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February Tour News. At the beautiful Kiara in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle, the Chapter honored two new designees to our membership. Candice Johnson, CPM®, ARM®, and Katie Neely, ARM®, were sworn in by 2019 Chapter President, Kiel Curtis, CPM®.

In January, the Western Washington Chapter of IREM honored Billy Pettit as our newest inductee into the ICON Hall of Fame. Guests were treated to an interesting conversation led by Phil Combs, CPM®, Past President of the Chapter, with Billy that included advice and some humorous stories. Congrats again, Billy Pettit!

November Inaugural! We are so lucky to have the new Executive Council in place for 2019 and ready to make great things happen in Western Washington. Pictured left to right: Rachel Grimes, ARM®, Kim Huizenga, CPM® Candidate, Kiel Curtis, CPM®, Christy Mays, CPM®, Diana Norbury, CPM®, Alia Muied, ARM®, Leslie Lopez, CPM®, James Mays, CPM®, Terrell Edwards, CPM®, ARM®, Drew Hicks, CPM®.

In October, 2018, our Chapter welcomed our newest designees in top fashion at the tour of Zillow Group HQ. President Christy Mays, CPM®, had the honor of swearing in Beau Harer, CPM®, Natalie Foskey, CPM®, Eduardo Porath, ARM® and Shannon Stine, ARM®. Congrats on your achievements!

At our Annual Membership Meeting and Fall Forecast, the Chapter honored these new designees: Christopher Brown, ARM®, Alia Muied, ARM®, Tashana Murphy, ARM®, Isaac Huggins, ARM®, and Jacquie Matson, CPM®.


We also honored three members for being selected for the prestigious "30 Under 30", IREM's nod to the young professionals changing the face of Property Manager. Congrats to Mick Newell, CPM®, Grant Burton, ARM®, and Ben Rearick, ARM®, CPM®!

In May, we welcomed Thomas Hires, ARM®, as our newest designee. Congrats, Thomas!

We celebrated with three members in April: Norm McCue, CPM, Past President of the Chapter, earned his CPM Emeritus pin; Wesley Jones, CPM, was sworn in as a new CPM Member; and Rebecca Swartz, ARM, was sworn in as a new ARM member. Congrats to all!


On March 28th, 2018, at the tour of the Commons at Ballard, the Chapter welcomed new members Elliot Sun, CPM®, Keith Hubrath, ARM®, Alexander Zamora, ARM®, Matt Dobel, ARM®, and Jaymie Barth, ARM®. The tour was followed by a fun happy hour at gather, one of the commercial (restaurant) spaces on the ground floor.

In February 2018, at CI Shenanigans, we were treated to a conversation with Bob Wallace, Wallace Properties, moderated by Phil Combs, CPM. We heard some of Bob's speculation about the commercial real estate environment in which we conduct our businesses. We also welcomed five new designees to our membership roster: Valentina Dardania, ARM
®; Chris Stapper, ACoM®, CPM®; Aureliano Estrada, ARM®; and Allen Greathouse, CPM®. The 2018 Western Washington Chapter President, Christy Mays, CPM®, had the honor of swearing them in. Also sworn in but not pictured: Grace Shen, ARM®.

At the 2017 ICON Event in December, IREM Western Washington honored Matt Griffin of the Pine Street Group as the recipient of our annual ICON Award. This event allows the Chapter to hear from the ICON just what it takes to be one of the pillars of the real estate industry in Seattle. This quick little journey looks at the bounty as well as the obstacles to success.

The 2017 Inaugural was a fun event held at the Palace Ballroom, catered by none other than Tom Douglas Catering, on November 2, 2017. The 2018 Executive Council was installed for the ensuing year. Receiving recognition were American Floors & Blinds as the Professional Partner of the Year (for the second year running); CentiMark as New Professional Partner of the Year; Volunteer of the Year went to Aram Chun of Blanton Turner; ARM® of the Year went to Rachel Grimes, ARM®; and the CPM® of the year went to Kiel Curtis, CPM®.

And the Award Goes To...IREM Western Washington! Thanks to the efforts of the iyp Committee, this program earned an Innovation Award in Chicago at the 2017 Global Summit for an incredible effort to attract newer property management professionals to network in Western Washington like never before. Accepting the award for the Chapter was iyp Chair (and 2018 Chapter President-Elect) Kiel Curtis, CPM®.

In September of 2017, we celebrated with Priscilla Umemoto, ARM®, CPM®, as she was sworn in by 2017 Chapter President, Karolina Simons, CPM®. The Seattle Yacht Club is a great venue for such an occaision!

The tour of the Maverick in Burien featured 9 new designees being sworn in: Chere Rainville, ARM®; Cassandra Haavisto, CPM®; Sean-Patrick Doan, ARM®; Kevin Weishaar, CPM®
, ARM®; Visith Sengsirirak, ARM®; Ashley Rainville, ARM®; 2017 Western Washington Chapter President, Karolina Simons, CPM®; Ula Jun, ARM®; Misty Gombos, ARM®; and Grant Burton, ARM®.

