Follows in Father-in-Law’s Footsteps
(Chicago, Oct. 21, 2014) California real estate executive Lori Burger, CPM®, PCAM, CCAM, CAM, has been elected the 79th president of the nearly 19,000 member Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®), an international community of real estate managers across all property types dedicated to ethical business practices and maximizing the value of investment real estate. Serving a one-year term beginning immediately, Burger also is a Senior Vice President and Director of Eugene Burger Management Corporation (EBMC), headquartered in Rohnert Park, CA, whose portfolio consists of more than 6,500 residential units, 20,000 association homes, and 2 million square feet of commercial space. Her father-in-law, Eugene Burger, CPM®, CRE, Chairman and CEO of EBMC, served as IREM president in 1981.
Lori Burger has managed the full spectrum of residential and commercial property types, and is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day operations of EBMC, a family owned and operated company with 450 employees located in California, Nevada, and other western states. She has led the way in managing “full envelope” reconstruction projects of aging community association communities and orchestrating numerous multi-million dollar renovation projects. As well, she has written and lectured extensively on a wide range of real estate management and related topics.
Burger earned her CPM® designation from IREM in 1984, and has been active in the organization on the local and national levels. She is a past president of IREM® chapters in Northern Nevada/Tahoe and San Francisco, and was honored as the chapters’ “CPM® of the Year” in 1988 and 1996. She received the Franklyn D. Loyns Award for Outstanding Career Service in 2001 and was inducted into IREM’s Academy of Authors in 2008.
Burger has served IREM as a senior vice president and regional vice president and has been a member and chair of numerous national committees. Along with her CPM® designation, she has earned credentials from other professional real estate organizations at the state and national levels. As well, she serves as a member of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Global Business and Alliances’ Committee and its Resort and Second Home Real Estate Committee.
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. We believe that good management matters, and that well-managed properties pay dividends in terms of value and in the quality of life for residents, tenants and customers. We believe in professional ethics. We believe in the power of knowledge and the importance of sharing it.
IREM offers a variety of membership types for professionals of every experience level, from on-site managers to high-level executives. Our credentials, earned by meeting high standards of education, experience, and ethical business practices, include: CPM®, ARM®, ACoM, and AMO®.
Since 1933, IREM has set the standard for best practices in real estate management. Today, IREM® membership includes nearly 19,000 individual and 550 corporate members. To learn more about IREM, call (800) 837-0706, ext. 4650 (outside the U.S. call (312) 329-6000), or visit www.irem.org.