T.R. Lawing Realty, Inc. Property Managers Earn Top National Real Estate Recognition
The CPM® designation is received by just 2%
of all property managers nationwide
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – May 2, 2012 –Three property managers at T.R. Lawing have earned the highest designation available from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®). The Certified Property Manager (CPM®) title was conferred upon Brenda Armstrong, Sallie Myrick and Kori Wing last month at a local IREM meeting. (Editors’ Note: Photo is attached; Left to Right are Brenda Anderson, Kori Wing and Sallie Myrick.)
The CPM is recognized as the highest level of coursework for real estate managers, making its honorees experts on all aspects of property management including industry trends and issues. They must meet stringent standards in the areas of education, examination, management plan, ethics and experience.
It is the only real estate management credential covering all asset classes: residential, commercial, retail, and industrial.
“What makes the CPM coursework so demanding is that the students are learning asset management, rather than just facilities management,” explains Nellie Donovan, Marketing Analysis Manager, Institute of Real Estate Management.
“It is extremely comprehensive on the financial side, and our members are held to a code of ethics, so when a property manager earns their CPM, their clients can be sure the property managers they are working with are the very best in the business,” she adds.
There are an estimated 350,000 property managers in the Unites States according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics. Of these a mere 2% or 7,500 have earned the CPM designation.
The CPM imparts the recipient with credibility, respect, and industry recognition. Approximately 70% of those who earn the CPM designation hold the highest management positions over those without the designation.
T.R. Lawing’s new CPMs are:
Brenda Armstrong, a Realtor®/Broker with more than 12 years of experience in real estate sales and property management. She is the Property Manager & Broker in Charge of the Birkdale/Lake Norman office for T.R. Lawing Realty, Inc. Since joining the company in February 2005, she has been an active volunteer and has served in vital leadership roles with the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association and the Housing Opportunity Foundation. Brenda is a graduate of the Foundation’s Workforce Housing Certificate Program and the association’s 2007 Leadership Development Program. She carries GRI (Graduate Realtors Institute) and SFR (Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource) designations.
Sallie Myrick has been a professional residential property manager with T.R. Lawing Realty for six years and has managed single family, multifamily complexes and condominium associations for more than ten years in the Charlotte market. She currently holds North Carolina and South Carolina Real Estate Broker licenses. Professional designations include membership in local, state and the national Realtor Associations and holder of the e-PRO designation awarded by the National Association of Realtors.
Kori Wing started her real estate career as a sales agent specializing in equestrian estates and land in the Charlotte Metro area. After two years as a salesperson, Wing joined TR Lawing Realty, Inc. and has been with the company for more than six years. Her current portfolio consists of a variety of single family homes, condominiums, and office condominium associations in the Charlotte area. Wing said the CPM classes offered her the opportunity to speak with a number of property manager from across the country. “I realized how fortunate we are in Charlotte. We still have companies moving into and thriving in the area, which makes our rental portfolio remain strong.”
T.R. Lawing Realty is a full service property management company, based in Charlotte, N.C., serving Mecklenburg and the surrounding counties. A family-owned company, T.R. Lawing has specialized in managing and leasing rental homes in Charlotte and beyond for more than 50 years. The company serves individual owners and renters from its Charlotte offices in Elizabeth, Birkdale/Lake Norman and Providence/485. To learn more, go to: www.trlawing.com.