May 2019 Newsletter Print

President's Report

Greetings Members & Industry Partners of IREM 92:

Please take a few minutes to read through this e-newsletter to catch up on all the events and news happenings within Chapter 92.  This is a bi-monthly publication.

I hope everyone had a memorable holiday weekend and some fun in the sun! As we head into the mid-year, many will begin to assess their progression towards achieving goals set for the year. As it relates to your career in real estate management, whether it is job advancement, network expansion or educational enrichment I would like to remind you IREM can provide great benefits in meeting your goals. I encourage you all to seek involvement in the many committees we have and support their initiatives.

In April, Chapter Leaders attended the IREM Northeast Regional Conference held right in our backyard at the National Harbor.  This regional event was held April 10-12 and included chapter leaders from the entire Northeast.  It was a jam-packed two days of leadership training, education and a little fun too!


On April 24th, West-Central MD Chapter 92 honored its many distinguished Past Presidents at a private dinner event at Ruth's Chris in Downtown Crown. This Dinner is a chance for current Board Members to interact with the past Presidents and learn from their experience within the chapter. It’s a great time of reflection for many but it also fosters great energy within the current board to carry on the chapter’s mission. We truly appreciate all of our Past Presidents contributions to the Chapter over the years and their continued support going forward.  During this event, we welcomed and heard an IREM update from our Regional Vice President, Toni Harris, CPM, ARM.  We were also pleased to welcome Kara Permisohn and Susie Sanin from Minkoff Company as our guests at this event.  Minkoff Company was awarded the Industry Partner of the Year Award at our November 2018 Awards Dinner.  Here are a few highlights from this event:


Thank you to all chapter members who made submissions to IREM's Income/Expense Analysis Program.  In addition to the FREE reports that all who submitted will receive, Chapter 92 held our own incentive program.  The chapter member with the most contributions received an additional $100 Gift Certificate, and the chapter members with the second and third most received $50 Gift Certificates respectively.  Congrats to these members and thank you to all who participated:

  1. Peggy Hernandez - 1st Place
  2. Jim Crawford, CPM - 2nd Place
  3. Jesse Martinez, CPM - 3rd Place

On Friday May 10th, we gathered together with Chapters 8 and 77 for our Annual Charity Gala which was held at Congressional Country Club. As always the band was remarkable, the food was delicious, everyone was in their best dress, and the night was something to behold. We had the privilege of hearing testimony from one of the camps cancer survivors. This young man displayed a sense of inner strength beyond explanation and has decided to return to the camp as a counselor to help other children navigate their fight with cancer. With all proceeds from the Gala once again benefitting SPECIAL LOVE FOR CHILDREN WITH CANCER, our chapters were able to donate $80,000 by the end of the evening to this magnificent cause! I would like to personally thank every sponsor and each individual that has donated over the years. Your contributions have made a tremendous impact on countless lives affected by cancer.  See a full recap and pictures from this event in the article below.

On June 13th, we’re hosting a great seminar on team building and maximizing the full potential of your team. This meeting will be held at Lakewood Country Club. The event starts at 3:00pm and the presentation will be followed by a networking happy hour. This presentation will be highly beneficial whether you’re a high level supervisor or a low level manager looking to develop your skillset in order to elevate within your firm. If you have not done so already please register to attend this meeting.

Our efforts to maintain a strong social media presence are continuous. All members can support these efforts by contributing and sharing relevant content on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.  We encourage you to LIKE our pages, our posts and share this information as well.  This will help us grow!  Check out our social media chapter video and feel free to share it as well:

Here is our social media video and we encourage you to share this video with your industry colleagues and peers

Join real estate managers from around the globe at the 2019 IREM Global Summit in San Francisco, California this September. Registration is now open!  Follow the link for more information and to register. #IREMforward

Please feel free to contact me at [email protected] if I can be of service to you.

