The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®) has launched its first new credential in 25 years, the Accredited Commercial Manager certification. Designed for managers of small- to mid-size commercial properties, the credential requires that applicants manage a commercial portfolio of at least 20,000 square feet and have a minimum of 12 months of commercial real estate management experience.
Commenting on the new credential, IREM President Robert Toothaker, CPM®, said: “Earning the Accredited Commercial Manager certification will help increase awareness of the recipients’ professionalism with commercial real estate owners, investors and employers. Commercial managers whose portfolio does not yet meet the minimum size for IREM’s CPM® designation can gain training, skills and industry knowledge using the new credential as a stepping stone to the CPM®.”
Those who earn the new credential must complete IREM courses, pass a certification exam and adhere to the IREM Code of Professional Ethics. This ensures current and prospective employers and clients that they have the professional, financial and analytical expertise to meet the highest industry performance standards. Moreover, those who earn Accredited Commercial Manager certification become members of IREM, guaranteeing them access to the industry’s leading tools, information, networking experiences and other member benefits.