Diversity Initiatives

The Faces of IREM

Amanda Monroe currently serves as Transwestern’s Vice President for Management Services in the East Bay. Amanda’s responsibilities include business development, strategic and day-to-day operational oversight, detailed property and financial reporting, tenant relations and administration, vendor and contract management, and supervision of all capital and tenant improvement construction projects.

Amanda earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Cal State East Bay. Her degree focuses are Business Administration and Corporate Management.

What is Amanda passionate about?  She loves to spend time gardening and being open to new opportunities and adventures.  She also practices her drums in the office - it works out the right side of the brain, you know.  Amanda is on the Board of Directors for IREM SF and was a recent speaker at the Annual IREM Asset & Property Management Symposium.  She rocks!



Cletis Young, CPM is the Vice President of Operations for Christian Church Homes since 2008.  He has over 30 years of experience in business management.  He has extensive experience working with HUD and Affordable Housing Tax Credit properties.  He has assisted properties in securing and implementing rehab financing in excess of $120 million and has provided leadership coordination for property portfolios with multiple regulatory agreements and funding sources.  Cletus earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California, San Francisco.  Both a California Real Estate Agent and a Certified Property Manager (IREM),He serves as a Board member for Harrison Street Senior Housing, is an active member of the national LeadingAge organization and a member of the Affordable Housing Management Association (AHMA).

What is Cletis Young passionate about?  Leadership; by his actions he inspires others to do more and want to become more.

Cletis Young is The Face of IREM.



Emily Mehta currently serves as the General Manager of 275 Battery Street, a prestigious 30-story office tower in San Francisco’s central business district.  In addition, she assists the ownership team in new acquisitions with due diligence and capital planning.  Prior to her current role, Emily was the Director for Colliers International’s San Francisco property management department.  There she supported a team overseeing 2 million square feet of boutique office buildings throughout San Francisco and business development.  

What is Emily passionate about?  Giving of herself - her precious time to help others.  Emily has raised over $75,000 for several charities and led a team to Romania for the Habitat for Humanity Global Village program in 2013. This spring Emily and her new husband Salil helped build two houses in Zambia.


CPMz Rule: Testimonials

Rita Hernandez, CPM collects insights from property managers
in a series of interviews on YouTube.  Click on the photo to check them out.





Diversity Initiatives Photo Gallery

<image giovani.jpg> For more photos, including Job Shadowing,  visit the Diversity Initiatives Photo Gallery.  Click here.


Diversity Advisory Board Statement

IREM is dedicated to attracting and welcoming a diverse membership – with a focus on ethnic diversity through career advancement, education and certification.

2016 GOALS
Diversity Advisory Board Statement
IREM is dedicated to attracting and welcoming a diverse membership – with a focus on ethnic diversity through career advancement, education and certification.
      Strategy 1: Opened a CPMz Rule YouTube account. All video clips taken throughout the year at IREM events will be posted to that account.
        o Produce short I Am a CPM video clips of diverse IREM members.
        o Produce a short interview called The Face of IREM in order to profile diverse IREM members.
      Strategy 2: Opened a Twitter account called CPMz Rule.
        o Post some short video clips.
        o Use to market diversity networking events.
      Strategy 1: Schedule ARMz Rock|CPMz Rule network and building tour events in the East Bay and San Francisco.
        o May: The Hive Tour. The Hive is a living, shopping and gathering complex housing 100,000 sf of commercial and retail space and 104 apartments located in the lively Uptown District in Oakland by Signature Development Group.
        o July: Summer Mixer at Somar. After work beer & wine mixer at Somar Bar in Uptown District, Oakland.
        o September: Market Square Tour. 1355 Market is a 729,279 sf Shorenstein property renovated 2012 and houses Twitter headquarters. Twitter was the first tech company taking advantage of significant employee tax breaks in 2011 to lease space in the deteriorated Mid-Market area which began the tech wave into the City.
        o November: WELL Building Standard Tour. BCCI Construction Co. headquarters in Levi’s Plaza, San Francisco. WELL Building Standard is the new LEED.
      Strategy 2: Participate with San Francisco State University and City College of San Francisco to promote the IREM designations.
        o San Francisco State University | F.A.M.E. career night in October
        o City College of San Francisco | Career Night. Panel consisted of all aspects of real estate.
        o As a member of CCSF’s 2016 Real Estate Advisory Board, I will work with them to schedule one mini workshop on property management that would include a CPM and ARM, and an Executive Search representative. Workshop to be held at 550 Kearny Lounge at no cost. An Industry Partner will sponsor the event to provide refreshments.
      Strategy 1: Develop card size menu of all scholarships, highlighting the Diversity Scholarship. Include calendar of deadlines and website addresses. Hand out at all events.
               Submitted by: Committee Chair: Rita Hernandez, CPM | rhernandez@brickmanre.com



Past Activities



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Past Diversity Luncheons

1999    Oakland Vice Mayor Henry Chang, Jr.         
2000    Al Attles, Golden State Warriors
2001    Noah Griffin, local political commentator.     
2002    Maha ElGenaidi, Exec.Director, Islamic Network
2003    John Gamboa, Founder, Greenlining Institute
2004    Chris Iglesia, SF Redevelopment Agency
                & Mark Farrar, Millenium Partners
2005    James McDonald, First American Title Company
2006    Michael Lee, ADA Motivational Speaker
2007    R. Donahue Peebles, CEO, Peebles Corporation
2008    Former  San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown
2009    Elizabeth Hurle, Jones Lang LaSalle
2010    Maddy Dytchwald, Co-Founder Age Wave
2011    Dr. Andrew Jovilette, Educator, Author