Cheryl Gray is the first individual from outside the United States to be appointed the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) President. Gray was inaugurated during the 2019 IREM Global Summit in San Francisco.
“This is exciting news for Canadian property and asset managers as well as members of the [Real Estate Institute of Canada (REIC)], as we see dedicated professionals in our community recognized on a global scale,” said REIC CEO Stephen Ashworth in the institute’s press release.
Gray is the head of special projects, operational excellence at QuadReal Property Group. Before joining QuadReal, she held several leadership positions at major Canadian real estate firms where she was responsible for office, industrial, retail and residential portfolios.
Gray holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Waterloo and earned her Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation in 1990. She is an REIC Emeritus, the highest honour presented to their members, and has served as REIC national board director and IREM regional vice-president for Canada.
Gray has also been named a Woman of Influence in North American commercial real estate for two consecutive years (2018 and 2019).
Image courtesy of QuadReal Property Group.