PRESIDENT | Michael T. Lanning, CPM
PRESIDENT-ELECT | J. Benjamin McGrew, CPM, CCIM
SECRETARY/TREASURER | Donald B. Wilkerson, CPM
CEO/EXECU TIVE VICE PRESIDEN T
Denise LeDuc-Froemming, CAE, MBA, CPA | firstname.lastname@example.org
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Stephen Margerum, CPM, ARM Blaire Moreland, CPM
Jessica Warrior, CPM
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NOV.DEC 2017 / VOL. 82, NO. 6
KANSAS CIT Y,
Change is unavoidable. It can be difficult when it doesn’t
bring the results we hope for, but without it, advancement
would not be possible. Life, and industry, would become
stagnant. We need change to jolt us out of complacency and
move us forward.
When possible, it helps to anticipate change and prepare
for it. With 2018 right around the corner, it’s a good time
to take stock in where the real estate business stands to determine what kind of adjustments to plan for in the New
Year. We turned to some of our members for their insights
on where the market is headed based on where it is now, and
you can see what they had to say on P8.
Like everything else, IREM itself is subject to change and
has actually been undergoing several invigorating transformations of its own. You’re most likely already aware of some
of them—holding regional meetings throughout the year is
one. Shifting from an annual Capitol Hill visit to local in-district meetings is another, one that’s reflected upon on P24 of
our Spotlight section.
A more recent development—and one we’re thrilled
about—is the addition of Denise LeDuc-Froemming as our
new CEO and EVP. We’ve been enjoying getting to know her
better and encourage you to do the same by turning to P36
and reading about what motivates her in life and work.
Then, of course, it’s time for a changing of the guard for
IREM Officers, which means my term as your president is
coming to an end. I would like to take this opportunity to
thank you for allowing me to serve you in this capacity; it’s
been a pleasure meeting so many of you on my journeys and
hearing about your experiences as part of IREM and the
world of real estate.
But we’re not going to stop there—there are a few other exciting developments on the horizon for IREM that you’ll be
hearing more about soon. We hope that when you do, you’ll
embrace them and perhaps use them to spark some changes
of your own.