Jeff White Speaks to Real Estate Industry on the Dangers of Bed Bugs in 2010 IREM Conference

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Submitted by BedBug Central on Fri, 2010-02-12 15:40



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The 2010 IREM Conference Tackles Real Estate’s Pressing Issues

 The Institute of Real Estate Management Covers Emerging Concerns of the Real Estate Industry from the EPAct Energy Tax Credit to the Costly Effects of Bed Bugs During Their 2010 Tri-State Conference and Expo.
2010 IREM Conference
Atlantic City, N.J. February 12, 2010— The 2010 Institute of Real Estate Management’s (IREM) Tri-State Conference and Expo will tackle a wide breadth of topics spanning money saving EPA tax credits, fair housing pit-falls and social media policies to a new treasury-emptying pest—bed bugs.
The Tri-State Conference, titled Carnivale, will be held Feb.18and 19 in Atlantic City, N.J. at the Borgata Hotel. The IREM event has attracted more than 950 real estate professionals from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware and more than 300 vendors.
The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) is an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors and is a professional real estate management association serving both multi-family and commercial real estate sectors. The international association serves as an advocate on issues affecting the real estate management industry worldwide.
Rita Vogt, spokesperson for IREM, stated that this year’s conference not only focuses on the latest products and services, but also on how the industry as a whole can save money and reduce operational expenses.
“Real estate professionals attending this conference will be exposed to cost effective solutions to industry problems and preventive measures to stop these issues in the future,” said Vogt.
The conference is also addressing the unique issue of bed bugs. Vogt acknowledged that this invasive pest has gotten a great deal of attention in the past year and has proved to be expensive for property managers, owners, and homeowners alike.
To educate attendees, IREM recruited research entomologist Jeff White of Cooper Pest Solutions and Bed Bug Central. White has had extensive experience with this pest and will cover the most common dangers of bed bugs, prevention methods and treatment protocols.
“It is no secret that bed bugs have become an issue of serious concern for property managers,” said White. “It will be important to learn about this pest not only for effective resident relations, but also to neutralize the problem before it becomes an expensive maintenance project or legal expense.”
Vogt acknowledges that the National Association of Realtors has noticed an increasing trend of infestation problems in structures such as hotels, motels, and rental communities across the country.
“This is unfamiliar territory for many property owners and managers; they don't know how to adequately address the problem or how to avoid negative publicity that may arise so we felt this was a timely topic,” said Vogt.
The conference will offer mixers and networking opportunities in addition to the wealth of educational seminars. The social events will highlight the Carnivale theme providing attendees with a festive Mardi Gras-like experience.
Registration for this event is still available. More information about the conference can be obtained at:

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