Public Announcements


CPM & ACoM Installations December 2018

Genna Goldberg, CPM and 2018 Chapter President recognizes Whitney Delgado, CPM; Jasmine Greene, CPM; Heather Knudson, CPM; McKenna Drummond, CPM; Ana Ramirez, CPM and Mark Hanneken, ACoM


2018 Appreciation Award Jim Kowalski & Daniel Mazzon



2018 President's Award Tyrel Williams, CPM


2018 Associate of the Year Briana McReynolds, MODE Commercial


2018 AMO of the Year MEB Management Services, AMO


2018 CPM of the Year Tom Coughlin, CPM


REME Award WINNER: MEB Management Services, AMO of the Year


MEB Management Services, AMO won the REME Award, AMO of the Year, at the IREM Global Summit Conference in Ft. Lauderdale (9/29/28).  We're so proud of Libby Ekre, CPM, and her team!



Member Spotlight...Jennie Miller, CPM

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Market Edge Realty LLC was founded by Jennie Miller, CPM. Jennie is an award winning Real Estate Broker who has exceeded quotas, earning company and industry recognition for TOP sales performance and customer satisfaction annually AND Jennie has been featured on News Channel 3 in Phoenix! Originally from Chicago, Jennie has lived and worked and lived in the Phoenix area for nearly 30 years. Jennie holds a Bachelor's' Degree in Accounting; is working toward her MBA.

The Real Estate experiences and education she has acquired undauntedly will pave the road of her success for years to come. Market Edge Realty LLC uses the talents of being an articulate communicators and skilled negotiators to educate and empower their customers to alleviate the stress of managing their property making it a smooth transition. Market Edge Realty LLC also offers buyer/seller services to help clients acquire and liquidate investment properties.

Jennie took advantage of IREM's education towards the prestigious CPM designation, and recently obtained her CPM in August.


Member Spotlight...Patty Hartley, CPM Candidate

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Patty Hartley, IREM CPM candidate and member of CCIM, has 25 years of commercial property management experience. Patty brings property management leadership and expertise to MODE Real Estate Management Services. Prior to MODE Patty spent 10 years as the Director of Real Estate for the Central Region of the U.S. at Healthcare Realty Trust, one of the largest medical REITs in the nation. The financial successes of her building portfolios are largely due to recognizing that a primary focus is to increase property values by maximizing leasing and occupancy income and minimizing operating expenses. Patty’s recent intern program is very successful; it allows ASU students to work for MODE, thus giving undergrads an opportunity to build resumes with commercial real estate experience

I joined IREM for the opportunity to earn my CPM credentials. The elite CPM designation reflects the highest ethical standards of practice and education achievable in our industry and is proof of a Manger’s maintenance of high moral standards and integrity. The networking and sharing of experiences and practices is invaluable.


2018 Real Estate Management Excellence Awards Finalists


Congratulations MEB Management Services, AMO, on being nominated as a finalist for the AMO Company of the Year and the Employee & Leadership Development Category.

The IREM REME Awards highlight the people and companies who manage to make a difference™ in our industry, and celebrate real estate management by emphasizing innovative business practices and sharing successful initiatives to foster further advancement, locally, nationally and globally.

Though their programs and initiatives may vary, the shared commonality between all of the 2018 REME Award Finalists is a commitment to add value to their teams, their clients, and their properties. All of the 2018 finalists are not only working to improve themselves/their companies, they really demonstrated a commitment to perpetuating the real estate management industry itself. It is an honor for IREM to be able to champion these companies and individuals and to highlight the wonderful work that they are doing.

The REME Awards winners will be announced from among the finalists at the Inaugural Gala Dinner and REME Awards celebration during the IREM Global Summit on September 29 in Hollywood, FL. To see the list of finalists and learn more about them visit: h


Member Spotlight...Ed Valerio, CPM

I would like to become more involved with the Phoenix Chapter because I am a Past President of the Milwaukee Chapter and feel like I can bring value and perspective to the board having served in another region of the country.  The majority of my first two years in Phoenix has been spent learning the market and re-establishing our business, so I have not had the opportunity to meet as many property management professionals as I would have liked.  It’s important to me to be connected within our industry and to help maintain the high level of professionalism that owners, brokers, tenants and clients have come to expect from us.  IREM has helped me grow professionally, so I feel it’s important to give that back to our membership.



Director, Property Management  | Knight Management

DIRECT 602.682.0196 | CELL 414.255.6540 |



Member Spotlight...Ana Ramirez, CPM Candidate


Ana L Ramirez, LEED GA, Senior Property Manager 
3200 E Camelback Road Suite 119 | Phoenix, AZ 85018
Direct +1 602 957 4077 Mobile +1 480 239 8805 | WWW.LPCPHX.COM

Ana is a Senior Property Manager for Lincoln Property Company and an IREM CPM Candidate. She joined IREM in 2017 and is pursuing her CPM designation. She has over 14 years’ experience in managing retail, office and industrial portfolios for institutional and non-institutional owners. Her current portfolio of 1.2 million square feet, consists of Class A office and industrial properties.

Ana states, "I joined IREM to not only pursue my CPM designation and extend my network, but to be part of an organization that can influence the real estate community."

Ana is married with three daughters and enjoys playing soccer on inter-city leagues in Phoenix, Arizona.


