IREM SF focuses on community outreach




City Hall, San Francisco, CA – On Wednesday, January 31st IREM SF Bay Area Chapter 21 2018 President Richard Lee of Cushman and Wakefield, President-Elect Emily Mehta of Rockhill Management Co and Board of Directors member Mather Eldred of GLL Real Estate Partners met with Deputy Director Nicole J. Agbayani of the City & County of San Francisco Office of the Assessor-Recorder. The meeting took place as a part of the chapter’s strategic plan as a way towards attracting and retaining new talented and creative leaders by way of new channels of information and influence.

President Richard Lee feels that Assessor’s Office of San Francisco and other like offices around the Bay Area represent un-turned stones for the opportunity to expand the presence of IREM for the benefit of its membership. The goal of the meeting for President Lee was to introduce the Assessor’s office to IREM and promote mutually beneficial opportunities for collaboration for the two organizations in 2018 and beyond. The meeting also was a way to explore opportunities for Assessor Chu to speak to the membership of IREM SF Bay Area Chapter 21 about our work and progress at the Assessor’s Office.

The meeting between the Office of the Assessor-Recorder and IREM SF BAY AREA CHAPTER 21 is just another example of the enhanced focus on community outreach on behalf of Assessor Carmen Chu and a step in the right direction towards a strategic vision of expanded awareness of IREM outside its current membership base.


“IREM Chapter 21 and all of our members are so appreciative of the SF Assessor’s Office and all of their ongoing efforts for transparency and community involvement and we are grateful for the opportunity to establish a regular dialogue going forward,” says IREM SF Bay Area Chapter President Richard Lee. “The Assessor’s Office was not even aware of IREM and the role its membership of professionals have in all types of real estate. The assessors’ offices of the municipalities our membership operate in have a direct impact on the properties we manage and the owners and tenants we serve. It only makes sense that the City & County of San Francisco Office of the Assessor-Recorder be familiar with IREM as a resource and these channels of communication be open.  It will be very beneficial to have the Assessor’s Office involved in future chapter events. This is especially true because as this Chapter will be in a perfect position to provide top notch educational opportunities to the hard working individuals serving our industry sector. “

Assessor Chu’s Office of the Assessor- Recorder are currently promoting The Office of the Assessor-Recorder’ Family Wealth Forum in March 2018. For more information on the Family Wealth Forum, please visit Also, to ensure a wide range of experts are available, the Assessor’s Office is working with The Bar Association of San Francisco, the Financial Planning Association of San Francisco and California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA) to recruit volunteer counsellors. If there is further interest in this event as an attendee or volunteer please contact Deputy Director Nicole J. Agbayani at

The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of IREM is very excited to announce and promote this burgeoning relationship with the San Francisco Assessor’s Office that will provide many beneficial resources for our network of CPM’, ARM’s and AMO’s in 2018 and the future.