Wangard Partners, Inc. (WPI) was officially sworn in as an ACCREDITED MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION® (AMO®) by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®), an affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®. The AMO® accreditation is the only one in the industry that recognizes excellence among real estate management firms. Firms that earn it must demonstrate the highest standards of professional service, financial stability, and accountability, and have a CERTIFIED PROPERTY MANAGER® (CPM®) directing and supervising the real estate management team. In addition, AMO® firms must abide by the rigorous AMO® Code of Professional Ethics that is strictly enforced by the Institute.
Preceding the ability for a company to receive AMO® stature at least one staff member must complete CERTIFIED PROPERTY MANAGER® (CPM®) certification. This certification process encompasses over 100 hours of class work as well as eight-course exams that emphasize budgeting, marketing, managing teams and operations, financing, performance and valuation, asset analysis and ethics. The CPM® process ends with a final examination that spans three days, entails multiple-page essays and over 150 questions to measure competency. Wangard’s own Chad Venne, CPM®, accomplished this feat for the company, which opened the door to moving ahead with the AMO® certification.
Earning this accreditation offers several benefits to our clients and tenants including:
– Providing best-in-class real estate management experts
– Strong commitment to delivering professional and ethical real estate management services
– Operating properties in a way that is sustainable and beneficial to the communities we work in.
– Implementing strategies that maximize the value of the assets we manage
“Achieving AMO® status has been a long-time goal of the company and it took the effort of the entire Wangard Partners’ Property Management team to qualify for this prestigious accreditation. Without our exceptional team this strategic goal wouldn’t have been achievable. We’re very enthusiastic about what we’ve been able to accomplish this year as a team and are excited to see how we can continue to improve in the future. We feel honored to join some of the top real estate firms in the nation by earning the AMO® accreditation.”
– Chad Venne, CPM® – Executive Vice President of Property Management, Wangard Partners, Inc.