Olivia Garber has been chosen as the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) 2019 Student of the Year.
Garber recently graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a bachelor of science degree in property management. In addition to her degree, Garber has held internship positions with major real estate firms Kettler in McLean, Va., and with Camden Property Trust in Silver Spring, Md.
The IREM Student of the Year program recognizes an outstanding college/university student who has demonstrated a record of academic achievement and interest in pursuing a career in real estate management. According to the press release, Garber has been named to the Dean’s List every semester at Virginia Tech, and she’s completed research projects on:
• Affordable housing in the U.S. and the U.K.
• The impact of sustainability practices on building operating expenses
• The effect of ageing architectural control guidelines on home values within a homeowners association.
“Olivia’s exceptional academic performance, along with her demonstrated leadership skills distinguishes her among her peers. She takes a big-picture view of our industry and has a natural curiosity that will be invaluable as she continues to establish her career in real estate management,” says Denise LeDuc-Froemming, IREM chief executive officer and executive vice president, and executive director of the IREM Foundation.
The award includes an all-expenses-paid trip to IREM’s 2019 Global Summit in San Francisco, Calif. Garber will be recognized at the Inaugural Gala Dinner and REME Awards ceremony Thursday, Sept. 26.