Fall 2017 President's Letter

Dear IREM Members, Colleagues and Supporters:

It has been my pleasure serving as the San Joaquin Chapter 85 President for 2016-2017. I appreciate the support given by all of you, and I am looking forward to having a prosperous 4th quarter.

September is Ethics Awareness Month at the Institute of Real Estate Management.  IREM Members are bound by a strict Code of Professional Ethics to conduct business activities with the utmost in ethics and integrity. Please join us in showing your commitment to ethics in September and throughout your career.  This is the foundation on which IREM was built, and I want to take this opportunity to remind members that professional ethics provides a guide for what we say and do, both at work and throughout our daily lives.

We are still actively reaching out to members and industry partners who are interested in assisting us with our many events, or serving on the Board of Directors, as we navigate through 2018.  If anyone is interested, please contact us at [email protected]

Our 6th Annual Industry Partners Tradeshow, held in September, was another successful and informative event.  Thank you to all who attended and provided information and education to our members and attendees.

The IREM Young Professionals hosted a Fall event at Imbibe, one of Bakersfield's premier wine and spirits locales, for an evening of networking and socializing.  Thank you to Jeremy Helper of Bakersfield Building Mainteannce for sponsoring our event, and a special thank you to all of the Members who helped organize and participate in the event.

The 2017 IREM Global Summit will be held October 10th-13th at the Hilton Chicago Hotel in Chicago, Illinois.  President Elect Jessica Krausgrill and myself will be attending and hope to gain insight into new trends, legal updates and other education events planned for the Summit.


The October 25th luncheon program will feature a Bakersfield Police Department presentation with insights on how we can work together to reduce the ever expanding homeless/transient population on our properties.  You don't want to miss this special presentation!

Our Holiday Celebration will be held on Wednesday, December 6th at the Petroleum Club.  We will have a festive meal, representatives from community organizations receiving our donatiosn, and installation of the 2018 Officers and Board Members.  Hope to see you there!

2017 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 2017 a successful year!


Our 6th Annual Real Estate Forecast Breakfast will be held Tuesday, January 16, 2018 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 on the area's real estate and related industries.  Tickets and sponsorships are still available, but going quickly.  We are expecting over 400 attendees, so get your tickets today!


Kem Thurman, CPM®

2017 IREM San Joaquin Chapter #85 President

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