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Balanced Environments Inc. earns INDUSTRY PARTNER of the YEAR Premier Award from IREM Chicago


Drake Hotel Site of 14th Annual Evening to Recognize Excellence in Chicago Commercial Real Estate

CHICAGO, March 2, 2018– Four Chicago area commercial real estate professionals and two leading companies were honored for excellence and outstanding contributions to the property management industry March 2 at the 14th Annual IREM Chicago Premier Awards and Casino Night.

These four professionals earned individual Premier Awards in their respective categories:

  • Steve Matre, CPM®, Banner Real Estate Group -- CPM® of the Year
  • David Newton, ARM®, CPM®, Draper and Kramer, AMO® -- ARM® of the Year
  • Celina Bright, Hillcrest Property Management, AMO® -- Leadership Award
  • Thomas Purrazzo, Hillcrest Property Management, AMO® -- Rising Star

Two companies that provide products and services to the metropolitan Chicago property management industry earned awards in their respective categories.

The gala event, held at Chicago’s historic Drake Hotel, drew more than 230 Chapter 23 members, Industry Partners and guests for an evening of food and beverage, casino games, camaraderie, and of course, recognition for the winners in six Premier Awards categories. IREM 2018 national President Donald Wilkerson, CPM® and 2016 IREM Chicago President Brian Lozell, CPM®, served as co-hosts.

A total of 19 nominations were submitted for consideration during the 2018 competition.

The Premier Awards were created to recognize people, organizations and companies for excellence in areas that include….