President's Letter

Dear IREM Members, Colleagues and Supporters:

Fall has officially arrived and cooler weather is on the horizon! 

Our 5th annual Industry Partner Tradeshow, held in September, was another successful and informative event.  We would like to give a special thank you to Patrick O’Malley of ASI for his contribution of a 2 night stay at his beach house in Cayucos for the Grand Prize.    

The IREM Young Professionals hosted an event at Tiki-Ko, one of Bakersfield’s newest hot spots for an evening of networking and socializing.  Thank you to Michele Ruenzel, Mardi Harbin and the team at Service Master for sponsoring our event, as well as Lynzie Goehring and Denella Villarreal for organizing the event. 

We are very excited to have the IREM Fall Conference held October 18th – 21st at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel in San Diego, CA. This will give an opportunity for Members and Industry Partners to attend an International Conference in close proximity to our area.

The October 26th Chapter #85 lunch program will feature Michael Ming, Real Estate Appraiser, Broker and Consultant speaking to us on farm land values and how it affects our local agriculture real estate, as well as the Sustainable Ground Water Management Act.  You don’t want to miss this special presentation!

Our Holiday Celebration will be held on December 7th at The Petroleum Club.  We will have a festive meal, donations and installation of the 2017 Officers and Board Members.  Hope to see you there!

2016 has been an exciting, busy, and a growth year for San Joaquin Chapter #85.  We are pleased to have accomplished many goals and held exciting and educational events.  I would like to graciously thank ALL of our Members, Industry Partners and others that have helped make 2016 a successful year!!


Our 5th Annual Forecast Breakfast will be held January 19, 2017 from 7am – 11am at the Marriott located at 801 Truxtun Avenue.  This is the Central Valley’s premier real estate event and will feature the foremost experts in San Joaquin Valley’s real estate and related industries.  Tickets and sponsorships are still available, but going quickly.  We are expecting over 400 people to be in attendance, so get your tickets today!! 



Kem Thurman, CPM®

2016-2017 IREM San Joaquin Chapter #85 President

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