As of August 2023, Compass Commercial Asset and Property Management is the only commercial real estate firm in Central Oregon to hold the esteemed Accredited Management Organization (AMO®) accreditation from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®). This accreditation is the premier recognition of excellence a real estate firm can achieve.
“The AMO® accreditation sets Compass Commercial apart from its competitors as the only Accredited Management Organization in Central Oregon and one of the best commercial property management firms in Oregon,” Russ Monroe, Vice President of Asset & Property Management, stated. “It recognizes our company’s strong commitment to an enforceable, higher ethical standard, in-depth market knowledge, and mission to help our clients achieve the highest and best use of their assets.”
Monroe joined Compass Commercial in 2022 as a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) with a Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM) designation and over 15 years of experience in commercial property management. As the Vice President of Asset and Property Management, Monroe oversees the department, which manages over 2.3 million square feet of commercial space throughout Central Oregon. His achievement in obtaining his Certified Property Manager (CPM®) designation in July 2023 further solidifies him as an industry leader, and it facilitated Compass Commercial’s qualification for the AMO® accreditation.
“Obtaining the CPM® designation through IREM® is about more than demonstrating a commitment to professionalism,” Monroe stated. “It certifies me individually and internationally as a member of an elite group of real estate professionals committed to maximizing value for our clients and the experience to do so.”
There are over 500 AMO® firms worldwide and only 17 in Oregon. The AMO® accreditation, coupled with Monroe’s and Caroline McDonald’s recent procurement of their CPM® designations, uniquely positions Compass Commercial to sustain its role as the premier commercial property management firm in Central Oregon.