Professional Affiliations & Organizations

Enriching lives by exceeding expectations

Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)

IREM is an international force of 20,000 individuals united to advance the profession of real estate management. Through training, professional development, and collaboration, IREM supports our members and others in the industry through every stage of their career. We believe in our people, and we provide the tools they need to succeed. We open doors, we forge connections, and we help show the way forward. Backed by the power that comes with being an affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®, we add value to our members, who in turn add value to their teams, their workplaces, and the properties in their commercial and residential portfolios. Our memberships empower college students, young professionals, and industry veterans who are committed to career advancement. Earning our credentials, including the CPM, ARM, ACoM, and AMO, demonstrates a commitment to, and passion for, good management. These credentials, along with our courses and array of resources, all exist with one goal in mind – to make a difference in the careers of those who manage.

Accredited Residential Manger (ARM)

Designation awarded to residential managers having at least one year of qualifying residential management experience as defined by IREM. Property managers must meet portfolio and function minimums as well as successfully complete required coursework to pass the ARM certification exam.

Certified Property Manager (CPM)

The CPM is the elite mark of distinction those invested in real estate demand when they seek someone they trust with their assets. It’s a title that makes a life-changing difference for those who have what it takes to earn it. Experience is an integral component of the CPM designation. A total of three years (36 months) of experience is needed to become a CPM.

California Apartment Association (CAA)

The California Apartment Association is the nation’s largest statewide trade group representing owners, investors, developers, managers and suppliers of rental homes and apartment communities. Our staff — based in Sacramento and with strategic hubs throughout California — includes experts in rental housing law, legal analysts, state and local lobbyists, member-service representatives and media-outreach specialists. For more than 75 years, CAA has served rental home and apartment owners and managers through tireless work in public affairs, education and customer service.

Advisory Committee Member for the California Apartment Association (CCRM)

The California Certified Residential Manager series is the only rental housing certification program providing comprehensive property management training specifically written to instill best practices in property management and to comply with California’s unique laws and regulations.

Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate

As a Center of Excellence within the School of Business, the mission of the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate is to help recruit, educate and mentor real estate students with the goal of facilitating their career pursuits in a socially responsible manner and with a global perspective. We accomplish this mission through support of outstanding faculty and professional staff, dedicated career services, active industry involvement and outreach and relevant and applied research. The center provides course offerings to real estate professionals at all levels of career development through various academic and extracurricular programs.

San Diego Creative Investor Alliance (SDCIA)

SDCIA is the premier real estate investment association, serving the Real Estate Investor Marketplace. We provide our members with the best opportunity for achieving success in all aspects of real estate investing.

California Association of Realtors (CAR)

The purpose of the CAR is to serve its membership in developing and promoting programs and services that will enhance the members’ freedom and ability to conduct their individual businesses successfully with integrity and competency, and through collective action, to promote real property ownership and the preservation of real property rights.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

The American Institute of CPAs is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession, with more than 418,000 members in 143 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting. The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialty credentials for CPAs who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. Through a joint venture with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, it has established the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation, which sets a new standard for global recognition of management accounting.