Professional Affiliations & Organizations

Enriching lives by exceeding expectations

Accredited Residential Manger (ARM)

Designation awarded to residential managers having at least one year of qualifying residential management experience as defined by IREM. Property managers must meet portfolio and function minimums as well as successfully complete required coursework to pass the ARM certification exam.

American Payroll Association (APA)

The American Payroll Association is the nation’s leader in payroll education, publications, and training. Since 1982, it’s been our goal to increase the payroll professional’s skill level through knowledge and a supportive community of peers. Today, we offer top-rated payroll conferences and seminars, a complete library of resource texts, and industry-recognized certifications.

Certified Property Manager (CPM)

The CPM is the elite mark of distinction those invested in real estate demand when they seek someone they trust with their assets. It’s a title that makes a life-changing difference for those who have what it takes to earn it. Experience is an integral component of the CPM designation. A total of three years (36 months) of experience is needed to become a CPM.

California Apartment Association (CAA)

The California Apartment Association is the nation’s largest statewide trade group representing owners, investors, developers, managers and suppliers of rental homes and apartment communities. Our staff — based in Sacramento and with strategic hubs throughout California — includes experts in rental housing law, legal analysts, state and local lobbyists, member-service representatives and media-outreach specialists. For more than 75 years, CAA has served rental home and apartment owners and managers through tireless work in public affairs, education and customer service.

Advisory Committee Member for the California Apartment Association (CCRM)

The California Certified Residential Manager series is the only rental housing certification program providing comprehensive property management training specifically written to instill best practices in property management and to comply with California’s unique laws and regulations.

Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate

As a Center of Excellence within the School of Business, the mission of the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate is to help recruit, educate and mentor real estate students with the goal of facilitating their career pursuits in a socially responsible manner and with a global perspective. We accomplish this mission through support of outstanding faculty and professional staff, dedicated career services, active industry involvement and outreach and relevant and applied research. The center provides course offerings to real estate professionals at all levels of career development through various academic and extracurricular programs.

San Diego Creative Investor Alliance (SDCIA)

SDCIA is the premier real estate investment association, serving the Real Estate Investor Marketplace. We provide our members with the best opportunity for achieving success in all aspects of real estate investing.

California Association of Realtors (CAR)

The purpose of the CAR is to serve its membership in developing and promoting programs and services that will enhance the members’ freedom and ability to conduct their individual businesses successfully with integrity and competency, and through collective action, to promote real property ownership and the preservation of real property rights.

Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)

Management accountants are vital to the financial health of organizations. They make critical decisions, safeguard a company’s integrity, and plan for business sustainability. They might be CFOs and controllers, budget analysts and treasurers, or one of many other game changers on internal teams. Most of all, as the majority of the accounting and financial workforce, they help drive an organization’s strategy and value amid an unpredictable market.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

The American Institute of CPAs is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession, with more than 418,000 members in 143 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting. The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialty credentials for CPAs who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. Through a joint venture with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, it has established the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation, which sets a new standard for global recognition of management accounting.


SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, creates better workplaces where employers and team members thrive together. As the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today’s evolving workplaces. With 300,000+ HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally.

Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate

The policy advisory board (PAB) of the Burnham-Moores Center is made up of some of the best minds in real estate today. Comprised of forward-thinking real estate entrepreneurs, insightful company founders and experienced executives in business and real estate, our PAB provides policy guidance and financial support for the real estate program within the USD School of Business.

UC San Diego

USP is an undergraduate community of students with diverse interests and goals. The department provides students with a variety of approaches and tools to understand the development, character, and culture of cities and communities. USP draws from the social sciences, arts and humanities, physical and life sciences, management and information sciences.