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Canadians Named in 2015 IREM REME Awards Finalists Announcement

Sep 24, 2015

Members of the Real Estate Institute of Canada (REIC) have earned 4 finalist nods for the REME Awards Program, recognizing Real Estate Management Excellence, from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM).

Bentall Kennedy, Toronto, led the way with a Corporate Responsibility Award nomination for their Forever Green strategy and Ayre and Oxford, Edmonton for outstanding performance by a firm that holds the AMO accreditation.  Two REIC Members named as finalists for outstanding performance and dedication include current REIC National President Candace Le Roux, CPM®, ARM® and past REIC National President Chrystal Skead, CPM®, ARM®  Emeritus.

The REME Awards provide unique recognition of professional achievement in property management because they honour companies and professionals who advance their profession and deliver exceptional service and value.  

"The award nominations, announced by IREM, show that Canadian REIC Members of IREM are making a broad impact across the sector and across the country," said REIC Executive Director and CEO Maura McLaren, CAE.   "Our members are leaders in the property management sector dedicated to raising real estate management services," said Maura. "We are proud, but not surprised, to see such a great showing in the IREM REME Awards. 

The REIC members and their organizations named as finalists and award categories are:

Corporate Categories – Recognizing Real Estate Management Companies:

Corporate Responsibility
Exemplary corporate responsibility and contributions to the community that enhance the reputation of the real estate management industry.
Bentall Kennedy, Toronto, ON
Their ForeverGreen strategy focuses on reducing the amount that is sent to landfills while driving improvements in waste diversion numbers, including an E-Waste Challenge for shopping centers during Earth Week, a “coffee footprint” program to repurpose coffee grounds into sustainable soil, and a program to repurpose diseased trees into valuable wood products. 

AMO® of the Year
Outstanding performance by a firm that holds the AMO® accreditation.
Ayre & Oxford, AMO® 
Edmonton, AB 

Individual Categories – Recognizing Real Estate Management Practitioners:

CPM® of the Year
Chrystal Skead, CPM®, ARM®
Bentall Kennedy, Calgary, AB

ARM® of the Year
Candace Le Roux, CPM®, ARM®
Bentall Kennedy, Vancouver, BC

Congratulations to all of the nominees who achieved finalist spots.  Click here for the complete list of finalists and further information. 

Finalists will be recognized and winners announced at the IREM Inaugural Gala Dinner and REME Awards event in Salt Lake City, UT, on October 23, 2015, as part of the IREM® Executive Edge  educational conference.

About IREM
IREM is an international community of real estate managers dedicated to ethical business practices, maximizing the value of investment real estate, and promoting superior management through education and information sharing. An affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS, IREM is the home for all industry professionals connected to real estate management – and the only organization serving both the multi-family and commercial sectors.

About REIC
REIC is a not for profit organization that has been educating and certifying specialists in real estate sales, leasing, property management, finance, and investment since 1955. REIC is the authorized provider of IREM property management designation programs in Canada.
REIC members represent an unsurpassed level of experience, commitment and dedication to all sectors of the real estate industry in Canada. REIC members are governed by the Institute's Code of Professional Standards to ensure that the Institute's values are upheld and a high standard of business practice is delivered. 

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