Dante Jofferion, CPM®
2019 Chapter President



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COVID-19 Pandemic Resources for Property Managers

June General Membership Meeting: Building Teams - Elevate your "b" Players to "A" Players

Thursday, June 13, 2019

3:00PM Registration
3:30PM Guest Speaker - Jason Dixon of Neuberger & Co.
4:30 - 6:00PM Networking Happy Hour

Often times we want to maximize either our potential, or our team's potential in their roles but don't know the specific steps or actions it takes to accomplish that mission.  Do you feel like you are operating at a "B" level but want to operate at an "A" level?  As leaders, do you feel you have far too many "B or C" players on your team but not enough "A" players?

In this session we will establish the primary functions of "A" players, the specific attributes that support the success of the role we play, and develop a score card that will act as a blueprint for elevating a team member or yourself to the highest level of competency within your role.  We will examine the behaviors, attitudes, and skill sets of "A" players and build the template for success.

Come to this session to learn how to take yourself or your team to the next level.  After the one-hour presentation, stay for a summertime networking happy hour on the beautiful patio at Lakewood Country Club!


Future Event Dates:


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May Paintball Challenge & Happy Hour


IREM 92 vS. IREM 16

May 30th - 3PM to 7PM

Paintball Sportsland, Inc., 10418 Old Liberty Road., Frederick, MD 21701

Sponsored by:

 LUX Flooring Specialists, KOLB Electric, Minkoff Company & Associates Plumbing, Inc.

Join IREM Maryland Chapter 16 and West-Central Maryland Chapter 92 for an IYP Paintball Showdown and Happy Hour!  We will be using low impact paintballs and have 2 ticket options available for spectators and players.  Stay after the showdown for a networking Happy Hour.  All registrations for this event will flow through the IREM 16 Website.  IREM Chapter 92 Members will register for this event on their website using the "guest" option.  CLICK HERE for more details and to register!
If you are interested in sponsoring and/or participating in an upcoming event, 
please contact our IYP Chairs - Jesse Martinez, CPM or Phillip Naithram, CPM
Stay tuned for news on upcoming events in 2019 or visit the IYP Section of our chapter website.



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Meeting Recap & Pictures

April Special Event 2019

IREM Chapters 8, 77 & 92 April Meeting and IREM Northeast Regional Conference Night Out

IREM Chapters 8, 77 & 92 joined forces to present a special April meeting that was held in conjunction with the IREM Northeast Regional Conference at the National Harbor.  On April 10th, members of all three local chapters and those in attendance at the IREM Northeast Regional gathered at Bobby McKey' Dueling Piano Bar.  Guests were treated to a fabulous presentation from Janine Driver on body language secrets. Following her presentation, guests enjoyed food, drinks and the dueling piano show.  It was truly a fun night for all!  To see all the pictures from this event, click here.


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IREM Annual Charity Gala

Friday, May 10, 2019

Congressional Country Club

The 14th Annual IREM Gala was held on Friday, May 10th and it was yet another glamorous evening filled with good food, good drinks and good company.  We once again ejoyed the music provided by the talented band Millennium!

This was a sold-out event with over 330 guests in attendance and we were able to present a check to Special Love for Children with Cancer in the amount of $80,000!  To date, IREM has given an astounding $750,000 in donations to Special Love!

A huge thank you to the members of IREM Chapters 8, 77 & 92 who comprised the Gala Committee:

  • Rob Collins, CPM - Chairperson
  • Jean Collins - IREM Executive Director
  • Tony Curtis - Industry Partner
  • Armani Mahoozi - Industry Partner
  • Kent Bell, CPM
  • Erin Grover, CPM
  • Peter Larson, CPM
  • Catherine Smolka, CPM
  • Ryan Underwood


Thank you to everyone who attended the event and made an additional pledge card donation!  Your donations make a difference.

