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A Certified Property Manager® (CPM®) is a real estate professional designation awarded by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and recognized by the National Association of Realtors® (NAR®). It is considered to be one of the industry’s most prestigious real estate management designations. The CPM designation signifies years of experience, education and expert knowledge of managing large property portfolios.

IREM is an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors®, serving as an international organization for all real estate management professionals, including both multi-family and commercial industries. IREM’s teachings revolve around the ideals of good management, ethical business practices, and sharing of knowledge. There are approximately 8,000 professionals who hold the CPM designation world-wide.1 These designees are members of one of the eighty IREM chapters in the United States or thirteen chapters internationally.2

Hinman’s Property Management team

The Hinman Company is pleased to have three Certified Property Manager designates on staff, comprising of two Regional Property Managers and the Director of Property Management.

The Hinman CPM designees have served in many leadership roles at the regional level, including the positions of Chapter President or President Elect, IREM Foundation Chair, and Legislative and Public Policy Chair. Our team also leads at the IREM International level in such roles as Ethics Committee member, board member on the Advisory Board for the Journal of Property Management, and as Vice Chair of the Legislative and Public Policy Committee.

Why is this good for tenants?

The knowledge and experience this designation brings to the Hinman team is truly an asset to our tenants. With a CPM managing your leased space, you know that the Landlord has hired the best in the profession to help you meet your goals. There is no higher education, ethical or experience credentials in commercial property management than those of a Certified Property Manager. You can rely on our team to have superb communication skills, troubleshoot problems efficiently, and maintain the highest professional performance standards.

How does one become a Certified Property Manager®?

To earn a CPM designation, the candidate must have at least three years of qualifying property management experience, hold a real estate license, and become a member of IREM. He or she will then complete courses in Real Estate Marketing, Leadership, Human Resources, Asset Management, Ethics, and Finance, as well as create a management plan for a subject property. Once completed, the individual is required to keep membership on a local and national level with IREM and the NAR®.3 Additionally, he or she must abide by the strictest code of ethics in the industry, or risk losing the designation.


  1. IREM:Institute of Real Estate Management – About IREM. Retrieved from
  2.  IREM:Institute of Real Estate Management – Find a Chapter. Retrieved from
  3.  IREM:Institute of Real Estate Management – Become a CPM. Retrieved from© 2014 Institute of Real Estate Management. All rights reserved.

IREM®, CERTIFIED PROPERTY MANAGER®, and CPM are registered marks of the Institute of Real Estate Management.

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