Tempe Marketplace JOINS the Elite Group of Sustainable Properties

Tempe Marketplace JOINS the Elite Group of Sustainable Properties
Congratulations on achieving the IREM Certified Sustainable Property certification, a mark of distinction for existing office, multifamily, and retail properties. The certification is awarded to this shopping center: Tempe Marketplace Tempe, AZ 85281 Owned by: AEW Capital Management L.P. Managed by: Vestar Properties, Inc.
IREM believes that exceptional management is crucial to the continued performance of sustainable and energy-efficient properties – and to maximizing the value of investment real estate. You have demonstrated your commitment to this cause by earning the IREM Certified Sustainable Property certification for your shopping center, and we commend you on this achievement. #iremphx
To learn more about this prestigious recognition:


Member Spotlight...Terry Loo, CPM


Terry Loo is a CPM® and “veteran” in property management having spent his career across numerous fields from Multi-family to Class A Commercial.  He has been with CBRE, Inc. for the last 17 years and as a General Manager, he and his team of 22 currently manage a mixed portfolio of Office and Industrial assets totaling 2.5 million square feet.  Terry’s philosophy is simply “constant improvement.”  Purposeful evaluation drives improvements to people, systems/processes and assets by using technology, knowledge and experience.  This focused review process will consistently return the most value on the things we invest in.

Being a member of IREM® Greater Phoenix provides numerous benefits, whether through networking, education or access to Industry Partners, careers are enhanced with IREM®. IREM® designations are well recognized in the greater Real Estate and Property Management community and reflect expertise and dedication that separate you from the field.


MEB Management Services promotes 2 to SVP of operations, promotes manager in Tucson, opens Utah office

PHOENIX, ARIZ. – MEB Management Services, a provider of comprehensive multifamily management services throughout the Southwest, has promoted two managers to senior vice president of operations, promoted a manager to assistant asset director and opened an office in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Luz Bruscini

Luz Bruscini, CPM, ARM, and Dalia Bureker, CPM, were promoted to senior vice presidents of operations in Tucson and Phoenix, respectively.

In addition, MEB is establishing a presence in Salt Lake City, naming Mike Kienast a vice president in the Utah office. Denise Trentacosta, ARM, a long-time MEB manager, was promoted to assistant asset director in Tucson.

Growth for any company is not by chance; it’s the result of continuous focus on our goals, the discipline to do what needs to be done daily, and the fortitude to master change,” said MEB Principal Libby Ekre. “MEB has the talent to keep us moving forward and we are proud to promote Dalia, Luz, Mike, and Denise.”

Bruscini, who has been with MEB since 2006, was named Senior VP of Operations in the Tucson office and will be responsible for managing all asset classes including student housing and value-add properties. She was overseeing MEB operations in New Mexico and assisting with Tucson operations.

Dalia Bureker

Bruscini holds an Arizona broker’s license and is a Certified Property Manager through the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). Bruscini completed the Arizona Lyceum Leadership course through the Arizona Multi-housing Association (AMA).

She has served on numerous AMA committees, has served as the IREM Tucson-Southern Arizona Chapter president and currently serves on the board. Bruscini is active in the Tucson community and supports Our Family Services and the town of Kino, Mexico.

Bureker, who has been with MEB for 9 years, was named Senior Vice President of Operations for the Phoenix office. She previously served as VP of Operations. She will oversee vice president, asset director, and department head guidance and oversight. She will also be responsible for planning and implementation of initiatives and strategic goals for the company.

Mike Kienast

A native of Tel Aviv, Israel, Bureker is involved with industry groups IREM, AMA, and the National Association of Realtors. Her philanthropic endeavors include volunteering with EOD Warrior Foundation, Navy EOD Association, and National EOD Association.

Kienast possesses 25 years of multi-family experience in the Metro Phoenix and Tucson markets for both fee managers and REITs. He has served as VP of Operations for MEB offices in Phoenix, Tucson, and Utah.

A native of Aspen, Colorado, Kienast earned a Bachelor of Science in aeronautical studies at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott. Kienast also holds a real estate brokers license.

Denise Trentacosta

Trentacosta, a CPM candidate, has been with MEB for 8 years. She was promoted from senior community manager in the Tucson office. Her new responsibility will be to assist in the daily oversight or five multi-family assets with a total of 1,254 apartment homes.

A native of Arlington, Texas, Trentacosta is involved with IREM, AMA, and Big Hearts, a non-profit group in Tucson.


IREM President Genna Goldberg, CPM, highlights our Association!

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IREM®  Volunteer Opportunities

  • 2019 IREM® Volunteers – Click here to learn more about the NEW process for volunteering and to apply today! Deadline to submit applications is June 15th.
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IREM & Ghaster Painting & Coatings 20th Annual Golf Tournament

The Golf Tournament held on April 20th at McCormick Ranch was a huge success!  Sponsors and Players raised over $5,000 for UMOM and over $3,000 for IREM Educational Scholarships for Members to pursue their IREM Credentials!


NEW AMO Company

Congratulations to The Muller Company who received the prestigious AMO (Accreditted Management Organization) designation!  Genna Goldberg, Executive CPM.


IREM Social Feeds Ryan House

IREM Greater Phoenix Social Committee provided dinner at Hospice of the Valley on February 19, 2018. We were honored to sponsor a dinner for the children and families at Ryan House!  In collaboration with New Song Center for Grieving Children, Hospice of the Valley hosts a bereavement support group for the families of Ryan House who have lost a child to assist their transition to the future. Enduring Ties, the name of the bereavement support group, is held twice a month and is a very important time for the parents and siblings as they go through different workshops each session to learn to cope.