Thank you to our Diamond Sponsor:

  • IREM Chapter 77


Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors:

  • C&C Complete Services
  • CSG-Construction Systems Group, Inc.
  • First Priority Management/Ventura’s Building Maintenance
  • IREM Chapter 8
  • IREM Chapter 92
  • LUX Flooring
  • Pioneer Building Services
  • Saul Centers


Thank you to our Gold Sponsors:

  • ABM
  • Acadia Windows
  • Brightview Landscape Services
  • Capitol Concierge
  • Carpet & Wood Floor Liquidators
  • CRS Facilities Services, LLC
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Edgewood Management Corp.
  • Flynn Architectural Finishes
  • JLL
  • Kettler Managements
  • Pritchard Industries
  • The RMR Group


Thank you to our Silver Sponsors:

  • Admiral Security
  • Allied Universal Security
  • Associated Insurance Management, LLC
  • CCS Project Management, LLC
  • CCSI Construction
  • Colonial Parking
  • Datawatch Systems, Inc.
  • E&G Group
  • EMI-Executive Maintenance, Inc.
  • Gates Hudson
  • Guardian Realty Management
  • Hawkins Electric Service, Inc.
  • Horning Brothers
  • I95 Business Parks III, LLC
  • KEVCO Building Services
  • KGO
  • LAZ Parking
  • Newmark Knight Frank
  • Platinum Maintenance
  • Rappaport
  • Red Coats, Inc.
  • Securitas Security Services
  • TM Associates
  • Transwestern
  • USSI


Thank you to our Swag Bag Sponsors:

  • All Plumbing, Inc.
  • Classic Concierge
  • ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC.
  • HGA
  • Mona Electric Group, Inc
  • Superior Plantings


Thank you to our Special Contributors:

  • Blue Thunder Promotions
  • GAM Graphics and Marketing
  • OASIS Plantscaping


Thank you to KEVCO Building Services for sponsoring the photo booth!  Click Here to see more pictures from the Photo Booth.

Click Here to see all the Professional Pictures from the Gala.

Visit The IREM Gala Website for more information.


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Community Involvement Update

IREM 92 is partnering with The Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless (MCCH) on a School Supply Drive to help formerly homeless children in Montgomery County prepare for the 2019-2020 school year.  

Success in school is critical to breaking the inter-generational cycle of poverty.  The Community Involvement Committee is using $500 of budgeted funds to purchase backpacks and school supplies.  We need YOUR HELP to contribute extra supplies... paper, pencils, pens, crayons, notebooks, etc.   Please bring these donations with you to our June 13th general membership meeting at Lakewood Country club.

Let's help get these students on the right track for the upcoming school year!

Trip to the Zoo!

IREM 92 was proud to help subsidize a field trip on May 29th for 83 Kindergarten students from Goshen Elementary School to go to the Catoctin Zoo in Frederick, MD. Looks like these little guys had a great day and we were happy to purchase the entry tickets for each one of them to have a day of hands-on education and fun!


Have an idea for an upcoming community involvement project or want to serve on this committee??

Contact: Tonya Trotman-Clark, CPM


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17th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Register Now for IREM 92's 17th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Friday, September 20, 2019

Bretton Woods, Germantown, MD

Don't miss the opportunity to play a round of golf with your colleagues and friends from IREM 92 in support of The Fisher House at Walter Reed Medical Center. Register NOW for a day of golf, networking, prizes, BBQ and fun!  Hurry to Register - Space is Limited!

CLICK HERE to view the Registration Brochure for full details on this fun outing!

Thank You to our Sponsors:

