry.

• CAHEC, Raleigh, NC
Through their foundation, CAHEC goes beyond housing to offer life-changing education and wellness opportunities to low income residents.
• MPS Shanghai Co., Ltd., Shanghai, China
Proactive energy management practices, at the operational and tenant level, have brought continuous benefit to the local community and environment.
• Schochet Companies, AMO® , Braintree, MA
Since beginning their Sustainability Intiative, Schochet has completed over 130 energy saving projects throughout their properties.
• Southwest Clinical Center, Brasilia, Brazil
Seven tons of polycarbonate was removed and recycled from the Centro Clinico Sudoeste building and replaced with tensioned textile, resulting in better air circulation and acoustics, more natural light, and better protection against rain, dust, and sun.
• Woodmont Real Estate Services, AMO®, Belmont, CA
Woodmont’s guiding principles of people, planet and profits drives three ongoing initiatives across the company’s entire platform – employee and leadership development, sustainability, and community engagement and giving.

Employee and Leadership Development: Recognizes transformational business practices related to any of the following: leadership development/succession planning, employee engagement, employee onboarding, internships, engaging young professionals/newcomers to the industry, corporate culture.
• CBRE, Pasadena, CA
CBRE’s Rising Professional’s Organization is focused on developing leadership potential through training, networking, and community involvement while contributing a fresh perspective to challenge and lead the industry.
• JLL, Washington, DC
JLL’s New Hire Onboarding Seminar is an interactive half-day seminar intended to bring together new and recent hires within the region for the purposes of networking and learning.
• The RMR Group, Denver, CO
RMR has developed several practices to recruit promising talent, incorporate and engage new employees, and foster long-term development, like their Leadership Development Program and Managing with Impact workshops.
• United Realty Management Corporation, AMO®, Troy, NY
United University is a company-wide initiative that provides employees with the tools to be successful in their current roles and outlines a career path for future growth and development to create a pipeline within the own organization.

AMO of the Year: Recognizes outstanding performance by an AMO (Accredited Management Organization) Firm.
• Physicians Realty Trust, AMO® Milwaukee, WI
• Roscoe Properties, AMO® Austin, TX
• United Realty Management Corporation, AMO® Troy, NY

CPM of the Year: Recognizes outstanding performance by an IREM member who holds the CPM (Certified Property Manager) designation.
• Shannon Longino, CPM® SunTrust Community Capital Atlanta, GA
• Patricia McLean, CPM® Hillwood Properties Fort Worth, TX
• Tracy Mitchell, CPM® Sampson Morris Group Monroeville, PA
• Angelina Scarcelli, CPM® Colliers International, AMO® Las Vegas, NV

ARM of the Year: Recognizes outstanding performance by an IREM member who holds the ARM (Accredited Residential Manager) certification.
• Kristen Alessi, ARM® Draper & Kramer, AMO® Chicago, IL
• Jesse Miller, ARM®, ACoM Greystar Real Estate Partners, AMO® Portland, OR
• Brody Sheets, ARM® Pedcor Management Corporation Carmel, IN
• Kimberly Sisco, ARM® Klingbeil Capital Management Montgomery Village, MD.