Upbeat Site Furnishings

National Grant Contest for Property Managers

4th Annual

Accelerate your career in real estate management — enter our contest and you could win a $1,000 grant to fund your tuition for one IREM course or exam fee in 2020 or 2021.

15 grants will be awarded. Winners will be displayed on the Upbeat website and recognized at the 2020 IREM Global Summit. See contest details below.


Winners will be notified in August.

How to enter

There is one way to enter. The contest focuses on your answer to the following two questions:

How will you make an impact on the real estate management industry in the next three years?

How will having your CPM designation assist you in making this happen?

During the contest period, use the Contest Entry page to provide your personal information, plus your answers to the contest questions.


Open to citizens and legal permanent residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who have one year of real estate management experience. See Official Rules for full details.


Submissions will be accepted until June 5, 2020 (11:59 PM PST). Winners will be notified in August 2020. (See details below).


Our panel of three CPM-accredited property managers will select the 15 best responses to the question. Judging will be based on Professionalism (40%), Industry Relevant (35%), and Thoughtfulness (25%). Learn more about the judging criteria on our FAQ page.

Kim Morgan, CPM

Director of Property Management
Atlanta, GA


Renee Savage, CPM

Senior Vice President
Capital Growth Properties, Inc.
La Jolla, CA


Brian F. Lozell, CPM

Director of Corporate Business Development
Institute of Real Estate Management
Chicago, IL



At Upbeat Site furnishings, we believe in the ability of property management professionals to help solve some of the most significant challenges facing our society, such as building communities that increase mutual understanding across diverse members of society.

Upbeat created this grant program to help accelerate individuals’ careers in property management. We realize that education and sharing ideas drives personal growth, and the participation in IREM national and local chapters provides an exceptional opportunity for engagement, learning and networking.

Award Details

15 awards will be provided. Each award will consist of a $1,000 grant that must be used to fund, in part, your tuition or fees for one IREM Institute of Real Estate Management course or exam to be taken in 2020 or 2021. Each award winner and winning entry will be displayed on the Upbeat website, and winners will be recognized at the 2020 IREM Global Summit in October. The award winner determined to have the single best answer will receive first-place recognition.

Payment of each award will be made as follows: $1,000 will be paid to each award winner by December 31, 2020 once Upbeat receives an email from the winner displaying proof of registration for one IREM Institute of Real Estate Management course with course date starting after August 24 or proof of registration of one IREM Institute of Real Estate Management exam with exam date starting after August 31, 2020. Winner must provide such proof of registration by no later than December 23, 2020.

IREM Global Summit

October 13-16, 2020
Toronto, Canada

Learn More

Contest Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Contest begins at 12:00 AM CST on April 19, 2020 and all entries must be received by 11:59 PM PST on June 5, 2020. Upbeat's servers and clock shall serve as the official clock for the contest and participants’ proof of submission does not constitute proof of receipt by Upbeat. Void where prohibited by law. Contest subject to full Official Rules.

Sponsor: Upbeat Site Furnishings, Inc., Suite 200, 211 N. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63141.

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