Membership participation was robust in all activities this year including our lunch meetings, cocktail receptions, virtual market tour, annual golf outing, developers showcase and holiday party. Our financial condition remains strong with no debt, increased membership and healthy capital reserves.
We are thankful to the many active members who dedicate their time on committees and our fellow associate members and client developers/owners who sponsor our events.
Earlier this year, AIRE engaged Executive Services Corps to help develop and implement a Strategic Plan to drive further value to all of our members. Our objectives for 2017 are to provide high quality events, update technology, promote the organization and its members, emphasize our core values (cooperation, education and ethics) and continue to maintain strong fiscal discipline.
The Board of Directors has approved the 2017 Budget to include a $20 increase in active member dues to reinvest in marketing, technology and program content. There has not been a dues increase for active members in over seven years and AIRE membership still remains the best value in our industry.
Highlights of some AIRE membership enhancements to expect in 2017 include:
A new media campaign with Coach Marketing to promote AIRE and its members.
Development of the Emerging Leaders groupto build collaboration amongst brokers with five (5) years or less experience.
Technology improvements and implementation of a mobile friendly website with Tecture Consulting.
Exciting networking events and lunch programs.
Furthermore, our dedicated Board of Directors and Executive Staff look forward to making the upcoming year our best yet. If we can do anything to make your membership more valuable, please contact me.
Thank you for your commitment to AIRE and participation in our great organization!
Adam F. Marshall, SIOR, CCIM
2017 AIRE President