O'Connor Plumbing - Tournament Sponsor

Hawkins Electric Service, Inc. - Golf Cart Sponsor

FAB Electric & Generators - Hole In One Sponsor

Kolb Electric - Margarita Machine Sponsor

Pritchard Industries, Inc. - Snack Station Sponsor

Rolyn Companies - Snack Station Sponsor

Minkoff Company, Inc. - Beverage Cart Sponsor

Pioneer Building Services - Beverage Cart Sponsor

USSI - 19th Hole BBQ Sponsor

Maintenance Supply Headquarters - 19th Hole Bar Sponsor

A-1 Flood Tech - Bloody Mary & Mimosa Sponsor

Extra Clean, Inc. - Breakfast Sponsor

Unlimited Restoration, Inc. - Photography Sponsor

BrightView - Putting Contest Sponsor

C&C Complete Services - Longest Drive Sponsor

Ruppert Landscape, Inc. - Closest To The Pin Sponsor

Total Quality Building Services - Straightest Drive Sponsor

LandCare - Hole Sponsor

LUX Flooring Specialists - Hole Sponsor

Paul Davis Restoration - Hole Sponsor

Associates Plumbing, Inc. - Hole Sponsor

Howard Insurance - Hole Sponsor

SOLID Surface Care, Inc. - Hole Sponsor

Crockett Facilities Services - Hole Sponsor

Flynn Architectural Finishes - Hole Sponsor

Datawatch Systems - Hole Sponsor

ServiceMaster NCR - Hole Sponsor

Minkoff Company, Inc. - Bag Drop Sponsor

Potomac Elevator - Bag Drop Sponsor

Kevco Building Services, Inc. - Driving Range

Oculus Realty, LLC - Cigar Sponsor


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Industry HOT Topic

Signs that it's Time to Find a New Property Management Partner

Christina Martin, CPM
EDGE Commercial Real Estate


Check out this great article from our very own Christina Martin, CPM, that was featured in City Biz List.

CLICK HERE to read!




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Region 3 Education

Carol Walker, Education Administrator
P.O. Box 3035, Gaithersburg, MD 20885
301.948.6234 p  301.948.7962 f

Region 3 Education Website

Visit our BRAND NEW SITE for the complete 2019 Course & Seminar schedule.  

Private Offerings:

Spread the word that Private Offering Courses are available for your company - groups of 10 or more.  This means an instructor comes to your site and holds a class for just your company's employees.  The idea is to get a group of people to "fast track" their way to a CPM, ARM, or ACoM designation.  The more people in the class, the lower the price per person.  For more information on this excellent opportunity, contact the Region 3 Education office at 301.948.6234 or click here for more information.

Online Self-Paced Courses:

For those interested in taking courses at their own pace, IREM offers many online self-paced courses.  Open new doors for yourself with the help of IREM education.  With our online and classroom courses, you'll give yourself a leg up in the constantly evolving world of real estate management.


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Free Money - Scholarship Information

In need of financial assistance to attend IREM Ed courses?? Working toward achieving your IREM designations?? WE HAVE FUNDS TO HELP! JUST ASK!

Our Chapter actively participates in the IREM Foundation Chapter Restricted Fund where we can support chapter members toward IREM education courses. 
Click Here to learn more about The IREM Foundation. 



If you are interested in how you can apply for financial assistance,
contact the IREM 92 offices at:
301.874.8425 OR at [email protected]


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Dues Information

Your IREM Membership is an investment in yourself and your career.  Make sure you're taking full advantage of the benefits by renewing your membership.

You will receive one invoice coming from IREM Headquarters.  This eliminates the need to process separate payments for National dues and Chapter 92 local dues.  One payment can be made to IREM HQ and the Chapter portion will be electronically transferred to Chapter 92.  Also included on this invoice for CPM members are your NAR Affiliate dues.  These affiliate dues must be paid in order to maintain your CPM designation.

PAY YOUR DUES to ensure you don't miss out on even one day of membership.


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Chapter 92 Industry Partners

When looking for bids for your next project, we always suggest contacting our Chapter Industry Partners First!  CLICK HERE to see our full directory of Industry Partners.


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Officers & Board of Directors

CLICK HERE to see contact information for our

2019 Board of Officers & Directors


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Contact IREM 92

If you have a question about IREM 92 or any of our upcoming events, please contact the IREM 92 Office.

Chapter 92 Financials are available to be viewed by any dues paying member.  If you would like to request to see a copy, please contact the Chapter 92 Office.

Jamie Carr
IREM 92 Association Executive
P.O. Box 385
Monrovia, MD 21770
t 301.874.8425
f 301.874.8426

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