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4 Property Management Associations To Join – & Why You Should!


Are you a member of any property management associations? Joining a professional association is a great way to network, gain access to continuing education and stay up to date with industry trends and news.

Keep reading to discover four of our top property management association picks. Learn what makes each one unique and how to become a member.

4 logos of property management associations

BOMA International

Building Owners & Managers Association

What it is: Founded in 1907, BOMA is a professional organization for commercial real estate professionals. There are BOMA local associations in states across the U.S. as well as multiple international affiliates. The BOMA mission is to “advance a vibrant commercial real estate industry through advocacy, influence and knowledge.”

Membership details: BOMA’s membership base consists of more than 16,500 commercial real estate professionals, including building owners, managers, developers, leasing professionals, asset managers and more. BOMA delivers professional development programs to meet members’ educational needs and protects member interests through legislative advocacy efforts. Membership benefits also include access to industry benchmark research and discounts on industry publications, seminars and programs.

Events: Association events include the BOMA International Conference & Expo, on-demand webinars for continuing professional development credits and specialty education tracks. Check out the BOMA calendar of events.

How to join: Find a BOMA association in your area for dues rates and more information.


Institute Of Real Estate Management

What it is: IREM® is an international community of residential and commercial real estate managers dedicated to promoting ethical business practices, maximizing the value of investment real estate and promoting superior management through education and information sharing.

Membership details: With training, professional development and collaboration, IREM supports its members and others in the industry through every stage of their career. IREM members can earn credentials – including the Certified Property Manager (CPM®) and Accredited Residential Manager (ARM®) – designed to advance their careers by demonstrating a commitment to property management best practices. Also, members receive complimentary or discounted prices on all IREM programs and services.

Events: IREM hosts multiple regional, national and global education and networking events throughout the year. Visit the IREM events page.

How to join: Learn more about the four IREM membership types to choose the one that suits your needs.


National Apartment Association Independent Rental Owners

What it is: NAA is a leading voice in the rental housing industry and represents more than 75,000 member companies. NAA’s IRO program is specifically tailored to individuals who own or manage rental properties. Like many Yardi Breeze users, these are often owners with smaller portfolios who have their own money invested in the property and are actively involved in management.

Membership details: NAA members have access to exclusive education and training, discounts and industry publications. As an IRO member, your member services include webinars, designations and resources specific to your market. Topics range from fair housing concerns and hiring to bed bugs and rent increases.

Events: See the schedule of upcoming NAA meetings, conferences and expositions. Apartmentalize, held in the summer each year, includes IRO specific programming.

How to join: Find your local NAA affiliate and get in touch or email


National Association Of Residential Property Managers

What it is: Like its name suggests, NARPM is a professional organization for residential real estate professionals. Founded in 1988, NARPM provides a permanent trade organization for the residential property management industry and currently represents more than 5,200 members comprised of real estate agents, brokers, managers and their staff.

Membership details: Why should you be a NARPM member? NARPM members enjoy a host of membership benefits, like educational opportunities, mentoring and discount programs. Members can earn nationally recognized designations for roles ranging from management and maintenance to bookkeeping and support. Additionally, local chapters host smaller events at the state level to make it easier to get involved, network and access association resources.

Events: NARPM conferences combine speakers, education sessions and networking events coordinated to boost your professional development. The Annual NARPM Convention & Trade Show is one of the most significant conventions and vendor expos for property managers.

How to join: Submit your NARPM membership application online.

Here at Yardi Breeze, we’re happy to work with these property management associations to support their initiatives for owners and managers with smaller portfolios. If you go to one of their events, there’s a good chance you’ll see us there! Check out our events page to find out where to meet us next.