Ben McGrew, CPM, CCIM, is president and majority shareholder of Fiduciary West, based in Reno, Nev. He
began his career in the real estate industry as a maintenance man, which
led him to property management and
commercial real estate, ultimately
managing all types of commercial investment properties.
McGrew earned his CPM designation in 1987 and began to actively participate in his local IREM chapter, later serving as its president and earning
the chapter’s CPM of the Year award. He
then became involved nationally, serving on Governing Council, the IREM
Executive Committee and as regional
vice president for California and Hawaii.
In addition to his CPM, McGrew
holds the CCIM designation and is a
member of the Sacramento Association
of REALTORS®. and National Association of REALTORS®. He’s also a
past president of the California Receivers’ Forum, Sacramento Chapter.
McGrew’s goal is to be able to give
back to IREM and its members even
a small percentage of what he feels
IREM has given to him and his career.
Donald B. Wilkerson, CPM, is Presi-dent/CEO of Reno-based Gaston and
Wilkerson Management Group, AMO,
a full-service real estate firm engaged
in multifamily, commercial and industrial management, in addition to development and brokerage.
Getting his start in the appraisal
business, Wilkerson learned how to
value buildings, but it wasn’t until he
began acquiring properties and getting involved in IREM that he really
understood how to manage them. He
earned his CPM designation in 2003,
and once he realized how much IREM
had to offer, he began to participate in
and volunteer with IREM’s Northern
Nevada/Tahoe Chapter. Since then,
he’s held numerous leadership positions
and served twice as chapter president.
Nationally, Wilkerson has held multiple volunteer positions, including regional vice president for Region 8 and
governing councilor, and has served
on the IREM Executive Committee
as a member and as a senior vice president. To Wilkerson, the opportunities
afforded to him by IREM have been
exceptional, and he wants to help other
IREM Members capitalize on their potential as well.
Cheryl Ann Gray, CPM, is an executive vice president with QuadReal
Property Group in Toronto, leading
the Enterprise Resources & Innovation
team, which provides the organization
with expertise in sustainability, risk
management, environmental health
and safety, national contracting services, and property management best
Gray earned her CPM designation
in 1990. She is a member of IREM’s
international management board and
has also served as the IREM Canada
chair with the Real Estate Institute of
Canada (REIC). In addition to IREM,
Gray is a member of REIC and the
Building Owners and Managers’ Association (BOMA) Canada, having
served on the national board of directors for both organizations. Gray was
honored by REIC in 2014 with CPM
Member of the Year and again in 2017
with the Emeritus Award, the highest
honor given to a member of REIC. She
was also a nominee of IREM’s 2013
Women of Influence in Real Estate Management.
Gray feels it is a privilege to serve as
an officer of IREM, especially as the
first international member to do so.