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Local Real Estate Management Firm Earns Professional Accreditation

December 20, 2011

WICHITA – Builders, Inc., headquartered in Wichita, has earned the Accredited Management Organization® (AMO®) accreditation from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®), an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors®. The AMO® accreditation is awarded to real estate firms that have a track record of high performance, experience, stability and financial accountability and have a Certified Property Manager (CPM®) directing and supervising the real estate management team. In addition, AMO® firms must abide by a rigorous Code of Professional Ethics that is strictly enforced by the Institute.

For more than seven decades, Builders, Inc. has been synonymous with residential, commercial, and industrial real estate development. Founded in 1941 by R.H. Garvey and his son Willard, Builders is now enjoying its fourth generation of family leadership. President and CEO Michael Garvey took over the reins of Builders, Inc. in August of 2007.

Since 1980, Builders, Inc. has developed 900 apartments, a 200 acre Foreign Trade Zone, developed over 1,000 home sites in seven different developments, a mobile home park and more than 500,000 square feet of commercial and industrial properties. Today, Builders owns and manages 1,700 apartment units and 1.9 million square feet of commercial and industrial property.

Founded in 1933, the Institute of Real Estate Management educates real estate managers and certifies and enhances the competence and professionalism of individuals and organizations engaged in real estate management. IREM® also serves as an advocate on issues affecting the real estate management industry. IREM® has over 16,000 individual members, 8,600 who hold the CPM® designation and 3,600 who hold the ARM® certification. In addition, it has 530 firms that hold the AMO® accreditation. IREM® also has 82 U.S. chapters, seven international chapters and several other partnerships around the world.

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