Edmonton-based Ayre & Oxford Inc. is doubly celebrating its 25th anniversary in the real estate management business and its newly received Real Estate Management Excellence (REME) Award from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). The firm has been named the accredited management organization (AMO) of the year for 2020, and is among the select group of honourees announced in a virtual event earlier this week.
“IREM and the real estate management profession is full of inventive talent,” says Cheryl Gray, 2020 IREM president, and head, special projects, operational excellence, with QuadReal Property Group. “It’s an honour to be a part of an organization and work alongside the individuals and companies doing such great work for their tenants, residents, owners and communities. They raise the bar on excellence and elevate our profession across the world.”
Ayre & Oxford’s staff of 230, led by company president Roseanne Evans, collectively manage more than 180 residential and commercial properties primarily in the Edmonton and Red Deer areas, working with residential landlords, condominium boards and homeowner associations. Co-founder John Ayre died in November 2019, while Don Oxford, a Fellow of the Real Estate Institute of Canada, remains active with the firm.
It became an IREM AMO in 2014, and is cited in the 2020 REME Awards for delivery on its employee improvement goals. Those have focused on: maintaining ethical behaviour; developing a sense of how each individual fits into the organization and relates to coworkers; and building strong relationships with clients and their tenants.
Other 2020 IREM award recipients include: Brody R. Sheets of Pedcor Management Corporation, Carmel, Indiana, who was named residential manager (ARM) of the year; and Michael DiGiacomo, of the United Group of Companies, Troy, New York, who was named certified property manager (CPM) of the year. Two awards were bestowed in the innovator category, to Cortland, based in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, based in Columbus, Ohio.
The REME awards were announced ahead of the upcoming IREM Virtual Summit, occurring October 15-16.