The 2017 Phil Fehler Scholarship Golf Tournament saw 144 golfers, 24 amazing sponsors, 18 pristine holes, and  early $20,000 going to scholarships and charity. Additionally, the School Supply Drive benefitting Mary's Place yielded 4 stuffed crates of school supplies and an additional 2 crates of personal hygiene items. Feels so good to give!

In May 2017, Chapter 27 toured Tower 12, a newly-finished luxury apartment hi-rise in the heart of Seattle's urban core. The tour included several units and was followed by a presentation by the developer, Claudio Guincher, that included some of the interesting challenges and obstacles encountered while putting a project of this scale together. We welcomed new member Christina Yang, ARM, who has recently achieved her ARM designation. She is pictured above with 2017 Chapter President Karolina Simons, CPM.

Our most recent tour, April 25, 2017, took us to the Starbucks Reserve Roastery where we enjoyed a 30 minute tour of how they make and serve their best coffees. We also welcomed six new members who have worked very hard to earn their credentials. Earning their CPM designations were Kiel Curtis, Terrell Edwards, and Darren Reynolds. Earning the ARM designation were Rachel Grimes, Sean Kelly, and Cameron Stack.

We honored Kemper Freeman with the first ICON Award - December 2016

New Designees at the Publix Tour - November 2016

Kate Shchepanskiy, CPM®
Bonnie Sagiao, ARM®, Targa Real Estate Services
Christopher Gardner, CPM®, Pacific Ridge Real Estate
Beau Haugness, ARM®, Blanton Turner
President Karolina Simons, CPM®, Blanton Turner
Heather Grimm, ARM®, Targa Real Estate Services
Amanda Myette, ARM®, Targa Real Estate Services
Tabitha Vetter, ARM®, Targa Real Estate Services
Kevin Weishaar, CPM®

New Designees at the Annual Meeting - September 2016
Connie Arambul, ARM®, Mullally Development Co.
Marcie Bartlett, ARM®, Allied Residential
Billie Jo Bronson, ARM®, Targa Real Estate
Samantha Gibson, ARM®, Pinnacle
Peggy Kellogg, ARM®, Targa Real Estate
Jamie Matthews, ARM®, Essex
Nick McKay, ARM®, Blanton Turner
Randi Olson, ARM®, Targa Real Estate
Liz Salazar, ARM®, Targa Real Estate
Kiril Urekeanu, ARM®, Allied Residential
Lauree Scheiber, CPM®, Madrona Ridge Residential

A great time was had by all at the Professional Partner & Golf Vendor Appreciation Happy Hour on July 7, 2016. Our two selected charities, Mary's Place and Plymouth Housing, were also able to attend and tell about their work with the homeless.

More From The Zillow Tour - April 2016

New Designees At The Zillow Tour - April 2016:

Loren Van Oss CPM®, Mullally Development Corp.
Diana Norbury CPM®, Pillar Properties

Candice Johnson ARM®, Alliance Residential Company
Tim Maass ARM®, Blanton Turner

New Designees At The Alley 111 Tour - February 2016:

Kate Ramirez ARM®, Sherron Associates
Tara Goodin CPM®, Allied Residential
Darla Morin CPM®, CBRE

New Designee At The Proctor Station Tour - January 2016:

Kristy Herr ARM®, Allied Residential

New Designees At The 400 Fairview Tour - October 2015:

Drew Hicks CPM®, Winthrop Management
Angela Sexsmith ARM®, Allied Residential


New Designees At The Annual Business Luncheon & Fall Forecast - September 2015:

Heather Kreider, ARM, Sherron Associates

Aleisha Hicks, CPM, Blanton Turner

New Designees At The Yobi Tour - August 2015:

A. J. Fenner, ARM, Bachtel Property Management
Terrell Edwards, ARM, Blanton Turner
Aunna Klemp, ARM, Allied Residential
Douglas Klemp, ARM, Allied Residential

New Designees At The Wave Tour - July 2015:

Anita Beatrice Robertson, ARM, Allied Residential
Kasha Squires, ARM, Essex
Jennifer Huffman, ARM, Landmark

New Designees - May 2015

New Designees At The Google Tour - May 2015:

Alison Darcy, ARM, Blanton Turner
Kirk Hanson, ARM, Blanton Turner
Jennifer Hizon, ARM, Allied Residential
Amber Moreno, ARM, Premier Residential
Jason Dolloph, CPM, Mullally Development Co.
Timothy Hamann, CPM, Kimco Realty

New Designees At The Douglas Tour - March 2015:

Priscilla Umemoto, ARM, Blanton Turner
Joanna Dallas, ARM, Blanton Turner
Abbie Baughman-Greenfield, ARM, Blanton Turner
Richard Brown, ARM, Allied Residential
Melissa Meloni, CPM, Greystar (Riverstone Residential)
Nicole Kallstrom, CPM, Commonwealth RE Services
Leigh Cristobal, CPM, West and Wheeler
Renee Hanson, ARM, Essex

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