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NOV.DEC 2016 / VOL. 81, NO. 6
CHRIS MELLEN, CPM,
IREM.ORG), IS VICE
PRESIDENT OF THE
A NATIONAL REAL
What a year it has been. It has been an honor and
privilege to serve as IREM’s 2016 President. As this year
draws to a close, the focus is on the economic outlook of 2017.
LOOKING AHEAD TO 2017 (P. 8)
In 2017, the economy will be a mixed bag. Healthy, but
slower, job growth; focus on IT infrastructure and e-commerce, and ongoing declines in vacancy rates through 2017
are predicted. As a result, property managers’ professional
skills will be challenged, but in a positive way.
CELEBRATING THE 2016 REME AWARD WINNERS (P. 20)
As we close out the year, we celebrate individuals and companies with exceptional practices and initiatives that have
been recognized among their peers for their ingenuity and
passion. You won’t want to miss reading more about these
winners and what they have accomplished in the industry.
WELCOMING OUR NEW IREM LEADERS (P. 38)
While it will be bittersweet to move on from my role as
IREM President, I know IREM is in excellent hands with
the incoming 2017 leadership team. Take a moment to read
about our incoming lineup: President Michael T. Lanning,
CPM; President-Elect J. Benjamin McGrew, CPM, CCIM;
and Secretary/Treasurer, Don Wilkerson, CPM.