IREM® selects Cortland as the winner of the 2020 REME Innovator Award

Atlanta, GA (Oct. 7, 2020) – Real estate managers and the management companies they work for are central to the communities in which they operate – supporting property owners, tenants, residents, and staff. IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management) recognizes their contributions and celebrates their achievements with the Real Estate Management Excellence (REME) Awards.

This year, IREM received 67 submissions across four categories for standout property managers and real estate management companies. Cortland was chosen as the winner of the REME Innovator Award for its bed bug monitoring device. The company was also chosen as one of five finalists out of 560 organizations overall for Accredited Management Organization (AMO) of the Year.

This is Cortland’s second REME Innovator award. The company earned this recognition in 2018 for its Mobile Training Unit. Their bed bug innovation is a solution to one of the most universal challenges in residential and hospitality management. The device, which is patented and currently undergoing testing, seeks to provide a proactive and less invasive approach to bed bug detection and remediation that also saves both the time and cost that comes with traditional treatment measures.

“We’re honored that our bedbug monitoring device has earned recognition as a finalist for IREM’s REME Innovator award,” said Cortland EVP of Operations and Facilities Jonathan Tucker. “Cortland's success as a leader in the multifamily industry comes from our innovative nature and winning the REME Innovator Award for a second time affirms our commitment to a forward-thinking approach to property management and our resident experience. This device is the brainchild of experience in both pest control and residential housing, and we believe it has the potential to revolutionize aspects of the real estate industry beyond apartment living.”

Award winners were announced and recognized during the Cheers to Your Peers! Benefitting the IREM Foundation event on Oct. 5, 2020.