IREM President’s message: Join Friends of IREM

June 04, 2021 - Owners Developers & Managers

As a professional real estate management association, we understand how important it is to build and strengthen our relationships with local organizations. Although they don’t all fit the criteria to become members of our IREM chapter, they offer vital services that make our members stronger, and we, in turn, can help them grow and flourish. These businesses are true Friends of IREM – in both name and affiliation.

Joining Friends of IREM allows a company to be exposed to a very influential group of decision-makers in the property and asset management industry. Friends are offered the opportunity to conduct seminars and participate in and sponsor events. By meeting and interacting with IREM members, the group is sincerely true to its name, as many real friendships are born from this affiliation. Our members are grateful for vetted, known businesses to rely on for both everyday issues and emergency events. Additionally, the seminars and other learning opportunities offered by Friends of IREM provide a unique educational experience that can strategically propel our members forward.

Neilie Sequeira, chapter vice president, and Maria Benway of ServiceMaster by Gilmore are co-chairs of the Friends of IREM Committee, and we are very appreciative of their efforts to keep this group active and meaningful.

Friends of IREM represents a wide range of industries including asphalt installation, attorneys, banks, commercial cleaning, construction, disaster relief and restoration, energy, engineering, insurance, information technology, landscaping, maintenance, pest control, plumbing, security, and social media, to name just a few – and all vital for professionals in the property management field! Friends of IREM include: 24 Restore NE; AppFolio; ATI Disaster Recovery Services; Belfor Property Restoration; Berman Adjusters, Inc.; Champion Cleaning Service; Devaney Energy; Edgewood Development Company, LLC; Envision Bank; Flynn Law Group; Fraser Engineering Co., Inc.; Goldman & Pease Attorneys at Law; Greylock Roofing Company Inc.; Hynes Landscaping Inc.; Knollmeyer Building Corp.; Landmark Associates General Contracting; Marcus, Errico, Emmer & Brooks P.C.; MD Weaver the Pest Reliever; Metter Media LLC; New England Condominium; Norel Service Co., Inc.; The Norfolk Companies; Paul Davis Restoration, Inc.; Precision Concrete Cutting, Inc. (; Prime Cleaning Company, Inc.; Pro-Care Inc.; Professional Loss Adjusters, Inc.; ProGroup Contracting; RCM Services; RESCON Restoration & Construction; Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Service; ServiceMaster by Disaster Associates; ServiceMaster by Gilmore; Starry Internet Service Provider; Sullivan Engineering LLC; Swerling Milton Winnick Public Insurance Adjusters, Inc.; Turk & Quijano LLP; Watchtower Security; and Yardi Systems.

The concept for Friends of IREM follows the old adage, “A rising tide lifts all boats.” We are so grateful for our Friends of IREM, and are happy to have them as industry partners, rising together.

Melissa Fish-Crane is the 2021 president of IREM Boston and principal & COO at the Peabody Properties.



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