Libby Ekre of MEB Management takes reins of Institute of Real Estate Management
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Libby Ekre, founding principal of MEB Management Services and Arizona real estate leader, was recently inducted as the president of the Institute of Real Estate Management.
Ms. Ekre will serve a one-year term as president to support IREM on a national and local level, according to a press release.
Founded in 1934, IREM is an international institute for property and asset managers in commercial and residential real estate. IREM provides its 20,000 members with opportunities for learning, gaining certifications, and networking with other industry professionals, the release states.
As president, Ms. Ekre is now responsible for:
- Leading the board of directors;
- Appointing volunteers to IREM standing committees;
- Advisory councils and task forces;
- Overseeing the yearly budget;
- Acting as a mentor to junior members; and
- Cultivating strong relationships between the board, its members and the community.
Prior to taking the role of president, Ms. Ekre was actively involved in the local Phoenix chapter and served as vice president.
“As my tenure as IREM president comes to a close, I’m delighted to welcome Libby Ekre, CPM, and Principal at MEB Management Services, as your 2024 IREM president,” says Renee Savage, IREM immediate past president. “Libby and I have closely collaborated for years, steering IREM towards new horizons. With Libby’s leadership, I’m confident the future of IREM is not just secure, but in the best possible hands.”
In addition to her new appointment, Ms. Ekre is also heavily involved as founding principal of MEB Management Services, which has a portfolio of more than 30,000 units, a staff of over 750 employees, and provides management services to a variety of muti-family assets in the southwest.