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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.

Hampton Roads Virginia Chapter No. 39 was founded in 1960; 2015 marked our 55th Anniversary!


The territorial jurisdiction of Chapter No. 39 shall be: the Virginia Hampton Roads region including, but not limited to, the cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Gloucester, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg, and the counties of Accomack, Matthews, Middlesex, Northumberland, Southampton, Surry, Sussex, and York.


2018 Officers

Tamara Simonds, CPM®
The Lawson Companies

Vice President of Programs
Matthew Shafer, CPM®
Ingleside Square Properties

Vice President of Membership
Carl Williamson, CPM®
Newport News Redevelopment &
Housing Authority

Vice President of Education
Michael T. Kwiatek, CPM® ARM®
Seminole Trail Management LLC

Immediate Past President
Jae A. Roe, CPM® ACoM
Divaris Property Management Corp.

Vice President of Finance
Jean-Paul Guilbaud, CPM®
The Katsias Company

Vice President of Communications
Ester Cox, CPM®
The Lawson Companies

2018 Executive Council

AMO® Committee
Christina Montgomery, ARM®
The Lawson Companies

Industry Partners Committee
Juliana Corbett, ACoM
Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer

Legislative Committee
Michael T. Kwiatek, CPM® ARM®
Seminole Trail Management LLC

Community Service Committee
Juliana Corbett, ACoM
Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer

Industry Partners Liason
Chris Stuart
Top Guard Security

Diversity Committee
Joann D. Gaskins, CPM® RPA
Divaris Property Management Corp.

Education Committee
Joann D. Gaskins, CPM® RPA
Divaris Property Management Corp.

Industry Partners Liason
Ricky Carter
Piedmont Service Group

IREM® Association Executive
Cindy Matthews
Organization Management Group

Scholarship Committee
Joann D. Gaskins, CPM® RPA
Divaris Property Management Corp.

IREM® Young Professionals Committee
Jeri Powell
Cushman & Wakefield|Thalhimer

Region 3 Vice President

In 2017, IREM reached a milestone membership of 20,000 real estate management professionals who are dedicated to the advancement of the real estate industry. Through its members and their advocacy of professional development, IREM continued its reign as the top industry association to be affiliated with. Proudly, Region 3 remains a very strong region with slight growth at the end of 2017, contributing positively to that 20k milestone. Each of our members continue to demonstrate the true value of volunteerism in their workplaces, as well as their communities.
In 2018, we will collectively work on achieving the goals outlined by IREM Headquarters while accomplishing those outlined in each of our chapters respectively. IREM President, Ben McGrew, has cleverly identified this as the year to go “Boldly and Beyond”! Our region is prepared and ready to do just that!
A few of the key objectives for 2018 that have been identified by IREM HQ are:

A few key objectives identified for us as a Region are:

I’m excited about our Region’s ability to accomplish these goals and BEYOND. I look forward to the journey with each of you. Happy New Year!

Toni Harris, CPM® ARM®